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11 November 2008, 11:52 AM
Nick Harris is entered in the "Steampunk Myths and Legends" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Dead Reckoningwip-0006 (

11 November 2008, 02:34 PM
Nick! ha ha we are all crawling out of the woodwork for this one. Good luck my friend :)

11 November 2008, 12:32 AM
Ehehe someone else called by the lure of the steampunk challenge, eh? Great to see your entry here Nick, looking forward to seeing your concepts, I'm sure if ever there was a challenge made for you, this would be it!

12 December 2008, 05:05 PM (

It's about time I got off my bottom and got on with this. Probably going to go with an idea I had about mechanising Charon the boatman, so that the Victorians could get across the river Styx in style. Of course like a lot of such toys, it'll only operate if you insert appropriate coinage. Not remotely close to a composition yet. That'll emerge later on.

No doubt this will have been done to death already (sorry about the punning), but as I've not been keeping tabs on the other entries much, I've not spotted it as such yet.

12 December 2008, 06:32 PM (

Slight jig about with the sketch to see if I can come up with some sort of comp that might work.

12 December 2008, 06:25 PM (

Think I have a better idea what I want to do with this idea now. About time too. Now it is just a matter of making it work in a composition and taking it forward.

12 December 2008, 07:30 PM
Hey Nick,

Really cool to see you in the challenge :)

Like a lot your concept of a steampunk Charon :D And really cool first sketches. Good luck and looking forward for more updates! Cheers mate!! :beer:

12 December 2008, 04:12 PM (

Still jigging it around, but getting closer to a final comp idea.

12 December 2008, 05:31 PM
Nice myth, Nick - instantly recognizable for what it is - and i love the character design. I think the composition gets a bit confusing around his midsection where you've got the skinny midsection and the oar all crossing, and not too far from the skinny arms. Maybe making the waist thicker could help that read better a bit? Also, there's a bit of a "disconnect in technology" between his realistic face and the mechanical torso. Maybe it just needs more mechanical parts to drive that aspect home: More gears never hurt a steampunk piece! :)
anyhow good to see you hear and working on something fun!

12 December 2008, 06:10 PM (

Thanks ever so for the fresh eye on this Michael - especially as it's attached to the head of such a great visual artist as your self. Much appreciated input.
Yep - There's still a ton of stuff to sort out, not least being the mechanical android Charon. Then there's the guest list for who he'll be taking this time. . .

12 December 2008, 07:51 PM

Interesting concept.

12 December 2008, 09:44 PM
hey Nick, really cool idea and the character looks spooky good.

good luck!

12 December 2008, 01:31 AM
As everyone else has said: LOVE the concept (especially the coin deposit in the hand). Agree with Michael on the confusion with the oar as well, but I think if you move it in front of his coat that might solve the problem.

Looking forward to watching this develop!

12 December 2008, 04:04 AM
the period costumes adds to the stempunkiness of your concept.
cool work man!

12 December 2008, 05:22 PM (

Thanks for the feedback chaps.
Yes, there's a lot of sorting out to do, especially around Charon's torso, where it's tangled with the oar/rudder thing. I've tinkered a bit with it, but am bound to need to do more. That and a thousand other bits . . .

12 December 2008, 04:59 PM
it is great to see you here, Nick! fantastic work as always. will be watching your work as it progress. Goodluck to you.

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