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Dreadnought Dev Sketch 01 by MikeDoscher Dreadnought Dev Sketch 01 by MikeDoscher
This is a developmental sketch for one of the larger types of vessels in the 'Spacecraft of the First World War' universe. The dome contains a very large version of the gravity nullification drives that were copied from the Martians, but with some interesting other abilities that end up shaping the course of events.

The final version will be a full color plate in the book. Details to follow.

Technical pencil with slight digital cleanup.
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:iconjdunk1971:
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
The hull needs to be lengthened and bulked up to make up for the tall aft end.   As it is, it looks like a squashed-up or SD dreadnought.
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I ended up changing some things in the final painting.
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Scha11enkrieger Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
id myself find the bulky part on the back a bit too bulky in relation to the thin nosepart. feels way too unbalanced.
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Rovien Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Where is this book available?
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nowhere yet, I'm afraid. :) It'll be out some time next year, hopefully in the spring. It'll probably be a digital book, but I'm looking at different possibilities.
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Rovien Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I'd be very interested in either a PDF or print, myself!
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
A sincere thanks for your interest. :) Rest assured I'll be spamming everybody within reach when the release date gets close.
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:iconrovien:
Rovien Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Sounds good!
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I like the smaller one. haha.
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dmaland Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how there's a lot going on in the design, but it all seems to make sense.
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Weequays Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :D
Very Nice ...
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice work, love the cluttered mix of futuristic alien technology and old-fashioned naval design! :) Are those screw-like thingies at the back the fantastic ETHER PROPELLERS that propel the ship through the vacuum of space? :D
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
The propellers have kind of a strange role: Mostly, they're an emitter array that disrupts the gravity nullification field (in a controllable way) to provide kinetic propulsion. The principle of the nullification drive is a spooky piece of Martian technology that allowed them to fire themselves out of cannons without being turned into cat food. It's the only thing that really makes that delivery system work, and has some interesting implications under general relativity.
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Mr-Obsidian Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Running parallel with the deck, under the tip of the prow, is that the barrel of a hull-length cannon?
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes. :)
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:iconmr-obsidian:
Mr-Obsidian Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Excellent!  Reminds me of the WWII B-25H and it's 75mm cannon (obviously there is a difference in scale of course lol).  Well, it also brings to mind the Space Battleship Yamato, but I prefer the B-25H ;)
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool.
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KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The space-faring Yamato has nothing on this sucker. ;D
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B-VI Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
So cool ! I really love the design and the concept of a city-flying ship :)
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:iconvernii:
Vernii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Inspired by the IJN's pagoda superstructures?
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
The odd shape that the Fuso class took on after their reconstruction was a big influence here, yes.
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Truly spectacular. But I'm really Intrigued by the snip alongside it. Will we be seeing some of that one? ;w;
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very likely. :)
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WhimsicalCaptnJ Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Outstanding design elements. I'm a big fan if the geometric shapes incorporated into the space age feel. Hydroponic garden in there by chance? I would have been a package gardener. Lol
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm pretty sure there's one in there somewhere. :)
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013

If you rotate it once to the left, it's a mechanical ice cream cone:bucktooth:



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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Now that's some brain freeze. O_o
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