This is one of the illustrations for my online serial "The Lair of the Clockwork Book", at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.
Osgood Finnegan wouldn’t be much of a steampunk era inventor if he didn’t have his own airship; happily, as we see, he’s got one.
Finnegan’s stories-within-a-story take place in an earlier age than I most often find myself in; normally my Retropolis is chock-full of rockets and robots from an entirely different future that never was. Old Osgood, though, was one of the people who built that future, and so here we’re getting a glimpse of the world as he and others were reinventing it.
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.