Friday, February 04, 2011

Effing machines

Working on a steampunk story for the fabulous Kristina Wright.



I sketched out a rough design for the chair that features in my story.  I then discovered that I was about 140 years too late:  Check out The Manipulator, steam powered vibrator, 1870.

5 comments:

Craig Sorensen said...

I love your sketch! So sexy.

I actually was inspired by "The Manipulator" for a story I wrote too.

Nikki Magennis said...

Thanks, Craig!

The Manipulator - I never would have believed it!

Craig Sorensen said...

The backstory of The Manipulator and its purpose is a story unto itself, methinks.

Fulani said...

Nice pic... it prompted a memory of a chair that had restraints on it and could be unfolded to a range of positions, but I'm not sure if I saw in some historical discussion or an old movie! The book, or film, or whatever it was explained it as something used by oriental despots to restrain young maidens they took a fancy to...

Jo said...

Just goes to show where the genre came from!