Machineflesh 3D Challenge Entry: James Kaufeldt

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Old 03 March 2004   #16
Cool concept and much of work!
Best luck man!

Looking forward for the first sketches!
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Old 03 March 2004   #17
Rev: Yeah, wires... Hang on a sec...

flyingP: He had sewewal wabbits in his family. Weally a lot, stawting with his gweat-gweat gwandfather, Wichard Weed.

mikepol: Thank you. Concepts coming soon... Have to make a trip today to my local store to get some new paper and a few pencils.

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MEANWHILE - I've been hunting around for refs on the trusty google image search and found some neat stuff.

My search brought things to a slightly different twist - it turns out that there's some people out there collecting photos of old machinery, a bit like trainspotting I guess, but they spot really old equipment of different kinds and take pictures of it... Fancy that.

Anyway, there was a lot of potentially cool stuff available on such sites, so I've decided to go retro-futuristic on this, and fit my mining workers with really old hardware instead of high-tech gear. This obviously increases the risk of all sorts of gory infections, so I'm sure it will prove to be a good way to go about it


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Old 03 March 2004   #18
Man i love the concept already even though i haven't seen any sketch....ill be checking this threat that's for sure....
Old 03 March 2004   #19
Agilers: Thanks... I've got my new sketchbook and a set of fresh pens now - will start drawing later tonight.

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I've continued to hunt for refs, and I just found some absolutely lovely photos over at some place called - I simply have to share two of these here:



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Old 03 March 2004   #20
Reality is overrated...
Old 03 March 2004   #21
sounds like big plan.... haha, we all be watching u. Gweetz to ur wabbit hahaha!
Old 03 March 2004   #22
Cheers dudes... I'm just trying to surround myself with some imagery to get into the intended mood. Working on some sketches now, but nothing postworthy yet.

The idea is settling around sort of a darkish suffering working-class-hero noir look, that's why I liked the photos above so much.


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Old 03 March 2004   #23
"Very" nice mood in that first picture IMO.
Old 03 March 2004   #24
steampunk! :D

You may have some luck by searching for pictures of the style 'steampunk'. It's a blend of 1800's worker aesthetic with modern cyber type fashion. (I'm totally not describing it correctly, but your concept just sounds so quintessentially steampunk!)
Good luck with your project.

Old 03 March 2004   #25
cool story - stuff for a great entry - good luck
Old 03 March 2004   #26
flyingPiggie: Oh yeah... I almost went blind when I saw it the first time. I wonder if one should try to emulate those lightbleed artifacts probably caused by the chemical film development process somehow... I really like that look.

ghostgirl: I bet you're correct. Then I've finally got someone to define that for me But I think I will avoid searching for it - I don't want to spoil my roll-out here...

swag: Nice to see you here! Glad you like the idea so far.

EDIT: OK, so I googled it anyway It pretty much conforms to what I usually think of as retro-futurism or low tech - the use of old technology in new contexts and so on and so forth yada yada yada... Brazil is one of my favourite movies, see?


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Last edited by JamesMK : 03 March 2004 at 10:39 PM.
Old 03 March 2004   #27
I can see it now. Very cool concept, I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
Old 03 March 2004   #28
Concept Sketch: First Concept

Just a first character sketch. Not entirely sure about the legs yet, and everything is still kind of undefined.

Oh, and apologies for my inferior drawing skills as usual...


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Old 03 March 2004   #29
JamesMK...........Nice storyline/background.The current sketch depicts your ideas quite well.From what I gather you are in a somewhat "Steampunkish" mode of thought as ghostgirl mentioned.I quess with time the exact style or blends of style will come out in the forefront........I will be on the lookout for your progress,and look forward to some fun and some good work from you.Take care,see you soon.
Old 03 March 2004   #30


Well... Safety, first, I s'pose... can't be too careful, i possibly high-pressure situations...

In any case, look forward to seeing your progress!
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