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Steampunk--Asian Persuasion by FragileWhispers Steampunk--Asian Persuasion by FragileWhispers
I wanted to design an outfit that was heavily influenced both by classic steampunk and traditional Asian clothing. This is what happened. Someday--SOMEDAY--it would be a sweet outfit to make or own.

For the record, I wanted that bird to be an Asian Fairy Bluebird, because those birds are beautiful--but I couldn't find ANY references of the AFB with its wings open! And instead of guessing, I made up some dumb brown bird. Sorry. :(
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Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
She's beautiful !
Royalty is so precious these days.
ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, I wish I could have a dress like this!
HimekoHiriyama Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I swear I've seen this some where before... Anime Banzai perhaps?
FragileWhispers Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
That would probably be it. :)
Destiny-Weaver Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the FIRST Traditional Asian-meets-Steampunk artwork that I've seen that is better than decent and goes all the way past amazing! I love it!
FragileWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Awesome! Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it! :D
WiccaChickie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
very nice
Jaygie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This design is EPIC! 'nuff said.
bulletproofturtleman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Very unique blend of the styles. I find it very nice that you somehow managed to pull off the warm steampunk colors and still give it that very Asian look. The blue actually does a great job contrasting everything and becoming a great highlight color. Great job on the composition with the gears as well. I definitely love this
JulieElizabethArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your wonderful art has been featured here...
SacredJourneyDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very pretty!
GypsysHeart Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! Definitely one of my favorites.
RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and the details are beautiful!
Lovely lovely work! :heart:
fictionfreak13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely. she looks so calm... but yet sad. i especially like the patterns
fictionfreak13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is lovely. she looks so calm, but yet sor of sad. it's really great. especially with all of the patterns
hybridflowers Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Holy cow. And I thought it was great in progress!!!
A-s-t-r-a Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Very cool!
kuroikitsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I love the fact that the outfit in this drawing is busy without being messy. Each different fabric has its own design but instead of competing for the spotlight, it all compliments each other. The fact that her expression is so somber helps her stand out so she is wearing amazing clothes and the clothes aren't wearing her. I also love how detailed the background is with the different tones and colours. Also, I had to take a second look to notice the thread in her hand but I love how it wraps around her wrist and connects to the bird. I love the fact that despite the fact her hair piece is extravagant, her hair and earrings are simple so that everything is not overdone. This piece carries an elegance to it and is simply amazing.
FragileWhispers Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Wow, thank you for that! I don't work with a lot of textures usually, so I wanted to really go all out with them on this piece without being too everywhere with them. It's good to know that somebody thinks it worked. Thanks for the thoughtful and helpful comments!
KaronoZchan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Very beautiful. The blue and gold really compliment each other and the flowers give it a very beautiful ornate setting. Even the cogs and gears in the background emphasize the image. Great job! :D
tarorae Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is stunning! you ought to submit it to both the steampunk groups and the art nouveau groups!
FragileWhispers Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
aw, thanks! I might consider doing just that. >>
RoninEclipse2G Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
This actually has kind of a "Firefly/Serenety" feel to it now that I look at it again. The asian dominance, but old-timey feel really create something that you'd almost expect to see in the costume design sketches for that series.
FragileWhispers Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I hadn't thought of that when I made it, but yeah, I can see it.

Firefly is amazing and has GREAT costume designs. I should think about doing some fanart for it one of these days. >>;;;
pandy0 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that is incredibly beautiful.
IDKmyBFFVoldie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I always love your work, but this, this has to be my favorite to date. I love the mix of the two cultures. The color scheme is also really amazing. I really love how the blues and browns play off of each other.
FailureToApply Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student General Artist
This piece is just fantastic.
FragileWhispers Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Gosh. Thanks! You're all too nice. ^^;
First-Fantasy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh. You're fabulous.
brkuhlman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ohh wow. That is very awesome. I love the outfit design and the way it flows. Color choice is very awesome, too. Excellent work! :heart:
CaptainK-nuckles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Wow ure a very good artist ever consider collaborating on a comic
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