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:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Thank you very, very much for the unexpected surprise of my first DD. :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Thank you to *AFineWar for suggesting and ^alltheoriginalnames for featuring it!
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I usually make it a point to thank everyone individually, because I never take interest in my work - by anyone - for granted, but in this case it's just too much! Every single comment and :+fav: is truly appreciated though! It means a lot.

    

The beginning of colonization efforts somewhere at the outer rim of our known universe. The ship designs are based in part on real NASA concepts, just as the Helios colony vessel.

COMPOSITION: Textured environment (starfield) and digital painting (planets, nebulae), composed in Photoshop. My work. Scene and lighting setup in Lightwave with final composition of all elements in Photoshop (including all FX).

MESHED: Helios Colony Vessel & Ark Ship by Jason Tinsley, Heavy Shuttle & X33 Shuttle by Kenny Mitchell.

Original size: 4500x1600.

    

Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you very much to *TreeClimber for the valuable WIP input and suggestions! :cuddle:
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Given 2012-11-12
Colonization by =overseer ( Suggested by AFineWar and Featured by alltheoriginalnames )
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The hardest part for producing artwork related to realistic near future is doing it in a powerful yet recognizable way. "Hard SF" technology must be depicted as an echo of our own, a balanced mix of present day tech and "fantastic" designs. After all, most of our current technology could be labeled as science fiction just a few decades ago. Your image captures the awe of the unknow with the vision of the future of people like Carl Sagan or Neil DeGreasse Tyson: a bright future ahead of us in the great ocean of space. The design is awesome, it has the "futuristic" quality that we all hope one day we can achieve, but retains the essence of the first years of space exploration. In fact, the idea is so powerful that makes you ask why people stop dreaming with the future. After all, without dreams, there is no way that visionaries could take us to the stars.
And what better dream that art?
What do you think?
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_hi overseer, [.. others ..!].

Firstly_
[and obviously;] a-lot of hard-work has gone into this piece of Work. this "Work of Art" has to be congratulated-upon for, its: busy Content [.. first of-all !] there is a lot Happening ..
one's Eye, is: .. Drawn [Picture-left, to Picture-right] by the Movement of the SpaceCrafts .. [i can see the SpaceCrafts' engine-Flames showing their Orientation. [i like that ...!].
also; there is good Originality with this Drawing, as-well ! and, the Drawing shows-off "overseer's" Connection he\she has with the Viewer .. with, an: easy Perspective, [.. relaxing for the Eye !] i particularly like the idea of Planets. ... seems to Work well, [in fact !] the Planets show-off a good command of Technique, here. there is a Calming quality to the-piece, and the tone of the four basic Colors used [Blacks, Whites, Blues, and Grays] are the correct-Ones, here [i think ..].
over-all, this picture: PACKS-A-PUNCH, for me. and, has created the lasting-Impression i thought it would; when i saw it, first time....!

.. A Very-Good Sell ! [.. Does What-It-Says On Can !]
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
"Rest enough for the individual man - too much, and too soon - and we call it death. But for Man, no rest and no ending. He must go on, conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet with its winds and ways, and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him and at last out across immensity to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deeps of space and all the mysteries of time, still he will be beginning."

--- Oswald Cabal. THINGS TO COME (1936). Original story by H.G. Wells.
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overseer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   Digital Artist
That is a very fitting, and very true quote! Thank you.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Welcome!
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JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
You certainly get those imaginations inhabitants of other dimensions and other planets with existing lives. I know you have a lot of talent in this kind of work, but if you believe in other people is certainly with the thoughts and ideas focused on this element type.

I've had some imaginations alike that when I woke up I did not want to return, are things that I do not know how to explain, but able to demonstrate in Art. But I do not have any tool to be able to express these views I have.

I really wanted to be able to draw so that neither you, Congratulations.

