Difference Engine Engineer by MBJonly

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This is a portrait of an anonymous Difference Engine Engineer, cheaply painted for his 45th birthday, by which stage he was nearly blind.He probably was in charge of about 15 10 year olds from the workhouse, who would crawl in between the large clogs to remove rats that were attracted by the many small children crushed by the large cogs.Many would say the best Difference Engines were lubricated by the blood of the children, and beer, as the Difference Engine Engineers were almost as bad as navvys, when it came to drinking binges.

Cartoonist, Science Fiction Illustrator and Author, Musician, Amateur Tattoo Artist, Caricaturist, Maniac.

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  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    Awesome!!!! There is so much to see in this piece!!! Well done!! If you do not already have an entry in our current monsters challenge, he would go great in there. ☺

  • Hi Deborah, thanks heaps.Actually I submitted a more monstery monster yesterday.Thanks for the thought though.

    – MBJonly

  • Jon Burke
    Jon Burkeover 3 years ago


  • Cheers Jon

    – MBJonly

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    lol, great image, and great description!

  • Thanks Mel, appreciate it.

    – MBJonly

  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 3 years ago

    Outstanding !!

  • Thankyou Ozjami !

    – MBJonly

  • Zeb Shaffer
    Zeb Shafferover 3 years ago

    Great motion In this one and i love the expression!

  • Cheers Zeb

    – MBJonly

  • jamespaul
    jamespaulabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks James

    – MBJonly

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseabout 3 years ago

    lol….yet not lol ;)

  • Thankyou Tania.I notice you’re a muso, did you check out my silly song?

    – MBJonly

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseabout 3 years ago

    no i didn’t. give me a link :)

  • It’s on my profile as an animation, though you might prefer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5jL6IcVUQ

    it’s a bit mellower, but just as silly.

    – MBJonly

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseabout 3 years ago


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