OMG! Amazing work today! This looks like it took hours!I used to draw like this (pen, feathering effect) ALL THE TIME :)The whale looks very ominous and mechanical.
You're right, it actually did take hours and hours and hours. At one point, "What did I get myself into?" was going through my head over and over.It was totally worth it though, and I am really happy with how it turned out. Interestingly enough, my wife also said it reminded her very much of a spaceship, so you're both in agreement on the mechanical thing.