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Flying Whales

The Hip Historian Iaredios






Art I made in 4 hours on August 24th. Inspired by an imaginative vision I had while listening to the Gojira album From Mars to Sirius. Art is two fold, just like the song Flying Whales, both incorporating it's fantasy subject of primordial-alien-space-whale-beings descending onto a partially terraformed Mars and teaching a man to fly and taking him to a planet in the Sirius system, as well as the other side of all of Earth's surface being underwater and the whales swimming above the ruins and it appearing that the whales are flying in the sky.


Sorry about the camera quality, it looks so much better IRL.


I was going to post a drawing before this, but I decided against uploading it here due to it's topic. You can see it here.


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:kaukau: It's pretty nice.  I'm not sure why this took four hours, but as you say, this look better in real life.  I don't know why I've seen flying wales so often in media.  It's a common subject.  There's the book series Leviathan, and then there's that one Doctor Who episode where the entire country of the United Kingdom hitched a ride on the back of a space whale, and those space whales in The Avengers, and Treasure Planet has space whales, and there were various space whales in Star Trek, and flying whales in Battle for Terra...well, I can think of a many other examples.  Especially of whales in space.  That seems to reoccur quite a bit.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was a TV Trope...and yep, it is.  And they have no idea why it's a thing, either.



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