Steampunk magazine now has a new section devoted to art, which some readers here may be interested in. Judging by the editor’s existing taste, I’d say straight bald 3D renders might not make the cut. They’d probably need to be over-painted or tooned, or heavily Photoshopped.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.