Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Dr Galvast's Astonishing Hot Water Balloon by SpikedMcGrath Dr Galvast's Astonishing Hot Water Balloon by SpikedMcGrath

Once the last ray of sunshine had danced itself to darkness and the teal gloom had ripened to pitch black; he flipped the lamps on.

For some moments there was nothing. Just the fresh blackness and the humming of the electric lamps, accompanied by the peculiar noises of the craft itself; like the occasional sound of fingers drumming on a brass bathtub. The porthole was a black disc.

Then out of the gloom a light became visible; just for a second it blinked on- then back to total darkness.  Had he imagined it? Surely not. There it was again! Then another, closer this time. The flashes became brighter and more regular as the craft drew close, until finally their source became apparent. Jellyfish. Hundreds of them. Blinking and pulsing in brilliant colours all around him. He pressed his nose eagerly to the glass. He'd never seen anything like it.

But it was not was he was looking for…

=================================================

Behance: www.behance.net/spikedmcgrath

Tumblr: spikedmcgrath.tumblr.com/

Blog: www.spikedmcgrath.com/blog/

Add a Comment:
 
:iconirondoors:
Irondoors Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
Huh, pretty original concept. I don't think I've ever heard of a "hot water balloon" ;D
Reply
:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Reply
:iconjobsnow:
JobSnow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Really beautiful scene.
Great work!
Reply
:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
Reply
:iconderpy-monkey-stuff:
Derpy-Monkey-Stuff Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Absolutely beautiful! Great work.
Reply
:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Reply
:iconmasternatho:
MasterNatho Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Rly Amazing 0.0
Reply
:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :)
Reply
:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
"But it was not was he was looking for…" ?

Beautiful, fascinating art, reminds me of Picard, the inventor of the Bathyscaphe and the fascinating things he was the first to see.  Some lovely details and careful, masterful color.
Reply
:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I've heard tell he was mad- reckons there's mermaids down there. *shrug* Who really knows?

Thanks for your kind and supportive comment, as ever!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
November 17, 2016
Image Size
248 KB
Resolution
683×1100
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
504
Favourites
84 (who?)
Comments
10
Downloads
6

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×