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The Remnant Room by Clockwork7 The Remnant Room by Clockwork7
Deep within the confines of Hollow Fields lies the Remnant Room, the place where all the failed clockwork and steam projects created by countless students over the years are left to rust. Recently, however, some of the brighter children have made this abandoned place their secret hideout from the prying eyes of the Engineers. Entry to this exclusive club is restricted only to the brightest and best students; and when Lucy Snow finds herself on the wrong side of the club's purple-haired leader, Summer Polanski, she discovers that the Remnant Room may well end up being her tomb!

Here's the first image in a series of Steampunk-inspired works based on my manga. Hollow Fields volume 1 will be out in June 2007 from Seven Seas Entertainment. Go check it out - Hollow Fields is still running online there, updated three times a week!

Crits are encouraged, so feel free to recommend changes/suggestions if you see them! (In particular, suggestions for what to do with the white background. I've always been bad at picking bg colours.)
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Given 2007-03-10
SlyDante said this: "Simply put,The Remnant Room by ~Clockwork7 blew me away when I first saw it. The cool character designs, the wicked color scheme, the staggering amount of detail, the nice style, & the sweet story behind it all that helps it give out that unique Harry Potter-meets-steampunk feel even more...It just all combines to make one stylish, fun, & intriguing piece of work that definitely deserves way more attention from the community." I thought that summed up my thoughts as well =) ( Suggested by SlyDante and Featured by Marker-Guru )
Keyoke...where do I start?
First off, the composition is perfect. Your protag and her giant wrench (oh, so many bonus points for that wrench) are positioned urgently but elegantly. The creepy...cultist-looking club members are so well done with the masks, robes and postures. I also love how Summer is positioned, and the beautiful expression on her face.
The machines are inspired. The color use is symbolic as well as aesthetically pleasing. The perspective is just slightly two-dimensional, but only when concerning the background. The detail was thought out very thoroughly, and the gear border finishes the whole piece off with a sort of 'so there'. All in all, it's beautiful and you ought to be proud of yourself.
Congrats on the DD!
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Hunnypuzzle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This composition is sick! So much details and  yet the works as a whole is very clear for the viewer. Great job!
Clockwork7 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Thank you!
cloud-ecstasy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
GOctavius Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Summer looks a lot like Elle from thrpg game, the witches house.

I love reading this.

Especially while sewing my new doll of empress pandora and listening to eeire music from the rpg game "mad father"
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, this is awesome. I am really looking forward to this!
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Lilysnape100 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! :D
Serge2nd Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
симпатичная заводская комбинация!
Kraft-and-Art Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
What a fantastic work! You have a very good technique, and use very beautiful colors... Congratulations!
LarevaArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
This is awesome! Great composition. The masked figures in the back are very interesting. If I was to recommend anything, it would be to not allow the figure standing inside the circle to break the frame. I think the white bg is fine though.
Lorian-Dragon Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hollow fields is so good. A sequel must be done.
worshipthesquid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Pure awesome. Just - pure awesome.
tishaartwork Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work ! =)
shadowfan216 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
omg i :heart: hollow fields :D very nice 2. did you know svetlana favorited this as well?
Teavian Featured By Owner May 20, 2011   Digital Artist
This is really good! The background is amazing, I like what you've done with it!
cocothechibi Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ummm,Clockwork7,I have noticed that Stinch drools a lot more in the first book then in the second.why is this? also I love the way he sticks his tounge out like a puppy! sooo cute!!!! aaawww! :)
cocothechibi Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I just finished volume 2 and can't wait for the next one!!! I am an aspiring mangaka myself and I am inspired to see both great artwork and an easily flowing story line in one book!!!and you make manga look so easy!
tcwoua Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to brilliant gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
Clockwork7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Thank you!
Bored-Chick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
:wow: Oooo nice!
TheHarlequinsMask Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
"Your amazing deviation has been selected for feature this week at :iconaus-art: [link]
Animetomboy123 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
is that summers hair color? or is she blonde?
artistiicDork Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Omg!! Hollow Fields, it's been forever since I read this!! Thx for the upload!! :worship:
Airlon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
wow, very amazing work ^^
Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love steampunk. I don't know why it appeals to me so. Maybe because it's history, alternate history to be sure, but still history.
I-Heart-U-Me Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Artist
i love it
rockred12 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010   Photographer
Hi ...dear clockwork7 ...!!!
This very nice Art work
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
Have a nice regards
PoweredByCokeZero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That is one huge spanner. <3
Deathmankid Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I got you book recently since I have seen it in Barnes and Noble a few time and I really enjoyed it! If the background is still up for debate, try maybe metal squares with rust and blots at the corners.. Maybe some rust. But the book was great!
TheAman96 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
To be honest, I never read anywhere further than part 1. Do Lucy and Summer have an epic battle?
kinimoto7 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, not really... Do you want me to spoil?
TheAman96 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No, not yet.
kinimoto7 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist

All I'm gonna say is Summer cheats at "fights". XD
BowsNBears Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student General Artist
so nice ;-;
you're the creator of hollow fields? :'O!!
*bows before your greatness* :'3
i love hollow fields<333 it is now one of my top favorite manga's. along with bizenghast and rozen maiden<3
i love the idea of clockwork machines. and i discovered not too long ago that i have an odd obsession with clockwork gears. 83 i realllyy hope they make hollow fields into an anime. or that you at least make another great manga. you're so talented 83 hope i become a great manga artist too. i need more practice OTL
Clockwork7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Thanks so much!
AvrilLavigneArmy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
I just imagined this!! what if the backround was abunch of other clockowrk things....
devbneo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
i maybe own all of hollow fields XD
AvrilLavigneArmy Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
hi there! wow lucy looks awesome. It really shows of her powerful side. BUt shes still just so darn cute! She almost looks more mature in this. I like it! THe giant wrench contrasts, but somehow in the best way I've ever seen anything ever contrast. Pure genius.
I also love how the backround ends with a clock work type of thingy. And the white backround looks great with this picture!
PS i hope to read the manga soon
Mikandii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nekota-chan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! :dummy:
Ezera Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
this was my favorite part! :D
MahouSakuraTenshi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
were the stripes on her skirt there before or am i going crazy? O_o

i :heart: giant wrenches
EchoVoice713 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail put into your art work, it always impresses me. I'm no good at drawing anything mechanical yet!
Awsome work! :clap:
TurquoiseSoup Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Amazing style and colouring and design♥!
eafisruler Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow... This is truly incredible! You've inspired me... Amazing job.

Love your series by the way ;)
Palidin101 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
i am from tasy i dream of becoming so good but i dout i will ever be able to draw like that
RamenWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job! Her poor bunny is getting swung around lol. :D
fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nicely done! :)
Clockwork7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
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