Steampunk Star Trek



Steam Nouveau | Phantoms Siren

here are a couple of steampunk Star Trek portraits I was commissioned to draw a while ago, the main aim was to show off the models amazing costumes. These were a huge amount of fun to do!


Please note commissions are still closed for the time being.

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Calendar day; April 19, 2014

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Saturday, the 19th of April, 2014 is the 109th day in 2014 and in the 16th calendar week.
General Events:
Primrose Day 2014
April 19, 2014 in London
Primrose Day takes place on April 19, 2014. Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral. On this day Disraeli’s statue in Parliament Square, London is decorated with primroses, as is his grave in Hughenden, Buckinghamshire.
Where is Primrose Day?
Nationwide London
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day
April 19, 2014 in Uruguay
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day is observed on April 19, 2014. April 19 is the anniversary of the Landing of the 33 Patriots in Uruguay, also known as the Treinta y Tres Orientales, though it’s safe to say none of the 33 “Orientals” ever set foot in Asia. They were called ‘Orientales‘ because Uruguay was known as the Banda Oriental, or the “Eastern Bank” of the Rio de la Plata, the western shore being Argentina.
Where is Landing of the 33 Patriots Day?
Nationwide Uruguay
Record Store Day
April 19, 2014 in the World
It’s Record Store Day! Each year on the third Saturday of April, fans and artists all over the world come together to support independent record stores on Record Store Day. Chris Brown, an employee at a local record store, came up with the idea in 2007. In April of 2008, Metallica kicked off the first Record Store Day with a performance at Rasputin Music in San Francisco, California.
To support the cause, many artists release exclusive vinyls, CDs, and promotional materials on Record Store Day. There are also a variety of special events, contests, and high profile appearances that take place during the day.
To celebrate, head to your local independent record store and show your support!
Official Record Store Day website:
Where is Record Store Day?
National Garlic Day
April 19, 2014 in the USA
National Garlic Day is observed on April 19, 2014. It celebrates the “stinking rose” and promotes the many uses of Garlic. Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. Garlic cloves are used for consumption (raw or cooked) or for medicinal purposes. They have a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. Garlic is a fundamental component in many or most dishes of various regions.
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating at least as far back as when the Giza pyramids were built. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease and cancer. Animal studies, and some early research studies in humans, have suggested possible cardiovascular benefits of garlic.
Garlic is known for causing bad breath (halitosis), as well as causing sweat to have a pungent “garlicky” smell. Mouthwash or breath mints are not particularly effective, since the sulfurous compounds are absorbed into the bloodstream, and exit the body through the lungs and skin. Studies conducted at Ohio State University have shown that drinking milk can reduce “garlic breath”.
Where is National Garlic Day?
Nationwide USA
National Amaretto Day
April 19, 2014 in the USA
Today is National Amaretto Day! Amaretto is a popular Italian liqueur that is a common ingredient in many dishes and beverages. Its most notable characteristic is its strong almond flavoring. This flavor comes from apricot kernel oil, burnt sugar, and spices. The name “amaretto” means “slightly bitter” and refers to the aftertaste of the drink.
Although amaretto did not arrive in the United States until the 1960’s, it can be traced all the way back to 16th century Italy. According to legend, a painter named Bernadino Luini traveled to Saronno in northern Italy and met a beautiful widow. When he asked her to be the model for one of his paintings she expressed her gratitude by presenting him with the first amaretto drink.
Celebrate this historical liqueur tonight by enjoying a divine glass of amaretto or try adding it to one of your recipes for some delicious almond flavoring!
Where is National Amaretto Day?
Nationwide USA
Religious Events:
Holy Saturday 2014
, 2014 in the World
Holy Saturday is the day after Good Friday. It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week, in which Christians prepare for Easter. This day commemorates the day that Jesus Christ’s body lay in the tomb.
In Roman Catholic Churches, the sanctuary remains stripped completely bare while the administration of the sacraments is severely limited. Holy Communion after the Good Friday service is given only as Viaticum to the dying. Baptism, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick may be administered because they, like Viaticum, are helpful to ensuring salvation for the dying. All Masses are severely limited. No Mass at all appears in the normal liturgy for this day, although Mass can be said on Good Friday and on Holy Saturday for an extremely grave or solemn situation with a dispensation from the Vatican or the local bishop. Many of the churches of the Anglican Communion as well as Lutheran, Methodist, and some other Churches observe most of the same; however, their altars may be covered in black instead of being stripped.
In Eastern Orthodoxy this day, known as Holy and Great Saturday, is also called The Great Sabbath since it is on this day that Christ “rested” physically in the tomb. But it is also believed that it was on this day he performed in spirit the Harrowing of Hades and raised up to Paradise those who had been held captive there. In the Coptic, Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, this day is known as Joyous Saturday.
Where is Holy Saturday?
Historical Events:
607 – Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 AUs of Earth
1451 – Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
1587 – Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet
1770 – Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia
1782 – John Adams secures Dutch Republic’s recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.
1810 – Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
1825 – 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
1839 – Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
1904 – Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
1910 – Halley’s comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
1919 – Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
1923 – New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
1934 – Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, “Stand Up & Cheer”
1936 – First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
1943 – Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
1948 – Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
1962 – NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
1971 – Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day)
1982 – Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut
1982 – Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut
1984 – Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature magazine)
1985 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
1987 – Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
1995 – Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168 & injures 500
1999 – The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.



