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Steampunk Explorer - created by solkee

Steampunk Explorer
Favs: 1SBS: 3Hi-resRank: 2/5Score: 70.7% (36)30207 views

Please view in High Resolution and also see the SBS.

Thanks to Angelrat-Stock for the factory image.
Thanks to tanit-isis-stock for the woman image.
Thanks to 9thPlanetStock for the hat and goggles image.
Thanks to NewAgeCouture for the harness image.
Thanks to Falln-Brushes for the smoke brush.

The tank and mechanical hand images are my own photographs. (5 years and 788 days ago)

5 Sources:

avatar kcinsti
kcinsti says:

Did you try moving the prosthetic further up her arm? Also to me, at least, the machinery seems to be sort-of just stuck there; I can't quite put my finger on why...maybe attaching the straps further back would give it a more cohesive feel?

author says:

The mechanical hand is exactly where her original hand was, that is where it looked best. Also it is difficult to make the straps join the tank as the harness needs to be tight against her body to be realistic. In this position you wouldn't be able to see them join on the tank. Thanks for your comment.

(5 years and 788 days ago)

kcinsti says:

Ah! I think I've figured out what doesn't look right to me..the actual position of the machine...I think that, from the viewer's point of view, it might look more natural moved left and rotated clockwise slightly.

(5 years and 787 days ago)

avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Well done, author. And good uhm... choice of source . Good luck!

author says:

I always say Waz, if you are going to use a model then you may as well use a sexy one.

(5 years and 787 days ago)

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Pretty big gizmo on her wonder she can't stand up!

author says:

With the propellers spinning Bob, it can support its own weight.

(5 years and 787 days ago)

avatar Chrys Rizzo

Amazing creativity! GL

avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Nice image and great idea and execution on the whole thing.

Regarding the background factory stock, there are rules for offsite usage that require written permission from the owner. Just checking if you got permission.

"Angelrat-Stock images may only be used on deviantART. If you wish to use Angelrat-Stock images somewhere other than deviantART, you must request and recieve written permission before you use the images."

author says:

Angelrat-Stock's last journal entry states:-
"I am no longer active here ... I really don't read messages or notes anymore so if I don't respond ... that's why.
Use what's here ... no need to let me know ... you can still post what you have used here and I'll have a look and add to favs when I find the time. I still enjoy looking at what's been done with my crap.
Just enjoy your art... peace ... Angelrat-Stock (Feb. 21, 2009)"
That infers that permission is already given.

(5 years and 786 days ago)

Moderator says:

As written in the response above the DA author has stated they are no longer active and added "Use what's here ... no need to let me know ... ". This does indicate that permission or contact is no longer required and we will accept that as written.

kcinsti says:

Author, I got burned by DA rules recently when I used a pic and contacted the author for permission but they never got back to me; so I've started a bookmark folder of DA stock suppliers who only require a credit, not permission, to use any of their work.

(5 years and 786 days ago)

avatar spaceranger

Well done, a fine example of Steampunk! I can see you like the subject!
@kcinsti- DA does have many fine images but the authors often have complex rules. Good idea to keep a list of the easy to use authors. Remember also to check DA sources closely, some images may be chopped and that's not always clear also don't use "premade" backgrounds or images, those are most always chopped works.

avatar IDt8r
IDt8r says:

Congrats, Solkee!

avatar spaceranger

Congrats Rob!!

avatar KooFoo
KooFoo says:

Didn´t have a chance against this big...eeh....machines on the back, if u know what I talk about

avatar Nonnykka
Nonnykka says:


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Explorer - created by shizar_phshp

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/5Score: 67% (2)6388 views

I changed my last work alot and this is the result , I wanted to add it as an independent work but moderators removed it as duplication and honestly I don't know why because it is totally different from the other.
but there it goes guys , hope you enjoy it.

special thanks to CMYK46 and Drivenslush.

thanks to Kriss Szkurlatowski , COFFY | MOTIONDESIGN & mqtrf for their nice photos and permitting me to use as resource (5 years and 960 days ago)

8 Sources:

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Good idea, but a bit sloppy, especially with the front windows. Might be better to crop the foreground of the ocean source so it doesn't look like the ship is running aground.

author says:

thank you CMYK46 for your comment , could you please specifically tell me the fails?
the waves are used from another image and honestly I don't like them too ! but I am not a pro so...I guess I need some help and guidance

(5 years and 961 days ago)

avatar Drivenslush

going through the image with a blur brush over the rough edges would really help (high res visual).. (print version would probably turn out okay, but in a digital setting everything will show... thinking about the agitation that would happen to the surrounding edges would be helpful as well

the overall image is very fun and interesting.. half the battle, you need to just take a step back and say "what can I do to make this even better".. (in all honesty it is very well done) especially when it comes from your heart

Good luck and be happy.. just always remember there is room for improvement

author says:

thank you very much Drivenslush

having your courageous words as comment really motivates me ... its nice of you

I don't know that how much time is left for correction ,on the other side I am busy right now so Its kinda hard for me to put all I have , But I will try and use your opinion to make it better
please tell me more so that I can learn more

also , I will use your words on my future works , it really makes sense and you are quite right about it
thanks again

(5 years and 960 days ago)

Much improved, good work good fix and good luck

(5 years and 960 days ago)

author says:

thanks Drivenslush !

(5 years and 960 days ago)

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Nice changes, author! Good luck!

author says:

thank you CMYK46
some of it's improvements are because of considering what you have mentioned before.
they really helped
thanks alot

(5 years and 959 days ago)

avatar George55
George55 says:

You did a good job... the image looks nice.... good colors though. Good luck!

author says:

thank you very much !

please tell me the down side too , so that I could do better in future

thanks again

(5 years and 959 days ago)

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Jack the explorer - created by mrsheffels

Jack the explorer
Favs: 1SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 5/5Score: 56.3% (0)4213 views


He explores the new world. cool eh?

you will notice the grass blows in different directions. Its supposed to be where both halfs of the world come together. He has his keys to unlock worlds.. (subtle detail)

All painted in photoshop (5 years and 2154 days ago)

avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Author, I see some signature in the right upper corner. If that's your name, please remove then. All contests are supposed to be anonymous until the contest results will show up. Good luck!

author says:

oops sorry. I forgot my signature was on the final. Thanks for notifying me I removed it.

avatar gopankarichal

look like "canyon glider" background. good work

avatar sathya
sathya says:

nice work

avatar LKY
LKY says:

author u've got amazing skills in painting......high res. luks pretty gud.....also love the concept...GL

avatar nishagandhi


avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

High Res is a must see for the character detail. Great job on this author!! Good work!

avatar GolemAura
GolemAura says:

High marks for everything.. except the clouds.. I thought they were chunks of feta cheese... LOL but thats IMHO

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

The character & landscape are very well drawn...the clouds are really bad...

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unkskitty says:

love the high res! good luck!

author says:

Thanks for the compliments. I was getting fustrated with my drawing abilities so this was just what I needed to keep practicing. I will work on my clouds. Thanks.

avatar OliviasArts

i wouldnt even know where to start author, so great job in my book goodluck.

avatar Tuckinator


avatar akasha
akasha says:

your idea is somewhat similar to Little Big Planet on Playstation

avatar BlueSparkle

IMO you could get rid of the clouds all together. Great job! All this great drawing is inspiring me to finally learn how to draw myself... Good luck!

avatar chakra1985

very nice

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