Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Steampunk Motorcycle contraption

Our hero needs something powerful and fast on which to get around the city and countryside in the inky blackness of the night.  Here's one of the concepts on "the contraption" (as the press calls it) seen well lit (which it isn't most of the time).  It's noisy, smokey, and weighs nearly a ton.  I wanted to develop this vehicle around the notion of "personal locomotive."  At full speed it can slam through masonry walls like brass knuckles through a sheet of plate glass.  It's in an unfinished state because he was building it when he dies and becomes the monster.  He'll be adding more to it as he needs.  I liked the idea of a locomotive type of drive for a two-wheeled vehicle.  It creates such a flurry of motion and seems even more dangerous/mad.  I've added the final image above the in-progress shot.  Added in  the big iron ram on the front and the rest of the fun steam lines and details.

I also have a new post up with another motorcycle design. Check it out if you get the chance.
I've recently just modeled and updated the design from this post and put up the images too!
Steampunk motorcycle contraption final

Steampunk Motorcycle Contraption in progress

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kevin. I am the Editor of the Mosaic Publishing (Australia) series of Posters & Graphics books and am currently doing a majpr update on the Motorcycling volume. (see http://mosaicbooks.org)
    I have decided to add a section of Fine Art illustrations and would like to include your Steampunkt illustration if you are agreeable. The watermark can stay as it is without a problem.
    There is no payment for this just exposure in a substantial and quality tome. You would of course receive a credit and contact detail included.
    Perhaps you would be kind enough to let me know if this would be OK by you, and I will (sorry) attempt a download from the site.
    All the best,
    Norm Clark


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