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SteamPunk Octopus by AlexBroeckel SteamPunk Octopus by AlexBroeckel
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this is my entry for the Steampunk Challenge over at cgtalk which ends today..

the image is about a giant machine octopus which is attacking freighters and civil cruisers.
Nobody really knows who is behind the huge machine which is attacking the ships for several months now.
because the government wasn?t able to react fast enough, the shipowners have hired some brave men and modified some old fishing cutters and equiped them with modern weapons to secure their ships. the unknown attacker seems not very impressed though...

its done with photoshop, 10K Wide (yeah i know its big, but this way it was easier to paint the details for me)

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Given 2009-01-21
German freelance concept artist Alex Broeckel joined deviantART only earlier this week as ~raybender and he's already making impressions! I have a thing for cephalopods, so I picked SteamPunk Octopus to introduce this artist to you. Do not miss out on the rest of Alex's gallery! ( Suggested by Hideyoshi and Featured by MidnightExigent )
M-Ornichthys Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
There is a novel that matches to your picture:
"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne. In the beginning there is a sea monster that appears to be the "Nautilus" submarine. Her attacks against ships crossing the Atlantic ocean sprides fears similiar to those imagined in your image.
ZedMurphy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
What a masterpiece! How did you made this?
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you can find the challenge WIP Thread here…
Antidote92 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Edelslav Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"'ello, beastie."
Eznaex Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool. can you teach me how to draw a stickman :)
Eshraqism Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ururuty Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
RyanAubrey Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Day six, I still haven't gone outside. I can hear their muffled screaming, but I just can't bring myself to stop shivering. I know that if I hadn't eaten those oranges at the soccer match half time, I wouldn't have gotten that cramp. That cramp, that one damn cramp! Ended everything I knew or thought I knew out of existence. And I just had to ask to be benched, I couldn't have just switched to goalkeeper or something. Even my couch told me I was a wizzard, but no! I didn't listen, I couldn't listen, I was listening to highschool musical.
RyanAubrey Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty Dank
katty93love Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
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SeriousBacon Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pirates likely run the operation.
Doozel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how the transatlantic is called "DontPanic" :) Amazing artwork.
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Student Filmographer
hot damn that's an awesome steampunk monster XD
graciebarraumea Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
You are a legend of art..Fantastic work!
popandchips Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Oh WOW! That an amazing piece of art.
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot
009-1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Exelente trabajo =D
NicolasCJ Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
So close to some of the mental representation I have from 20 000 lieus under the sea (J. Vernes)
Nice work !lolly and his coffee 
BabelTrain2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool looking. I wish I could draw and shade like that. But as hard as I try I can't render the steampunk beauty that I imagine in my brain.
Mrinsanity18 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015

WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!

Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up aSPECIALROOM to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.

Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.

Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or imSORRY

Dusterboy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
My money is on a Captain Nemo type as the culprit. This looks like his type of gig. I take it the man in the weapon mount is trying to destroy it?

Althogh it's such a fine piece of engineering that would almost be a shame.
RustEdThoughts Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cargoneblina Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done!
Fleet197 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Whoa, how long did this take! This is incredible! 
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this was my very first, "finished" and detailed painting.. so it took ages back then.. i think 100 hours or so. redoing everything again and again
hobbitshire Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Great image. Well illustrated. Very interesting concept.
beccaleeg Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
This piece is so inspiring! Great work. 
djshaw Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
This is really good. I love the colors. The feeling of fear, hopeless, and dread.  I am wondering if you would mind if i used this artwork as a concept for a 3d project i am working on?
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no, go ahead as long as its not a commercial project in any way
Peron112 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Syrkadian Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I want a massive picture of this on my office wall. Available for purchase?
AlexBroeckel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you can choose from posters and canvas prints here…
Syrkadian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Very cool. Just placed an order. Thank you!
ladybeulah Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
love it!
AlexandriteBandola Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty cool! :D
Knightfall1972 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! That is awesome!
spacephrawg Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you wouldn't by any chance have some pictures of the ship in the foreground would you?
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Your beautiful art have been feature here: :hug:
thesketchjunkie Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely spectacular! My cursor is moving itself over the favorite button.
jkemeny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! That is sooo steam it! Have you read "The Scar"? Looks like a scene from the book.
MillianaRose Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
epic scene!
ncturnbull Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Really impressive. I see why you needed to create it at 10K wide.
Krzysiek2222 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
atlas091 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shayn-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work!!! Shared at BEST ART EVER - Fantasy & SurrealismClap 
Chrysoskies Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So incredibly awesome!
vnm51 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
One of the best steampunk related pic I've ever seen.
Great work!
Darkhellion2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Straight-up badass! Is it just me or does the guy manning the turret look a little bit like David Tennant?
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