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I finally got all the stuff I needed to finish this lantern. I made it for the Steampunk Festival's exhibition in Gävle, Sweden this summer.
Going to make a weapon and a monster for the exhibition also. ^^

The octopus is made of latex and the lantern also lights up a bit, pictures of that seen below.

Thanks for stopping by! :D

Steampunk Octopus Lantern - Lit Up by Nymla
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Lirhluthvik Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2014
On may way looking through your gallery I finally know why I always thought that there is something missing on this lantern. Maybe my advice can help you let your metal-corrosion look more natural. (still the color of the rust looks really realistic)

Since I work with corroded metal objects and know how they look after lying around the outside a few month this lantern "corrodes" a bit different. It's varnished and varnished metal object corrode in layers. First it gets scratches, the water flows inside and the varnish comes of the surface like you can see in this picture static.zoonar.de/img/www_repos… The corrosion is underneath the varnish and varnish spalls of when it starts to corrode on the metal surface :)
I don't know how to make it look like that and hands down, your work is amazing!
I know everything is possible in the fantasy world and it's hard to say "realistic looking" while there is an octopus lying inside this lantern :D But maybe this is helpful for the next time.

Greetings from your new stalker, Rhoda :P
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Nymla Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yees thank you so much for taking the time to write this! :D And you're right! I don't remember if I simply just didn't feel I had the time to put that detail into it, or how it was. But this effect is definitly worth experimenting with, I think it would look better indeed. I must try to remember this next time I make a lantern.
Thank you, wonderful stalker Rhoda!
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Lirhluthvik Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
No Problem, I´m glas I could help : ) I just did my work - looking on rusted stuff, yay :D
Either way it looks still really cool!
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
These are awesome  XD
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh thank you! :D
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GabriellesBabrielles Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
brilliant! love it :)
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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Phaneres Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome :)
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Way cool!!! :clap:  But I myself would like gold accents. :nod:
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! You mean the lantern should be goldy? :)
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup!

When I think of steam punk I think of all sorts of intricate fiddly bits that look as though they might have some mysterious, arcane purpose, but which are probably there just to look pretty. :nod: :D
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yees, I think that is the right way to look at it ;) Gold or some other metall finish would also be nice yes :)
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Show it to me when it's done!!! :excited: :squee: :eager: :D
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha we will see if I make any gold ones :) You will have to keep a look out here ^^
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AmiTheHobbit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT IT SO BA
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will be making more, so keep a look out ;D
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OctodogPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is too cool.*_*I love the rustic feel.
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Nymla Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, glad you like it :D Rustic stuff ftw ^^
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Nymla Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yea, I get what you mean, I like that idea also ^^ I do like to mix my steampunk stuff with a lot of other influences. The steampunk world I imagine is full of mystical creatures and things we don't know of, and I picture this lantern as an accessory for a steampunk setting or outfit. :)
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Will try! ^^
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ianni67 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
definitely lovecraftian. Coming from the world of Khtulhu.
Great Job
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Lovecraftian is a nice genre also ^^
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