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    James Ng- Imperial Steamworks (August 22 2012 Updated)

    Hi Everyone,

    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.

    Crystal Herbalist
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    Rest of my series:

    Key Keeper
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    Imperial Airship
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    Harvester
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    Bridal Carriage
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    Night Patrol
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    Immortal Empress
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    Imperial Inventor
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    Court Band
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    Imperial Sheriff
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    Last edited by Koncept; August 21st, 2012 at 01:17 PM. Reason: Adding image.
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    Nice work! I especially like the throne one. I'm curious about seeing some of your work with different colour schemes.
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    I agree, that throne looks mighty tasty!
    Excellent work all around. More!
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    great work, i love the robot. is it some kind of watchman or police?

    my only, tiny tiny crit, is that the tractor looks more cyberpunk/futuristic than steam age.
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    sparker:
    thanks! yah i know what you mean, they are all around the same tones and hues. I kept them around the same color scheme so they would look more like a series, but now i think its time for me to explore some other colors, since i think im getting too comfortable with the same tones.

    grue:
    Thanks! That piece took the longest to finish.

    pocko:
    Yes the robot is the night patrol for the imperial palace. The gong and baton alarm goes off if anyone steps into the circle of light hehe. The harvester was done early in the series when i didnt have the tone and style quite established yet, but thank you for your crit!
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    Yo, James. Awesome ideas and artwork. I enjoyed looking it, and I also visited your website. I will try and do some of your work with graphite pencils.
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    Hey James, nice stuff. Funny I was just looking at your stuff this evening at my summer fun class with your old Prof-Stanly Martucci.
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    wow I like these concepts alot,
    Very well mixed themes and ideas
    and the execution is superb!
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    Admirable imagination!
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    Great style and rendering. I think a recurring thing is that your lower body proportions and/or posing are a bit off, but overall I like it.
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    LtPlissken: Thanks for takin the time to check out my site. send me a pm when ur done with those pencils, would love to see what you came up with.

    Memper: Hey man thanks. Stanley is an awesome teacher, the most helpful one i met during school, we still keep in touch from time to time.

    Ricardo Robles: thanks alot!

    BBL2R: thank you : )

    Tangleworm: thanks for pointing that out, do u think u can gimme some tips to improve on that? cause i do actually notice that some of my figures seem to kinda float on the ground, or look like they are standing tiptoes
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    很棒的 作品!!
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    Nice style mister
    I think this would work very well for book illustration
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