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Ascending by Keithwormwood Ascending by Keithwormwood
Illustration from Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

Art prints available here: Ascending prints
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Avalon620 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Writer
I remember this scene! :wow:
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Spiritshawk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, I remember seeing this in the book and thinking the Huxley was just about the ugliest thing ever. And I also had no idea what gender Deryn was, because I'd just been looking at the beautiful art at the time. Looking back I think the art is why I read the book in the first place, and the absolute least I can say about the Huxley now is that it's remarkable. Fascinating. Downright awesome.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely work!! :+favlove: Genetically engineered, biological airships are way cool...
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TheAwesomeIgirisu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Photographer
One of my favourite pictures from the book :meow: Love it!
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LAvenus79 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had a chance to see Scott at Quail Ridge. He told us the awesome story of how he met you. I enjoyed the artwork he showed us of your inspiring work ^___^
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kaitouangeldark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
out of all the pictures of that book, this is my favorite <3
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mo13thenerd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite illustration from the book!!!!!!!!!
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mickr7an Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful beautiful pencil work
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VentriloquistBeast Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
This is one of my favorite illustrations from Leviathan apart from the one where Deryn is zipping down the line from the Huxley.
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defaultuser8 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
dude congrats on your artwork... that is really good...
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Feature time [link] :)
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CyborgJanEyre Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love your shading, style, and texture. Honestly I feel like if I touched the huxly I would get slime on my hands!
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PickledSaltwater Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! You are so talented!!
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Drllamaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DERYN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) YAYYYYYYYY I LOVE YOUR ART :love: ITS AMZING!!!!!! :)
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gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
This is my favorite illustration in Leviathan. I think the perspective is really impressive.
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randomperson77 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is like my favourite picture of Deryn cuz she looks so feminine and hasn't had a chance to learn to act like a guy. Ur my Fav artist btw!
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loveisangerness Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! Your epic artwork has been featured here! [link] :heart:
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loveisangerness Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite illustration in Leviathan. I adore all of your work.
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addiction2anime Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Yay! More keith Thompson artwork! Goliath is coming out soon! (September isn't THAT long to wait...right?)
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cinemajack Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Wonderful!
and what an escape! =D
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louli9559 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
wow, i had no idea that you put your artwork up here! i loved it when i read the two scott westerfield books, and i remember thinking how awesome it would be if you had your art here. fantastic!
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metalchoby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Love this book and I LOVE your artwork!!! :)
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somanyshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great illustration for a great book!
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Heir-of-Merlin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I just started Leviathan, but I love the illustrations. Fantastic work!
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gumi-san Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
i looooooooooooove your work!!!!!!!
im a big fan
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black-exorcist Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Wonderful art work, it really helped the imagery of the book (go figure right?).
Well I guess I should say it gave it more depth to the imagery of the book and it made the story really come alive.
I do have to say that one of my favorite plates (besides this one) was when Deryn was grabbing someone's potato while sketching the tubes for the talking lizards.

So wonderful work! I cannot wait for the next book this October to see you and Mr. Westerfeld bring more life to this series.
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xblahx Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
This is fantasitc. The skill of your pencil work, and the story behind the image just enthralls and draws the viewers in. Very well exectuted and presented. A beautiful work.
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Phish-Stick Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Truely amazing work!
And loved the book , im asuming there will be a second, well hoping there will be! :)
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ominokk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice, great work!
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PersephoneStock Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Loved the book and this was one of my favorite illustrations.
Wonderful.
:D
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
After reading the book's summary, I would only think you could illustrate a story like that :nod: high and obscure fantasy mixed historical events is almost your signature :D
Great pics, btw. I can't imagine what the Leviathan is doing up there :XD: I'll have to read the book to find out ;)
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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was one of my favorite illustrations in the whole book. I absolutley LOVE the organic look.
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Schatten-Drache Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the biological way you made the balloon!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing sweeping perspective!
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wilovil Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
good to see you back in deviantart
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Chaosty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
looks so great!!
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Ito-Hiruko Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
she's so brave looking and confident is this picture
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MegatonBoom Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Loved the book and loved the illustrations!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very cool man! :D
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xPurpleElephants Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I remember when I first got the book and was almost repelled by the fact that it had illustrations. But as I read on, I found that they were not only helpful in imagining what was taking place through the words on the pages, but the artwork and style of the illustrations were so allurring, I'd spend more time studying them than actually reading the book! So, in other words, it's amazing!
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Soulless-Love Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Writer
i love that book!
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MjP-70 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Great work!
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seventharmy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Im your fans Keith!!
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Laurielle-Maven Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Somehow, most of your drawings have an "organic" quality, like they're made with flesh instead of ink. I really like that.
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YiorYeosa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope that you do the illustrations in the next couple of volumes!
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daver1138 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/bow

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A-I-U-E-O Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
This is so grotesquely beautiful... I love it! C:
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sumeragisama Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
omg
that's amazing!
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zypherax Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
ah yes, your wonderful mechanical illustrations were definatly the hilight of that novel!
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MStout Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Excellent bleed technique. This has so much movement and detail. I love it!
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