Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Click on the picture to see a larger view.
Here are the 2 patent designs that I worked from. The first one has a portion of the image already cleaned up and posted on a previous entry for the Steampunk/Zetti characters. (Click here to see it.) The bottom one I discovered photos of on another blog that I have since spent hours perusing. It's called "Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things". Below are the photos I saw on the sight and you can click here to see the rest of the flying machines. I really wanted to do a version of this set of wings in a transparent material but I couldn't come up with anything that I liked and wasn't too shiny and new looking. (I am still curious as to what was actually used back then since the patent was dated 1927.) Anyways it's very cool and I hope to someday create a set of wings based on it that would be around 2 feet long.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
To download click on the picture to get a full size image. Right click and "save to" your computer desktop or a folder of your choice.
I was looking for something else on my favorite foreign conservation site and I stumbled across these wonderful drawings of kimonos and yukatas. In case anyone's wondering it's the Bibliotheque des Arts decoratifs, but be warned it's all in french. (I don't speak french and I happened to get lucky by trying different buttons.)