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Dr T Cunningham [PhD!]
Artist | Professional | Varied
Natural History Illustrator, 2D inventrix, instigator of KimoNovember, Dachshund X keeper, professional visual creative
Current Residence: Terra Australis, Newcastle.

Personal Quote:
At service by Pen, Brush and Sword,
also by spindle, saddle, spoon and bow.

Illustration tip jar:
It's been a busy past week - I've been attending an SCA crown event around setting up and launching my etsy store for commissions and steampunkery at long last: The Copper Menagerie.…

If you've had a hankering for one of my clockwork beasties here is your chance to commission one for a Holiday present for yourself or a loved one! I have also rejigged my 2008 DIY 3D paper clockwork bird kit as a digital download so you can print off and construct your own!

I’ll be creating a construction video for the bird kit and sharing it on YouTube some time in the next fortnight. Some time in the new year I’m either going to either overhaul the design or create an adaptation/upgrade kit with different bird skulls and tails or do a bat version OR all of the above, pending on feedback, work load and personal inclination.

If individuals are inclined to go favourite my shop so I look less like a Lonely Lucy who just launched (even though that is the truth) and/or signal boost on their own social media I would consider it be a lovely act of non-random kindness for the day.

I haven't spent a lot of time on DeviantArt recently because I've been posting most of my work on my Patreon ( and Tumblr ( but I'll put up some bits and pieces to give you an idea of what I've been working on recently - I'm not dead, I'm just hyper productive right now and DeviantArt hasn't been much of a location for engagement leading to actual work for me.


Steampunk duck sticker
I've been away an age - Other platforms have been less fiddly to share work on.

This is a brief shout out is to let people know there are three days left if you'd like to score a steampunk duck sticker AND a postcard from Australia.

You can get these goodies by subscribing to the colouring tier of my Patreon before October 1st
(I wish I could offer it to lower tiers but it costs $3 a stamp for letters leaving Australia plus the cost of getting stickers printed @_@ )

Urgh - Self promotion is hard but I have been encouraged to be bold and shout out:

Five extra reasons to become a Patron (or even just follow me) over at

1/5 Because you deserve to have your day brightened by quirky, colourful and highly detailed illustrations pinging up every few days in your email or Patreon feed.

(Also you really want one of these gorgeous steampunk duck stickers (I hope)).

2/5 Scads of Colouring in Pages - there is a stock of over 25 existing colouring-in pages with enough small details to challenge an adult and engross a meticulous child. You can use them yourself or gift them to any friends who enjoy the colouring.

3/4 For tips and tricks on art. I love to share knowledge. I have started livestreaming. Once its running smoothly I’ll be offering patrons a regular window into my workspace where they can ask questions about technique, process and my subject matter.

4/5 For The Ninth Muse, Sappho - an artfolio childrensbook I have in progress. Starting October am going to finish a page a month to get this beauty completed, collated and available. Patrons get front row seats (the only seats really) on the creative process.

5/5 For the art already created! There are masses of past drawings as well as colouring pages and works in progress instantly available to new patrons upon subscription.

If you've liked my drawings in the past please do give a signal boost on social media. I'm Fabricmagpie on twitter and melanippos on instagram

Thanks everyone!



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bobcatt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday
melanippos Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Cheers - I've been away for *some* time.
kab16 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Dose Bifur get a motorbike
melanippos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yus. Bifur, Bofur and Bombur share a bike but Bifur drives :) I'll share it in a second.
NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Hope you've had a great birthday, and that things get even BETTER from here!
bobcatt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
 ̿ ̿̿'̿̿\̵͇̿̿\= ( •̪ ● ) =/̵͇̿̿/'̿̿ ̿ ̿  hand over all your artworks, this is a robbery! everybody, be cool!
bobcatt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday
melanippos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Redwall151 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your ACEO arrived today and looks lovely! Thanks again!
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