Playing around with some shapes from 17th century boats and steam machinery I made these squid/octopus type silhouettes that have turned out to be quite interesting however I feel that they are too mechanical, but it is a start. Possibly adding more organic shapes to the mix would make the silhouettes feel less mechanical.
The second silhouette reminds me of something from War of the Worlds but the style is also like the Steampunk animated short 'The World of Jasper Morello.' The adventure takes place in a voyage on a ship in the sky instead of the sea even some of the machinery is in the shape of fish. The animation presents the idea that my sea creature could live in the sky if it was to exist in this world so it is not just limited to the ocean.