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RandomComrade Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are really sweet pictures and it is an illustration to a storybook?
I want to read THAT!
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hydrobendy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Nice work! It may be an odd thought, but I always found monsters eating ships to be kind of funny. Think about what would happen to their stomachs with all that oil and metal! Behemoths must have one hell of a digestive track to live through swallowing a ship!
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Fishie493 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That moment when you notice that the behemoth's mouth is open. It just eugh *shudders*
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damonteufel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Did you notice the ship in its belly?
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Fishie493 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly
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:iconlyterious:
Lyterious Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
What's a growth
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Mechanizoid Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
In Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series (which this art is part of), the Royal Navy uses steampunk genetic engineering to fabricate monsters rather than bother with naval ships, in stark contrast to Germany and her allies (the "Clankers") who rely on traditional technology. Their artificial monsters are called "growths" to distinguish them as not being actual natural animals, but organic technology (which is grown rather than built). :) Check out the series, it is awesome and illustrated throughout by Keith's excellent drawings!
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:iconlyterious:
Lyterious Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
So the allies are the yuzhan vong eh
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:iconmechanizoid:
Mechanizoid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Pretty much, yeah. XD The Allies are Darwinist and make use of biotech for all their stuff, while the Central Powers are Clanker and use mechs and stuff... and view the Darwinist tech as abominations. ;) It's kind of understandable when you show up with recognizable war machines, and the other guy sics krakens, assorted giant monsters, and bats that shit flechettes (seriously, I'm not making this one up) on you.
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Lyterious Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Hm so good guy Nazis 
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Mechanizoid Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Eh, actually this is an alternate-history WWI so it's the Central Powers vs. the Allied Powers, with no Nazis due for many years yet. Germany is an empire under a Kaiser. Word of God says that after having the world torn apart by a war against people who use giant monsters and people who use giant mechs, they will be spared Nazis and WWII just won't happen in this timeline, though. XD Also there aren't really any "good" or "bad" guys, the rivalry between Darwinist and Clanker is more due to ignorant hate than anything else–and one of our main characters is Darwinist, and serving on a living airship no less. ;d
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:iconlyterious:
Lyterious Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Yeah no you cannot turn animals into giant airships and then act like you're the good guy that's the same thing the yuzhan vong did it's a bad guy thing
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic idea and execution!
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OntoGenesisGame Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING
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:icontehcannibal:
tehCannibal Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I HATE THE OCEAN!!!!!
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:iconthepowersoul:
ThePowerSoul Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what ,exactly, the behemoth?
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ElAbinnac Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   General Artist
By a random fact I'm here, I really love your work.
It's beautiful *_*
Thanks for my eyes.
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Cool
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dodd14029 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
This is just too goddamn cool
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Jordan90334264 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Is it me, or is the 'behemoth' partially based on the Opee Sea Killer of Star Wars fame?
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice, all too nice, I love the Behemoth and just how alien that motherfucker really looks
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:icontheuniversalunion:
TheUniversalUnion Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Behemoth... **Shudders.**

Wonderful work, Mr. Thompson! Truly one of the great illustrators of our time!
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The-world-is Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I want one
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Ridafi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

SO that's what the rest of the behemoth looks like. O_O

 

Its all awesome, but I have to wonder why its called the behemoth, when the behemoth was traditionally the primal beast of the land, leviathan of the water, and Ziz in the air?

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Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional
I think Scott's described the naming background on his blog.
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Ridafi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. I did not know there was a blog. O_O...
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koth54321 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
BEHEMOTH
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wunderbar.
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JankRotten Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so that is what the hole behemoth looks like....cool
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
nice work
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zombie-x-genocide Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Anothing awsome pic!
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:iconlordxeras:
lordxeras Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Is that a Clanker U-boat the Behemoth is devouring?
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damonx99 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well that does it...the waters are more horror inspiring than space.
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JohnDoeHanibari Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the behemoth design is legit scary!!
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SickJoe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
the ship in the behemoth's translucent stomach cracks me up...fantastic work as always!
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:icongeanera:
geanera Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I'd love the print without the boat part!!!
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Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional
Cool, you can email me to special order that if you want.
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:icongeanera:
geanera Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thank you - It might not be right away as I am saving for a trip to China but I will keep it in mind
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These creatures be the best ships ever.
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:iconrandomman95:
randomman95 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
You're work kind of reminds me of the game Dishonored. It's the European inspiration I suppose. The naval part of the military, the whales, etc.
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Bellethiel-Daugon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
The Behemoth is so cool! *o*
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:iconvesiolento:
vesiolento Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
That behemoth is simply nightmarish. I love the way you illustrated how its mouth opens and closes
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gensanity Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
the 2 lower illustrations, are awesome

the ship is pretty cool too :P
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makariytakael92 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
your work just keeps getting better and better!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's amazing! Love the designs on the creatures and the ships! :D
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Roan2008 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Great art, thank you very much. It always a pleasure to see such cool art.
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killahsese Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Behemoth. Oh yeah! That thing can chomp on any battleship.
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Tr01ka Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
What kind of monstrosities are these?
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Coooooool
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Pharmasutra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
You're going to need a bigger boat...
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