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Infernal Devices
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Published: November 6, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 Kate-Kyrillion
‘No, on second thought, let’s not go to Brighton. Tis a silly place.’

For Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve, to follow up from my Mortal Engines.

I’m well aware of various discrepancies (Brighton’s not a paddle steamer! And it doesn’t have jaws! Etc). I intentionally didn’t reread the descriptions of Brighton from the book because, as with my London for Mortal Engines, I wanted to make an image that sold the idea of the thing immediately rather than adhering to the particulars. In the end, though, this picture has wound up being much more of a straight-up illustration rather than a graphicy thing like the Mortal Engines pic…

I wanted to stay within the retro posters theme (the Mortal Engines cover was inspired by an Abram Games meisterwork) and I went for the pastel shades of a 30s seaside poster for this’n.

Detail of the illustration to follow…
Image size
2301x3356px 1.69 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
CanoScan 4400F
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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Gavinlimkj's avatar
Looks great! I love that retro-looking sign screaming "Brighton", with the whole thing looking like some sort of old fashioned carnival.
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walkingnorth|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is absolutely amazing! The detail is just spectacular <3
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