The year is 1902. Industrial and scientific development reach their peak. The world of la belle epoque
is a world filled with flying machines and steam engines. The vessels that are the most awe-inspiring, are the military airships, floating fortresses of imposing size and powerful armament.
On August 1st, a new steam battleship is launched from the military airdocks on the outskirts of Vienna. The pride of K.u.K. industry, this is the first ship of a new series of Habsburg fighting vessels. This is the S.M.S. Monarch
This took a whole lot of time. From a tiny sketch made on a boring lecture at some point in May, to this final piece.
Drawn on A4 paper with a simple ball pen. I believe it was a Pentel, but it doesn't matter. A pen is a pen.
Note: The real-world Monarch-class Austrian battleships were smaller and of older design. This one is pure fiction, loosely based on Radetzky-class battleships from 1907/1910.
I hope you like it!