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Confrontation by JohnSu Confrontation by JohnSu
The Gulliver Group has a run in with the local enforcers over the matter of violating no-fly zones and dropping anchor within city limits. The crew is amused by the sheriff's colorful use of language - they have no idea what he's saying.

The Gulliver Group
   The Gulliver Group is an all-female group (with the exception of their accountant and technicians) that was founded by their captain Lychee Sapindaceae. It was originally part of an undergrad project where she selected Adventuring as a focus for entrepeneurship. When it produced moderate success, she made it her fulltime occupation, bringing on board her closest classmates at the time.
   They travel from city to city, making a living off of odd jobs and Kill-20-Monsters quests. Then, before they have to start paying parking fees, they move to another location and repeat the process. This is also how they evade certain taxes (they are not popular with municipalities).
   Gulliver Group members in the picture besides Captain Lychee include B.B. Fayne (First Mate and navigator; she does not look where she is walking - not a good trait for a navigator), Getty Abarashi (Medic and cook; her degree was in animal husbandry but oh well), and Melissa DeFont (Bazooka Girl; she made up this job and joined on the condition that she could have it).

The Sheriff's Posse
   Marshall Barkrum is the sheriff of Lowtus County. He is a humorless man who does not know how to drive a conversation. He used to have a sidearm, but I forgot to draw it. But even without it, you can tell he is a tough and serious dude, as evidenced by his tough and serious wolf paw tattoo.
   Barkrum and his posse try their best to keep things orderly, though characters like the Gulliver Group often give them trouble. He has at his disposal the artillery landship Arbitrator, but it is expensive to operate so he only brings it out when he needs to intimidate someone or discourage an attack.
   Posse members include Henry Thurst (analyst and consultant; carries a laptop with him, is terrible in a fight. Maybe shouldn't be in a posse), Jorgus (grappler and secretly a huge fan of the Gulliver Group; he is trying to hide how super excited he is from his boss), and Mr. Huang (dunno what he does. Posse filler).

Augh! This picture took wayyy too long. I finished it three days ago, and it took me until now to finish writing this up. I started drawing this back on the 8th, so it's taken about 3 weeks to complete. Setting aside time to work on art is hard with a full time job and competing distractions like games and manga! Well, hopefully all the time was worth it - I can say with confidence that this is my proudest piece so far.

The Gulliver Group's airship has gone through 3 names. Originally "Sea Gals" was written on it. Then I was like "wait, I have another idea!" and wrote "Gulliver" on it. I probably tried that like 8 times until I gave up because the font kept looking really old-fashioned, so in the end I settled with the kanji 海鳥 (umidori - "sea bird"). Not very clever, but it was an aesthetic I was finally satisfied with.

Anyhow, here are some bonus configurations of the picture I made because it was easy:
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:iconjetrunner:
Jetrunner Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is epic, and your "bonus" ones made me LOL. :D
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TeenTitansMan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013   Digital Artist
You can just hear the argument they're having right now.

Beautiful work.
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:iconshuraaz:
Shuraaz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Love this pic. It's now my background :3
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:iconrinsley:
Rinsley Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how since Mr. Huang is just filler he's barely visible behind Barkrum.
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D-utch Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
awesome!!!!
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:iconspyg:
SpyG Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the story here =D
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:iconsniperskitz:
SniperSkitz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
This is amazing!
and version 4 definitely made me laugh
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:iconmegumi-hanbunpeni:
Megumi-HanbunPeni Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
i wish i was good as yoooooooooooo!!!!
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:iconartlovingteenager:
ArtLovingTeenager Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Can I commission a continuation?
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:icondante8411:
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Man, I'd love to see these expanded upon.
Seems like the hardest part would be differentiating them from the Jellyfish Pirates in Guilty Gear.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll rename them after DAYS OF THE WEEK
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:icondante8411:
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
So does that mean you can only have seven, or does their world have like tweleve days of the week, all of them conveniently having names given to humans here?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
eh, if I run out I'll just start pulling names from other languages
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:icondante8411:
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Fair enough. Why else do we have other languages?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
for swearing!
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:icondante8411:
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Touché.
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:iconsanone:
Sanone Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I have got to get one of those Gulliver crew hats.
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:iconstonekeeper:
StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The side mouth is strong with this one :/
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's so he can sleep on one side of his face without spilling saliva all over his pillow.
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:iconstonekeeper:
StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can go with that!
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:iconbmocat:
BMOCAT Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool <3
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:iconzettabytegamer:
ZettabyteGamer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
so are you making a manga or some thing?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No plans for it at the moment.
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Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
.... I.... I want that hat.

:iconwtfbbqplz:
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:iconziginz:
ziginz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Barkrum seems like a pretty cool guy.

Maybe I could help you with your descriptions to speed things along?
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Love the story. And art. Great work. And love the variations too ^_^
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ElerosseAlcarin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Y U SO AWESOME?!
seriously though this is exactly how I want to draw when I get better... >_>
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is cool
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GonXKillua Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I...I think my favorite is Bazooka Girl...cuz she's JUST SO FRIGGIN' AWESOME >8U
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Krooner Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just noticed this, but does B.B Fayne have an eggshell on her head?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She does!
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:iconkrooner:
Krooner Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to know.
I just naturally assumed it was a metal plate :U
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:icontigerach:
Tigerach Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting...never seen a steampunk version of Japan before. It's strange....but good.
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TheX-Structure Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Really dig this piece. Every time I see it I think I might be favouriting it. :)

You should expand on this story. Will be a good one.
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Tsureiyu Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DAMN! flash xD
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:iconrunese000:
Runese000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
i would love touch the with the hats boobs! very sexy.
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AntiEvangeline Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love!
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a manga series hiding in this picture, i just know it.
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ZephyrLightningheart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
lol the 2nd edit!
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Mercenary-Incognito Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Man, this picture is great on so many levels.

I love the tension between the airship captain and the sheriff. Her amusement at the sheriff seems to confuse and aggravate him further.

The bird-related headgear of the girls is great. A wonderful touch to their outfits. Took me a second to realize that the navigator was wearing an eggshell, lol.

Please tell me, will we see these characters again? I would love to see what results from this confrontation.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Unfortunately their reappearance is unlikely (but not impossible!), given my trends.
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:iconwhispatchet:
Whispatchet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Diggin' that girl's hat :D
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:iconszopko:
szopko Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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AnimatorRawGreen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Holy hell, I had trouble finding artists who use flash but this is dank, Very well use off all the tools is completely visible before my eyes!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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:icont-iko:
t-iko Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
i loved this so much *^*
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:iconswordsmanyukiri:
swordsmanyukiri Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
This looks so unique and pretty ^^ you're awesome!!
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Wolfe-Wallace Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Great poses, great body language, and awesome atmosphere. Well done!
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sora-h Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
You have no idea how much I want to gather a team and cosplay this right now.
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