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Steampunk Sketches A by DNA-1 Steampunk Sketches A by DNA-1
Some of the sketches I created for CITY OF HEROES' Steampunk-themed costume set. Obviously the genre's really broad, with nearly endless possibilities, so while this is meant to cover some of the obvious things people expect in a Steampunk set, there's a lot more I'd like to explore in a future set (like Western and robot sub-themes). But of course that depends on how well the first set sells, so make sure you buy one, 'kay? ;p

I absolutely LOVE steampunk, and I only wish that I'd been able to take this to a fully-painted treatment.

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cube60659 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
the guy all the way to the right kinda takes on my appearance

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El-Olosta Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great !!Clap 
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JuhaniAnanin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Huzzah!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Bully, wot! :)
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JuhaniAnanin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pip pip!
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4thtroika Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Very good!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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flosvensson Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so much inspiration!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great--thank you!
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:iconjmk-prime:
JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your studies on this amazing period in time.
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wish I could do more!  Dying to do some new Steampunk material.
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loving the embroided coat, well loving the whole thing really 
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!  Thanks. :D
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PheonixOfTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
i wish i could play a video game with these costumes
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You USED to be able to play City of Heroes with all this stuff...and then they shut us down. :(
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WoodenShipsnIronMen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
SO classy!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Classy's kind of the essence of steampunk, come to think of it. :)
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Steampunkeye Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesomeeeeeeeeeee [link]
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brensey Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'm trying to figure out how to get the Steampunk fashion aesthetic down and this is a HUGE help! Thank you!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad it's useful for you. :)
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TheFlamingCactus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Am I the only one that thinks that the Gypsy's gun is a bit...nerf-like?
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that one's based on someone's homemade steampunk pistol that I found online which was indeed built on top of a nerf toy.
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TheFlamingCactus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Huh.
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
These sheets were really just ideations--broad ideas of things we could consider adding to the game. (If a lead had approved that sort of gun to move forward, I would've added a bit more to it.)
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OffensiveDefender Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art, and I loved this game to death. You wouldn't be working on Heroes and Villains/Project Phoenix, would you?
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not, but I'm watching with interest. If they wanted some key art or something from me, I'd be game. :)
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OffensiveDefender Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=) I certainly hope they do.

Now, are they two different projects entirely,
Or do they collaborate?
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hm. No idea actually.
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applepiepleisat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   General Artist
like it :)
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   General Artist
my pleasure!
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SteamTree Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Really cool.love steampunk.
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Shapeshifter99 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work :)
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Cool concepts!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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TacticalSiege Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Have you ever done vehicle concept work for Steampunk before?
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haven't had the chance. LOVE steampunk though, and would love to get more assignments in the genre.
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TacticalSiege Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Hey! Well i'm currently helping with the development of a turn based Steampunk RTS game on the Unreal Engine.

I'm the 3D model artist on it and i have to design tanks and other vehicles for it but, as you can imagine, it's quite a lot of work to have to do the concept, the modeling, the uVW unwrapping and the texturing of each thing.

So if you'd be interested in possibly coming up with an idea for a steampunk military vehicle then i'd love to see it and possibly use it!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh--sounds cool! Certainly sounds like something I'd want to play. Don't have the time to contribute now, as I'm currently doing the rounds in search of a new concept job, but still--thanks!
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Mokuseitora Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you don't min, I will be using your sketches to make corrections to my current costume, and two gentleman are exactly what I needed to see.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It'd be a real honor to see those sketches come to life--feel free to use them! And send pics when you're done please!! :D
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Mokuseitora Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I have a small leatherwares business doing Steampunk things (Brassroots Leather on Etsy and FB) But have been trying to nail down what I want for me... you have given me my inspiration!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D :D
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Mokuseitora Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please check out my albums. There you will see what I created. My persona is a Steampunk Architect. Your art was a big inspiration and I finally completed the look for the last convention at Jacksonville. Sorry, I know it has been a long time... but the creation process is long. Hope you enjoy.
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draigthedm Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
these are awesome and I recognise some of this from playing the game. Kudos
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D It's always nice when the 3D artists can get really close to the original concept.
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narakus-phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! I like how this was put together. Steampunk is forever awesome.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is indeed. Thanks for the comment! :)
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megpie252 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
These are AWESOME!! :D
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