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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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:iconbabel1027:
Babel1027 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very awesome. 
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Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. 
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TakaoYukishiro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
awesome design! lovely and warm colors!! gaaaah, the creativity!!!
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:iconamuse11:
Amuse11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
all that pollutionNo, I disagree! 
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
it's steam!
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:iconx-etch:
X-etch Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like the machine bonded to human concept. Looking very heroic.
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:iconaristi1982:
aristi1982 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Fantastic!
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:iconslippery-frog:
Slippery-Frog Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Love it, been having so much fun with that game.
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:iconultrantaraniamanga:
ULTRAntaraniaManga Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect!!!<3
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:iconnoneofurbussiness:
noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
if anything were to happen, imagine those burns covering her body. Ouch
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:iconkageryu798:
KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
the tattoo is actually the only intentional incorporation of Steam's logo, whoops
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KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
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!
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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
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
swirly Belldandy hair~
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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 =)
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RainRedfox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool armor :)
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:iconknobleknives:
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.
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elementalectrofunk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I love her face. It really feels like old school 80s or 90s anime.
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:icontanya56:
Tanya56 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Artist
It's a good style! :)
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:iconriverfox237:
Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta love me some steampunk. :D I think it came out quite well, although for some reason my first impression of the person depicted was that of an extreme steampunk roller derby player. But then I do not play Firefall.

And of course we must thank you once again for pointing out the safety precautions one should take when donning this sort of equipment. Those other steampunk purveyors are terribly irresponsible in their disclaimers on these matters. Helmets are important.
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googimoong Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
love the character and the conceptx3
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:iconisaiahparker:
IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very awesome classic 80's anime look to this one, Amazing!
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:icondadothegreat:
dadothegreat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Man this is made from flash? What the hell man.:XD:
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:iconlarein:
larein Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
steamy
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being around this guy is gonna be hot.
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darkside-ky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
lol silly JohnSu, just because something is Steampunk doesn't mean it runs entirely on steam.  The "steam" part is just indicative of the era people are living in (usually the late 1800s).

Final Fantasy VII was sometimes considered Steampunk, everything ran on Mako energy.

Ghost in the Shell and Armitage Polymatrix are cyberpunk, so that's a little different.

As for why it's called Punk, I don't know, probably something based on what Frank Miller did with "The Dark Knight Returns".
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You've got it backwards! The steam was a given, since the game now runs on Steam. Steampunk was then chosen as the most appropriate aesthetic I could think of for the medium.
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darkside-ky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I can't say I've ever heard of a game that runs on Stea.... oh wait never mind.

YOU HAD ME THERE.
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wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconzitatchi:
Zitatchi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really cool and it makes me wonder what the Firefall game is like. ^_^ 
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:iconezekyuhl:
Ezekyuhl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome style! I would definitely like to see some more like it. :D
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Diegox2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
wow, nice :D
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:iconeggson-bren:
eggson-bren Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
whenever you put up something new I always look forward to reading the descriptions like oh geez what ridiculous stuff has johnsu come up with today
but then I remembered you stopped doing those :iconhecryplz:
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry! I'll do it again, some day - I promise! I just need to...stop drawing fan art. -_-
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:iconskytabula:
skytabula Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, it does remind me of something from the 90s! The design looks really good
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:iconlilfluff:
LilFluff Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Hmm, it makes me think Sakura Wars after a decade or two of refinement of the Oobu.
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TheJokeKing33 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Steampunk is so awesome!

"I feel like I want to pursue this style some more."

I really hope you do! I love this style!
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rodrigotakehara Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Waw, loved the armor design! Who cares for safety when you look THIS awesome? pff, nerds...
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:iconjimmydartist:
JimmyDArtist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details of the suit are nicely done. And that steam coming from her suit looks awesome.
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Codename-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!! awesome job man =o
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:iconcrazy4anime09:
crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks wicked awesome!!! :love: fav ^^
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AnDrew19787 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
She's so badass she don't need insulation!
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:icontinyandhuge:
TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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:icongraphiteheart:
GraphiteHeart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
super cool!
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome! Ah, all that steam!
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:icontursiops33:
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Looks awesome! Love it! 
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:iconfelanore:
Felanore Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I BLAME YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THE WORLD.

There. Someone had to say it.
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:iconcaroline-sama:
Caroline-sama Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Nice !
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Aandersonn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing style!:) (Smile) 
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