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Since we already have February, I really had to relieve my last entry dating from christmas. :blush:

First of all, I'm truly sorry for the lack of new contraptions to present, but currently I'm working on a couple of things with a deadline for the end of February.
I'm sorry that I can't reveal yet, what these works are right now (because they are meant for a publication(hopefully)).

However a few WIP pics of related and non-related (to the publication) works can be seen and will be added ongoingly on facebook here:
www.facebook.com/arsenal.best.…
and here:
www.facebook.com/arsenal.best.…

Stay tuned.

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My love for SF started in the age of 6 while reading most of Jules Vernes works. "Discovering" Steampunk in 2010, it was instantly a perfect match! SciFi in the victorian style of Jule Verne. What could be better?

My first projects in this area after years of costume and prop building in "another galaxy", were two outfits with equipment for the Roleplay Convention in Cologne, Germany in May 2011 (biggest event of its kind in Germany). From there on I was infested with the Steampunk virus, continuing to refine the outfits and developing new stuff.

My approach on Steampunk design is quite simple: victorian aestetics combined with functionality.

There are many out there defining steampunk by simply bashing brass tubing together. The more the better.
I have a differend opinion:
1. if you take a look at the victorian age, you will soon realize that one essence of it was, that even machines and purely functional equipment should still be look and made like a unique and elegant piece of art.
2. every piece on every gadget and contraption I conceive should still look like it is there for a reason and has a plausible function instead of "just been put there".
To use a phrase of Walt Disney they must have at least a feel of" the plausible implausible".

That's my aim, I try to follow.


PS: Although I don't entertain a regularly blog, you can find more pics and WIP stuff here:
www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arsenal.best.…


and I have an Etsy shop now.
Yay! :woohoo:
www.etsy.com/shop/ArsenalBestA…

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CreatureGuy Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas, random stranger!
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Thank you.
To you as well and a happy new year!

A. Best
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CreatureGuy Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year to you too,
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:iconelinasart:
Vielen Dank für Added to my devWatch!
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:iconarsenal-best:
Keine Ursache. You're welcome.
Finde den Stil Deiner Artworks hervorragend, sehr stimmig und stimmungsvoll. I think the style of your artworks is superb, very balanced and moody.
Und vielen Dank zurück, ebenfalls für das Llama. And thanks to you too, as well for the Llama.

Würde gerne bzgl. einer commission nachfragen. Ist auf Deutsch in Ordnung or should I write to you in english concerning a commission?
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:iconelinasart:
Ich kann Deutsch wunderbar verstehen)))
Oh..ich bedanke mich bei Dir und ich freue mich sehr!
Ich mag sehr Steampunk ich finde diesen Stil extrem interessant. )
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:iconarsenal-best:
Keine Ursache!
Ja, Steampunk ist in Sachen Stil wirklich eine Goldgrube, besonders, wenn man sich sowohl mit der viktorianischen Historie als auch dem Mix mit der Moderne beschäftigt, kann eine wunderbare Aesthetic entstehen, die man endlos erkunden kann.
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:iconarsenal-best:
Wow!!
:woohoo:
Thank you very much for the honour to be presented among those beautiful portraits!
It's very much appreciated. :hug:
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