The Scar by thrax-1
this is for the friendly contest held in the forums
The mission which i choose to accept was to depict a character or creature from the world created by China Mieville!.
man what fun i had.A scanned sketch,this is a depiction of the giant sea beast which tuggs a giant pirate city behind it.(hopefully you can see a bit of the village under the boat!).I FYI have never read "the scar",but it really sounds choice,so i shall track a copy down!.In the contest there was a description of the various creatures in most of Chinas books.This little detail caught my attention
"Seabeasts the size of continents" and "Giant cities built up of many boats".I bet a million my interpretation is not correct*(since the creature only seems 1 1/2 mile wide ) so to speak,but i had a crap load of fun so there .
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"The Scar" copyright to china mieville 2002