Steampunk Art Celebrated at the Parks

Image from Disney Parks Blog
Image from Disney Parks Blog

Sometimes I wish I lived close enough to a Disney park to visit whenever I wanted. This is especially true this Saturday, February 22, when Disneyland and Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World present Mechanical Kingdoms ~ Steam-Driven Visions of a Victorian Future. At this exhibit Disney artists will show off their own steampunk creations. Awesome!

My favorite steampunk artist happens to be a Disney animator. Brian Kesinger has worked on movies like the newest Winnie the Pooh and on his own time he creates the Tea Girls (he paints his drawings with different teas) and Victoria and Otto. I can not explain how cool his art is so I hope you will click on the above links and see for yourself. He puts out a great calendar featuring his Tea Girls and there is a Victoria and Otto book. Plus, lots of people like to dress up as Victoria and share pictures of their costumes. I love how one person’s drawings can inspire others to be creative.

If you can get there this Saturday I hope you will. Steampunk is becoming more and more popular but it is always going to feature the quirky and the unique. I don’t think there will ever be something called mainstream steampunk. It seems like everyone has their own interpretation of what steampunk means. What does it mean to you? To me it means a world where anything is possible. Happiness squared.

Goofy Tip: Want to draw like a Disney animator? Head over to The Magic Of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or the Animation Academy at Disney California Adventure and learn to sketch a character from a real Disney animator. When you are done add a monocle and a top hat and your character is now steampunk!