Derek Prospero

I make art. All kinds, really!

Steampunk Motherboard

A follow-up project to the Geek Motherboard, this was definitely a tougher project for me and for several reasons. For one, I was no longer constrained to the relatively flat depth and streamlined geometry of a modern motherboard. I knew this piece had to look much older and the research was extensive. Steampunk has a pretty broad definition and I wanted to avoid just slapping a bunch of gears together. In the Victorian-era, technology was often celebrated with lots of ornamental accents. My main objective was a design that seemed mechanically plausible, full of specific details and mysterious purpose. Project included thousands of layers, and a 3GB final composite Photoshop file at 7200 x 5400 pixels.

New skin of mine, available from GelaSkins

New skins of mine, available from GelaSkins

New skins of mine, available from GelaSkins

New skins of mine, available from GelaSkins

Original pencil / ink drawing & digital finish. Based on the mythical Lament Configuration, a puzzle box from the Clive Barker series of Hellraiser stories.

Original pencil / ink drawing & digital finish. Based on the mythical Lament Configuration, a puzzle box from the Clive Barker series of Hellraiser stories.

Original fan-art creation for one of my favorite comic book…, um, heroes. 

#Hannibal Did This#Hannibal Did This

Created this for the Hannibal Season 2 art contest presented by NBC (#Hannibal Did This). The background pattern was drawn from scratch based on Season 1 artwork. Some utensils were created to match the theme. I specifically wanted to avoid using the stag antlers.

Special thanks to Vimala Faith (#vimalali) for expert fashion & fabric consultation!