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This is a concept art & book cover for my future manga "Dreadnought". Done with SAI and photoshop, all from imagination, which took me tens of hours.

I have thought about making manga for a long time, but now I'm getting serious and started drawing the first chapter. The story is based on a fictional industrial world at the dawn of the paranormal technology.

Dreadnoughts were the name of those gigantic battle-airships powered by the anti gravity techs, as opposite to the historical name sakes.

Later, I will also make a data book of different kinds of airship in the story, basically the capital ships and small supporting ones.
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WillKapton's avatar
Wow you sure know how to make an aero-dread ^^. If you ever have time i'd love to see what you think about some of mine. Thanks and keep up the good work its really inspiring :)
Onikage108's avatar
Almost looks like the Yamato.
Demon971's avatar
Very cool, liking the shadow and cloud effect. Kind of pseudo-industrial age/steampunkish. Except, sucks for that fleet if the enemy fleet is below them! :XD:

What I mean, is that they've got a major blind spot. Even with radar or similar tech, they don't have any way of seeing below their hull and no weaponary. Just a technicality that stuck out at me. Otherwise good imagination and you're a talented artist. I suppose I can see these air ships being able to land in water and operate like a normal seafaring ship, if necessary, so holds validity in that way.
vincizhang1990's avatar
Very good piont!~When I finished the design I was thinking the problem too...Maybe this can make the battle plot more dramatic? Though adding some bomb-doors and give it some kinds of anti-ship or bombing abilities seems practical.

Btw, U got it. It does land in water in some scene, when not in war conditions or just operated like a normal warship. Brilliant reply~!
chaos-sandwhich's avatar
i never was a fan of anti grav tech, manipulation of gravity is not something i agree with in sci fi, makes things too easy, but for this i'll put that aside, as its such an awsome design!
seggin's avatar
"Paranormal Technology" sounds good!!
MuzzledElk's avatar
Well, I have to say you have a reader in me!
Steampunk'd airships are kinda my thing and these look brilliant.
0-Statik-0's avatar
Aww, come on guys, think about the planet and all this stuff !


It's really amazing
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Colourbrand's avatar
That is damn impressive! Inspired by Laputa - Castle in the Sky?
vincizhang1990's avatar
Castle in the Sky is one of my favs, and it did inspired me a lot. Moreover, I'm a big fun of military & history & Sci-Fi, the warships from late 19th to early 20th century also give me inspirations^_^
Colourbrand's avatar
Ooooh! I like yer attitude - and this is good stuff!!! :D

All well drawn, highly detailed!!
NavJAG's avatar
Incredible work - great use of color and aspect!
EarlofChutney's avatar
This is really cool!
RB-Illustration's avatar
Wow, this is awesome, I love all the different textures you've portrayed in the image and the choice of colour. It makes the airship look very dramatic and forbidding. :D
shaheeda's avatar
Oh gosh, this looks like it took a lot of effort
It's awesome, so impressive ;v;
IchorData's avatar
At first I thought "nah" but your description intruiges me.
itifonhom's avatar
Really masterful, great feeling, wonderful composition!
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