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oil on canvas 60x45 cm
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Given 2012-09-02
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So, for the critique. One from a side watcher, not a specialist in painting in any way. And - only because it was requested.

First of all - as with all your paintings, a wonderful mix of ages. This contrast between weathered streets and building, on one hand, and fantastic technologies, ingrained in these remains of the old world - create a terrible feeling of the edge of times. Such a thin balance, a precautious lean of the world on the brink of changes and commotions, but a time of possibilities unreachable before too.
By the way, I seem to find a distinct color division between new world - light blue and the old one - rusty yellow. Or am I imagining it?

Secondly, I notice one more tradition of your art - all people in view seem to be... alone. Even those groupped together and engaged in some interaction, seem to have only met and soon to part, and only together for some business, sharing no part of each other. This only adds to the impact, creating a sense of loneliness spreading out of the canvas on the watcher. Such a sweet and painful loneliness, bringing up memories of one's own past.

Lastly, and also as always, you put a heavy accent on fantastic vehicles, mostly aerial. It serves not only to emphasise the fleetiness of the moment - ready to throw down the walks and set sail to other place somewhere, but to make the watcher wonder, what IS there, behind the buildind-obstructed horison - is'nt it a treat of our time too, inherited from that fragile age?

On the painting skills of yours I will not comment - since I, to be honest, know nothing about the trade.

I simply enjoy each next piece of yours.
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Jammieone Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014

Hey
First of all I love the image, gorgeous painting! I completely agree with the critique as well.
Second of all I have a steampunk blog on Tumblr 
accendamur.tumblr.com/ where I am beginning to write my own steampunk novel and was wondering if I could upload your image. I would of course include the link to your picture in the description and not take any credit for it.
Many thanks
Jammieone

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Jackskeleton1987 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Artist
j'n'ai pas que dire....c'est magnifique...bravoo!!!!! Le dessin il a beaucoup de détails...parfait!!! Gut!!!!
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MattCovert Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I wish I could visit these places, amazing work
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:icondanmoore:
danmoore Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surely a masterpiece !
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:iconmiff13:
miff13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic picture, great atmosphere
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RipperMadness Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
I am continually in awe of your paintings. Keep up the awesome work. Inspiring!
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TheFireBreathingDuck Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very cool
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:iconartg33k74:
ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Steampunk Vermeer painted street scene! Marvelous!
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:iconzeitschiff:
zeitschiff Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Excellent work.
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:iconrefinedjester:
refinedjester Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Love steampunk! and the victorian era! the sense of scale and use of color is amazing, from the rocks in the buildings to the murky water in the bay. Very nicely done!
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
that is a great piece!
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:iconjoepfish:
joepfish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Very nicely done.
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:iconely18hoshino:
Ely18Hoshino Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is beatifull
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:iconerulastiel:
Erulastiel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap!! you painted this?? actual painting?? this is fantastic! you deserved that DD (:
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:iconrb-illustration:
RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, stunning! I love the colour tones and all the detail. The stones in the walls and the rust on the boats look especially amazing. ^^
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Diuxidx3 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely incredible. I love steampunk.
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:iconearlofchutney:
EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowo! :D
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:iconmrsmyrnin:
mrsmyrnin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this actually looks like a photograph i had to look twice! this is so stunning! i would write a critique but i wouldnt know what to write so i shall just comment :3 this is just a phenominal piece! i look forward to more!
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Haruna-Dosuji Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This reminds me of a book I read called Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. :D
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:iconearlofchutney:
EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
It does, doesn't it?
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:iconharuna-dosuji:
Haruna-Dosuji Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Youv'e read it? It was the first thing that entered my mind when I saw it, this is coming from a huge Scott W fan.
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:iconearlofchutney:
EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Same here! Very clanker.
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:icontreetrollop:
treetrollop Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
amazing .... am I dreaming ??? LOVE THIS MUCH+++++millions
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:iconka-jana:
ka-jana Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
At first glance this is a photo. You've really done a fantastic job, your painting is so realistic yet surreal at the same time with the mixed technologies.
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:iconlyra-elante:
Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love steampunk :)
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:iconnanaveljovic:
nanaveljovic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work ....brilliant!
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:iconstarichi:
starichi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous detailing and colors!
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Maru89 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I was looking at this, just normal, until I see, oil on canvas.... JESUS!!! Now my face is like this O_________O

awesome, AWESOME job! ♥
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ctdsnark Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcogwurx:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Simply Beautiful!
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:iconthe-seventh-hell:
The-Seventh-Hell Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!!!!
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:iconnykol-haebrd:
nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! I love the mood of this one.
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:iconkalabaris:
Kalabaris Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
An alternative past, awesome work!
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:iconshockangel:
shockangel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love steam punk! Thank you! i dont see it as often i would like to! you have a gift!
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:iconsebbylover231:
sebbylover231 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
too awesome for words you are truly talanted i love its style and essence
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:iconinnsjo:
innsjo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   General Artist
amazing. the colors make it so i can almost feel the temperature. the contrast of old and new is also very pleasing. it reminds me of miyazaki's "howl's moving castle" :D

absolutely fantastic :D
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DoodleWithGlueGun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
You are great!!!
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:icongarnetlynne:
GarnetLynne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I won't critique this, it is just marvelous, you are a very practiced artist! wonderful details
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AnnaFox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
awesome amd beautifull art
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:iconbrokeneye3:
BrokenEye3 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can never actually catch time though, because tomorrow is always a day a way
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:iconmizzsafesolemn442:
mizzsafesolemn442 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Artist
VERY NICE... GREAT JOB! COLORS AND ALL
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cthulhufhtagn1987 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
In Soviet Russia, steam punks YOU!! :D Nice drawing!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
well, i didn't want to swear here on dA - but the truth is - my first thought was damned cool!!!
i very much like the light and the air in this picture... my fave part are the boats on the water, especially the one that is just going under the bridge - fantastic... :D
congrats on this delicate DD... :D
:iconsun--plz:
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Gorgeous
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ChubiCatChu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
nice wow XD
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:iconchubicatchu:
ChubiCatChu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
reminds me of james gureys work by the way did you bbuy his book
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:iconjackiestarsister:
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your artwork is amazing, and the scene is very interesting; it makes me think of a kind of dystopia.
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:iconpurpleflowerribbons:
PurpleFlowerRibbons Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Howls Moving Castle...
Simply amazing :heart:
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Amazing work here :) Nice job
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