“For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.” -Thomas Carlyle.Here's the story: a friend of mine asked me to paint a character for myself. And he gave me a set of following conditions: -I had to aviod typical high fantasy style; -the character was to be a mechanic; -the painting should have the cartoon-like style. So I got down to work, although it was a bit hard to leave all the high fantasy habits behind. Well, I also received a number of useful hints on mechanical stuff. :) That's what I managed to paint. I like this work very much. Probably because it's different than the rest of my art... Pencil, watercolours and tempera, 50x70 cm, 8 days, 2007.