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Steampunk Junk by rillani Steampunk Junk by rillani
I once asked myself: what if a fictional 19th century China had similar technical advances as Jules Verne's England, with equivalents of the Time Machine and the Nautilus?

Here's what I came up with, the imperial steam-powered junk (a type a Chinese sailing ship that's not normally steam-powered).

(This picture was originally done in March 2008, but I found it again and touched it up a little.)
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
It is so great to see steampunk that is not Victoriana.
seeinglight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Photographer
Featured here! [link]
Lyeekha Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Extraordinarily beautiful yet realistic colour use! I'm agog.
AugustPhoenix Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this! (I also do Chinese Steampunk...)
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
These colors are so fun! :D
barksodaverne Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
HEY, that's very nice ! you came out with something here! that's quite something you asked yourself! I love the steampunk aesthetic and it's nice to see it applied differently
AltoidsAndYaoi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, wow - this is beautiful. I love the steampunk-ness <3
azngarrett Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Really excellent, I can tell you put in a lot of time getting the textures of the water and clouds right. the water splashing against the ship is very well done too
thundercake Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool idea. I especially love the jade smokestacks and the overall color scheme.
Toadsmoothy2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
What a beautiful, imaginative piece!!! :clap:
DarkJimbo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Steampunk junk may just be the best deviation name I've EVER heard.

That sky - but those waves particularly - are really something special. Absolutely awesome.
SRaffa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Exceptionally pretty color combinations and perfectly stunning work on the textures, lights, and shadows of those waves...
DorifutoRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
I really like this, there's something about it that I can't put my finger on, the Ship has a sort of caricatured-ness to its proportions, but I mean that in a good way.
AmbiePetals Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Oh my god I love the colors!!!!

The jewel tones on the boat, the details of the wood, incredible. If I'm being perfectly honest, though, I love the sky and water the best. I love the warm oranges and yellows in the sky coupled with the teals and greens in the water, and they way all of it just blends together so perfectly.

Great job!
rillani Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I've really been working on my colors for the past couple of years. Thanks for the encouragement! :rose:
MUTTAS Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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