Steam Dreams Bot Cover Art for Dronstad Blog

Steam Dreams Bot

I wanted to thank Dronstad for allowing me to draw on his blog. I will do this by featuring his story Steam Dreams Bot and my cover image on my projects page. Also, I will show the finished pieces in this project in large format. I won’t go into a tutorial mode or how to style because I want to keep those in my blog area. In fact, take a look at my Steam Dreams — Dronstad & Steam Bot & SKI TRIP for a blog experience. Also, those who are new to this blog, a warm welcome to you! Please head over to my “Who Is Vye” page to get to know me better!

Steam Dreams Bot

A book called Mechanika inspired the artwork. In contrast, Doug Chiang, the author of the book created his piece using traditional methods, while I went with digital. His idea’s stemmed from images of spiders and tractors. I used an app called SketchBook Pro and a Dell Venue 11 Pro with a pen.

A huge factory floor hissed, puffed and clanked from all of the metallic hands that built rockets. A song traveled in the polluted air, a song of busy steam engines, analog computers and coal-burning in the furnace. All of that is seen from the ground by a small computer enchanted with rockets that lined…

~ Dronstad Blog

Steam Dreams Bot Light & Dark
Steam Dreams Bot Light & Dark
Steam Dreams Bot Plain
Steam Dreams Bot Plain
Steam Dreams Bot Dark
Steam Dreams Bot Dark

Need Cover Art?

If you’re interested in getting a featured picture in your story or blog post? Please reach out to me by going to the Communicate – let’s work on a project! Fill it out and send me a summary of what you are looking to do and your deadline. I’ll do my best to get back to you with a few quick sketches and ideas on the cover art.

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3 Comments »

  1. Very cool artwork! I like the dark & light version…interesting to see how the depth builds along with the sense of motion. The dual faces are great too.

    • Hi Michael, thank you for your comment! I am too interested how I was able to get depth to show motion. I didn’t realize I am doing that with the drawing.

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