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Steampunk Witch Doctor

By DireImpulse
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I am a huge fan of everything steampunk, but noticed that there is a bias towards western-influenced themes and characters. As a South African myself I thought it would be fun to explore how the wonders of Steampunkery would influence people in other parts of the world such as in this Cape Town train station.
I wanted to focus more on the 'punk' than the steam (not just the hair) and depict a scene that goes against the conventional ways in colonial Africa.

I also feel that the entertainment industry is seriously lacking in strong female villains of colour and I hoped to counter that with this piece too!
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jackbaloyi's avatar
Hi.This is absolutely fantastic work. Please could I feature it on my blog at www.fidelnamisi.com/. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

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CiLiNDr0Hobbyist Digital Artist

Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wondering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges lifeisinfinity.eu5.org/infinit… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)

P.D: By the way we just created now a Facebook with more recent pictures: www.facebook.com/kingdomsofmyt…

Fetzdiwall's avatar
Interessting Scene, even a verry unique "colouring". The train in the back is amazing. I like that style a lot.

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Undertalefans01Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question what inspired you to get into Steampunk art and who?
Joserinu's avatar
I would love to have this in print!
Jadetatsu's avatar
This is Awesome!  Finally showing a Woman of Color as a Witch. Whether she's a villain or a Hero.  Either way, this is Awesome.  Thanks :)
Deasuda's avatar
Wow... I love it. Really... breathtaking !
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NightebaHobbyist Digital Artist
You're amazing. Really! 

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reidhbHobbyist General Artist
Great, makes me wan to study everything in the view. Pet Hyenea, great.
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gracefuldemonProfessional Writer
This is breathtaking. The amount of detail... waw! :wow:
CERose's avatar
CERoseHobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! Wow!
BlueKosh's avatar
Excellent work, and so detailed. I really like her jewelry and the tattoos, and also that you thought of such seemingly minor things like a replacement mechanical hand. The hyena is gorgeous as well.
MCHolly1's avatar
Looks great!
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Logical-CrafterHobbyist General Artist
Great imagination and execution.
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artReallHobbyist General Artist
pq7Lpq's avatar
I love this and I agree with you on diversity of culture portrayed. Used to be in television back in the '70s you saw women of color in a villainous role, they were pretty engaging characters. You are absolutely right. I rather like Western themes, but feel the industrial is more New Age industrial not so much based on actual earth history but futuristic unearthly locations.
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AspigramHobbyist Digital Artist
Long live Steampunk in Mzansi, steam would be an excellent replacement for Eskom!
topaze59's avatar
wow. Love this.
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LoByteSoHobbyist Digital Artist
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Warranty4Hobbyist Digital Artist
A most impressive piece of work. :)
UmiEbon's avatar
I love it!