This one of a kind book was made using a lot of background infos from the client. At the start of the project, the idea for the style of the book was a mix between a WWII relic and an old book from Lord of the Rings. Most of the ideas and concepts are from original ideas and world created by the customer! It was a real pleasure to create this book!
The central crystal insert was created based on a sketch from customer. The small bottle is filled with fragments of Fay shells. The claw was something I had in my ramdom "oddities" box in my shop for a while. It was part of a native american necklace found at a yard sale years ago. I thought it was some cheap resin replica, but while looking for a way to fix the claw on the book, I realise it was a genuine claw. Probably something from a Lynx.
The modern shell on the bottom will be replace by a vintage WWI soviet shell owned by the client.
The idea behind "Lodestone: A soldier's Journal" is to give the book the feeling of being carried around a lot, broken pieces, patched corners, scratches and weathering of the leather. The relics came from a strange place called "The wyld"... A fictional world where only the bravest people manage to came back alive. A world filled with strange creatures only the owner of this book manage to illustrate.
This book is also my first try on the Dieselpunk movement. It is really similar to Steampunk, only with less gears and more oil! Love this style, I'm gonna try another Dieselpunk book someday!
so much love!
I think this is my favorite.
Thank you! This one got a little something special that no others have! One of my favorites too!
Amazing!! How do I buy one of this?! Do you send to Brazil?
This is just fabulous.
... great, as always!
Again, I must say you do some wonderful work. This is so unique. I love the details and the way you added all the elements. I'm interested to find out more about dieselpunk style......
Thank you Sir!
This book was a pleasure to make!
From what I've seen, DieselPunk is somewhat subtle, but I would say I almost enjoy it more than Steampunk. SP now is getting trendy, and anybody can glue some gears on something and call it steampunk... Now with DP, you got to think a lot, figure out the design, the lines, plates, tubes, small believable mechanism or streamline design. Really challenging!
epic! you should make a book with a sonic screw driver attach to it. or soemthign very zelda like in an atlantian setting.
I'm thinking of giving a try on a TARDIS book, river's song. But a sonic screwdriver could be something fun to create!
About those atlantian setting... I need to know more! Can you shed some light on this? Thank you!
oh sure, the atlian culture is pretty itneresting. i'd say the cover should look very ancient like its made out of tablets, and should have parchment-payparisis paper with old rune style lettering. and sicne its been at the ocen for many eon's it shoudl have seaweed, and other goodies with a jewl encrested into the center. maybe a ruby or amber color stone that can be use as a key. the binder should also have a rusted stone-mergde-with seashells and crabs. at least thats what i envision in my ehad wen it ihnk fo an atlantis style book, what do you see?
and yeha ti could eb fun to make a sonic screwdriver, and river songs book looks liek fun. i'd lvoe to learn hwo to make both "
I know all about atlantean culture! I'm a huge fan of all antediluvian cultures. I thought you were speaking about a specific Zelda themed book or something. I should look around in zelda's games for some sunken temple ruins, to get some inspiration! I love your idea of having somekind of stone tablet merged with seashells and stuff! Inspiring! Thank you!!
awe, don;t mention it, oh for that, i was thinking of ahving a golden triforce in the center with a blue,red, and green jewl in the triforce as key's or soemthing, and they can come out. [the triforce pieces] and maybe make the book of medora. AWESOME
I'm trying to work a design for an adaptation of the book of mudora from the SNES "link to the past". Its so small and pixelated, its hard to figure what is what.