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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:

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*ISOStock, Matt Monath, quinn.anya, OpenCage, Monceau

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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.
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. 
CoryRawr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the second one better, though the first is still good :)
mongrelmarie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too.  :aww:
CoryRawr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the steampunk take on this.
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.
mongrelmarie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful!
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.
delphifilm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   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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