Steampunk Unicorn by redrevvy

Steampunk Unicorn

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Added: Jul 08, 2010
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This is a reworking of a 'Steampunk' Unicorn design I made a couple of weeks ago. This version actually shows the mechanisms I wanted to put in the last one, however, would only appear to be strange objects protruding from the back of Madame's head. This has more workings on a saddle (wanted to do side saddle.. but it's hard to find a picture of an accurately placed side saddle dressage saddle... and I'm not really sure the pictures I saw are correct as I am by no means an expert of dressage) so i put a simple dressage saddle on it, that I was fairly certain was in correct positioning.

I thought about that my earlier gargoyle 'steampunk' dogs had lots of pipe and stuff.. but unlike the dogs, this animal is meant to be ridden.. so I would think the pipework be inside and at a minimal, mostly away from parts one would touch. Other parts being controlled by clockwork in cooperation with the steam components. And LOTS of insulation (though I'm not sure insulation was around then, and if there was, what was used?) I would gather the steam components being in the front, a sort of air intake through the ears and steam being released through the nostrils. Gauges on either side of the neck, speed and various operations through the horizontally moving handles in the front, and clutch/speed and other riding operatives made with the adjustable stirrups at the bottom. All major joints are covered in leather, and all other main structures sheeted with brass (or bronze rather...). Or steel, depending on which model you wanted. What do you think? Oh, and I was depending on this creature to capture dressage styles of sport, seeing as it is in a dressage pose.

I rather like this one a lot more than the first. I went for a little bit different technique: coloring directly under a sketch and creating a sort of grungy effect creating my own patterns and textures.

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