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The Airship Traveller by suburbanbeatnik The Airship Traveller by suburbanbeatnik
A bit of a story behind this: I did this for Libba Bray, who was speaking at the winter SCBWI conference. Since the author is well-known for her Victorian historical fantasies, I thought, what better for her than a drawing of a lady from the late 1880s?

Well, the drawing took on a life of its own, as these things do. It became my latest homage to steampunk, as well as Victorian typography. I ended up showing it to Libba, who really liked it (it turns out she's working on her own steampunk story, a reason to rejoice). But since I wanted to keep it, I didn't give it to her as I had originally planned-- but I did promise that I would upload it and send her a copy. So here it is.

Huzzah!
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
Hope she liked it!  And, yes, a lady traveling by air is never without her goggles.  What a horrible idea to leave them at home when a lady goes abroad!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I think she did like it! And indeed, goggles are indispensable for any lady of quality. ;P
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Now I'll have to find the lady's books.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You should... she's excellent. :) 
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
Thank you!=P (Razz) 
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steam4power Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Artist
LOVE IT !
Wish there was a full color I could order a print of.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm really busy at the moment, but I'll let you know when one is available. :)
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faeryflora Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
great one! :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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RobinBobbins Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Love this, looks just like an old travel ad :) Fantastic work
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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momerath74 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the antique feel of this and your use of varied fonts is lovely! :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Goggles are awesome!

I love the trypography umuu~.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student
lovely
the typography fits perfectly
and I love her clothing
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it! Love it! Love it! Reminds me of Nellie Blythe. Awesome.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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parang Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Loved this when you posted it to LJ. Great drawing! Really catches the genera and the font is fantastic!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you like. The font was a lot of fun. :)
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Alceea Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I wish I could meet Libba Bray.....
Wonderful Picture!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know who Libba Bay is. :XD:

But that don't mean that this isn't a nice piece. ;P
I like the retro look to it, as well the typography you've used.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
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She is awesome!

I'm glad you like the piece, it was a lot of fun to do.
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settingsunrisingmoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I adore Libba Bray and her writings! I am absolutely GREEN with jealousy
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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goonmann-85 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Mmm, I like the slickness of this design and the elegance in her figure. Lovely work :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love how this looks like a historical poster! Very nice caption too. :aww:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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thebookbug5 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
This is awesome!!! I am SO jealous that you got to meet Libba Bray. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was fun-- she is an extremely cool person, and very approachable.
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist
*LOVE!*

<3 <3 <3

(the picture, I mean. I don't know who Libba Bray is. :\
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you love the pic! Bray wrote the YA historical fantasy "A Great and Terrible Beauty." It's a terrific read.
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist
Oh! I have heard of that book! Well, that is actually very neat. Shoot. *is impressed*
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:XD:
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KeeganYoung Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
You. Met. Libba. Bray?!?!?!! SO JEALOUS :iconohnoesplz:

Anywho, this is utterly delightful. Made me LOL : D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, you're a fan! Somehow, I'm not surprised. She's awesome. :XD:

Thank you! I'm so glad you like it.
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KeeganYoung Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Shocking 'tisn't it? :iconimhappyplz:

Anywho, glad to see something new! I'd begun to miss your exquisite work.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
A lot more work is to come! I have piles of stuff to upload from #AAM 8. :)
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azrael1984 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I love Libba Bray, she's fantastic. :) Lucky you got to meet her! This is gorgeous work though, I love her dress.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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