“Do they have horses in a zoo?”
”I doubt it.”
”What about a petting zoo?”
”…Should I be concerned about this?”
”No, I want to draw horses.”
“…There’s books for that.”
“Not the angles I want.”
“… Now I’m concerned.”
My art classes for high school, college and studios have always stressed the importance of learning to draw from real life instead of pictures because it’s much easier to collect photos than take the time to setup a life drawing session. Being able to understand how your subject moves through observation will eventually help the artist develop their skills. That was my point from my conversation with Clockwork… not whatever pervy thing he came up with.
About two years ago is when I really became interested in steampunk. My exposure before was from the little bits from video games I picked up. Final Fantasy 6 and 7 was a big deal to my little world and I was fascinated by the aesthetics of exposed working parts, machinery and the thought process of making fiddly bits look like they belong to the big machine. … Never mind the logic behind having a two-legged robot/transport vehicle that is obviously top heavy being sent into a frozen land to threaten the natives there. Oh well.
A mechanical ladybug was one of them… used to spy and also destroy enemy crops. While I like post-apocalpytic settings… I can’t deal with them. To put it frankly: I HATE DIRT. You’d think that because I enjoy gardening that I’d be okay with it. But I’m not.
Steampunk drew me in because of the Victorian era, mannerisms, the rhythm and cadences of their speech. And the expressions! *swoon*
Let us have no more of your gum!