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Steampunk Geisha by mongrelmarie Steampunk Geisha by mongrelmarie
EDIT: Added more texture and a pattern to her kimono. Enriched the color of her clothing and added some patterns to a couple of the pillows. I don't want to make it too saturated as Steampunk colors are often more muted. But I think the red kimono now brings out her lips and beads. :heart:


I've had this concept in my head for a while now. A geisha in the steampunk genre, living in a submarine. Not only do you pay for some company, but you get one hell of a ride (and stealthy too -- perfect for those shady clientele). :D

Technically she is an Oiran, but people are more familiar with the term "geisha" and that's why I titled it what I did. :aww:

I hope everyone enjoys! :la:

Stock Images (CC):
*ISOStock, Matt Monath, quinn.anya, OpenCage, Monceau

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~DoaC-Res

Currently playing with redoing this piece. Here are the sketches:



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CoryRawr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok my last comment was not enough.. I love the Japanese culture and this is a marvelous rendition of the Geisha, with a unique take and your own flare added to it.
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mongrelmarie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  :aww:

I've been playing around with redoing this picture.  Here are two of my sketches for it.  I'd love to hear your feedback on what you think does and does not work. 
 
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CoryRawr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the second one better, though the first is still good :)
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mongrelmarie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too.  :aww:
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CoryRawr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the steampunk take on this.
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C13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
She's marvelous. She's so decadent and refined with the pipe and this ear-attached monocular. I want a monocular like this one! And this steam hairpins;( You've put so much detail into this work - it's truly amazing.
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mongrelmarie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful!
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Crazy120 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Cool I don't get to see Geisha done in steampunk often, if at all. It's a unique idea paired with a good eye to detail.
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delphifilm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I couldnt accomplish a portrait that combines geisha with a sujet of an anglo-european theme. i worked on victorian themed browsergame, but this style-combination - it wouldnt look as suiting well as this labor when done by me ^^'
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