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The Airship Battle by SpikedMcGrath The Airship Battle by SpikedMcGrath
An epic airship battle unfolds high above the world. Under heavy fire the crew of the HMS Monsoon unleash a broadside on all Port side guns while patchers hurry to repair the damaged balloon. In the background the once mighty HMS Tempest begins it's final descent as her crew scramble for the lifeballoons.

I had these airships vaguely thought out in my head and really wanted to come up with a solid representation of them. It was quite difficult frankly and this is the result of many hours work. I was hoping to have another airship on the far right firing a broadside but it proved too cluttered and hard to make out, regretfully.

Fortunately now it's finished and the airships have been thought out I can revisit the subject more confidently and efficiently in later works, since I plan to so some more ambitious ones sooner or later...
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meiyeezhu Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Call in the Steampunk AC-130!

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KevinMcLaughlin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Might be looking for some skyship type cover art for ebooks in the near future. Your art is right up the alley I'm looking for. If you're interested, drop me a line at kevins.studio@gmail.com
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so stunning!
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RobbyBerto Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
With all of that smog it looks like that blimp in the middle will crash among shrouded hills. You could say it was carried *puts on sun spectacles* on wings of fire. :)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...hm
I hope you don't mind if I say that joke crashed and burned. :P
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RobbyBerto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Yes, it is a very old joke, arcane even. :P
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AtrumIIX Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
absolutely amazing. It seems airships are becoming a trend now =)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yes, I don't like to brag of course, but I can say that I definitely did single handedly start that trend :P
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Ttrmkh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Hoyl crap!! That's kickass!!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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