Art Inspiration: Imagine The Impossible: Steampunk Woman 09


 

‘The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.’ Aristotle

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Albert Einstein

 

Inspiration and Imagination, something every artist needs and is elusive as an island of tranquility in a sea of chaos. Many people have told me that I inspire the children and people in general with what I do. Whether creating art, playing baseball or trying to improve my life, people say that I have inspired others to try new things and look inside themselves. I have always found this interesting because I get my inspiration from these very people.

A prime example is when I drew the staff at my school as cartoon characters or caricatures for their Christmas Cards. It took quit a while to create the caricatures but once the staff received them they loved the cards and caricatures. In the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters. Hopefully they can spur imagination and inspire others.

Steampunk Woman 09

The ninth caricature is a great teacher and one tough cookie. With this in mind I wanted to draw her caricature to reflect it. I began with a corset, a low-cut white blouse and I then added a ruffled skirt to show her feminine side. But then to toughen her up a bit I added the boots and leather greaves. She has longhair yet I added the top hat with the goggles for that tough look. To finish the look I gave her a large steampunk looking rifle with a lot of embellishments on this weapon in comparison to others I have drawn. She is leaning and in the final image she would be leaning on a couple of large crates, similar to the small crate she is stepping on.

She really enjoyed her caricature, as did many of the other staff. I hope you enjoy the ninth steampunk caricature from “Imagine the Impossible.”

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