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Mr Lacey by Llrael Mr Lacey by Llrael

Please, Mr Lacey,
let me work your lovely machine!
Will you let me control all the handles?
You know, it's the best thing I've ever seen!

Where, Mr Lacey,
where'd you learn just what to do?
Can you fix me up now with a teacher?
I wanna become an inventor too!

Why, Mr Lacey,
why'd you do the things you do?
It's true no-one here understands now,
but maybe some day they'll catch up with you!

~ Fairport Convention - "Mr Lacey"

This fellow represents one of the reasons why I'm a terrible insomniac -- I think of things when I should be sleeping.

This guy came to me... Monday evening. I blame my mother, who wants to buy me steampunk jewellery for my birthday (hey, I'm game!). From what I've managed to discover/decide in the last two days, his name is Mr Lacey, after the song. Don't know his first name, but whatever it is, he hates it and insists that everyone calls him by his surname. I think his middle name is Jeremiah. He's a Victorian engineer specialising in weapons. The kind of engineer who wears their lab gear all the time, is grumpy with anyone who doesn't understand "the point of it all" and always has dirty hands.

This'll probably get shaded at some point.

He made a clockwork-powered machine gun, which I will draw as soon as I can work out how the damn thing works.

[EDIT 03/05/09] - Yay for shading!

[EDIT MARK II 25/05/09] His given names are Thomas Isaac. And his business partner/best friend/confusion-and-bereavement-driven unrequited love interest/backstabbing Judas (in that order) is one Jeremy Zachariah Clifton. First to point out the bad joke wins. Also, I like Hebrew.
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gothicdragon752 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Mr.Lacey needs a good bath.
Llrael Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
You volunteering?
gothicdragon752 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Maaaaaaibee :p
Lord-Quake666 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
A very interesting character, I like how you were inspired by song to draw this unique and interesting character :)
He's got a lot of character, and I can imagine him being a really interesting character.
Llrael Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Heh, thank you! At the moment he kinda seems just like every other steampunk character out there to me, but he's developing a personality quite fast.
Lord-Quake666 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Yeah, I can see what you mean. None the less, he's still going to be a unique character, I'm sure of it :D
All of your characters have very unique stories and features, so I'm sure he'll be awesome.

By the way, I love the details you added, he looks even cooler now :)
Llrael Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Heh, thank you!
THWT Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice ^-^ he looks cute in a sort of nerdy/intelligent way ^o^
Llrael Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Hehe, thank you! That was more or less the impression I was going for.
Fly1ngSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Ooo - did you right that poem too? That rhyming is so clever ^_^
On the subject of steam punk did you see the photos of the 4 awesome steam punk cosplayers at last years Minami? The detail in their costumes were unbeleivable. And I love the detail you've got in the end of the scarf - very impressed!
Llrael Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Nope, it's a song by Fairport Convention. Sleep more = read better! XD

I did indeed, in fact I showed them to my mother, who said that I needed some.
Thankyee! :D
Lady-Liara Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Oh man! He, Edwards and Hoehenheim just have to have a get together!
I mean - Edwards and Lacey both hate their first names (or have issues with them, etc,) and like clockwork - whilst both Hoehenheim and Lacey are Victorian engineers. Hoehenheim's face is always dirty, Lacey's hands are always dirty. Lacey makes weaponry, Hoehenheim is involved in making fighting android things for the military.
Llrael Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Hahaha, can you say "tea-party"?!
Have you drawn Höhenheim? And yes, I searched for the umlaut. :P
Lady-Liara Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Well I have now >u>
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