I'm happy and proud to say that I've had the privilege to be asked by Larry to make a picture to illustrate the article he is currently writing about the Diesepunk genre and culture as an entry on Wikipedia. Here is what I came up with.
A few words to explain what I've tried to do :
Larry's requirement was that "the picture should scream Dieselpunk". Well, unless you are deaf and blind... !
War machines are not my usual stuff, however, WW II being one of the major events of the Diesel era, I thought it was a good idea to give a hint of it. I chose, though, to make it in the pulp/heroic fantasy style, so that it will not let people think that Dieselpunk is all about dark, moody and dirty things.
Finally, for good mesure, I've added a little clue of the 1941 film "Keep 'Em Flying".
I do hope I've made the good choices and that the whole thing will do justice to both Larry's great article and the honor of being somehow a "Dieselpunk banner" in the Wikipedia pages. I'm counting on you and your usual great feedback to let me know.