Technology does not seem to be on my side today. In preparation for my trip (I’m in Michigan for the next few days, far, far away from my scanner),I bought a camera which turned out to be a pile of rancid, steaming ass, so I am taking pictures with my phone again. I also updated my Firefox, and I’m not likeing the new look of it. At all.
Anyhow, on the subject of unruly machinery, I started reading Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan while on the plane, I’d have finished it if not for one unruly fellow flyer. (“Mush,” if you’re out there reading this [yeah, right], I’m talking about you.) But thinking about other organic/mechanical conflicts in fantasy fandom, which reminded me of this post from ages ago, and finally led to this drawing tonight:
It’s more of an amphiptere than a dragon, mostly because I ran out of space to put it in and didn’t feel like redrawing it. I’m not sure about the body, mostly because I think that there ought to be more pipey/steamy bits on it, and I don’t feel confident enough in my steampunkology to draw them while keeping it looking sleek and deadly. I do like the body, but I’m feeling like it can’t hold enough gears and whatnot to make itself go in there… Bah. I’ll probably pick it up again tomorrow.
And a happy Cinco de Mayo to you.
Update: Finally got around to scanning the artwork, so as not to have to have grainy phone pics. Someday soon I shall have a decent camera to take with me when I go out and about.