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Steampunk Ink Drawing on Antique Photo Wil Shepherd Folk Art - I have always been fascinated with Antique Photos. I love their proportions, their color and texture, and the mystery of who and what the person did, or became. Now that the holidays are past, I have had some time again in the studio. I found a box full of Antique Photos, and one afternoon began to draw. I have had the idea for some time, I just finally got around to it.

I have embellished these Antique Photographs with Fine ink line drawings in a Steampunk fashion, giving them an even more anonymous look and often having them look like Steampunked Religious Icons. I pull from many of my brain passions, including numbers, symbols, as well as words and often clothing and accessories from paper dolls. I frame them in antique and vintage frames. This piece is titled "encomium". This is an original drawing, and no process of this work is done on the computer. This was a portrait of a couple. They each wear Antique Paper Doll Clothes.

formal praise; an elaborate or ceremonial panegyric or eulogy. — encomiast, n. — encomiastic, adj.

Piece measures 10.5" x 13.5"

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  • Materials: antique photo, wood, glass, paper
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