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His Trusty Steam

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I wanted to try something in the Steampunk genre (which I love) so here's my first image in 2010. I am teaching myself Blacksmith 3d Paint, so, I mapped a terrain model for starters. My work flow went: Filter Forge, Blacksmith 3D, Artmatic Voyager, Daz, Pixelmator (for signing and compressing). I used Jepe's Steam. Most of the models came from Daz, and the free wheel is from DreamPaint's site. Thanks for looking and for any comments you care to leave. It looks better zoomed if you have the time.
January 3, 2010
Mixed Medium
Science Fiction
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Jan 3, 2010 11:57:47 pm
Cool image.Love the steampunk bird.

by zil2008 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 1:10:48 am
Utter coolness! Awesome sky, love that dragon .. or is it a bird? The hot red behind the man and the dragon beasty looks like there's a lava flow just behind that ridge they are on. I love the freaky multi colored toxic fumes rising everywhere. A fantastic toxic world you've created!

by three_grrr Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 2:59:32 am
Excellent colour and style Cathy!

by stevey3d Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 4:56:56 am
Fabulous steampunk to warm up the New Year!Wonderful work,Cathy. The background is fantastic.
Happy New Year!

by blankfrancine Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 5:53:16 am
Mandi is right about the background - I love it too - the sky is great. I also love the rusty looking trees, excellent for the steampunk theme. Brave use of colour too, it puts some heat and fantasy into the whole thing.

by e-brink Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 7:06:32 am
Cathy it is a super cool image and all the work you put into it really paid off in the final result here. The atmosphere you created here is something else and so colorful.

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 8:28:25 am
Fantastic action piece. I especially love what you did with the background.

by magichild2 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 9:31:44 am
WOW...Great composition, perfect background!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 11:36:36 am
Love that fire bird, almost looks alive!

by tulipe Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 1:44:48 pm
wow awesome work !

by lucindawind Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 2:04:26 pm
Excellent scene!

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 2:11:23 pm
This is Fantastic.

by farmerC Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 3:35:20 pm
Really nice scene. Great character, sky and colours! Very nice work.

by Miska7 Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 7:20:58 pm
You did a wonderful job! I love the whole composition and colors but that bird-dragon(?) is something else, it really stands out! Excellent work!

by psyoshida Homepage »

Jan 4, 2010 10:27:55 pm
This turned out so great! Your lighting really makes this piece.

by amota99517 Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 3:37:46 am
Creative and inspiring work! I wish you a Happy New Year and may everything you wish to yourself come true.

by KarmaSong Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 4:33:48 am
well I just looked up "Steampunk" because my knowledge of these things is a little above that of a newt. (No offense to newts. They're a warm & loving species...) So it's a Victorian type of milieu with modern technology thrown in, and a lot of play between the two time periods. That's just cursory; but if I'm close, it seems like a great playground for your wonderful subtle humor & your own sense of play.

You have a big 'burst' with the dragon-like machine, every thing radiating outward into space, including the fire. It really is a spill of an image, and it comes right at us in the foreground. (I keep saying it, but there's your design sense again: Here, being very dramatic.) It's an inventive creature, and I can see where the fun of this genre comes in (there's something tongue & cheek about its design to my eyes). And there's the trusty rider: He kneels in fidelity, I like his outfit (well done!), and he's carrying some kind of blue thing---a jersey? a sweatshirt? a flying scarf? Looks like something he wears in the air...And I see the steam, and there's a cactus-y thing to the right of the man (I can't tell if those are water drops or actual cactus, though I like it in either case). And that wheel half sunken into the ground: Has a pagan feeling to it, don't ask me why. Maybe the shape...And you have to know: Your landscape, though primal & bleak, is dappled with the most vibrant colors. Whether they're from the steam or some cauldron under the ridge or just the atmosphere of this world, they give the whole piece a big glow and uplift. And the cloud patterns add to the "burst" of the piece. It's bright & exuberant & a lot of fun. I assume it's hard & time-consuming to make this, but it feels "whooshed" onto the frame in seconds; and its a surprise for me, because I don't remember too many images like this in your gallery! Will we see more? (Only the shadow knows...) (Boy, old radio. I don't think I was even born when that show aired!) Really fun, Cathy, and I admire you for doing pieces like this. They look like a lot of work, but it feels like a wonderful romp! The burst just dominates our sight!

by anahata.c Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 1:08:07 pm
nicely done... love the rainbow colors in all those earth tones

by Jollyself Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 9:59:35 pm
Seems like these guys are looking for trouble or about to create some. Very adventurous colors and scene. Love those clouds. It will be interesting to see what sort of antics this duo get themselves into.

by popeslattz Homepage »

Jan 5, 2010 10:41:48 pm
Very cool. :)

by Jean-Luc_Ajrarn Homepage »

Jan 6, 2010 4:48:48 am
Super combination of elements and colors. Like Joe (popeslattz), I'm curious to know what these to rebel rousers are up to.

by faroutsider Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 7, 2010 10:44:52 am
Wow how amazing is this, and yes I hear a lot about steampunk these days, and I love your steampunk dragon very much. A very interesting and well thought out work, very well done! hugs Jane xx

by JaneEden Homepage »

Jan 13, 2010 8:48:14 am
Excellent SciFi scene !

by Zazou Homepage »

Jan 17, 2010 4:24:44 pm
Absolutely stunning work, excellent done.

by giovanino Homepage »

May 24, 2010 8:46:22 pm
Excellent image! His trusty steam looks like a very goofy and affectionate mechanical dragon. I can see him hanging his head in dejection when he develops a fault and his rider has to make repairs. He looks a little heavy to fly, but then so do airplanes. I love the details and rusty quality of him. Wonderful background, color and atmosphere. A humorous and inventive render!

by myrrhluz Homepage »


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