The Birthing Engine Automaton

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The Birthing Engine - Finished

  - a contemporary automaton by Dug North

Here is the automaton completed, before any finish was applied to the wood.

I considered leaving it just like this. There was something about the directness of the wood that made it seem really unified and old. Ultimately, I decided to stain it as opposed to paint it.

I also tend to prefer some light woodburning for small details. The eyes, parths of the mouth, and other little things are burned into the wood using a soldering iron.

I added small escutcheon pins for the doctor's lab coat buttons