Sci-fi Freedom Art, Steampunk

Steampunk Portrait.

Howdy all..

Something a little different this post as I have painted a portrait of a historically real figure for a steampunk short story set in Shanghai in the late 18th century. It will be the interior illustration for the online sf magazine, SciFi Freedom, issue 5 to be published in September. More details once it’s out!

The final image is 95% oil painting with a little digital tweaking for levels and adding the ‘Wetzler’ details around the lenses of the goggles.

In the meantime, enjoy!











17″ x 13″, Oil on Canson paper.

And here is a detail of the goggle area.











  1. Hi Wayne, just got back to BCN after spending time with my family in Chicago and saw your post. Thank you for bringing Kell to life! You are amazingly talented. Hope my wife, son, and I can make it out to Sydney one day soon. With magic, Domenico

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