Brand-new commission for a client depicting Victorian assassins Cordelia and Donald on the run (c. 1890) in an alt-history United States (with steampunk elements, like zeppelins). This scene takes place in Chicago, outside the old Union Depot.
Quintessentially Victorian periodical Punch, the illustrated ‘London Charivari’ of political satire and middle-class humour, celebrates this week its 150th anniversary, first published on 17 July 1841!
Here are a few choice examples from Punch issues of the 19th-cen, some great as art, others as comedy, and others as artefacts of a historical world we can best imagine through small windows such as these:
This strange illustration comes from a book titled Animal Mechanism: A Treatise on Terrestrial and Aërial Locomotion, by Etienne-Jules Marey. Marey was a pioneer in the various fields such as cardiology, scientific laboratory photography, and cinematography. He even made improvements on Eadweard Muybridge motion picture studies by making the captures more scientifically accurate.
Here, a runner, not a cyborg, is provided with an apparatus intended to register his different paces.
“The mornings were getting colder and colder. The fog kept wallowing in the valleys like a feather blanket. She took the horse and went out for a ride. The morning light was her favourite ever since she could remember. However, those rare sunny days in Hastings could never equal this.”
It’s been ages since I’ve painted a proper picture with Aderyn. Not to mention I keep on changing her design and clothes all the time. And what’s better to draw when having art block? Your favourite OC, trying out different artist’s style (have been going through the DA:I art book too much) and trying to make a bg study. … and certainly not a horse. :’D
But I am so happy to have a picture with this lady again!