I'm new to the community, and although I've been doodling and messing about for a while I never really had my own project to drive with design-wise. I finally decided to give it a shot! Standard set by works in the community is frighteningly high, but as a learner I thought it'd be nice to keep my progress posted so I had courage to ask for critiques
I mostly focused on trying to convey my ideas and designs rather than rendering details at this stage. Any kind of CC would be welcomed and appreciated!
I got my inspiration from studying the Opium War, imagining what would have happened if Qing Dynasty somehow accepted and culturally connected themselves to European empires. Since this was an era of exploration too, I took a lot of inspirations from Chinese and Dutch explorers of the history.