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:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Thank you very, very much to everyone who :+fav:ed this piece! :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
I usually make it a point to thank everyone individually, because I never take interest in my work - by anyone - for granted, but I have very limited time right now, so once again thank you very much! Every single comment and :+fav: is truly appreciated and means a lot.


Based on a scene from Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Felt like doing a Star Wars based piece, since the news that there will be an Episode VII in due course. Not sure what they're going to do and I certainly hope Disney will still let the Lucasfilm people do their thing, regardless of the 4.6 billion dollar transfer. Not in the mood for Ewoks singing musicals and dancing through the forest of Endor... :O_o:
    

COMPOSITION: Starfield rendered and then composited with the help of some high resolution NASA imagery (and the resulting planet) in Photoshop. Scene setup and render in Lightwave with final composition (including all FX) in Photoshop.

MESHES: Imperial Star Destroyers by Fabio Passaro, Tyderium Shuttle by Olivier Couston (LW conversion by Bradley Bristow-Stagg & Tie Fighters by Andy Crook


My artworks are not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with Disney, Lucasfilm Ltd. or the "Star Wars" franchise. The Star Wars trademarks, logos, and related names are owned by Disney & Lucasfilm Ltd., and are used under "fair use" guidelines.


ORIGINAL SIZE: 2550x1150, 71 layers.
    

Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you very much to *TreeClimber for the valuable input and helping me balance the composition! :heart:
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks much.
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Oh WOW!!!! This is an amazing art piece! :D The scope, detail, and grandeur of the scene are all very incredible and breathtakingly impressive. Great work! :D
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I tried to recreate the scale usually seen in the movies. I'm glad it worked! :)
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Indeed! It works very, very well! :D
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:iconmasteryoda40:
masteryoda40 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Very nice pic! Great job! :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ebakertx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This would make an awesome wallpaper!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I suppose; although the dimensions would make it difficult perhaps.
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:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is brilliant and epic!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome:):)
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FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. My take would be put in a few more fighters and angle some of them so they are "swooping in from the upper right corner. Perhaps another very small planet off in the distance above the large starcruiser in the front.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Those are all valid suggestions, but I was going with the original this time. Also given the size and perspective, you would end up barely seeing the fighters in the background. Won't be the last one though! Thank you very much.
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streincorp Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Episode VII? Really!?
Nothing against Disney but seriously... I wouldn't like to hear the singing skills of Chewbacca.
:D
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, apparently it's in the planning stage.

And I totally agree with you. Don't need to have an epic Lightsaber fight turned into a musical. It would so not work in the Star Wars universe.
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TravisHarris Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't understand why people assume that Star Wars is going to get "Disney-ized" with musicals and whatnot. Let's not forget that George Lucas is the one responsible for all the campy musical endings in the Star Wars series, most notably that of the Return of the Jedi Special Edition. If anything, keeping the Star Wars franchise under his control would guarantee the series' decline into total kid-friendly ridiculousness. I mean, Lucasfilm seemed to think that this garbage was a good idea.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, the musical idea is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I think most people are just concerned - as it often happens with big take-overs - that things don't turn out for the best.

As for "Detours", I didn't know it even existed, but then neither do I own, nor watch TV on a regular basis. "Detours" is a simple, kid-styled way of making lots of money. That's all it is.

We'll just have to see what happens. I for one am not sure why Star Wars needs an Episode VII, but of course I'd be the first to watch it, especially if they create a good story line.
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TravisHarris Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed. Personally, I'm hoping they do Dark Horse's Heir to the Empire series, but it's really anyone's guess at this point. Fingers crossed.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, given the recent years' affinity of Hollywood to make (graphic) novel based movies, it would certainly fit. Althought since (as far as I'm aware) the beginning of these novels are set only a few years after Episode VI, they better find some good actors to play the heroes of the original Trilogy. As much as I wouldn't mind, hiring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher just wouldn't work at all. Not if the story is only a few years ahead.
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countbeefer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome pic!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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viiik33 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Почему-то не чувствуется масштабности, не чувствуется что это огромные корабли.....и детализация кораблей оставляет желать лучшего. С освещением тоже надо поиграться. Космическая тематика мне нравится.
For some reason you do not feel the scale, does not feel that this is the great ships ..... and detailing ships poor. With lighting, too, have to play. I like the space theme.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, thanks for your comment. I've oriented myself on movie scenes from the original Star Wars movies, so I guess the sense of scale you don't feel, what their problem, too. The lighting is again based on the original, and realistic for a bright sun. There are only two main light sources. The main distant light (sun) and slight blue filler light to simulate reflection from the atmosphere. :shrug:
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:iconkillabc:
KillaBC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I say they should launch a delta base zero attack upon the planet to prove a point about something. I don't know what but it would be awesome. Great piece!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. That's an interesting idea. Thinking about it, we haven't actually ever seen a "Star Destroyer" actually destroying a star.
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:iconkillabc:
KillaBC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think the star will win lol. But a picture with a delta base zero bombardment taking place would be defiantly something.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, never know what might show up in future! ;)
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I hope they don't tear down 20 odd years of expanded universe cannon
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, Lucasfilm people are still around, nothing's been changed there, and the lady that has been in the CEO position (under George Lucas) until now, is also still around - just now under the Disney boss. Given the huge following and George Lucas' passion for it, I sincerely hope they won't mess it up. The problem is that I am not sure...
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I am more confident now than I was 10 days ago. In fact I am quite excited. And the prospect of another Luke Skywalker movie, that's just too good to pass up.
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, we will have to see. Remains only the question of actors. I kinda hope they will not rehire the original actors; nothing against them by anymeans, but unless they have a similar amount of time passing as it has in real life, I don't think it could be believable. But then if JJ Abrams can choose great actors (despite the unbelievable storyline (not in a positive sense) they had in the - to date - latest Trek movie) then I'm sure so can Disney/Lucas Arts.
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I'm sure tehy'll hire great people, it's not a franchise to be taken lightly (even though Lucas himself seemed to at times).
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, I enjoy what I'm doing and creating art on command is difficult. I think I care too much about what I do, to be able to mass produce, but never say never I guess...
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I live by the rule that you take the opportunities when they are presented to you. And if they aren't presented, make bloody sure they are next time.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
That's certainly not wrong, but I do have a day job that I enjoy, so I'm not worried that art isn't my main profession. It keeps it purely fun and that's good, too!
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ccbig Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Terrific render!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Darknight1138 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Artist
Wicked Awesome, I'm definitely looking forward to 2015!
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!

Well, let's hope they don't turn it into a Disney spectacle. Not sure how they're going to continue the story, but if Lucasfilm does the job, even under Disney, I'm sure it'll be good entertainment!
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Darknight1138 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Artist
your welcome, I agree too. Lucasfilm has always worked with Disney before so i think its a great match.
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Ultimately we will have to wait until more information about the movie is known (and then until we've seen it). Since I can watch any of the episodes without dismay (Jar-Jar Binks or not), I don't suppose it will be too much of a problem. I hope for once I'm not proven wrong!
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is seriously wild work!!!!
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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