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IDotW089 - Steampunk Explorer by Legato895 IDotW089 - Steampunk Explorer by Legato895
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



Created for's "Industrial Design of the Week"


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.



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 )
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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HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece of art! 
I featured it in my journal here:… :)
Legato895 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
appreciate it!
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]

JovianJ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
It is a wonderful concept that I think is well presented.
SacredJourneyDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice. Love the design.
HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive! :clap:
highfunkion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
korekaimasen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pure merveille!!!
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
Legato895 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
go for it!
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