August 22 2012:
Been such a long time since I posted. Everytime I come on this forum I see all the wonderful new work refreshing the first page so quickly, makes me feel bad that I work so slow... Below is a series I have been working on since I graduated college, in between commissions. It is a personal series combining imperial Chinese history, steamworks and fantasy. Prints and more artwork at http://www.jamesngart.com
Also i'd like to add that i'm very happy due to the positive response to this thread when i first posted it, was really encouraging, but please feel free to point out things I can improve on. Or even take the image and draw on top of it, if it helps make a point on how to make it better. I will not be offended in the least bit as long as it's helpful. It's nice to hear compliments and really appreciated, but more helpful to hear things to I can improve on!
Finally had time to complete a new image titled Crystal Herbalist.
Description: Using the steam powered alchemical furnace, the Crystal Herbalist fuses ingredients into a powerful, smokable extract. The powdered medicine is burned and inhaled while she measures the potency of each brew using her reinforced lungs and heart. Through the reflection of a mirror she looks within herself, assessing the lights and valves to calculate the effects of each new concoction. The very best results are offered to the Empress to continue her immortal reign. With so many recipes and ingredients to manage, she trained a pair of chipmunks to aid her in her work, and even requested the Imperial Inventor to engineer a steam-powered chipmunk to provide her with continuous assistance.
Rest of my series: