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"... and so cool"

Happy Yulemas everyone!
Steve is Steam Powered Giraffe's pirate/sound engineer. He's also a personality. I didn't get Lil'Steve in here, but I didn't want him to catch fire. Love you, Steve.

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"And oh, baby let's not lie, it's eyes are alive
and pointed up shining light to the sky"

Decided not to stop at three robots. In Bunny's art, The Jon has a shoulder-mounted missile launcher and a smokestack in his head. I wanted to keep his hat on so I had the smoke boiling up from in his core... maybe before his stack can fully deploy.

In case I haven't been clear, all these characters are from the band Steam Powered Giraffe -- including the designs, weapons, lyrics, backstory, etc. I'm just having fun drawing fanart for them.
www.steampoweredgiraffe.com

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Upgrade, the female automaton from the early life of Steam Powered giraffe. I puzzled for a while about what to do about her. I wanted to include her in my series, but she didn't make it into SPG lore so she didn't have a Copper Elephant War mode. I went through official channels and asked Bunny on tumblr what kind of weapon Upgrade may or may not have had should she theoretically be included in the conflict, but I decided in the end that this is a silly fanart series -- I'm not changing any SPG canon and the whole band is way too busy to care about dumb details about characters that aren't even in the group anymore, so I designed a cool looking gun arm for her and declared it good enough. If in three months Bunny finally gets to my ask and comes up with some cool answer about Upgrade's roll, I'll draw a replacement... but for now, here's Upgrade. She doesn't want to be here.

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Or Brass, Titanium and Copper....Ah well same dif.
I blame the olympics.
And SPG
And....I don't even know.
Why do I even do things.

...Now I'm wondering what on earth they would be competing in.



....I swear Jon's hair gets longer every time I draw him.
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So I was bored and did a thing, instead of doing other things I was supposed to be doing.

Since SPG is from always-sunny-San Diego I've wondered how the bots would handle heavy snow. o.o

A.k.a. An excuse to draw The Jon in a big fluffy sweater and scarf.
Yes. :3

The Spine - why are you so difficult for me to draw. I don't even know. gnahntpwintrffk
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And Rabbit. :D
This was the first one I did. I had a lot more patience with it. And I'm glad because. That face. Those goggles.
Though the most difficult part was trying to figure out the expression.
Because Rabbit always makes the best faces.

Also Rabbit has a dA.
I suggest you follow if you don't already. Because it's fantastic. :iconwhitebunny:
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Say hello to Squeezy!

Have a dancey little Rabbit

This was fun to do but wowee it took a lot of time for me HAH

The Spine: [link]

HatchWorth: [link]

Made with SAI and PS CS3

It might take a little bit to load, be patient C:
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Drawing 12 for 30dayfever

Side Saddle Up!
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Everybody get down with the robot!

Hey look who forgot to add the glasses and then realized hours after she posted it on tumblr

Made with SAI and CS3

It might take a little bit to load, be patient please c:

The Spine: [link]

Rabbit: [link]
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The Spine
digital portrait
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A drawing of Rabbit
yes indeed
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One of the many Steam Powered Giraffe related portraits that will be coming your way i am very sure,
The Spine.
I hope you all enjoy this my beautifulss xx
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EDIT: Updated version here: [X]

The plan was to draw a creepy and cartoony version of Rabbit, but I failed. She became semi-realistic and... cute? I wanted to emphasise the fact that Rabbit's copper face is detachable (and replaceable) like a mask and screwed onto a skeletal structure. The weirdly thin neck is an attempt to interpret the comic version of her and how Bunny does the makeup.
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The antique copper automaton quite enjoyed the unexpected effect, but she would soon realize why it wasn't a good idea to pour a large amount of liquid dishwashing detergent down her water pipe. ¡əɹəɥʍʎɹəʌə oƃ llıʍ ɯɐoɟ
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Rabbit belongs to the wonderful Bunny Bennett | Steam Powered Giraffe LLC
(If you are new to SPG, please check this out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojYK6C…

Old Photoshop 7.0 | Wacom Bamboo A6 tablet.
:megaphone: Find it on Tumblr.
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"Colonel Walter was shocked
when he learned from the Nile
Copper African elephants turning hostile
So he built these wonderful automaton blokes
And a very big steam powered giraffe what smokes"

- Brass Goggles


Until this point in my life it was extremely unusual for me to make fan art. But now I've found a good reason. This is a humble tribute to a very special musical pantomime troupe which has hijacked my heart and mind since I first heard of them in July 2012. I simply love them to bits.

