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Steampunk 6:  Asian Aeronaut by Luai-lashire Steampunk 6:  Asian Aeronaut by Luai-lashire
:D I took extra time on this one, trying out some new shading and highlighting techniques. I think it makes the metal & fabric seem more real.
Well, except for the mandarin top anyway. I don't know why that didn't really come out very well. :/

Blue silk mandarin top with gold accents, muslin undershirt with kimono-style sleeves, cotton underbust corset with a map print, green bustled overskirt with beaded fringe in the front, indigo silk bloomers, leather boots, harness, and pouch belt. Oh, and goggles.

Oh hey, I also tried giving her a shadow. What do you guys think?
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Otouta Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I draw fan art of her?
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Graceml11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Your characters/drawings are very interesting. If you give them personalities and names you could really make them interesting. You should try making the people around you into fantasy characters. I do that when I'm bored.
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gsdark Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Original desing, I like it :)
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HopeAndFreedom Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS, i love how you did the sleeves :)
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Bezmo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
oh wow o-o the mixing of the two concepts is profound. Looks REALLY awesome. A splash of oriental asia with a couple gears here and there and wooohhooo steampunk! >: D!
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
:) Thanks!
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Bezmo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
welcomes!
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costumemercenary Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Love the idea of it and it is beautiful, but the practicalities of an aeronaut with such extravagant sleeves and the bustled train does bother me. It would be rather unwieldy when it comes to doing her job...
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Yeah... I think I named it that because of the aeronautic aesthetic rather than what I thought you could do wearing it, although honestly I don't remember anymore! ^_^; On the whole, though, I do support realistically utilitarian costuming in steampunk, even though I've noted it's very very common for women in particular to wear very uncomfortable clothing like corsets and bustles when their persona's profession is something very active like paleontologist or explorer, etc. :/
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mischeviousmaniquin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
wow great job on this XD, it sorta reminds me of steampunk X)
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Roxyguitarz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   General Artist
Love the design, and you really did do a fantastic job on the shading. :clap:
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
:D Thank you!
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teo90 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
love it!
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LoZ-girl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
I really like the sleeves!
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
:) Thanks!
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bigtimesynesthete Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Great choice of pieces!
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
:) Thanks!
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spiffykt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really like this! Nice details, the blouse is especially cute.
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
:) Thank you!
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urasei Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Love the top bit, with the Mandarin top and the corset and leather. Hmmmm...is still getting the 'I must make this' urge...attempting to supress...not working...

Fabtabulous, anyway. With the shadow, it's peachy, just needs to be pulled out to the right a little more, because her arm would cast a shadow too. I like the idea of making her a little more exsistant, not just a design element.

Also, I was in our local thrift store buying Doc Martins and pinstriped pants thinking steampunky thoughts today. Just for you.
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
WAAAAHHHH I WANT DOC MARTINS. :(
Some things suck about having size 9 feet, and one of them is you can be pretty much guaranteed you will not find shoes that fit you in a thrift store. Which means if you want Doc Martins, you have to buy them new. Which is expensive. :cry:

Thank you for your shadow advice, like I said it's my first attempt and I haven't figured it all out yet. ^^; That definitely helps.
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urasei Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
My feet are the same size as yours, actually, and I was a little worried about these because they're actually eights, but they still fit. And I mean, they were still fourty bucks, but they WEREN'T one fifty, so that was cool. You just gotta keep trying, really. I tend to get most of my shoes at thrift stores now. And...well, most of my good clothing.

Shadows are wonky. They'll do what you say, eventually.
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sencha-san Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
It looks very aristocratic. :D I like that...an aristocratic aeronaut.
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
:D Thanks!
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SarcasticShadow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
WANT

O___O if I had money and sewing skills, I would be wearing this as soon as possible...
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
You DO have sewing skills! ..... but no monies. :(

Oh well, maybe when we both have monies we could work on it together?
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SarcasticShadow Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
My sewing skills are minimal to none, but if you say so, lol.

That would be fun! There's a lot of stuff in your gallery I'd love to make, actually XD
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Anasi8908 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
What a cool mix of Asian culture (Mandarin collar top, Japanese kimono, Indian harem pants)! The opposing silhouettes compliment each other nicely.
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
:) Thank you very much!
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Anasi8908 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
You're welcome.
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hrwilliams Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Writer
Wow!
This is easily one of your best so far. Not just the ensemble, but the anatomy and the hair coloring and... she even has a face! So cute!

You make me want to play dressup with my characters every time. Stop TEMPTING me. ;)
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Dooooo it.... dooooo it! You know you want to. ;)

Seriously though, I would love to see how you draw them! That would be so cool. :D

And thank you so much for the compliments!
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hrwilliams Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Writer
Well now that I have your blessing, I totally will! :D
Thank /you/!
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LiveToDrawForever Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Thats gorgeous! ;~;
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Luai-lashire Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
:D Thank you!
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LiveToDrawForever Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Anytime :D
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