CONCEPT DESIGN THREAD: "Star Wars: Steampunk"


This thread started as a daily sketch forum idea, and it has taken a life of its own.
Due to the popularity of this thread, I have decided to move the thread to WIP/Critique: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art to allow it to grow…

Have fun!

CONCEPT DESIGN THREAD: “Star Wars: Steampunk”
Inspired aby AICN article by Moriarty

and check this thread for inspiration and to see what is the fuzz about:

Imagine you have been commisioned to concept art on a new
“Star Wars: Steampunk” game…

These are the rules:
[li]You have NO TIME LIMIT for your sketch. IF you go beyond the assigned time limit , you have to post WHATEVER you have done after the time has expired, along with the FINAL drawing.[/li][li]Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.[/li][li]Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.[/li][li]RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600[/li][li]They can be done on any medium.[/li][li]If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.[/li][li]Only original compositions. No “tributes” or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.[/li][li]You can post an entry at anytime for the topic presented on this thead BEFORE the voting thread for THE WEEK has been posted.[/li][li]The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.[/li][li]Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.[/li][li]The topics will be picked at random from the list on the TOPICS thread >>LINK<<[/li](The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
[li]You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them).[/li][/ul]Good Luck


I seem to like the post, but i dont really know what Steampunk is, maybee i will look at wikipedia, beacuse i have an idea. maybee is to make something about the art we know from Starwars movies, but changing the concept a little bit? Like a CHiguagua instead Chubaka? please somebothy help me to understand this thread…thanks :slight_smile:

sorry, double post


40 mins


I always wanted to contribute, now finally I have done something! \o/
Another Personal goal achived. Thanks to Goro for his brushes!


CHiguagua instead Chubaka, seems like a great ideer, u mean the lapdog kind? give it some ironcast collar to stay in tune then. (steam punk is industrial revolution mixed with no future of the 80’s look think malcom mc and vivian westwood, r2d2 and c3po :P.)


ok, here is mine, i hope it matched what was wanted… it took me around 1 hour, i discover the fantastic color dodge mode tool, in photoshop, hope u like it…


I did Padmé. Don’t know much abot Star Wars, but I LOVE steampunk. Yay my first daily sketch!
55 mins
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cool topic and nice stuff by everyone. I especially like danielh’s trooper.:slight_smile:

PS CS, 70 mins

went over time a little bit


Photoshop / 50 min.



oops, how embarassing… i think i misunderstood the topic :shrug: .
so i removed the picture.




Great topic and fantastic sketches people!

60mn - photoshop


Oh I so wish I could join this! I toyed with the concept of a “World Wars” version of SW, and this is kind of a close fit. I even did a paper sketchup of a X-Wing/Biplane hybrid. But alas, my current tablet (Aiptek T-8000U) really sucks and I doubt I could order a proper one quick enough for the contest, so I guess I’ll just wish everyone good luck!


hi there

nice posts !

here’s mine. Not to happy with it .

ps/wacom 45 min


R2 as boiler - 5 mins or so pencil sketch, hour in Satori.

p.s. Robertt has Star Wars steampunk nailed!! Really nice concept.


AWESOME design, specialbrew!


Very nice jobs everyone! Redfrog, great looking stormtrooper!

Great topic, I had to do more than one… maybe will do more :scream:, it’s too much fun.

Han Solo.
He’s bit of a scoundrel… always fixing his flying machine “the Falcon”.

35 minutes or so. Artrage2.

Boba Fett.
Bounty Hunter, wearing the uniform of the Mandalorians.
Equipped with high pressure steam jetpack.

Don’t know the time, but definately under 60 min. Artrage2.
Thinking up stuff takes up most of the time…


2 seater light fighter flying machine with harpoon.

around 60min of doodling… could use more steampunk elements perhaps… :shrug:


Yoda says:

Art2- "Impressive your snowspeeder is. "

Special Brew- "colour range liking i am. "

RedFrog - "Cool drawing you have. "

ikuru - “A disturbance in the Force! Two lense flares i sense! Surely a path to the dark side it is!”

Robertt - “Many striders you have. Long legs and impressive depth of field you bring.”

DanielH - “Ah, much wisdom I sense, learn from each other we can.”

Here’s mine:

“Photoshop CS i use. 60 minutes of painting it took”


thanks Shawshank! Your Yoda is looking great and he’s a mechanical steambot :thumbsup: