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Colonization Complete by overseer Colonization Complete by overseer
Having completed colonization efforts on a class M planet, a fleet of Starfleet vessels is leaving the system, to return to the nearest starbase.

Not any particular reason why I chose these ships, just that they're some of my more favorite classes. And well, you do need an escort like a Defiant class in any case.

If anyone's wondering; the registry number on the Galaxy class belongs to the U.S.S. Venture which made appearances in a few of DS9's Dominion battle episodes, but as far as I know is still in service. So, why not?
    

COMPOSITION: Starfield was rendered, the remaining background elements were composited/digitally painted from scratch in Photoshop by me. The setup of the ships with lighting rig and subsequent render was done in Lightwave. I've also retextured Prologic9's Galaxy class in the process for more details. The remaining post work was done in PS.

MESHES: Galaxy class by Prologic9 (retextured my me), Defiant class by Skye Dodds, Danube class Runabouts by Thomas Slanitz & Raven class by Nick Bacon (LW conversion by Infinityloop).


My artworks are not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. or the "Star Trek" franchise. The Star Trek trademarks, logos, and related names are owned by CBS Studios Inc., and are used under "fair use" guidelines.


ORIGINAL SIZE: 3200x1320, 125 layers.
    

Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you to *TreeClimber for her usual valuable suggestions during WIP! :cuddle:
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Never ceasing to amaze, overseer delivers another brilliant render. It is a simple one, but sometimes that's all what's needed to achieve perfection. It has all of the aspects that are frequently missing from other multi-ship shots we see - constant quality.
Brilliant lighting is a big part of that, because all of the ships and planets are lit up perfectly in regards to the light sources - not only the sun, but also the blue planet.
Galaxy class casting lights onto its own surface is also a nice touch.
This work probably has the best background that I have ever seen - it's sharp and actually feels like a real alien world without being too forced.
Normally I would complain about lack of bloom, light streaks or other camera vfx but here they would not change anything - this image is perfect as it is.
Brilliant work overall, from which many should take inspiration and advice !
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I'm always surprised how people can make such beatiful pictures, play with all those colors, make such awesome detail. I especially like the moon, the change of colors, one going to another. Ship designs are pretty much purrfect. Though i'm not sure if during drawing the shuttles there was some laziness,because of shadows hiding all of them. Especially considering how the Enterprise-class ship is visible from this angle and shuttles aren't. And while the closest planet is quite nice, i think it would need a little more focus. It just lacks marvelous details the rest of the picture has. In the end, it's a very nice picture and i'm glad i saw it. Keep up the great work.
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you kinda/sorta duplicated the Final Scene From Star Trek Generations but with different ships, also if you plan on remaking this you'll need to remap the Venture's Ventral Saucer because her name was shown underneath the Registry number, something that was carried over to other galaxy classes like the "VOY: Timeless" USS Challenger
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overseer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks. Actually "Generations" wasn't part of it while I was creating that. I was painting the background and just though of an arrangement that would fit the scale; but, I guess, it works, too! As for the registry numbers, I used some references, but I don't actually have to remap the ship. I can add the name via Photoshop easily. Thank you for pointing it out.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this by the way. :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognize a Galaxy class and a Defiant class, but what are the others?
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
The ship at the bottom right (from viewer's point) is a Raven-class vessel. You were able to see it in a couple of Seven of Nine related STVOY episodes. The two shuttles are Danube-class Runabouts which were frequently shown in STDS9. The Runabouts are one of my most favorite ship designs ever; a versatile, multipurpose warp shuttle!
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, that enplanes why I didn't recognize them, I've only seen the last season on "Voyager" and I haven't seen any episodes of "Deep Space 9" at all.
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overseer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
I really do recommend DS9. A lot people had mixed feelings, but I really like it. Plus it features Colm Meany as O'Brien on a permanent basis and Worf returns later in the show, too!
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