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Steam Powered Giraffe Circa 1897 by BunnyBennett Steam Powered Giraffe Circa 1897 by BunnyBennett
(From left to right: Rabbit, The Spine, and Hatchworth)

The Steam Powered Giraffe robots weren't always the crooning machines you see today! Back when they were first built, their inventor Peter Walter I tricked them out with all manor of weapon- buzz saws, chain saws, electrical arrays, cannons, and Gatling guns. Their purpose? To take down rival inventor Thadeus Becile and his army of clockwork elephants in Africa.

After a bitter sweet victory, Peter renounced his war machines and the robots eventually became repurposed into the musical men you see today.

For more information on the backstory of Steam Powered Giraffe, and to learn more about how you can see and hear the band play- visit [link]

I'm Bunny Bennett, and I play Rabbit and GG in the band.
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:iconjaratekid:
JarateKid Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Proof that none of them were built with metal dongs

Your art is fantastic Bunny ;u; I love how they all had dark backgrounds despite how cheerful and sweet they all are now, and their designs here are brilliant >w<
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Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait...Are you really Bunny Bennett??
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:icondefinerandom:
DefineRandom Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is really her!
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Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH!!11111111111
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KobraKid12 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What about Jon :(
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Th-Phnx-Fthrd-Rvn Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh crap, I had no idea you drew this! :omg:
I saw this in like really really late 2013 and thought a fan drew it! But dayum, dem weapons tho! :D
(The Spine looks like the freakin' Terminator! XD )
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blackflower944 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student
now the song makes more sense 
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:icon3fangs:
3Fangs Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Love the dark backstory to them. Just gives it so much flavor. :chew:
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:iconxendigger-the-real:
Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
So much "Robots" right now. I miss Robin Williams.
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:iconfullmetalblunt:
fullmetalblunt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The awesomeness rains upon us all.
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luckystar2613 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Oh wow...this is incredible! ^^ I feel like I need a better adjective, I'll get back to you when I think of one! :P
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cresc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the picture. But it's very sad to see them like this. Like when the Iron Giant thought Hogarth was dead and attacked the town.
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Wolfywingedwolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw iron giant yesterday!! I love that movie so much I hadn't watched it in YEARS!!!
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CristiBoss Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I will never look at Rabbit or Hatchworth the same way ever again...
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LolitaSteamPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Even as a war machine,the Spine is still handsome!
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:iconmirrp:
Mirrp Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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4evaAFanGirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, Bunny!! :D
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timhouse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
You've come a long way, Rabbit. 
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Lost7Soul Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want to cosplay these @_@
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Well those copper elephants were turning hostile.
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:iconkingchaos622:
kingchaos622 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And Colonel Walter was pretty shocked.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
So he built these wonderful automaton blokes.
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:iconkingchaos622:
kingchaos622 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And a very big steam powered giraffe what smokes.
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ashtoledo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
i love how loose the environment is in comparison with the robots :)
well done Bunny!
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KKBatoretto Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning!
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Art-Nymph Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   General Artist
Hatchworth was put in storage for a while because he was leaking oil, right? Or did I remember the wiki wrong?
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Candied-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was put into the vault because of a hairline fracture in his blue matter core.
Peter Walter I (? There are so many now I swear), pronounced him unsafe to everyone around him, so into the vault he went to stay until he was fixed. There, he was rather more or less forgotten until one of the Peters decades later, decided to repair him. xD
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Art-Nymph Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   General Artist
Oh. Thanks, I didn't know that. :)
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Candied-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sam is drawing a comic about Hatchworth in the vault, but I can't seem to find it anywhere...
You have to be a engineer-iteer to see it. xD
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Art-Nymph Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   General Artist
That sounds like its probably really cool!
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Candied-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, definitely. Sam is awesome like that. xD
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Art-Nymph Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014   General Artist
He sure is!
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Candied-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u w u <3
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2138 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Mein Gott, The Spine is a Terminator!

At least now we know how Skynet gets started . . . 
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Rinsley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad the best crooning we'd get from Skynet is a bunch of angry grunting in an Austrian accent lol
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2138 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Yeah, somewhere along the line the music department got the axe. It's funny as hell, to imagine, though.

Turpentine erase me whole
Don't want to live my life alone
I was waiting for you all my life

Set me free
Oh, I'll beeee . . . 

. . . baaaaack . . . 


Doesn't really have the same zing to it, does it?
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Rinsley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You forgot NYAAAUGH-NYAAAAURGH-HOWDY!
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HorseandWolfLover93 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmm...part of me thinks that the Spine's eyes are a different color for a particular reason. 
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:iconcandied-cyanide:
Candied-Cyanide Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I believe currently they are green. :I
Maybe they changed when he was re-purposed?
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Momma-Loki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a wall-sized print of this. I want to lay in bed every night and stare into Spine's beady, terrifying eyes.

Who needs dream catchers when you have nightmare fuel war robots to chase away the nightmares?
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KeziKarisma Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 hatchy looks like he is dying ;A; 

Other than that this is awesome
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Natera Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist
This would make an awesome mousepad! D:
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1997dragonclaw Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Nyehehehehe! Hatchworth is spewing oil everywhere!
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Although it's taking everything within me not to screech my rage to the heavens for missing this livestream...

I must look at this picture and give it the praise it deserves!

IT'S SO AMAZING, BUNNY! I JUST CAN'T EVEN! :iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz:
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incredibly-invisible Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*faints*
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Qeinesha Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are sooo fucking talented. Gawd, I freaking love you.
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dawnwally Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yay for including GG in the acting credit!!! :D
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gizmo1499 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I love the story behind all the robots :D Your art is amazing!
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WorldEndsGirl14 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
watching the livestream of this was sooo cooool! =D
you are so freakishly talented =D in the best way possible LOL
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing: I love Hatchworth with the enormous chest cannon. Too cool. :)

---AK
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