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 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!
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?
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 !]
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.
<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>