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Engine room by ark4n Engine room by ark4n
"Diesel / Steampunk, machinery with gears and pipes, metallic or rusted" won the poll "What Kind of Images Do You want To See More of?", so I returned to this theme ^_^

I think it's nice as wallpaper, but it has a bit of "that creepy feeling".

Blender / Cycles / GIMP as usual.

Updated in 30/09/2012.

Comments are welcome, thanks for view and have fun!
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This to me is so extreme in detailing and perfect that I am overwhelmed and I want to see every detail in one look and there is just so much depth and area's to explore in here....That the only possible way to do that and see all the wonderful parts of this machine is to jump right in. If I lean my head forward I get the feeling of something on either side of the picture wants me to peek around and take a look. Curiosity has always made me bold enough to find answers and with this artists work and the realism just by the way he manages to perfect the angles,shadows and everything else I think if I reach my hand out I will feel the cool metal from the parts that i see clearly in front of me. Ark4n my friend you give my imagination an amazing and curious thought and feeling with each piece you submit. I have stared at this picture many times and placed my forehead close enough to the screen of my computer and holy moley....I could of sworn I saw.......! Every visitor has got to try that and tell me what you see or post here and when you know what I saw then you to will have had the honor of entering the imagination and wonderous mind of Ark4n 's amazing masterpieces! I have and it's a magical place to be!This truly is a piece you can sit back and enjoy and let your mind wander with joy!
Ark4n...I absolutely have to say.....every piece you create has me in awe...but this is the one that has now taken first spot as my absolute favorite of yours!!! Exquisite!
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This works shows an amazing degree of depth and illusion of light. Every look I take reveals more detail and more richness in the image. How does anyone do this?! It replaces the grit and grim of most steampunk - like works with clean ultra- realistic metal. And the depth appears endless, unlike a few simple layers representing foreground and background that I see in many works. Also, the detail follows straight through from foreground to background with tiny hints at a larger landscape in the background. I see this artist creating marketing pieces in the future that attract the viewer subliminally.
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in love with all of your steampunk work!
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ark4n Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I'm glad you like it ^_^
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aireagoir-drage Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was wondering could u perhaps get two out of it add a steam boiler and a classic diesel ford engine for a Dieselpunk one
also was wondering if i could use this for a computer background
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newgraphiks Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
awesome ! you are a genuine artist !!!
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ark4n Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Thanks!
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   General Artist
Also, it doesn't really seem creepy to me, but calming instead. I think the water looks peaceful, and the light coming from above with the warm brown tone makes it seem kind of cozy in a way.
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ark4n Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Today I agree with you, now I think creepy is [link]

One day I have to do the rest of the Alice's dollhouse ^_^
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   General Artist
I love that it's so dark and subtle. It's very well balanced. It looks like an underground level of a steampunk castle.
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ark4n Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Thanks!
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DrAgOnSfLy006 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful job. I like all the details you worked into the picture to give it that creepy feeling. AND I've seen looking everywhere for a good reference for gears. Thank you for the inspiration.
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