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SteamPunk Octopus by AlexBroeckel SteamPunk Octopus by AlexBroeckel
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 )

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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
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
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
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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! That is sooo steam it! Have you read "The Scar"? Looks like a scene from the book.
MillianaMoonwalll 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.
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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?
That1nerdychick Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.m.g. yes steampunk+david=fangirl explosion
JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Two of my favorite things 
Lixir Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I can splurge whenever I want these days people come to me for money you are definitely cut out for this
bboibang Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I didnt think there was a way out this really intrigued me I am headed right for the top no pressure just check it out
olivianeacsu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I had reached the end of the line now I can splurge whenever I want these days people come to me for money you are definitely cut out for this
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Josh-The-Hedgehog1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, dontpanic
Prussiasbitch911 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg love it! :iconfabulousplz:
farnea Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
outstanding, I've no words. SteamPunk scenarios drive me crazy
MasteRstilo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
c0keice Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
love the ship name
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Quinnp-Twisted Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was my facebook background and profile picture for years! :D
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