Tuesday, August 21, 2012


As you might already know, I'm a huge fan of Steampunk and I've created a line of Steampunk Art recently as I've embraced an exciting and challenging sub-genre.  Steampunk, in case you aren't aware, is an homage to the practical and unique inventions created during the industrial revolution and during the reign of Queen Victoria complete with iron and steel, brass and gold, velvet and lace.  Steampunk goes one step further into the realm of science fiction and fantasy as it explores the question of "what-if" we continued using steam technology instead of oil and gas.  Imagine a world of flying machines, automobiles, computers and even smartphones all powered by steam but also done with a bit of elegant design excellence.  Steampunk references much of history and is a nod to the great writings of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells with their unique and amazing inventions that they created with their imaginations in their books; such as the Nautilus, the Martian's war machines, the Time Machine, Flying Zeppelin and even the first Space Rocket.  These men were 100 years ahead of their time and Steampunk celebrates their ingenuity and continues to do so with amazing ideas, innovative inventions and  designs and elegant costumes and vast story-lines created by the fans living in the 21st century.  An amazing website to checkout is The Steampunk Empire http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/ - a terrific resource for Steampunk and the fans of Steampunk.  Another great blog is
or http://overburyink.com/?category_name=art-artists

Here are some examples of great Steampunk art made by great artists like Thomas Wilford (http://www.bruteforceleather.com/store/Scripts/default.asp), Datamancer (http://www.datamancer.net/), Dave Lee, Stephen Chapman(http://www.youtube.com/user/enganear), Myke Amend(http://www.mykeamend.com/new/).  Check it out! Oh, and my Steampunk Art can be purchased on http://james-christopher-hill.artistwebsites.com/art/all/steampunk+blueprints/all
and also seen on my facebook fanpage https://www.facebook.com/jameshillgallery/photos

Dave Lee

Dave Lee

Thomas Wilford


1 comment:

  1. Great explanation of Steampunk...such a rich and diverse genre.