Steampunk Holiday Card WIP
Do you like it? It’s still a work in progress and I’m starting to think I will never get this done. It seemed like such a simple project to do when I came up with the idea, but at every step of the process, something had gone wrong. I’ve had major software problems, the biggest of which was my prefered 3D package, DAZ Studio, going completely berserk on me. (Actually, I have a far more colorful phrase to describe what DAZ Studio did on my computer, but I’m not going to use it here. However, if you ever catch me in person and really want to hear a rant, ask me about DAZ Studio 4 and how poorly it performed on my computer.) After losing three days to software problems, I finally broke down and bought a copy of Poser Debut, which worked as advertised and did exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, after installing Poser Debut, my computer slowed down to a crawl, to the point where even opening email caused a warning to pop up on my screen saying, “Outlook is using an excessive amount of CPU resources!!” Or something like that.
Anyway, this was supposed to be done the last weekend of October, which turned out to be the weekend I spent pulling three all-nighters to create a race t-shirt for my daughters’ school. That t-shirt design got a lot of nice comments back, which makes me happy, but I’ve been suffering from the time loss ever since. Hopefully, I will finish off this design before December. I will make it available as cards, even though it’s a bit late for that, but I will also make it available as an iPad case, an iPod Touch and iPhone case, and t-shirt design, and maybe a few other products. It’s going to look very nice by the time I’m done, I swear it, with a lovely swirling combination of cogwheels and snowflakes falling down onto the woman’s hair and face, and a steampunk border to go with it. You’ll love it. You’ll want to own it! You’ll demand I make prints of it available for sale. If I can, I will do exactly that. And you’ll buy it because you love me and support me and all that other crap.
Or not. You can simply just look at the smaller images I post here and leave me a loving comment saying, “Nice artwork!” I would be enjoy any feedback you care to give, monetary or otherwise 😉
By the way, if you do like the steampunk artwork, let me know. I’m working more and more on developing themes for products in the Zazzle shop, and if there’s something in particular you’d like me to draw more of – more steampunk, more zombies, more robots, etc. – I’d be happy to accomodate you.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, people!