I think I will measure the success of this blog by how many hits I get from “work” computers. I love to check out other artists work online. When I was a corporate artist I called it research & inspiration – totally legit, by the way. I could waste a whole day doing just that. If you get a chance, check out one of the most talented artists I know, Tim Hynes. He’s the type who picks up a stick, starts carving, and turns it into a work of art. You just can’t teach that level of creativity. It’s awe inspiring.
I kept the wheels sketched, just because I like the mechanics behind them. If I put spokes or solid rims, I would lose that. I wanted to go with a steampunk look, so I used a vintage looking smoke stack to drive that point home.