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Gwen in Her Hepmobile Rocket by BWS Gwen in Her Hepmobile Rocket by BWS
Here's the final version of one of my illustrations for "Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves": the first of my illustrated, interactive stories at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual ( [link] ).

Gwen Hopkins is taking off over Retropolis on what she thinks is an innocent errand: her uncle, Cornelius Zappencackler, has asked her to deliver a highly customized toaster to Doctor Rognvald in Iceland.

Gwen's actually happy that Uncle Cornelius isn't working on anything that's likely to crack the world wide open or extinguish the Sun. Gwen would be a lot less happy if she knew what Doctor Rognvald was planning to do with this device.

This version of the illustration is based on the one at the web site, and in the book, but has been re-rendered and overpainted in a much higher resolution even than the book's version: 300 pixels to the inch, at 18 by 24 inches.
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*BWS gives us a glimpse into another world in the stylish and eye-catching Gwen in Her Hepmobile Rocket. ( Featured by joannastar )
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nicothai Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
so nice !!! 
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desertforest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sort a blend of dieselpunk and retro sci-fi. Pretty cool.
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Willpagan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Very good.
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cain3D Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
such beauty
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NamatracHacni Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First time I saw dieselpunk art. Great work !
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0xoxol0 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Retro sci-fi is beautiful, and so is your talent !
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Dusterboy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
I love this retro pulp/sci-fi stuff. Awesome pic.
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Dusterboy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
I love this retro sci-fi/pulp stuff. Awesome.
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Draxdlh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
I love the era-ish nature. The front of this reminds me of a Ryan ST trainer of the 30s.
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Alexandra63 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is incredible. Another fan here.
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Nariane Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Wonderful!! :D
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DBRv6 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Great looking retro-sci-fi! Stylish
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Serio86 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
I :heart: this one. It got a special 1930 affiche feeling over it.
The colors are awesome in softness.:star:
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:iconclippys:
clippys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
good stuff
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:icontenderlysharp:
TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great design, classic.
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Phat-Force Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I would so drive that thing!
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:iconlcvii:
LCVII Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Simply, no comments...
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is so cool to look at! :D
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RooniMan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design!
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TheWonderingSword Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Writer
Great diesel-punk stuff. I love these visions of Future-Past. Great work.
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Ichogo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Writer
This....
Is the future....
We went back to cars of the 40's
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:iconashtonperson:
AshtonPerson Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student General Artist
diesel punk FTW!!!
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ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me of Fallout in some way >.>
Really cool picture though 8D
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MDK1982 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I like the retro futuristic design.
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SPPKnight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Very fifties, I love it. Is it odd that retro is the best sci-fi?
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Chiba85 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Awesome!! great concept.
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:iconmish65:
mish65 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Awesome work
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herm43506 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
What a wonderful picture, with a seemingly simple title that makes this image seem like something that happens every day!
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BleedingHeart2010 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Nice attention to details! Congrats on your DD too!
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KirkFlash Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This is Amazing.
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hiteshsharma88 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
cool..unique
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gilderic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent !
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
That retro style is great. Well done!
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KeystoneMan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I knew people could dream this...but to create it....wow
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:iconlordmelchet:
LordMelchet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Excellent! Puts me in mind of the old Tom Corbet books I used to read.
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eppoif1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I love the detail. :icongreatjobplz:
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clippys Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
impressive
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AllenFuchs32308 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I love that it has a "50's" futuristic feel to it. Everything was "aerodynamic" and yet appealing to the eye. Very well done.
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Dabblinguy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Very cool! I love retro-futuristic art =D
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ChristianRagazzoni Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
incredibilmente bello!
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Asif294 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
amazing illustration, the shinning material rocks the clock, man
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PsdDude Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Cool Image! U are good!
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!
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alt01414sak Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
WOW! nice concept
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marquiswyld Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done - not really a fan of 3D modelling, it always looks too precise and dehumanised to me.

However this is an excellent exception to this usual bugbear.

It has a light, clean feel and yet enough human handiwork to reduce the sometimes austeer feel of 3D work.

A well deserved DD
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druminor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
ooh this one looks really really good, and I love the retro-scifi feel of it. It reminds me a little of the Vanships from Last Exile.
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luciankinox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
INCREDIBLE!! This is beautiful!!
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xbahramx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
WOW
u r so skilled artist!
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Incredible!
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