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Operation "Clockwork" by Iardacil Operation "Clockwork" by Iardacil
For *HiddenYume-stock "Clockwork Dreams" contest


Almost 200 layers on main image + 90 on the "view from the window", literally weeks of works.. Every night I sat behind my computer and worked on it.. Some crashes, some mid-results I were not happy but But I am very happy with the final result. I have tried before making steampunk images but apparently it have not worked.. Now I have something finished.

Have you ever felt that you are the wrong person in wrong place?

She was always the smart one and also the brave one. Maybe little crazy daring to things other would not and taking every opportunity that knocked in her door. She wanted to become engineer or airship pilot and she dreamed one day building her own ship and taking an eternal voyage to sunset.. she dreamed of glory and making history, chancing something, leaving mark of herself.. But she was just a girl and dreamer.. When they found her and asked if she wanted to serve her country and do big things, she said yes. She had the ambition. She had the will and dreams and so they recruited her to special ops. She was signed to operation "Clockwork".

Some wars are not fought on battlegrounds. Some wars are fought the way we never know they happened. Some battles are kept behind the curtains and sometimes they are never fought with swords or guns but instead of minds and information. Information is sometimes a greater power than any army can be. With right information you know where the weaknesses of enemies are. You can know where they will be and what they will do and you can be one step in front of them, anticipate every move they make and have time to come up with best strategy. That was the purpose of operation "Clockwork".

They knew that her strength was not in skills with weapons or physical strength but it was her mind.. She was smart and she was clever,seeing patterns and details everyone else could miss. So they sent her to infiltrate the enemy, to go behind the lines of battlefield and send her on her own to the mission. She was just a girl, dreamer. She had no qualification, no training.. Just her sincerity, her belief that she was doing the right thing... left alone behind enemy lines with mission to find the information they required.. She did her best.. At least she tried but she was wrong person on wrong place.. she was dreamer not some kind of soldier.. she was the one who believed into beauty and building things.. not in war and destroying.. But she loved the files.. she loved the reading.. but she was dreamer.. and she just leaned to the ladder, closed her eyes.. and dreamed..

And operation "Clockwork" was not going like clockwork...

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Given 2011-05-21
Suggestor's words: "I wish I were HALF as creative.... Operation "Clockwork" by *Iardacil is a fantastic fantasy/sci-fi sort of piece that is well done with beautiful tones and emotion. Every time I look at it I see something new. It must have taken forever; there are so many details, each one better crafted than the next.... amazing piece well deserving of a feature." ~ also suggested by Emerald-Depths ( Suggested by Aeirmid and Featured by kuschelirmel )
Noruleschick2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DraakeT Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
About this final version, i like me much the interesting creativity...and this is important for me. All this thanks to the great composition...and trust me i watch always all single detail.....because i love details! and u done an excellent work with them!
 This work is the way to follow to create others interesting works!
to conclude, i love the vanilla i love that used here and the third rule is used excellent here......this last rule is the basics in these works (do not ever forget that rule!)

The original work had only a perspective problem....but the idea was excellent.

See you next
SweetDA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OMG ONOZ Emoticon   This piece is Gorgeous!:clap: 
SetFun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely and fantastic work:inlove: 
Rochaluarts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a spectacle! Wonderful work!
Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Yeee gads! This piece is absolutely stunning! My imagination is working overtime looking at all of the wondrous detail! Very, very well done!! :clap:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Missminxtress Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
So very beautiful
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOuld LOVE a print of this. Gorgeous!!!!!
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