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Caffeinated Steampunk by silver-eyes-blue Caffeinated Steampunk by silver-eyes-blue
OMG, my very first DD!!!! :dance:

Now, if this isn't a motivation to become even better in the future, then I don't know what is!

Thank you to all those who faved and commented on this piece, and of course a huge thanks to =natalia-luz for suggesting and to ^Mollinda for featuring it! :heart:

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It's that time of the month again. :XD:

I was a very angry and aggressive little bunny today. And what better way to get rid of the anger but by painting something random?

I do wonder why all my best work is created during my angry or depressed phases at "that time of the month". -___-; Can I not be creative when I am in a good mood, and NOT bleeding?

Anyway, this was painted using COFFEE. Yes, as in, real coffee. I tried using coffee for painting before, after I saw some other artists use it, but somehow I always failed. I feel it is less forgiving as a medium than watercolors are.

But today, somehow, it worked out. :) I am really happy about the result. And for once I didn't have to fear drinking out of my paint cup by accident and poisoning myself. :XD:

The lines were done in brown colored pencil (my favorite one, which is twice shorter than all the other pencils in the box, haha), and some highlights were added in white ink.

The steampunkish elements were added at the request of my husband. Recently I introduced him to the idea of "steampunk", and he fell in love. (I mean, he IS a mechanic, what else was to be expected?)

So this will be my present for him and our new house. :)

Also, a special dedication to :iconinkscribble:, because she is always a source of inspiration, and because I thought she might like this one. ;)

Inspired by and loosely referenced off :icontwiggxstock:'s stock: I could go on forever about how beautiful and inspiring this girl is.

The original is lighter and has less red tones than the scan ( and it looks lovelier), but you know how things are with traditional artwork and scanners. So I enhanced the contrast to make it look nicer on my monitor, and I actually like this version now, too. Both versions (the original one and the edited scan) have their charms for me.

My monitor is on the lighter side, though, so if it looks too dark or too saturated on yours, lemme know. :)

Hope you like it too!

***Wanna commission me? See whether I am open for commissions: [link] , or simply send me a note. ***
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Caffeinated Steampunk by *silver-eyes-blue ( Suggested by Natalia-Luz and Featured by Mollinda )
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amoaqua Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness gracious. This is fucking amazing.
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silver-eyes-blue Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the extremely kind comment! :-D
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aeonsiege Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :D I have featured this in my journal :D
[link]
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undying-L-O-V-E Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Journal feature here : [link]
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:iconjasperkitty:
This is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing more!
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Star-Gamer Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really love the design of this one! And coffee is also a preferred beverage of mine. Duly added to my one of my favourites list. :iconclappingplz:
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Fawa1 Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm its quite different, gives me another media i could try out? :)
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silver-eyes-blue Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally recommend that you give it a try! (Or even a few tries, as your first attempts might fail, like mine. :XD:) If for no other reason, but because coffee is one of rare painting media which smells nice. :P
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Fawa1 Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am going to defo give it a try and see what happens. Will have to sneak the coffee upstairs lol. :P
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