Civil War Steampunk Mech! (There are a few things I would probably do differently.)
Oh...about 25 minutes?
Weekly Sketch Group #207
Welcome to another new week and that means another new Weekly Sketch Group! I'm your friendly, neighborhood Temporary-Moderator for this group, until Manji returns (once and future king, that sort of thing ). As always, PM me any suggestions for next week's sketch group. This week is almost ALL suggestions from long time participants!
And now on to this week's Mighty Topics:
1. Quasar: Marvel's cosmic superhero!
2. ANY of Grant Morrison's 7 Soldiers
3. Storm and Black Panther: couple dujour of the week.
4. Zombie Apocalypse Survivor Self-portrait: Draw yourself, after you've survived the first few weeks of the coming Zombie Apocalypse.
5. And here is a feature that Manji used to include from time to time- An original character or premise, this week written by yours truly:
March 1862. When 19 year old Abby Rathbone recieved news of her husband's death- near Fort Donelson, Tennessee, she wept for the man she loved. Unlike most Civil War widows, Abby could do more than just grieve, though. You see young Mrs. Rathbone was the niece of famed Admiral Dahlgren, inventor of a revolutionary naval cannon; Abby had inherited, and some said( while others quietly whispered) FAR surpassed the Admiral's gifts for invention. Vowing revenge on the killers of her beloved husband, Abby furiously went to work in her Uncle's unused Pennsylvania workshop.
When Union and Confederate forces clashed at the battle of Antietam in September of that same year, both sides were stunned into silence, as a giant machine lumbered onto the battlefield. The machine, described by one reporter as "a Land-Ironclad, walking, as it belched smoke from it's steam engine, like some fantastic Titan of another age. The cyclopean-monstrosity had a self-loading 15 pound cannon on its left and a Gatling gun spitting a constant stream of hot lead on it's right. A terrible, mechanized-herald of a new age in war."
Matthew Brady, famed photographer of the Civil War, was too stunned to focus his camera as Abby's behemoth waded into Stonewall Jackon's lines that afternoon. But you, as a war-correspondent for the Saturday Evening Steampunk picked up your trusty pencil and drew what it looked like when the Army of Northern Virginia was routed and the face of warfare changed...
And there you have it, my fellow sketch group peeps! Sharpen those pencils and start drawin'!
Here's my first for the week....May not be the last. I have so many unfinished projects. I may try my hand at digital inking on this one. Anyway, here 'tis!
One week after the apocolypse, I've gone Zombie. It was all the rage, everyone
seemed to be doing it so I figured, what the heck. I'm still the gracious host of
the summer cookouts, but the menu has changed.....
Last edited by HunterGreen; 05-17-2011 at 08:38 AM.
GET OFF ME, SONc
"Had I not seen the smoke stacks that lay on the beast's back, I would have sworn it was from another world..."
"I could not tell what held the Gatlin gun's giant bullets together in such a fashion..."
"I can only assume that the canon used the same principle as a modern Gatlin gun since I never saw anyone reload it..."
"The canon reminded me of Admiral Dahlgren's work but even a genius of his calibre could not have designed something so advanced... could he?"
@sirandal: COOL! Really dig what you did with the Civil-War Steampunk Mech! Yours looks much better than I envisioned it while writing up the story !
@Jcatlett76: Nice job on the Quasar sketch!
@HunterGreen: Nice job on both of your sketches, funny stuff!
@NickGuy: Nice job on the Quasar sketch, always dig your confident use of light and dark!
@fatmancomics: Coolness! Nice job on your three sketches for the Civil-War Mech, I'm digging it!
And here is a self-portrait of me after the first few weeks of the Zombie Apocalypse:
the Broncos shirt is a nice touch SC