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Enter into a world where fashion is Victorian punk, technology hasn't surpassed the steam engine, and inventors' workshops are filled with bizarre gadgets and contraptions that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams. This is the world of steampunk; a world that has fueled a growing subculture and is making its presence known in mainstream media. From a crafty villain Enter into a world where fashion is Victorian punk, technology hasn't surpassed the steam engine, and inventors' workshops are filled with bizarre gadgets and contraptions that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams. This is the world of steampunk; a world that has fueled a growing subculture and is making its presence known in mainstream media. From a crafty villain and steampunk laden woman to a steam-powered pet and a flying galleon complete with sails and propellers, talented illustrator Bob Berry takes readers through the process of drawing, painting, and digitally illustrating the marvelous players and elements of the steampunk genre. As aspiring artists learn how to create steam-powered machines and gadget-toting characters, Joey Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio of Dr. Grymm Laboratories explain the history and origin of steampunk, its cultural relevance, and other interesting facts about real-life steampunk machines and their makers.


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Enter into a world where fashion is Victorian punk, technology hasn't surpassed the steam engine, and inventors' workshops are filled with bizarre gadgets and contraptions that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams. This is the world of steampunk; a world that has fueled a growing subculture and is making its presence known in mainstream media. From a crafty villain Enter into a world where fashion is Victorian punk, technology hasn't surpassed the steam engine, and inventors' workshops are filled with bizarre gadgets and contraptions that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams. This is the world of steampunk; a world that has fueled a growing subculture and is making its presence known in mainstream media. From a crafty villain and steampunk laden woman to a steam-powered pet and a flying galleon complete with sails and propellers, talented illustrator Bob Berry takes readers through the process of drawing, painting, and digitally illustrating the marvelous players and elements of the steampunk genre. As aspiring artists learn how to create steam-powered machines and gadget-toting characters, Joey Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio of Dr. Grymm Laboratories explain the history and origin of steampunk, its cultural relevance, and other interesting facts about real-life steampunk machines and their makers.

30 review for How to Draw Steampunk: Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating the curious world of science fiction in the Victorian Age

  1. 5 out of 5

    WendyMcP

    This is a beautifully laid out book with steampunk-themed page borders throughout to carry the feel of the topic. The author straight-away defines steam punk as 1) embodying a "time that never happened," and 2) created with materials that are characteristic of the 19th century. It goes beyond the title to include painting and digital art. After covering the history and origins of the SP concept and movement, it moves progressively through drawing techniques (how to draw various textures, such as This is a beautifully laid out book with steampunk-themed page borders throughout to carry the feel of the topic. The author straight-away defines steam punk as 1) embodying a "time that never happened," and 2) created with materials that are characteristic of the 19th century. It goes beyond the title to include painting and digital art. After covering the history and origins of the SP concept and movement, it moves progressively through drawing techniques (how to draw various textures, such as wood, metal, feathers, scales), color wheel concepts and applications (what colors to use to create the feel of a steampunk world), painting, watercolor washes, and then digital art with Photoshop. Loaded with examples, color illustrations, and step-by-step instruction. Pluses: browse-friendly, table of contents, and large format. Minuses: no index, no bibliography nor list for further reading. Overall, I give this one an A- .

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Davie

    Beautiful diagrams and easy-to-follow steps inspire the reader to want to draw steampunk immediately.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    This was interesting and informative. Good read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Cool ideas to sketch. Great beginner tips. Very nice

  5. 4 out of 5

    Helsean K.

    Drawings are not well executed. The perspective is quite off in many of the drawings even though there’s a section about it. Good book for beginners though.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marta.Kristin

    Jag tyckte väldigt mycket om den här boken. Som konstintresserad och ett riktigt Steampunk-fan fångade den genast mitt intresse. En behöver inte enbart vara intresserad av Steampunk för att tycka om den här boken; den tar upp ämnen som teknik, material, färglära, och bygger upp upplaget så att den mest oerfarne känner sig manad att greppa pennan och börja rita! Bilderna är tydligt och vackert illustrerade och materialen så varierade att alla kan finna sin stil, oavsett om en föredrar att arbeta Jag tyckte väldigt mycket om den här boken. Som konstintresserad och ett riktigt Steampunk-fan fångade den genast mitt intresse. En behöver inte enbart vara intresserad av Steampunk för att tycka om den här boken; den tar upp ämnen som teknik, material, färglära, och bygger upp upplaget så att den mest oerfarne känner sig manad att greppa pennan och börja rita! Bilderna är tydligt och vackert illustrerade och materialen så varierade att alla kan finna sin stil, oavsett om en föredrar att arbeta med färg, pennor eller digitalt. Tummen upp!

  7. 5 out of 5

    J.M. Lee

    Doctor Grymm is just plain awesome. This book has been so helpful in developing my skills as an artist. As a steampunk maker, it has provided a great deal of insight on how I make things as his logic of how to draw translates directly to "how to make". Great book! Doctor Grymm is just plain awesome. This book has been so helpful in developing my skills as an artist. As a steampunk maker, it has provided a great deal of insight on how I make things as his logic of how to draw translates directly to "how to make". Great book!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jacob

    Great art, and good advice on drawing steampunk. It is geared towards artists who are already fairly confident in their skills. I do wish it had been a bit longer, particularly with more general information on steampunk, for those of us who are new to the subject

  9. 5 out of 5

    Abraham Ray

    nice book of steampunk items & how to draw them!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Aynge

    Great-looking book, but it's geared toward advanced artists. Great-looking book, but it's geared toward advanced artists.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Gamaldi

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dana Kumerow

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tanja Mantel

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rafael

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

  16. 4 out of 5

    Karen

  17. 5 out of 5

    Keith

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rosie

  19. 5 out of 5

    Stockfish

  20. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Georgia

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Coulter

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katie J Schwartz

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nkech

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  27. 5 out of 5

    Manda

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ursula

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Watanabe

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nicole B

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