Sandra Chang-Adair is a Fantasy/Steampunk Illustrator and comic book artist. She loves painting with Photoshop and working in ClipStudio Pro on her Wacom Cintiq. She loves re-imagining old children’s book themes and myths in the Steampunk genre and painting fanciful animal characters. Reconnecting with her childhood keeps her outlook in life fresh and young and people often mistake her age because she is jumping around and doing butterfly kicks in kung fu with all the other adolescent students. Another theme she likes is role reversal in her artwork. Always challenging herself in the martial arts strengthens her belief that success in all your endeavors has no gender limitations. She is a firm adherent to pursuing your dreams as a career, and maintaining your self-esteem, especially through adversities. If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect others to do the same? Creativity is life and brings happiness! No one can live for you and you cannot live for others. Live for yourself and be true to your integrity! Sandra is currently living in Las Vegas with her husband, her sheltie, Ripley and her aussie, Penny.
Alice is on the Madhatter's Rollercoaster Ride, while he pours tea into their teacups. Along for the ride are the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Door Mouse, March Hare and some other fuzzy critters.
This is my very first steampunk painting and the genre has become one of my favorites. Alice sits on a mushroom and reads a treatise on Tesla's Wireless Electricity. Sitting next to her is a steam-powered, mechanical caterpillar controlled by the Madhatter. This painting graced the cover of Corel Painter Magazine, along with a 6-page tutorial written by Sandra. This was also featured in the Si-La.org Illustration West 48 Juried Show.
I wanted to paint Michael Jackson as Peter Pan, but a Steampunk version since traditional interpretations of Peter Pan can be quite mundane. So I found the happiest portrait I could find of Michael to use as reference and what better situation to paint him in than his signature dance move. I put him in the forest with mountains in the background to represent his permanent and supreme contribution to the world. I added Tinkerbell for people to properly identify the subject matter. And I resisted putting my likeness in her countenance. I added a ship in the background which would be the infamous vessel that belonged to Captain Hook. In Michael's case, Hook would be his nemesis, Tom Sneddon, the evil district attorney of Santa Maria who tried unsuccessfully to indict Michael. Need I have to mention that Michael was pronounced innocent of all 14 counts in this criminal trial! I'd like to think that in my painting, Tom Sneddon and his cronies have all been dropped off at the pit of Sarlacc where they will be painfully digested for a thousand years! So the ship is now manned by a crew of faithful MJ fans! This painting was published in the 400-page Michael Jackson Opus Book!
I always found the theme of beautiful lady sleeping on a horse romantic. In my rendition, a handsome hunter watches her secretly. I couldn't resist putting my dogs, Ripley the Sheltie and Freckles the Australian Shepherd, in the painting as well. After all a hunter needs his faithful hounds! This painting was published in Heavy Metal.
I did a lot of pin-ups for Hustler between 2009 and 2012. This was for their Christmas issue and is a tribute to the great artist, Gil Elvgren.
Alice is aboard the Madhatter's Steampunk Airship. Along for the ride is the March Hare, the Door Mouse and the White Rabbit. Included are Sandra's Sheltie, Ripley and Aussie, Penny.
This is a re-imagining of the Old Woman in the Shoe story but with dogs in the Steampunk Roller blade shoe instead of Children. This depicts all my dogs past and present (the 4 shelties from the right and the white Australian shepherd), along with their furry, dog park friends.
This painting was painted for my 48-page pinup book, Steampunk Rising, published by SQP Publications in 2015.
I love the show and Luke Pasqualino and Tamla Kari have wonderful on-screen chemistry. I wanted to depict the star-crossed lovers, D'Artagnan and Constance in a romantic Romeo and Juliet scenario.
Cinderella is preparing to go to the ball in her Steampunk carriage. Her animal pals see her off and wish her luck. This painting was published in the Advanced Photoshop Magazine Gallery.
Wonder Woman has always been my favorite super hero growing up. I love how Gal Gadot portrays her and I also enjoy the new Avenger Movies. I thought it would be fun to pose Chris Evans as Captain America with her in the old Colcci jean ad from 2011. For fun, I placed the glowering, young Groot playing video games next to them.