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IDotW089 - Steampunk Explorer by Legato895 IDotW089 - Steampunk Explorer by Legato895
EDIT!...
as was the original plan, after the deadline of this challenge passed i was going to try making the piece more dynamic by lifting the front left leg. - but then as i should have expected it got a bit off balance and ronaika suggested i tilt the whole thing. after telling here i couldn't i did...

other edits that i worked in spontaneously include:
added 3 new pipes (two on the back over the windows and one on the side over the gold plating)

reduced the contrast of the forward left leg, while giving it more of a highlight from the sun AND added more blowing snow in front of it

:iconronaika:

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Created for Conceptart.org's "Industrial Design of the Week"

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the full title of this week's topic is "Steampunk Arctic Explorer" but it wouldn't all fit - such is life.

all i can say is, thank you for the people on my buddy list who refrain from blocking me as i take my artistic ineptitude to them.

specifically:

:icondotcommer:
:iconlt-action:
:iconivorydrive:

also, indirectly, :iconadonihs: for his amazing brushes. i would have stagnated with the default two forever if it wasn't for his link. and even than, i didn't use more than 4-5. but without those this wouldn't have been what it is.

i will probably edit this a bit more for my portfolio, but its core is here, and thats what counts

lines in sketchbook pro, rendered in photoshop.
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Given 2010-06-10
Suggester says: "IDotW089 - Steampunk Explorer by =Legato895 has a certain exhilarating magnificence to it! With the scale of the steampunk engine and the quadrupled features, it has a great point of view, textures and details that make it something from an eerie surreal dream journey! ( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by MacRebisz )
:iconmetaru:
i have a few nitpicks for the desing itself of this walking ship. one of the main issues that bothers me(and that i pointed as a comment already) is that the windmill's sails looks too static for astructure thats suposed to be in the middle of a tundra with a strong wind.

another detail that might sound like a nitpick is that it doesnt seem to be affected by the snow carried by the wind either, it just doesnt seem to integrate with the scenery as much as it could. given the force and the amount of snow the wind would carry, it would be natural that some parts of the ship would be covered by it, and even some frozen edges could be visible in more exposed parts.

overall, its quite a simple, delightful desing. its clear that its closer to fantasy than to an actual technical piece of machinery. aside from the nitpicks i presented, i like the idea of a giant walking ship C:
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:iconheathenheart:
HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece of art! 
I featured it in my journal here: heathenheart.deviantart.com/jo… :)
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
appreciate it!
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ArtemisAesthetic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your artwork very much suits Dark Beauty Magazine. Right now they are accepting Steampunk submissions.

The Airships are rising and we are gathering our forces for this our 3rd Annual Dark Beauty Magazine Steampunk issue out in April 2013. Featuring cover art by Brian Kesinger. If you are interested in featuring your fashion, weapons, gadgets, jewelry and other amazing air quality steampunk goodies we are more than excited to share it with our readership this April. Content is due March 15th, send to us at [link]

Past Steampunk (all) issues can be found here:[link]


xoxo
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:iconjovianj:
JovianJ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
It is a wonderful concept that I think is well presented.
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:iconsacredjourneydesigns:
SacredJourneyDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice. Love the design.
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:iconheathenheart:
HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive! :clap:
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:iconhighfunkion:
highfunkion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconkorekaimasen:
korekaimasen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pure merveille!!!
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:iconpsddude:
PsdDude Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Hi I would like to make a list of amazing steampunk digital art works and I would love add your beautiful work to the list if you accept. I will be published on my blog [link] with a link to your work and your deviant art profile.

is it ok? thank you
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
go for it!
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:iconpsddude:
PsdDude Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Hi I would like to make a list of amazing steampunk digital art works and I would love add your beautiful work to the list if you accept. I will be published on my blog [link] with a link to your work and your deviant art profile.

