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Steam Powered Warfare by Sakalah Steam Powered Warfare by Sakalah
"Colonel Walter was shocked
when he learned from the Nile
Copper African elephants turning hostile
So he built these wonderful automaton blokes
And a very big steam powered giraffe what smokes"

- Brass Goggles

Until this point in my life it was extremely unusual for me to make fan art. But now I've found a good reason. This is a humble tribute to a very special musical pantomime troupe which has hijacked my heart and mind since I first heard of them in July 2012. I simply love them to bits.

They are Steam Powered Giraffe, a vaudeville/folk rock influenced band consisting of three antique automatons and three humans.
The history of the robots goes back to 1896 when they were built by Colonel Peter A. Walter who programmed them to sing and perform music with the ambition to impress and win the heart of Delilah Moreau, a fellow Cavalcadian chemist.
But things went horribly wrong. After a series of unfortunate events (involving a destroyed friendship and heartache) the peaceful automatons had to gear up and play the grim role as war machines.
To find out what happened; read the touching story about love, burning rivalry, remarkable discoveries and grinding gears:
Backstory Page
Giraffe vs. Elephant by BunnyBennett
Find out more about this remarkable group by going here: Youtube Channel | Official website | Tumblr page | Collection of videos worth seeing

Made in old Photoshop 7.0 | Wacom Bamboo A6 tablet.
All characters Steam Powered Giraffe LLC
:megaphone: Rebloggable on Tumblr
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MegaAzornumbers09 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Spine still looks so handsome xD
But damn dude this is freaking amazing
Rentham Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Digital Artist
WOW o____o
GracefulWitch Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so epic! It'd be awesome as a print too. Love it. :3
Colcoction Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is... So. Cool. Like, there's too much to even describe. Wow.
JitterBugLovlie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
This is just insanely cool. I can't even.
JawYaw Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this isn't badass, I don't know what is! Super cool details and perspective! The band really should see this (if they haven't already). :D
kayanne21 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That giraffe is quite possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen in my entire life.
Ansa88 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh my gods.
this is amazing.

and i love you so much.
i love rabbit's expression of him going O>O as the spine shoots out electricity and neither look happy to be there and it's just so perfect because war is so ugly and you translate that so well and it's beautiful. :3 
just all the mechanical details on this, it's beautiful.
Azoresangel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Rabbit scares me! :iconscaredplz: BUT I STILL LOVE HIM!!!


I love this whole picture! You are just so amazing!!! NO YOU ARE PERFECT!!! :iconbowplz:


And is that The Jon I spy on the Giraffes neck?

Kaven-Oxford Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.......c-can I just...? *starts feverishly throwing money at the screen* TAKE IT! JUST...JUST FRIGGIN" TAKE IT!!!! Too...much...amazing!!! HOW!? HOW DO YOU TOP THIS!? Y-YOU Can't! Ya just can't! Friggin'...gad...*sits down from exhaustion*...just...just keep doing what you're doing. You clearly have excellent taste from your choice of music so just...*starts walking away*...damn...nice to have my faith in humanity restored every once in a while...A+++++++++++
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