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World of China Mieville

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These illos were done for Paizo's Dragon magazine #352~

Not too sure of the story behind it, but it was for creatures for the world of China Mieville~
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Wen8's avatar
Great work! Just how I imagined the Garuda. China writes such wonderful books ❤️ I really like your artwork!
tbrosz's avatar
Check out "Perdido Street Station" by China Mieville. First of a trilogy.
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Elgorfo1's avatar
Please tell me you have read it since, these drawings influenced me every-time I pictured some of the fantastic peoples of bas-lag. Nice to know the artist.
BWS2K's avatar
Love that cactacae! :)
Ouroboros-491's avatar
I've always had trouble picturing what the Sting boxes look like. This makes it easy, thanks.
Writer4Commissions's avatar
I'm reading Perdido Street Station and this is pretty awesome.
celladoore's avatar
This is great! I really like how you depicted each creature Nod 
Empty-Hand's avatar
One of my favourite books, love your renditions of them all.
Zousha's avatar
It was Dragon #352 that first got me interested in China Mieville's books, so much so that I eventually wrote my senior keystone project about them in college. Your illustrations in that article were one of the biggest things that got that interest going, and for that, I will always be grateful to you. Thanks, nJoo! :)
Synaesthetic1's avatar
Hoyaa! That is where I first got into them too. I am in the midst of rereading them. He is one of my all-time favorites.
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A-VeyZ's avatar
I love the book. Great job on the creatures!
XOnTheCalender's avatar
I'm almost done reading Perdido Street station, planning on reading The Scar right when I'm done with it. The most impressive of these is your Kephri! It's exactly how I thought they looked. Absolutely amazing!
organizedchaos221's avatar
Read Perdido Street Station this summer, I'm reading The Scar now. I've been looking for good reference material for Bas-Lag races and these are just AWESOME. Good work and keep it up!
taughtbyabadgermole's avatar
Never ceases to amaze
Virtual-Corvid's avatar
Long book, great story.
madhatterzwei's avatar
This is perfect. You are an absolute genius. I'm sure Mieville would be super proud if he saw these.
MShades's avatar
Re-reading "Perdido Street Station" now and checking around for art. Very nicely done!
Demonrose8's avatar
Liking the Vodyanoi ^^
flayd's avatar
Hah! It's interesting to see how everyone forms their own interpretations from a novel. The vodyanoi, garuda and khepri are all quite different from how I imagined them.

I just finished reading The Scar too. I'm rather sad that it's over. :P
turkishwolf's avatar
The best work of Steampunk what i see! ))
Dracona23's avatar
I like the khepri and the Vodyanoi. They are really as i imagin them. Great!

And the remade is also really perfect...

I just imagined the cactacae slimmer....

I'm impressed!
Presteza's avatar
your conceptual skills amaze me ~

what is truly remarkable is that you had not even read the books when you painted these ~ yet they are so true, especially the Remade, Rivebow and Stingbox; and seeing these images enhances the reading.
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