It was so cool to work on this book cover, with my ever favorite Victorian Steampunk aesthetics.
I actually modeled the actual Ferris wheel as well as surroundings from the Columbian World Fair of 1893 very closely after photos. Even made sure to light this accurately with how it could have been possible with light bulbs from that era. Everything is to scale. Researching all that was a lot of fun.
Unfortunately I lost the huge Blender file in a hard drive crash. (does anybody know how to fix corrupt .blend files?)
The cover art I could retrieve from the client luckily. But sadly can't render any other views from the scene anymore
The novel is up for pre-order on Amazon: