This image shows one of the hundreds of multi-layered alleys with their connecting walkways and open flame torches burning off the ever present bi-products of industry. One of the more ancient of the Royales is descending on the right. A few of the Royales have absorbed so much Aether that they can do humanly impossible things like fly.
There is more work to be done on this image but it's far enough along to post and then update as I go (so check back).
Here is the "making of" video. I've included some text to talk about how the art informs the narrative process and vice versa. For me, being an artist and a writer, it is a key part of my process.
Steampunk slums of travaille making of from kevin mowrer on Vimeo.