Thanks a lot guys. @DrewDraw: Yes, multiple references - an old engine, and various ships. @Graviteur: I'm not a pro, I paint in my spare time. On canvas, in Photoshop, on the DS - it's all the same to me... certainly never a waste, if I'm being creative and exploring ideas. Cheers. :)
Come on Munin stop being modest you are and always will be one of the grand masters of colors someone I certainly look up to and have followed since my first drawings, your detail, lighting and textures are second to none and this is just pure art fav+1 :)*
@Lylo & Micky: You are embarrassingly kind. If my work means something to someone else, then I cannot think of a more rewarding reason to keep scribbling. Thanks, guys. Oh, and Micky... hope your bones are healing nicely and we can see you back to it soon. :)
Again, I really appreciate all your encouragement. Thanks a lot folks. @Mikejitsu: A4 Inotus 3, but I am upgrading this month. @Botelluki: If you log in via the internet, you can view a few Steampunk images in my gallery I've done on the old DS. @Chris3D: Hugin's brother. Also my brush name ;) @iGreg: Haha... just working on my own stuff at the moment. :) @Master Wolf: The movie playing in my head right now. :)
Is it taking off or landing? Very cool I'd love to see you try your hand at a locomotive full of rebels toting ak's like the guys from your other painting. It would be cool with an anti-airship cannon behind or on top of the engine...I look at your paintings and I have a story that ties them all together in my mind. I would love to see you collab with Senco and make some steampunk vehicles riddled with graffiti, you guys coul make a new genre urban-steampunk. Check him out your styles compliment eachothers, also check me out too and tell me what you think about my ideas, thanks for the great art!
Much appreciated, dudes. @Dark Artists: I almost always use references to pull inspiration from, or to understand some form or function. For this one I obviously looked at old sailing ships and engines.
@Dark Artist: References are a major help to artists. As long as you don't rely on them too much, they can help you solve many problems, and a well stocked reference folder can be a huge source of inspiration for anything from lighting situations, colour palettes, compositions, texture... you name it. I don't copy 1 for 1 (unless I'm doing a study)... It's all about how you use reference. Try painting a figure from imagination with a two point light source with some degree of accuracy. I doubt there are many professional artists with that innate ability. ;)