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Mechanical Homunculus I by Paul-Nasca Mechanical Homunculus I by Paul-Nasca
First Mechanical Homunculus completed! Another piece I will submit for this summers Steampunk art show in Sacramento. I wanted this series to have a mix of Steampunk and arcane magic. Though it would be easier and more practical to build a personal spy/thief using an automaton of copper and brass metal works instead of just flesh and blood. Homunculus is contained in a Glass Cloche, sits on a base of brass etched with containment spells. It is approximately 9.5 inches high, 5.5 inches across and weighs about 1 lb 5 ozs. Fabricated from Brass, Copper, Watchparts, Century old Skeleton key, and glass.
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FrozenMaple Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Dude your like Daedalus!! I want to keep this little guy so bad!! Amazing job:3 
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thanks!  I really need to finish up some more!
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FrozenMaple Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Really? Well it will look awesome to me either way: 3
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Tensiu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Alchemy fits well with steampunk, I believe. Great work here.
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Couldn't agree more! Thanks!
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SenoritaPepita Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Artist
very nice idea! Love the steampunk style! :heart:
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thanks SenoritaPepita!!!
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SenoritaPepita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Artist
My pleasure.
Next I will do a steampunk product-shoot for a DA-friend. He will create a steampunk corset especial for me. Do you are interested to show one of your jewelery on this?
Send me a note or mail. =)
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Hey SenoritaPepita!
Lemme know the time frame for completion and what you had in mind in the way of jewelry. Just sent some stuff to Germany and it took about 3 weeks to get there from California!
Thanks!
~Paul
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Sure! What did you have in mind? What kind of critter would work with your corset? Spider or wasp?
Thanks!
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SenoritaPepita Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Artist
I will let you know if I know how the corset will look like. =)
Didn't know at the moment because it's not even finished.
When I know how it looks, I'll think of other accessoires.

Thanks for your interest =)
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
ok. I'll look for ya later!
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SenoritaPepita Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Artist
=)
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grunagach Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
love the idea of vacuum-packing clockwork creatures for posterity
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Plus I'm lazy and hate to re-polish and shellack over and over!
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ravdenmark Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That is absolutely awesome!
I love the way you can recognize different pieces of the figure and identify them as something!
Great concept :D And the glass bell absolutely makes this piece!
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Thanks! I really need to get my butt in gear and finish all the pieces laying around my house. Probably after the Halloween costumes are finished! Much obliged for the props!
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. Where'd you get the bell jar/cloche?
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Ahh those are a pain to get! I will buy them on the rare occasion on ebay. I have found some distribution sites that sell them for reasonable prices for the smaller ones. I have switched to using clear acrylic tubes. I found a local supplier that sells the left over tubes for cheap. Tapp sells them for $42 a foot which is outrageous!
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acts2-38isfarout Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Very awesome!
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Thanks!
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melanie68 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
This is soooo coooolll!!!
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LipCreativeStudio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love it! :D
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I LOVE this. He is so expressive somehow, without having actual facial features... you either got very lucky or you have real talent (I suspect the latter).
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Hee hee. Probably more luck. The first head was judged as "really cute" by my wife so it was promptly put aside for another project!
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
LOL
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SammyHeads Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
that's looks like Ben!! On treasure planet :D :love: it's awesome!
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Oooh I'll have to check Ben out! Thanks!
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Darkalchemist666 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
It's so amazing that you are able to do such a piece of art! :clap: I like it also because of my hobby, which is learning about alchemy.

Why, why, why?! Why, I can't have something like that on my shelf? D:
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thanks! They seem easier to make than having to use some of your soul, flesh, and blood for a conventional homunculus! Some very interesting historical examples from the middle ages too. Keep up the alchemical studies!
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MerlinTheRed Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I find the idea very original and well executed too! A nice curiosity one can add to one's collection.

I just think that the elven lettering from Lord of the Rings seems a little unfitting, considering that there is no steampunk at all in Tolkien's work.
btw: what do the words say?
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Hee hee. The elvish type lettering is part of the mix of sorcery and Steampunk automaton. I use another font that is very choppy and almost looks like a pictograph. I was afraid the choppy font looks too much like random scratches so I used the font that is clearly letters. The base says something akin to, "Do not lift the glass! Will Bite!" The outside ring has general protection sayings. I think that run of etching has such things as "Don't run with scissors", "Look both ways before crossing the street", "Wash your hands before dinner" etc. Makes me laugh every time I think about good ol' mom advice used in protection incantations... Anyway glad you liked it. Now I only have to get the other 12 finished!
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Eirieniel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was puzzled about the elven runes as well, but... "Don't run with scissors", that's ingenious! a beautiful work like that shouldn't be able to become that much better by just adding this, but... it did. it is now really truly awesome.
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thanks! I was going to use another font but it looked too much like random scratching. I did not want it to be mistaken for bad etching on my part!
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