This was done for the Enchanted Visions Project's theme "Clockwork Fantasia" (Nov. 2012). An intrepid inventor takes her mechanical wings and owl for a test flight in the sunset.
I've previously done two steampunk pieces and they were both dark in theme as well as color scheme. So from the beginning, I wanted this one to be more lighthearted (like the way Miyazaki movies makes us feel) and fun. She looks like the kinder, gentler, and certainly non-aggressive twin of my "Steampunk Dark Angel". I didn't pick up on that until I was far into this illustration. Designing the owl was a lot of fun. Overall, I had fun with this piece. Hope you like it.
©2012 Mitzi Sato-Wiuff/Aruarian DancerMy art site "Aurora Wings"My Facebook art page