Sunday, July 1, 2012
Steampunk on Sunday: Special Effects and Steampunk
One of the nicest things about Deviant Art
is that it takes everyone under its umbrella.
Amateur footlers like me
and serious artists and artisans.
Tim Baker is one of the latter.
Here he is pictured in front of
a wall of gears he made for The Pawn.
A peek into his DA gallery shows
artwork and props that have been used
in films, TV and advertising.
Here is a huge head of Liberty
And here it in in an episode of Castle.
(You lose points if you thought this
was the head from Cloverfield.
And yes, I'm keeping score)
All well and good, I can hear you say
but why is this remarkable artist featured on
Steampunk on Sunday?
Because of these.
Look at the lenses,
the flowing lines, the little brassy joints.
Look at the colours!
That blue with the golds and browns.
Or how about this?
What does it do?
It's a Nocturnal Dial, of course!?
It makes the magical,
seem real and tangible,
like the best of Steampunk artefacts.
Tim Baker's craftsmanship is clear in everything he makes
The Astrolabe Book is ornate and detailed.
It's also functional, not only as an astrolabe
but also an abacus and a quadrant.
For more detailed views of the book,
For more, have a look around Tim Baker's
Deviant Art pages
(There's nothing actually deviant there, honest)
There's all kinds of good things,
in addition to the Steampunk items.
He's also a really nice guy.