This is a piece that's been ages in the making... It took me 2 months to get this beast done. It was made as a Christmas gift for my mother so it was one of the few times one of my own personal pieces had a deadline.
I originally had planned on this being a regular old Victorian ship sailing in the clouds, something along the lines of a surrealist piece. But through a series of bizarre thought processes it became a pirate ship and I added the sails at the bottom.
I plan to be working on a comic series soon which will feature all sorts of exciting sky/space ships, so this was a nice practice piece to get me primed for that.