NOTE: (Google Translate) I'm from Brazil and unfortunately I can not speak English.
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overseer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Obrigado! Não tem problema, eu não falo Portiguese, mas eu acho que entendo o que você quer dizer!
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JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
<font><font>Você certamente obter essas imaginações habitantes de outras dimensões e outros planetas com vida existentes. </font><font>Eu sei que você tem um monte de talento neste tipo de trabalho, mas se você acredita em outras pessoas é, certamente, com os pensamentos e idéias voltadas para este tipo de elemento. </font><font>Tive algumas imaginações tanto que quando eu acordei eu não queria para voltar, são coisas que eu não sei como explicar, mas capaz de demonstrar no art. </font><font>Mas eu não tenho nenhuma ferramenta para ser capaz de expressar essas visões que tenho. </font><font>que eu realmente queria ser capaz de desenhar assim que nem você, Parabéns. </font><font>NOTA: (Google Translate) Eu sou do Brasil e, infelizmente, eu não posso falar Inglês .</font></font>

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agamhammer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great one!
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overseer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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agamhammer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah, u're welcome mate :)
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CelineGabrielle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
That is incredible!
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overseer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! BRILLIANT!!!
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overseer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Moraelyn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
lol, I think the future for NASA looks like a chopping block. Sadly enough :(

Great art though!
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Sadly yes. The thing that's really crazy is that we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every day to fund a war that is mainly based on the aquisition of resources; resources that are limited to this one, tiny world. If we'd invest the very same money in scientific research, to improve our space program, then we could make use of it commercially, for mining. Once other planet's resources can be used, local wars should no longer be necessary. But hey, who ever said that politics are a thing of logic?
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Moraelyn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Wars aren't just about resources though. That's an extremely limited view of them. War will be around as long as humans are. Hopefully it gets to be a very "few and far between" sort of thing though.

And hopefully governments fund science in the meantime.. lol
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm talking more about current wars. Sure, it's not all about resources, but it's certainly more about mining rights than human rights. If we're really honest. ;)
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rg-12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
love the ships!
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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korborak Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I love it! I like the mood a lot!
Also, I am quite suprised to see an other excellent artist getting a DD on an old design of mine...! ;)
The Elios here was closely re-modeled from my own Explorer class many years ago... I still have it in my gallery!
Congratulation for the DD! :)

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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much and thanks for creating it!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
It's my pleasure! :)
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Simply stunning. :faint: :clap:
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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jorgenial Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
wow great job
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:bulletblue: The space landscape have a great look,and the spaceships are very cool! :toocool: Coloring and artwork are amazing! :w00t:
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
:bulletblue: You´re welcome! Keep going with the great work! :w00t:
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Heavenight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing!
Great job! :D
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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animallover1990 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
kinda reminds me of Babylon 5
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I suppose that's possible. It was a great show! I can certainly live with the comparison! Thank you.
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animallover1990 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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mvartist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
My friend, love this piece mood,composition and atmosphere. It's subject matter is fantastic. it is fun to look at. I know you are after a photoreal look so Colors can be pushed up. But a more saturated bluer band might bring to a more attractive piece. A transition color between a blue band and the shadow side of light desaturated purple might look great.
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe I'd disagree - the blue tint of the atmosphere is due to the water content on the planet, reflecting the light from the sun. The only way that a planet would have a more purple-ish or even less-saturated hue, is if the sun itself was burning a different colour (blue sun or red sun).

If you were to look at photos from orbit of Earth, the atmosphere is plenty blue, the only time it appeared grayish or of any different hue, was due to old technology or lense flair from the sun peaking around the planet's body.
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mvartist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
The color I am talking about is not on overall shift. It is a small visual shift in the color transition band from blue to shadow. I don't need to to refer to EARTH as this is s color spectrum shift in color band wave length.
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I see what you're saying, but it still wouldn't apply here; to have the colour shift in the spectrum, you need to have light passing through at an angle to which it would cause this effect - if you do your research, you'd see that the purple spectrum is really only visible with high intensity in light reflection, and as can see here, there isn't - much like rainbows do not always show certain parts of the spectrum due to too much or too little of the moisture in the air.

Your thoughts would work fine if there was the sun 'rising' to the side of the planet with a high percentage of humidity, but as noticeably visible here, its not even early morning or even mid-day for most of this side of the planet.

