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PURE STEAM - Steam Tank

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Published: February 22, 2013
© 2013 - 2020 47ness
More vehicle commission work for Pure Steam...! The beta is out, btw! Check the link for additional info. :D

No 3-D modeling for this beast; mostly eyeballed it with mechanical pencil and then a ton of Photoshop hours. ¦3

(one more vehicle to draw; it should be an especially crazy one...!) ;D
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Zgerken's avatar
The steam engine tank the most powerful vehical on any land battlefield!
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
:iconbrightfutureplz:
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Wooow really awesome work, love the style
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PedigriHobbyist General Artist
I love it. Really creative design. I love the train-like front, the opening for the barrell, the railing on top, the placement of the chimney, and that little sqarey thing right behind the driver. Colours go well together too!
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks; this ended up being one of my favorites to work on too. :aww:
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MasterOfHeliumHobbyist Filmographer
That's some funky steam design!
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
:iconisaydanceplz:
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Can I just congratulate you on getting this and the ship into EVERY steam punk gallery I have found on deviantART.
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
:XD: Hahaha. Glorious.

I'm grateful for the support of the community. :nod:
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LeeliusHobbyist Digital Artist
This is astonishing. You are quite the inspiring artist.
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks...! :aww:
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Always fascinating those Steampunk designs ^^ The guns positions reminds me lots the casemates and turrets from the battleships of the late 1890´s =D
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
Hehe, glad you think so~! The tank operates in an alternate 1890s-1910s world...
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Aw, so that´s it! ;)
Just a curiosity: I know is maybe push too much the technology, but did you think in possible space travel too in your Steampunk universe?
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
I'm not sure if space travel would happen in Pure Steam™ (it would depend on my clients' wishes)

As far as space travel in my comic; maybe?? A friend of mine said she had a dream once about Sally and Pete going into space and were met with danger, so now I'm all interested in the idea. :XD:
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Ahn okies! ^^

And yeah =D I asked this also because I am taking a look in sites with free books (like Internet Archive and Gutemberg project) and I am finding many scienci fiction books written in the late XIX and early XX centuries about space travel and similar issues, and is quite fascinating, as they show space travel in that times, not as in a far future. In almost all them, they use anti-gravity as the transport device.
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
Electromagnetism was all the rage then, so perhaps it was about creating a charge that repelled us (or hopefully our capsule!) away... ;P
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Actually this was one of the "formulas" proposed for spaceships. Use magnetism to levitate cigar-shaped vessels out the planet.
Maybe you will like this: archive.org/details/nasa_techd…
You can download the PDF . This book was published in 1928!!!!!
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist

Ooo neat!! Thanks for sharing this!!

 

(I've wanted to look this up sooner but it's been a busy work week.) ^^;

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Nitrox-MarquezProfessional Digital Artist
Excellent :D
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks~! :la:
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DualmaskProfessional Digital Artist
That's a really impressive piece of work. I really like the textures. It definitely looks strong, especially with no 3D involved (which wouldn't be a detriment either way; it's all about getting the final product you're after).
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47nessProfessional Digital Artist
Hehe thank you.

I'd rather pass my design on to a 3D modeler to do their magic. ;)
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