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Steamfall by JohnSu Steamfall by JohnSu
I drew this a couple weeks ago to celebrate Firefall's release on Steam! But it wasn't featured on Firefall Live until yesterday, so I waited for its debut there first.

I was trying for a steampunk-ish take on the game's iconic assault frame. This was somewhat of a challenge for me, as machines and rigid geometry are not what I would consider my strengths. Nonetheless, it was a fun exercise, and I got to try to pretend I was an illustrator in the 90's! I feel like I want to pursue this style some more.

I really hope that suit has proper insulation, 'cause she's pretty much wearing metal pipes full of super hot water vapor, and that is SUPER DANGEROUS.
But then again, so is NOT WEARING A HELMET.

Pedal responsibly, kids.

Firefall © Red 5 Studios
Steam © Valve
Made in Flash
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KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I like how you've also incorporated Steam's logo into her design (tattoo aside), especially with the way the knee pads look. Sweet work.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the tattoo is actually the only intentional incorporation of Steam's logo, whoops
KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Well, I guess I just see things that aren't there with your stuff.
You keep tricking me into thinking there's a lot more symbolism in your drawings than there really is!
rufiangel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This looks great! I can sort of see what you mean by the 90s thing, haha. At least, I see a hint of Akira Toriyama style mecha there, correct me if I'm wrong. But I really like that chest plate and the arm thingies. And everything else of course but those I like ze most. Actually I might like the swishy hair the most. Hum. IT'S A TIE
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
swirly Belldandy hair~
leon0015 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, like wear a suit full of jet fuel, use a unstable plasma gun and charge against big badasses with miniguns weren't dangerous enough =P

that apart, loved the steam punk-ish concept, you could have made more details like little valves over it (double reference? lol) and more analogical meters,but still looks alato badass, great work =)
RainRedfox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool armor :)
KnobleKnives Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How, in the seven circles of hell, the icy-cold realms of niflheim, and the fiery pits of tartarus, do you manage to draw pictures of this quality with Flash!? It's truly amazing.
elementalectrofunk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I love her face. It really feels like old school 80s or 90s anime.
Tanya56 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Artist
It's a good style! :)
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