Why wouldn't you need to refer to Earth? Are you aware of any other blue-oceanic planets to which we have atmospheric reference photos for?
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mvartist Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
refer to the original comment. what does it say? as a matter of fact on both what does it say?
ATTRACTIVE ARTISTIC LICENSE...
This means what? You are talking about a real approach I am talking about the sense of aesthetic beauty. The visual result is who people see the image. No one care light goes where and how.. You think people cares? people care how the image looks in color, saturation and contrasts as long as is it not far from the truth. Star was, star T all push the artistic license to some degree. They care about how it looks. star T might be more realistic in facts but still pushed. The is art not engineering We as artists take the visual info and apply it to fantasy setting blending real and unreal together. I care about how color from the warm side shifts as it becomes cooler. where the band of atmosphere is where it meets shadow or space there often appears violet, since tonally is is darker. color behave this way warm to cool. cyan, brillant blue, ultramarine etc then goes violet and so on in a cool setting such as this. Just like how you see landscape in the distance.. it take on less contrasts, cooler and lean towards the blue side of shadows.
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I think it quite positive when art of any kind sparks some controversy, however, after reading all the comments, I would like to respond to one of your statements;

"(...) No one care light goes where and how.. You think people cares? (...) The is art not engineering We as artists take the visual info and apply it to fantasy setting blending real and unreal together. [sic] (...)"

I could not consider myself an artist based on this statement. The designs used in this image are based on real concept designs and although they're not currently in use, or even being built yet, if I use something that is based on current day engineering, then I have to keep it as realistic as possible. While, granted, there can be a certain amount of artistic freedom if the artist so chooses, I was always a fan of photorealism.

Colors can vary, of course, and different people have certainly different ideas about what can be considered beautiful, but I spend a lot of time and interest reading about science, especially astronomy and NASA. That also goes for photography from Earth, Mars, Luna and all other space photography. Those images are not only an inspiration, but a reference.

In pure science-fiction based artworks there is a much wider range of colors and ideas that can be used, but when I'm trying to blend realistic technology, something that could be possible nowadays, with a bit of fiction, I have to go with realistic concepts. Atmosphere has the color it has based on the amount of moisture and filtering light disperses 'blue' far more than any other colors which is why our sky is mainly blue. I also think it matters a great deal which direction light is coming from, because that also influences the intensity; especially in space where, due to very limited light, you have stark light and shadow contrasts.

Color balance and lighting are the two parts I spend the most time on with any piece and getting those working together is very important. I generally appreciate all suggestions, but I often tend to desaturate images, because it is more realistic. Nature is vibrant, but only to a degree. I only showcase artwork where I have achieved exactly what I wanted to achieve. I hope that makes sense.
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mvartist Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Of course as I said originally I knew based on all the collective images you lean towards photo realism. That was my primary
comment. But then I said it can be pushed more for attractiveness.
If you were to state all that you said up there, then the intent was clear. What i said was another option or variation of the same image done in another way.
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You truly are entertaining me - noticed your sentence structures, grammar and spelling all seem to slide downhill when you get frustrated...maybe you can't handle a female knowing something you didn't (and probably never will, as you can't seem to accept any new information in that closed mind of your's)

To clarify, he IS wanting realism. This is why he spends time on the details, really working his talents into what he creates - THAT is the reason you commented on it in the first place.

Since you have the mind set, to send a note to me, rather than saying such ridiculous things in public visibility, were you worried I'd be too afraid or hurt to handle it in a public space? Maybe you were actually worried you'd come across as a self-centered pig?

"You don't have much art experience to understand drawing let alone painting.. this is all too advance for you. You need to get more visual library of how color behaves then you might understand."

Have you ever tried to understand or know a person before passing judgement?
Have you ever considered that my works aren't in colour because it isn't the medium I'm focused on at this time?
What makes you presume you are 'too advanced for me'?
What happened in your life, that caused you to believe you are SO GOOD, that you can pull a woman aside and try to knock her down?

Please, enlighten me.
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