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Glampunk Spacepipes by ErikShoemaker Glampunk Spacepipes by ErikShoemaker
SlashTHREE exhibition 12: Steampunk

Steampipelines from Earth to Mars.
Once upon a time the people from Earth found out that mysteriously enough steam is the best element to transport energy.
In order to connect the self-expanding pipes with outer space, humans had to build up barriers around their planet with machines which create an artificial atmosphere and clouds. That's the glass bulb you can see around the surface. ;)
The Centre of Power in this image of course is the garden of Eden, our planet Earth.

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All my resources here:
The pipelines are overpainted photos of the tubes in our cellar. The planet texture is an highly manipulated earth texture and all the other stuff is painted.


This image is quite a step-up for me since it is the first time I actually worked with perspectives and I only used my own stuff for this. Hope you like it, and thanks a lot for your support!


© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Good job ![link]
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AdrienCGD Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
DAYUM!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D:bow:
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CoolCat232 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
ohh this is really so cool!
I totally love it!

good luck for the contest btw. I think that you have good chances to win it!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke :D Ist schon ne Weile her. Habe den dritten Platz gemacht :eager:
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CoolCat232 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Oh, haha mein Fehler :blush: ^^;
habs aber gut eingeschätzt oder?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jo stimmt :D seh ich als Kompliment
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iYok0 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
EPIC! Very realystic!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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iYok0 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Youre welcome!
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Visions-of-an-end Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
man i love the science fiction subject matter... great stuff
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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Nofy89 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're so gonna win this haha :peace:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no chance, but it's still fun. :D
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Mattzy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
hot work mate
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate
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:iconjsung:
Jsung Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
aw i was gong to make this my wallpaper but its too small :(
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what size do you need?
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:iconjsung:
Jsung Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
atm im using a 1280 by 1024 (on a crappy 17 inch :( ) but if you can retain the aspect ratio and all that but just fill it up to at least 1280 width itd be great.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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like this?
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:iconjsung:
Jsung Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
perfect love it - it will be well used.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconjsung:
Jsung Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
looks amazing... one of my favourites
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate!
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:iconondination:
ondination Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
I really love the way you see the universe around us! Beautiful piece of art!
:D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! =]
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Haafiz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!!
love it. really hope it can actually come true...
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol better not! I'm going to upload a not-so-nice sequel to this next week. :P
Thank you!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! ignoring the fact that earth and Mars spend some of the year on opposite sides of the Sun to each other, I like the idea of a vast connection...I wonder how long it would take the steam to travel from one to the next :faint:

Ahh, nothing beats using your own pictures or painting it yourself, I try to do that, saving stocks only for things I can't photograph or paint, I bet you are more proud of this than most others just because of that :boogie:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn dude, I didn't think about that at all, when that weird concept came to my mind. Hope no one else will notice :D
Thanks as always for your comment!
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HunterBeingHunted Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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HunterBeingHunted Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np ^^
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huMAC Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Digital Artist
"Pipe in the sky. Nice work bro.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks humac
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stphnwlkr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
Brilliant piece man :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate ;)
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stphnwlkr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Np man:-)
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hidlen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Tja, was will man dazu noch sagen? Dope! ^^
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke danke hilde!
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irinama Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional
Stunning work :hug::love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! =]
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
:wow: Amazing work! :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding job!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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Stormfire-SF Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Very well done, man. An epic concept.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate!
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Stormfire-SF Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Anytime. :)
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