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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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DavisJes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!
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:iconamoaqua:
amoaqua Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness gracious. This is fucking amazing.
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the extremely kind comment! :-D
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aeonsiege Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Journal feature here : [link]
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:iconjasperkitty:
Jasperkitty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing more!
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MandyMullins2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I like! :D
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Star-Gamer Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm its quite different, gives me another media i could try out? :)
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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:iconmidnightink:
midnightINK Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
preeeeetttty
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Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This piece is amazing and you used coffee on it?! That is mind blowing!! Awesome work hun and congrats on the DD!! ^^
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconaylua:
AyLua Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
oooh very beautiful! I love how the spaltter of the colour works well :love:
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! This is so beautiful! :D
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ♥
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:icongraffitica:
graffitica Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! My pleasure. :D
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:icontaape:
Taape Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :)
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconlydiaterese:
lydiaterese Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love this! Amazing! The colors, the styling.. all of it <3 <3
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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RoseLight1993 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is really well done. I did something like this for one of my hsc major works. Its pretty cool :D. Caffine for the win ;D
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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elianthos80 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Ooh, lookie, a DD! ;D
I'm very very glad for you my dear. It's a lovely drawing in its own right, bonus points for being traditional art and for using coffee too.
It's been years since I tried painting with coffee... now you make me want to do it again.
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally recommend you try it, if only for the smell! :D
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
So cool, I like the break in the background. Nice techniques, textures, and effects. Like I said, cool!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
You're welcome!
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bunnyloveyou Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:icontheartofscottyung:
TheArtofScottYung Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome piece! I recently tried staining a drawing with coffee but had less than spectacular results. Really love the colors of this.
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

Perhaps you should try using more dilluted coffee for staining? I imagine this would make the result more controllable. ^^;
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TheArtofScottYung Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well my results were too subtle. But I didn't take very much time to experiment with things either. I'm definitely not done trying using coffee as a medium though, especially now that I've seen what a pro can do with it.
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I did find that instant coffee works better than "normal" coffee, and I made it 3 times as strong as I usually drink it. :XD: That way I reached the color intensity I liked. I also applied multiple layers of coffee to get those lovely textures.

I would be thrilled if you shared the works you make with coffee in the future. :)
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TheArtofScottYung Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Instant! Cool, I'll have to try that. I was considering making a super jet fuel pot of coffee to see if that made a difference. So now I know. Thanks for the tips!!!! Also, if you check out my piece called "Morning Coffee" that's the one I tried staining that came out too subtle. :D
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, by the looks of it, I think the coffee was too dilluted, so I totally recommend trying to use like 5-6 teaspoons instant coffee on a cup of water. :) Maybe even more, you'd have to try it out.
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TheArtofScottYung Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
And here I was wondering what my next project was going to be. LOL!!!! Looks like you just solved that dilemma.
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I will be looking forward to seeing the results. :)
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Yuiko101 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DUUUDE!! That's painted with coffee?!! It's amazing! I think you've actually inspired me to try out painting with coffee =D Do you have any tips for me before I do? It would mean a lot =) You really deserved the DD :love:
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

Well, I found that instant coffee works better than "normal" coffee, and the best thing to do is to try and work in layers - meaning, finish one layer, and start another when the first one has dried. That way you get those lovely coffee-like textures.
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Yuiko101 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure =D

Awesome! Thanks so much for the tips :hug: much appreciated :love: I'm gonna try that out hopefully in the coming weeks :XD: lol
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be looking forward to seeing the results!
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Yuiko101 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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AngelDelCarmen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   General Artist
Congratulations on your first DD!! You deserve it, this is phenomenal work. Great job! :+fav:
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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