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Imperial Skies Cover by wingsofwrath Imperial Skies Cover by wingsofwrath
I've recently done a series of commissions for an upcoming tabletop miniature game called "Imperial Skies" developed by :iconinrepose: which will utilize the "aeronef" range from Brigade Models, mating it with an all new ruleset.

This is the final piece of the first batch of drawings, the cover for the rulebook, showing an assortment of French aeronefs. It was designed to look as retro as possible, including mock silverfish damage and old paper texture.

The logo ended up looking similar to the "bomber badges" issued by several countries during both wars, but then again, the "winged bomb" is a rather common motif and there are only so many ways it can be done...

The border is based on some royalty free clipart I found on the net.
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Preyote Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
This is just gorgeous!!!
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gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this cover it has  feel of the time period. A time when men were as tough as their ships, and the ships held a sense of romanticism. The look of the cover makes one want to open it up and explore the skies along side many brave sailors.
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how closely you've worked from actual French ironclads of the time. Beautiful in their ugliness, superb work!
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waltsland Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
THIS IS SOO NICE, JUST LIKE THE WW1 ERA MAGAZINES, I LOVE IT!
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MrAverage Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artist
Sometimes you do these things - and they're so wonderful I want to cry.

So cool, man.  So cool.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
Well, to be perfectly frank, there are a lot of other drawings which never make it to DA and which have me want to cry (and curl up into a ball), but for completely different reasons...
I just can't seem to come with any easy way to draw the human figure, so I feel a hefty dose of envy towards those who "make it look easy", your good self included. XD
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eltf177 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Looking forward to this!
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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Fantastic to see so much activity here again. 

  A tabletop game based on flying battleships? Sounds really interesting!
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And there shall be even more activity shortly, I am currently up to my ears in illustration work for several books, one of them non-fiction.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
wuhooo, that's awesome!! :D Those ships look great!
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist
You're welcome!
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sirrliv Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Please keep us informed about this Imperial Skies project. Sounds interesting.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do, but I thnk it's better if you asked the project chief himself :iconinrepose:
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
FINALLY! An aerial battleship combat game where air vessels have guns at the bottom of their hulls!

Nicely done. 
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, but I didn't come up with these models, and only the monitors/bombardment ships have guns on the bottom of their hulls, because all the aeronefs still take off and land from water.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Oh. 
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TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so cool very good work Clap 
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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