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Palace of the Engines by MikeDoscher Palace of the Engines by MikeDoscher
This is the completed version of the sketch I posted earlier today. --> mikedoscher.deviantart.com/art...

Something mysterious happens when I draw: It’s as if the story is being dictated to me by voices unknown. I can’t draw without a story, and I can’t write without a picture. I draw the Etongi citadel, and I can hear the dripping of water and the rumble of suspicious machinery. It all becomes as real as a memory, and for a brief span I’m able to write down what I see.
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Augos Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
have you seen Memories?  you might enjoy it

1:20

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A38eJp…
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MikeDoscher Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, yes I have. :) It's nice to see it again though. I don't think it was a *direct* influence on the Palace of the Engines, but I can't say for sure.
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Augos Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
ack, i mean to say skip to 1:20
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TIMATAY0 Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artist
That 'something mysterious' is actually your imagination calling you to complete realising this drawing into the real world lol

/also i'm drunk and this picture blew my mind
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This is an amazing layout. Mind blowing detail happening here.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Certainly has the elements needed to be on the edge of a steampunk architectural fantasy. You've got the gears and pipes. Heck, maybe those aren't guns at all. Maybe they're telescopes. For spying. Or fun.
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MikeDoscher Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
The large ones are telescopes. Only the single mount to the left and the light twin mount to the right are guns. The Observatory Tower is mostly that, tracking distant stars to predict changes in the fabric of the Iron Road. Heheh, the novel should be on Kindle by Christmas. :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
OHHHHH a writer too...wearing lot of hats at the same time he he...
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OfTheBlessed Jul 25, 2013
Wow.  That's pretty cool.
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Sagittarius-A-star Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It looks even better colored! :) Thanks for sharing, love all the details.  Sounds like your powers of visualization are pretty strong, Bobby Chiu talks a lot about developing that skill...
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