Ok technically this isn't an entirely new project. I'm a Hannibal fan and a horror movie junkie, so I'm always making horror art. But last year, and the year before that, my number one selling artwork was my Young Frankenstein "Abby Someone" Brain in a Jar.
I have over 500 designs in my RB shop - and I sell a few of those brains in jars every month. I don't know who's buying them, but I love them all. Young Frankenstein is one of my favorite movies to this day, and I watch it at least twice a year.
(The design is here if you're curious: https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/Brain-of-Abby-Someone-from-Young-Frankenstein-Fan-Art-by-orionlodubyal/40882764.IJ6L0)
Anyway, that got me thinking about mad scientists and horror movies, and maybe combining that with Steampunk, and then well . . . the experiments began! More brains in jars, hearts and lungs with machine parts and even a heart with a little bit of "alien autopsy" thrown in.
I'm just about 99% sure that my original Abby Someone Brain in a Jar fans are not going to be lining up for my new Steampunk Mad Scientist series, but they were still the inspiration for it. So credit where credit is due. :)
I've got a couple of more Mad Scientist artworks in the pipeline to finish up, then it's on to my next surreal / horror crossover -- grotesque combined with florals. Yes, I'll be leaning hard into my Hannibal fandom for that one!
The Mad Scientist / Steampunk anatomy pieces are here (keep in mind some are listed as mature and you may need to be signed in to view the images.) https://www.redbubble.com/people/orionlodubyal/shop?artistUserName=orionlodubyal&asc=u&collections=2674537