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This would be a series of quick, (not speedpaintings by any means) concept roughs, (photshop 7, wacom intos 3) of the royal Airship of "The Harq'.", who is a religious/cult leader in the "Brotherhood of Dannel" story I'm developing.

The vessel only has two orientalish sails, and a dual propeller drive, opposing cycle revolutions, powered by some mysterious means. They do not rotate very swiftly and the vessel cannot travel very fast either. Its more like a sluggish blimp. It is filled with a flammable, very bouyant gas.
Thus, the Lateral Sails aren't Sails for momentum atall. In fact, they are what slows the ship down and makes it ponderous. The lateral sails are made of thick leather sheets patched together to better protect the delicate balloon from attacks coming from below via archers and other such stuff... surprisingly, the sheets are rather effective, covering the broad majority of angles that long bows would be able to shoot when within range from below.
Saggy leather shields is basically what they are.

Protecting the top has proven unnecessary, because no one else has flying ships.

The Harq has essentially proclaimed himself king of the world, and is therefore a villain. His underlings are the Dahmpihn, and they hail from across a western sea/ocean...

The cult of the Harq' drinks the blood of all living things and seeks to consume all free peoples and either convert them into Dahmpihn or destroy them.

Think of the Dahmpihn, and especially the Harq' himself as vampire-like...having powers and being capable of superhuman feats, but without the fear/weakness of sunlight.
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HammerinInkminer's avatar
A-Nessessary-Studio's avatar
Thank you all! :)
sorry for the long delays. I've been in absentia from Devart for far too long!
IvanRostoff's avatar
Your ship has several design features I love. I think this might be the most practical low tech airship I have ever seen. I always felt that a cabin that touches (and protects) the gas bag is more practical than suspending it from ropes. Love castle at the top of the ship. The wing shields are great idea. I may use them if I start designing airships. Sadly most people who draw airships put little imagination into it and even less logic.
quarta-dimensione's avatar
I find it so interesting
darktoxicmilk's avatar
would you mind if i made a modle of this
i love it
A-Nessessary-Studio's avatar
ooo! I'd love to see the model!

Model away my newfound friend! :)

Just make sure you show me when its done!
Albus-Panthera's avatar
Very interesting air ship, I like how it was draw. Good Job!
tiny5th's avatar
absolutely lovely work, so much detail in it.

a purely brilliantly designed Dirigible
fernicar's avatar
WaiLik's avatar
extremely impressive u sob
Marutanielle's avatar
Wow (yes yes... I cant finde the words... ) and I want MORE!!!!!!! :D
Marutanielle's avatar
Mmmmmmmm *^___^*
sanatae's avatar
i still hate you for your multitalentedness....
sanatae's avatar

i suppose i can come to some sort of ... happy medium.
kiryami's avatar
Beautiful. I absolutely adore airships, and your style makes this extra lovely. :heart:
Though I prefers high-speed battle thingies, streamlined fighters and lots of explosions, I still like the blimp-esque ones. ^ ^
A-Nessessary-Studio's avatar
of course, everyone loves the high-tech, high speed, gunships and such...

I do too...
but this one... this one is just a royal transport ship.
meant for lazy, efficient travels.

but thankye!
kiryami's avatar
^ ^ Indeed. You're very welcome.
Dog-master's avatar
^^ I love the style of your painting.
lucidpop's avatar
You sure know your nautical terms, especially when it comes to the description of the mechanical crap! :phew: good job I dare say!
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