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World of China Mieville by nJoo World of China Mieville by nJoo
These illos were done for Paizo's Dragon magazine #352~

Not too sure of the story behind it, but it was for creatures for the world of China Mieville~
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Ouroboros-491 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
I've always had trouble picturing what the Sting boxes look like. This makes it easy, thanks.
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Aghorishaivite Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm reading Perdido Street Station and this is pretty awesome.
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celladoore Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I really like how you depicted each creature Nod 
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Empty-Hand Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
One of my favourite books, love your renditions of them all.
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Zousha Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It was Dragon #352 that first got me interested in China Mieville's books, so much so that I eventually wrote my senior keystone project about them in college. Your illustrations in that article were one of the biggest things that got that interest going, and for that, I will always be grateful to you. Thanks, nJoo! :)
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Hoyaa! That is where I first got into them too. I am in the midst of rereading them. He is one of my all-time favorites.
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cool
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A-VeyZ Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the book. Great job on the creatures!
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XOnTheCalender Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I'm almost done reading Perdido Street station, planning on reading The Scar right when I'm done with it. The most impressive of these is your Kephri! It's exactly how I thought they looked. Absolutely amazing!
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organizedchaos221 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Artist
Read Perdido Street Station this summer, I'm reading The Scar now. I've been looking for good reference material for Bas-Lag races and these are just AWESOME. Good work and keep it up!
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taughtbyabadgermole Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Never ceases to amaze
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Virtual-Corvid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long book, great story.
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madhatterzwei Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
This is perfect. You are an absolute genius. I'm sure Mieville would be super proud if he saw these.
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MShades Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Re-reading "Perdido Street Station" now and checking around for art. Very nicely done!
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Demonrose8 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Liking the Vodyanoi ^^
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flayd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Hah! It's interesting to see how everyone forms their own interpretations from a novel. The vodyanoi, garuda and khepri are all quite different from how I imagined them.

I just finished reading The Scar too. I'm rather sad that it's over. :P
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turkishwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best work of Steampunk what i see! ))
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Dracona23 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the khepri and the Vodyanoi. They are really as i imagin them. Great!

And the remade is also really perfect...

I just imagined the cactacae slimmer....

I'm impressed!
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Presteza Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
your conceptual skills amaze me ~

what is truly remarkable is that you had not even read the books when you painted these ~ yet they are so true, especially the Remade, Rivebow and Stingbox; and seeing these images enhances the reading.
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
cool
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
awesome work
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supacrazy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Wonderful work, and does Mieville's books justice! If you have not read read his books (as I can tell from the dated description) I highly recommend you do so.
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megamoth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done sir! I hope that you have read these books... they are fantastic! An illustrator's dream.
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rynee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Holy shit that Cactacae Fella looks awesome :) Well, they all do, but that one stands out! Great work :]
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theflyingdutchman84 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm waiting for the next book here. I chew through the Bas-Lag stories like mad.
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miciquelynh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
if you put two normal things togther,it will become a monster!
cool >_<
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Shed-senpai Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Oh my, I absolutely love these! Miéville is my favorite author, so that helps xD But you draw very well, and your take on the species is just great! I have my own view of them, so it's nice to see what others think : D
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inkaspies-inc Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
when did you post this? Cool stuff lady!
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Leifa Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
well done. love the item designs
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Woomquip Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   General Artist
Thought i recognised these in your folio from somewhere! Just started reading Perdido Street Station and i'm already loving Mieville's world. I love the take you've done on each of them, its good to see how someone else imagines the creatures visually. i especially love what you did with the remade and the vodyanoi. Although i love the buggy-coolness you got into the khepri i think it wouldve been more in keeping to make it more traditionally scarablike? though that would be hard not to make it look generic.
overall damn good show!
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wongicon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Hey! Cool
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enixeffex Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
bwahaha! the cactus repair dude rocks!
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Endec Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
These are great to see. I like the way you did a group of concepts, the remade, garuda and kephri are just my kind of thing, and it was great to see someone take a crack at a handlinger. Good work. Do more!
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xdownagainx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
I love 15 and 24. I think we'd be rly good friends.
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Majoh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, awesome!!! You ought to read either Perdido Street Station or The Scar, they are both fantastic works! :)
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mrdectol Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
If you made a videogame, I'd buy it.
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flamingfeather Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
china mieville is an amazing author an these are amazing pictures
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Xenobody Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I'd had some difficulty imagining some of his concepts, but these seem to be good representations of them.
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china-boi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
really cool ideas there
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PublicArtMunkie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
That's awesome. ALl the designs are crazy. They look like nothing I've ever seen before.
Very original.
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scarypet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007   General Artist
Hey! i did an artwork inspired by that book by China Mieville!
the enemy of these guys you drew - here--> [link]
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nancy0039 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
it is a online game`-`?

the monster is so cool~
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disgustiphage Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
I love the first book Mieville wrote, been looking for the others. :) These creatures look amazing.
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting designs :D I've never read the books, but I'm intrigued....
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Penril Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
Mey where do you get your textures from? :P
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:iconwackyjax:
Wackyjax Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
These remind me of Brom.
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Artyz13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
you are de lo mejor!
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paladinanarchy Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my favorite authors and I think these are right on. I wish you would do a whole book of Bas-Lag citizens!
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DSil Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student General Artist
Sweet designs! I particularly like the riverbow and robot-wheelchair dude. I'm also interested to know, how exactly does the stingbox work?
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FaustsRevenge Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
It's funny how many of these people haven't read any of Mieville's work, I see you've done your research.
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