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August 18, 2012
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Departure by overseer Departure by overseer
Roughly based on a short scene from the intro of Star Trek: Enterprise. It shows an X-33 shuttle (concept) departing from a future ISS (which I've decided to make part of a United Earth) in Earth orbit.

COMPOSITION: This is for the most part rendered in a single scene (in Lightwave) with very little post work in PS. The only postwork parts are some blending and color adjustments, as well as the shuttle exhaust and the residue from the severed umbilical. I've also decided to add some lights in post work, to illuminate the station's logos.

Everything else is setup in a single scene with about 10 different light sources (some negative values, to create darker shadows). I've modified some of the Earth textures and create a stronger bump mapping, I've also added the umbilical to the ISS model (just a spline with a rail extruded disc and a basic texture) and replaced the logos on the modules.

MESHES: Earth by Fabio Passaro (modified by me), ISS by Jason Webster (modified by me) & X-33 Shuttle by Kenny Mitchell.

ORIGINAL SIZE: ~2420x1080 in, 83 layers.

Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you to *TreeClimber for looking it over! ♥
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Very nice art!
Lovely "shape" to the flight vehicle. [Seemingly, has a lot of "gravity!" Meaning, a lot of punch, velocity, and speed designed for the craft!]
The clouds are a nice addition, creating a photographic-look to the work! Very modernistic, too! Enormous impact and understating. And the colors soft and well blended to give a "complete look," in appearance!
All of the work's "aspects" seem to fit well!
Super techniques! ".. A story is in the telling" with this art!
Waxes "quality!"

Congratulations overseer. Stupendous drawing ... one of my favorites, of your many many works [... achievements]!

Hope to see many many more, like this! Excellent!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature!
roundtower Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love :hug: Peace to the World... Edward Scissorhands :HappyNewYear: 
ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you.
storm-bunny Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like it. It has a great mood to it.
overseer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
streincorp Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember that intro... I liked it.
You have drawn a very nice scene :wow:
overseer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
axeman3d Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a pretty rushed job that shuttle has seen a fair bit of use in some nice pictures. I do like the lit logos on the stations, adds a bit of detail into the dark areas.
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