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Zen and the Art of Steampunk

Top view to show the shape and what it is.
Top view to show the shape and what it is.

Zen has been on my mind today. This is a topic and combination I will explore more both in writing and art.

This angle is to show the multiple layers of the yin-yang and the perpetual motion units that are in the place of the usual dots of opposing color.
This angle is to show the multiple layers of the yin-yang and the perpetual motion units that are in the place of the usual dots of opposing color.
This is to show where I was going before I made the glass case and finished the gearing.
This is to show where I was going before I made the glass case and finished the gearing.

 

Angled view of same stage as the other preliminary shot, again used to show the layering and meshing.
Angled view of same stage as the other preliminary shot, again used to show the layering and meshing.

 

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Modular Gearing

This is my original drawing, done in Sketch-Up.
This is my original drawing, done in Sketch-Up.
This is an art rendition done in GIMP and Photoshop.
This is an art rendition done in GIMP and Photoshop.

I designed this unit off a modular shelf unit I saw some time ago. I used gears instead of tubes and designed 3 possible shelf sizes to fit however is needed into the gears. Each gear can be added or removed separably for reconfiguration of the unit. The units are 1 foot in depth and internal diameter but could be any size, even mixed sizes, because they are gears, they can be fitted more solidly than tubes. You could do the gears out of metal and the shelves in wood or reverse.

The Box with no Name – Steampunk Trials

More Steampunk furniture. Yes I like designing and building furniture, I also currently lack what I need for models, jewelry, and a lot of physical art forms. I do want to paint more though. This one was done entirely in Google Sketch-up. I drew each component except the small clock, I just liked it and it was marked free source. I don’t have many materials in the program yet and haven’t found my pro version, so it didn’t have a few things I am unsure if I can do in the standard version. I’m learning.

This piece is a Steampunk worktable, full 3-d model. If you look at the 3 views, some of the details you will see are 2 perpetual motion machines, 2 clocks, quite a few drawers, some almost Galifreyan symbols, and a variety of woods and Brass, copper materials. Gears connect from one side to the other inside the piece and power the perpetual motion machines.

notice the clock, and the perpetual motion machine on top.
notice the clock, and the perpetual motion machine on top.
notice the extendable fan table, one on opposite side as well.
notice the extendable fan table, one on opposite side as well.
You can see the interior gears and perpetual motion machines as well as most drawers.
You can see the interior gears and perpetual motion machines as well as most drawers.
good shot of brass top, the perpetual motion machine, and the fan tables.
good shot of brass top, the perpetual motion machine, and the fan tables.

Frankly, this piece grew entirely organically, there was no plan. I was drawing components to have them for future use and just started drawing.

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