With Soul and Heart

The Making of:
Zelda: Clockwork Empire, Gauntlet of Gamelon

This is part one of two, covering all the worbla work. The second one will be about painting.

It all started with me reading the post again, it was about the third time and I was really fascinated. It all looked pretty cool and I stared at this gauntlet for over five minutes and then said to myself: you are going to make this now.

So it all started with drawing the handplates on paper. I made a all the core parts (without ornaments and all that) and clipped them together with paperclips, just to see wheter it fits or not. I took an old glove I found (fortunaly, there was a left-hand glove left from a pair, the other one went missing some day) and I sticked the paper to the glove.

After that worked out pretty well, I transfered it over to worbla. Worbla, as said in my original post, is a thermoplast, meaning it is craftable if heatend up. The first picture up there is a raw worbla role.

I made the finger plates ( 3 layers of worbla) one by one  and punched handicraft staples (the ones shown above) trough two of the layers. I attached all of the plates to the glove and covered up the metal staples with a third layer of worble.

It started to gain shape and I took a shot at the lower arm part. The inner part of it is craft foam stiched together by needle and thread. Covered in a layer of worbla, it was strong enough to stay like this. I punched a few holes through both for later sewing on the glove to it.

For the special lifted up part of the gauntlet I simply used the same methode again, top it up with a layer of craft foam and cover it with worbla, giving it more stability.

Last part in crafting the gauntlet was making the ornamet on the forearm. It took me some time until I had it on paper, porting it over and cutting it out was the second, more difficult part.

I hope you had fun reading the first part of the making of. The second one will follow shortly!

Zelda: Clockwork Empire, Gauntlet of Gamelon


Hey everyone,

Most people who followed dresdencodacs tumblr feed for a bit have probably heard of Aaron Diazs redesign, Zelda: Clockwork Empire, and so did I.
I really liked all of it and one day I sat in front of my computer and thought: “I am going to build this gauntlet!” And well, here we are!

I never did such a thing before, espicially colouring is new to me, but I gave it a go and just tried my best. I used worbla, a material for prob-making, which is a  thermoplast (plastic, craftable if heatend up) , to craft all the plates and the lower arm part and painted several layers on top of it.

The intentional use of it isn’t just to look good, it should be usable. That said, I had to use materials which don’t break as soon as it falls down. I will probably use it for larping (live action role play) afterwards, the triforce will be covered at these sort of events.

All in all, it took me about 120 hours to make (most of them used for colouring), about 30 $ worth material and paint, and an old glove.

I hope some of you enjoyed to see a real-life version of it and be sure to see my next post, where I explaine how it was made, step by step.

dresdencodak:

Next Dark Science goes up Monday. Until then, have this old Return to Oz drawing I just found.

dresdencodak:

Next Dark Science goes up Monday. Until then, have this old Return to Oz drawing I just found.

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penlines:

So, this is supposed to be an art blog, but I recently took a stab into making electronic music and don’t really have a venue for sharing it, so I thought I would put it up here.  

Give it a listen!

I really liked it. I don’ know whether it was intentional or not, but it made me fell like being on a foreign planet, building up a new colony for humans :). So over all, it was kinda great.

avasdemon:

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dresdencodak:

Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link. 

Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.

This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.

Hope you like it!

(for more info about this project, check out my FAQ)

aszabla:

Bird Boy Volume I: Page 71
www.bird-boy.com

I am really excited about this comic. And on a side note, I am too unpatient for this world&#8230;I want more!

aszabla:

Bird Boy Volume I: Page 71

www.bird-boy.com

I am really excited about this comic. And on a side note, I am too unpatient for this world…I want more!

annalandin:

Felt like drawing something greenish and moody. … Crow-girl is a character for one of those projects that slosh around the back of my mind, and hasn’t found its proper shape yet.

annalandin:

Felt like drawing something greenish and moody.

… Crow-girl is a character for one of those projects that slosh around the back of my mind, and hasn’t found its proper shape yet.

It is still goblinweek! My beloved girlfriend drew this after I told her about goblinweek and I thought,  I&#8217;d share this aswell! :D

It is still goblinweek! My beloved girlfriend drew this after I told her about goblinweek and I thought,  I’d share this aswell! :D

thetomska:

loveatitsfinest:

spokenelle:

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

This is a crazy way to look at it. Wow. We basically tell women “don’t do x, y, and z” which translates to “don’t let it be YOU”…rather than targeting the predator, we tell women to look less like prey. 

Fucking word.

Daymn.

thetomska:

loveatitsfinest:

spokenelle:

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

This is a crazy way to look at it. Wow. We basically tell women “don’t do x, y, and z” which translates to “don’t let it be YOU”…rather than targeting the predator, we tell women to look less like prey. 

Fucking word.

Daymn.