Calendar day; April 18, 2014

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***OOPS! day late sorry, I was ill yesterday***


Friday, the 18th of April, 2014 is the 108th day in 2014 and in the 16th calendar week.
International Juggler’s Day
April 18, 2014 in the World
International Juggler’s Day takes place on April 18, 2014. The day celebrates the skill of juggling and talented jugglers. Juggling is a physical skill involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment or sport. The most recognizable form of juggling is toss juggling.
Juggling can be the manipulation of one object or many objects at the same time, using one or many hands. Jugglers often refer to the objects they juggle as props. The most common props are balls or clubs or rings. Some jugglers use more dramatic objects such as knives, fire torches or chainsaws.
Where is Juggler’s Day?
International Day For Monuments and Sites
April 18, 2014 in the World
International Day For Monuments and Sites is observed on April 18, 2014. The International Day for Monuments and Sites is held each year around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles. The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.
A monument is a type of structure either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage, or simply as an example of historic architecture. Monuments have been created for thousands of years, and they are often the most durable and famous symbols of ancient civilizations.
International Council on Monuments and Sites:
Where is Day For Monuments and Sites?
Pet Owners Independence Day
April 18, 2014 in the World
Pet Owners Independence Day is celebrated on April 18, 2014. It’s a holiday for all of those who have pets. If you are a pet owner, be proud and celebrate yourself on this day! You should do this by taking off the day for work and send your pet(s) to work in your place pets. Enjoy the life by switching into a pet’s perspective by sleeping and eating all day long.
Where is Pet Owners Independence Day?
National Animal Crackers Day
April 18, 2014 in the USA
Who doesn’t love the crunch and sweetness of an animal cracker? These fun little crackers are usually in the shape of circus or zoo animals such as elephants, lions, tigers, bears, and monkeys.
Animal-shaped crackers were first brought to the United States during the late 1800’s. The demand for these treats skyrocketed so bakers began to produce them domestically.
Stauffer’s Biscuit Company was the first company to produce animal crackers in 1871 in York, Pennsylvania. Other local bakeries soon came together under the National Biscuit Company, or “Nabisco Brands.” It was not until 1902 though that the animal cracker’s box débuted its “Barnum’s Animals” circus theme.
Did you know that since their start in 1903, there have been 37 different animals included in Barnum’s Animal Crackers? Today more than 40 million packages of animal crackers are sold each year around the world. To celebrate National Animal Crackers Day, enjoy a box (or two) of some delicious Barnum’s Animal Crackers!
Where is National Animal Crackers Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1025 – Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
1783 – Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
1853 – 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)
1879 – Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins
1906 – San Francisco earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroy 75% of city
1912 – The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
1923 – Poland annexes Central Lithuania
1946 – League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)
1948 – International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands
1951 – France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
1954 – Colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt
1956 – Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
1963 – Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
1968 – London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
1982 – Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
1989 – Zimbabwe gains independence


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