They are Steam Powered Giraffe, a vaudeville/folk rock influenced band consisting of three antique automatons and three humans.
The history of the robots goes back to 1896 when they were built by Colonel Peter A. Walter who programmed them to sing and perform music with the ambition to impress and win the heart of Delilah Moreau, a fellow Cavalcadian chemist.
But things went horribly wrong. After a series of unfortunate events (involving a destroyed friendship and heartache) the peaceful automatons had to gear up and play the grim role as war machines.
To find out what happened; read the touching story about love, burning rivalry, remarkable discoveries and grinding gears:
Backstory Page
Giraffe vs. Elephant by BunnyBennett
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Find out more about this remarkable group by going here: Youtube Channel | Official website | Tumblr page | Collection of videos worth seeing

Made in old Photoshop 7.0 | Wacom Bamboo A6 tablet.
All characters Steam Powered Giraffe LLC
:megaphone: Rebloggable on Tumblr
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This is how I imagine him to look like in 1896, only hours after his first startup in Walter’s workshop. It’s kind of a follow-up piece to "Steam Powered Warfare" I did earlier. Naturally I wanted him to match his mechanical brethren, only built with a sturdier mid-section to better withstand the blasts from the collapsible artillery cannon in his chest.

If I’ve understood Hatchy’s back story right, his glorious moustache began to grow around the time of the Badger Incident in 1938. Which means his face was bare during the African War.

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Hatchworth © Samuel Luke | Steam Powered Giraffe LLC www.steampoweredgiraffe.com/ne…

PS: I've totally forgotten where I found the brown paper texture :/ Probably at a free texture stock website.
:bulletred:EDIT (July 15th): The official design for Hatchworth is released and looks absolutely nothing like this. Oh well... I had fun at least :3
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Hopefully it's obvious. This is Rabbit, from the musical comedy mime steampunk band, Steam Powered Giraffe! YAY!

This took forEVER! But it was really fun. The face is very wonky, and the body it a little feminine, but I always thought Rabbit was sort of female-ish in form. It's not perfect, but there it is. I tried to get the eyes to glow like Bunny does in her art, but I don't know my level of success.

Also, I'm in NO way affiliated with SPG.

Weapons if choice: pen, pencil, crayons, Paint on computer for editing and touchups.

Also, follow Rabbit/Miss Bunny Bennet. She's brilliant and SUCH an inspiration: [link]
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BLAST these CRAYONS!!!

Not counting my first attempt at this drawing, this is my second time drawing Rabbit and my first time wif Hatchy and The Spine.

I like this one better. HatchWorth is sorta hard for me because, while he is thin, he's not like THIN thin thin, how I usually draw people. Still, it was good practice and I think it turned out alright. YAY!

Original photograph take by Beth Riley: [link]
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This is completely inspired by Michael Reed, specifically his songs "Prelude to a Dream," and "Make Believe" from Steam Powered Giraffe's second album "The 2 Cent Show"

I know it's pretty hectic and messy. I'm not used to using so much color, but I felt like having a good time with this one.

Weapons of Choice: Pen, crayons
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Oops this was only meant to be a sketch. Suddenly its 3am.
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SPG 2 out of 3
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The Spine
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I'll quit it someday guys. C:
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The Spine! from Steam Powered Giraffe. This boy had UNBELIEVABLE vocal range, and he's just super handsome to boot!
I really need to practice coloring, ugh.
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The colored version. Wish I could background better. :U
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I'm really not creative with these titles. SORRY!

So I drew this cause I wanted to draw the Spine without his hat, and I know his hair is technically attached to the hat, but you know what........ no. CLOCKWORK VAUDEVILLE. CLock. work. vaudeville.

... IGNORING that his hair in that video looks NOTHING LIKE THIS, I think The Spine would have lovely hair like this.

Still using the artistic liberties from the first spine pic. AND EVERMOOORE.

Oh and Rabbit. He's there too.

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Rabbit and The Spine from Steam Powered Giraffe and *BunnyBennett
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This was the first pic of the Spine I did a couple weeks ago. AND THERE'S BEEN NO LOOKING BACK SINCE.

I took some artistic license on his design based on Bunny's drawing of the war-days robots. I like drawing complexity so I keep drawing him this way in all my other pictures toooo.

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The Spine from Steam Powered Giraffe
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I don't have a good name for this project.

So because I think we all need some cheering up due to the Grammy letdown, I'm releasing this part early. In fact, I think releasing in sets of three is a good idea. I have a very hard time keeping things to myself, you see.

This is just a project I started because I wanted some fake movie stills. They were originally supposed to be fake anime stills... but I'm allergic to lack of detail. So I can't seem to manage cell shading.

This really makes me want real movie stills. And it makes me really want to work on the movie if there ever is one. Because that would be amazing.

The project does make me use a lot of different skills such as color atmosphere, 'blocking', 'cinematography', script, 'acting' and the like... it's been fun! And also amazing practice.

Well, this'll be an ongoing thing for as long as I've got the energy for it, so you can expect more. I've got several others done already but not in order, so I can't post any other yet.

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Page 2: [link]
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Characters from Steam Powered Giraffe
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This one didn't come out quite as expected. The robots having fun. Well The Spine not so much.

Steam Powered Giraffe (C) Steam Powered Giraffe LLC.
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The robots from Steam Powered Giraffe as their original design, reenacting the battle at Africa as mini robots and with stuffed animals.

Woo.

Steam Powered Giraffe (C) Steam Powered Giraffe LLC.
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Another drawing for the SPG artist challenge on tumblr that I like enough to post here. The Jon being The Jon.

Steam Powered Giraffe, The Jon (C) Steam Powered Giraffe LLC
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