is it ok? thank you
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:iconahillesus:
ahillesus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010   Interface Designer
What the great idea and realistion!
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:iconzionazuro:
Zionazuro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Fine concept Ilike the elephant look this ship has, the generators are cool.
I shall wonder what it's name could be.
Is the little guy skurrying at the very bottom, a friend or foe?
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the lil dude at the bottom is kind of a scouting boat, lowered over the side like with landing ships or lifeboats in traditional boats :P

i just kinda assumed he was returning home :)
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:iconzionazuro:
Zionazuro Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Oh I thought as much, but then again it could also look like a raiding party using a sneak approch, a small vehical could go unnoticed. But atleast they thought to use a scout. It could counter an attemped but not perfectly. I just like to think of stuff when I absorb someones idea or piece of art.
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:iconrasterize:
RASTERIzE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
machinarium=)
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:iconinvdrzimpwnz:
invdrzimpwnz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
great concept dude!
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:iconartdexigner:
artdexigner Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
very creative concept art!
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:iconthe-laughing-rabbit:
The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not feeling the wooden ship, I think a steam ship or an iron clad from the U.S. civil war would be more fitting. other than that I love it.
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scratchback Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
'Pretty incredible... I didn't realize that the base structure was a ship! The color palette is wonderful.
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
soooooo many adjustment layers and really solid advice from friends!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
:clap: It has a bit of a old school sci fi feel to it :nod: And I realized right now the main body is a wooden ship :lol:
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i went with wood mainly because an iron or steel hull would seem to ordinary :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
And a wise and excellent decision :D :thumbsup: It gives off an old look to the whole thing! :thumbsup: :)
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:iconseikatsu-no-henka:
Seikatsu-no-Henka Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Love the design, it's totally bad ass.
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:iconton-k300:
Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Excellent! ;) :thumbsup:
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:iconwhitephant0m:
whitephant0m Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it reminds me of howl's moving castle.. i like the smaller machine following the big one.. lol.. ^_^x
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:iconbladenight01:
BladeNight01 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Its something new. :XD: Nice work. :)
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:iconelroyhavoc:
elroyhavoc Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
I dreamed of something like this once. Beautiful!!!
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:iconfl0c0n:
fl0c0n Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Oh!! a Roboat!!!! x'D
so original! Bravo*
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:iconvypor:
Vypor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
This idea.
It is original, and I like it immensely.
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that is one of the few things i fight for when i create these things :D
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:iconvypor:
Vypor Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
And it is a good thing to fight for indeed.
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:iconhavesomethink:
havesomethink Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
HOLY CRAAAP!!! AMAZING!!!!
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:iconctrl-4lt-d3l:
ctrl-4lt-d3l Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know if this really fits the theme of classic Steampunk, but I love it nonetheless.
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:iconmagicalidiotsquigoo:
MagicalIdiotSquigoo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student General Artist
That is the best!
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:iconbludrgn426:
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
its anus is shining
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
goatse for all!
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:iconglitchsamo21:
GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Kick ass artwork! And congratulation for hit DD!
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:iconzookydragon:
zookydragon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Hahaha, it's a steampunk AT-AT!
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:icongorselefektanimasyon:
interesting design
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:icondanaes:
DanaeS Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlachbee:
Lachbee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
haha that looks really amazing :D
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:icondemonicsoul87:
Demonicsoul87 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! It's huge!

I can hardly imagine what it would be like to see one of these go by.
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Interesting. The canvas(?) over the lower legs is a good idea for keeping the mud, snow, and general grime out of the mechanism. Definitely a fantasy piece, but, that's OK bye me.

I have a question: why is there only a smoke stack on the shorter windmill mast? To power the legs I would be thinking it would take at least two boilers.
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:iconlegato895:
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i don't have a super great reason... actually now thinking about it, running the stacks through both would be good at providing residual heat to both of the windmill's inner mechanics.

at the time i suppose i felt like two was just too many
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:iconwastelander7:
Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
It's cool, I was just curious. It occurs to me now that if the beast is run by steam, it wouldn't need that much electrical power anyway.

Just musing, but, I wonder if there wouldn't be a way to use the heat updraft from the smoke stacks to directly run a turbine. Then, you'd be getting electric and steam from one power source. Just a weird thought.

Anyway, it's a really fun pic.
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:iconclippys:
clippys Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
nice
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Translucent-Image Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
DANG ! :omfg:
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Awesome artwork! Amazing!
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