This was a piece created, in part, to be the promotional image for the next
contest. But not really. The contest, where the members would submit art or fiction of the Princess Tutu
characters as genderflipped steampunk versions of themselves, never really happened. It was an April Fool's Day joke
and I decided to play. Long story short: we had come up with some prompts for the next contest to be voted on by our members. In the midst of discussion about the topics, Becky decided to combine two in order to see how many votes it would get. It eventually got the least votes. We had decided, prior to the results, to take the loser of the poll and use that as a joke. It was a not too surprising pleasure that this lost and got used.
That said, I still think this is a pretty decent piece. I wanted to go with a faded Victorian era illustration look. Go check out =elfgrove
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