Creating a style of your own is one of the most difficult things a Artist is up against. Even more so when attempting to work inside a specific genre like Steampunk. The basic Rules are Steam or Spring powered.
This was an early piece I created abiding to those rules yet pushing the envelope a bit. At the time I was posting my work on Renderosity and Deviant Art, sort of testing my Following to see how much variation I could get away with before being scolded to get back in line. This Piece went over well, so it boosted my self esteem to push things farther next time.
This is a 3D model created with Wings3d 3DS max, and Bryce7.