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The pirate airship Dryad by SpikedMcGrath The pirate airship Dryad by SpikedMcGrath

This photograph of the pirate ship "Dryad" was taken by a travelling photographer in the Northern reaches of the ravine province- confirming reports that pirates have been operating in the area. Dryad- Formerly HMAS Swallow- was captured by pirates last Autumn while returning from a routine reconnaissance mission. Our sources in the intelligence service claim there's rumours that the recent piracy "epidemic" in the Northern provinces are sponsored by foreign nation states.

Military forces have been deployed to the North including anti-airship missile batteries on-route from Edwinton. It is believed to be only a matter of time before Dryad is either sunk or back in Union hands.
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People keep telling me these things would never fly, which is obviously ridiculous. So if you're wondering how you do fly one of these- I did a write-up on my blog explaining exactly how it would work.  I think these things are important. You can read it here: www.spikedmcgrath.com/2015/08/…


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Waqas57 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Good work
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Waqas57 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015   Digital Artist
You're welcome
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shibamage Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great design!
I know this is a little thing, but I love the paint job - how the frivolous, circus-caravan-type green and yellow contrasts with the terrible role this ship fulfills.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I didn't think of that to be honest, I just wanted it to be colourful!
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shibamage Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Lucas1996Garcia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hermoso!!! ;) Clap Clap Clap 
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias :)
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AronKamo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Digital Artist
wonderful, dreamy design.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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plushman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cool stuff, I like his colours
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
:onfire: ... outstanding work!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
A true pleasure, Tom ... you're most welcome :salute:
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jagrier Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Writer
A wonderful illustration of a great concept.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Wonderful whimsy, it's amusing, elegant, great colors and proportions.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Mensje! :)
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   General Artist
Wether it can or can't fly it still looks really cool. I also like the way you put a story along with your work :)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Of course it can fly! :P
Thanks, well I hate it when an artist has invested time in making a picture and then seems totally apathetic about letting you know more about their idea
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015   General Artist
That's cool.
You're welcome, and yeah me too.
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