This group is dedicated to anything having to do with machines or of the like.
Anyone is allowed to join! If you like machines or steampunk artwork, feel free to add us to your deviantWATCH. Only members can submit artwork, though! Additionally, if you feel that you are Contributor material, go ahead and request the position - please be aware that we can't accept everyone, though.
*any media accepted*
We accept all works (provided they are submitted correctly), but we would greatly prefer that your works be the best you can do. Linearts, undetailed works or WIPs are frowned upon. Thank you for your cooperation!
Gallery Folder Descriptions
The Featured folder is for the works that we feel are exceptional in workmanship, concept, or execution.
Literature is for any written work. This is geared toward text mostly, but if you have a typographic image, it is probably best suited under literature. Stories, fanfictions, poetry, model description sheets - if it's in writing and it has to do with machinery/steam/etc is acceptable.
The Cosplay folder is for those who like to dress up, so-to-speak. If it isn't something you'd typically see someone wear and the work is focused on the clothing, place it here. There is also a conjunctive folder for Jewelry for works that focus on Jewelry.
This folder is for machines that you have created that serve a realistic purpose. It can be as simple as an inclined plane or a fancy light to a complex robot. It just has to have a legit purpose.
Guns, Mods, and Weapons:
By request, this folder is for weapons, Nerf Gun modifications, and other weapons. Please keep in mind that not everything is a weapon.
Blueprints and Technical Details:
This folder is for references, blueprints, concept sketches, and other technical and functional details of a machine or apparatus. Cross sections, diagrams, and detailed drawings are acceptable.
Please do not submit to this folder; it is meant to be a temporary storage facility to hold older works while the folder situation was sorted out.
Jewelry and Goggles:
This folder is meant for Jewelry and Goggles. If these elements show up in your work, but are not the focus, it can go in this folder's conjunctive, Cosplay. But if the focus is on the Jewelry or Goggles themselves, please submit them here.
This is for anything that looks like it could actually do something, but is in fact incapable of what it appears to do. This includes (but clearly not limited to) Robots, energy apparatus, vehicles, etc.
Steampunk is kind of a gray area of definition, so just be thoughtful of whether or not your work is Steampunk in nature. If you feel strongly that your Cosplay belongs more under Steampunk, by all means, place it here. But please don't just submit any cosplay to Steampunk. Steampunk is also open to Clockworks, airships and other eccentric transportation, and inner workings, jewelry, leatherwork, metalwork, and related.
Photography is for any work featuring a machine or related concept in a way that focus on the art of the presentation of the subject, not the subject itself. Photography of machinery, and stock images/resources are acceptable.
This folder is meant for drawings, models, or other concepts of machines built to resemble animals or creatures, both 9-related and non-9-related.
Drawn or Painted:
This folder is similar to Photography, where the presentation of the subject is the focus more so than the subject itself. These works should be to the best of your ability and be clean of loose-leaf lines, and other blemishes. Works can be traditional or digital.
Please Do Not Submit:
Transformers and related
Affiliates will only be accepted if they are related to the following: 9, Shane Acker, machinery, steampunk, building.