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Remnants by overseer Remnants by overseer
As per suggestion by ~puffinrailsociety, here now the U.S.S. CONSTELLATION • NCC-1017, but as she would likely appear in the JJ Trek universe. So, here she is amongst an asteroid field. You never know where a Planetkiller might be lurking...

Call it my interpretation of the ship; I'm also not a huge fan of JJ Abrams' Star Trek reinvention in connection with the rest of Star Trek, but I think it's not bad in its own right; IF you keep them separate.
    

COMPOSITION: Starfield was rendered and then composited with the nebula painting I made from scratch in Photoshop. The star at the bottom was also painted in. The remaining elements were rendered in Lightwave with post work in Photoshop.

MESHES: JJ Constitution class by Aaron Smith (with texture modifications by me), Sun & asteroids by me.


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: 3500x1825.
    

Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you to *TreeClimber for looking it over! ♥
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Critique by EnlightenU Nov 13, 2012, 8:17:29 AM
One of the first things that caught my eye was the use of Indirect lighting comming from the lights on the ship. The light that is illuminating the NCC-1017 inscription on the underside of the hull is a notable example. Also, I noticed that the pannel lines on the underneath of the ship's hull are all circular in their curves which adds another level of visual authenticity. The two suns illuminating the bottom right and top left of the ship is another thing that I enjoy about this image as the light is just bright enough to keep parts of the ship in the dark and not overly washing it out. In a way, it adds a bit of mystery. Another visual detail are the two large asteroids on the bottom sides of the image where you can see the rough texture being affected by the light from the two starts.

Overall, this is an excellent piece and even though I've seen similar works here on dA there's not that many out there that display this level of professionalism.
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artphilia247 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! <3
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overseer Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

Vielen Dank. :)
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your amazing work have been featured at :iconalightindarkness: [link] :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! That was unexpected.
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You deserve it! You're welcome :)
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3dummies Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Unbelievable job! Love it!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ThE-WiTcHeR-99 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: One word - OUTSTANDING!!!!! :wow:
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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GideonAdams Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Writer
is there a way to download the picture in its original size? it's amazing! I'd love to use it as a wallpaper.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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bboyid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't critique it,i just can say wow
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm perfectly fine with your assessment! ;)
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TribalGraces Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how realistic you've made this with the shadows, unlike most space movies where light floods the entire exterior hull of the ship.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.

Lighting is always something that's difficult. It takes a lot of balancing. I think the reason most movies show ships brighter as they would be is, because they need the details to show properly. In a still image I have much more time to balance everything so that details will show, while shadows get their fair share, too. In a movie you don't have that many options while ships zoom past. Plus, the more lighting you add (especially volumetric lighting), the longer the render takes and I guess most movies are on a tight time budget. :shrugs:

I actually added a blue-ish light coming from the opposite direction, to show more details in the dark. If I turned that up, the shadows would disappear pretty quickly. ;)
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WillCapers Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Although I have mixed feelings about the revamped Enterprise, I love this picture.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! Believe me, I'm with you on the mixed feelings! I can only handle JJ Abrams' movie by treating it completely separate from the rest of the Star Trek franchise. In its own right, it's not bad at all.

Someone asked me to create a picture using the JJ Constitution class (using the U.S.S. Constellation's registry - the one that got busted in the TOS Doomsday Machine episode); hence the asteroid field and title. :shrug:
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WillCapers Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I treat it as sort of a reboot or an alternate dimension myself which makes sense considering that Paramount wanted to revitalize the franchise.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, that's fair enough, but you're not revitalizing something, by completed changed all the established facts. There would be plenty of ways to revitalize them; there are plenty of ships that we have heard of over the years and of which we never saw a story. Why not follow the path of a Klingon crew instead for a change. What about Titan? There are so many options... no need to completely mess everything up. But hey, it'd done. :shrug:
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Zakahia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Photographer
Amazing work, love the way you work the blue.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
UBER cool lighting!!!!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice lense effect and the lighting is top notch.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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PUFFINSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you did it!

wow!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Why not? Hope you like it...
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PUFFINSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i do!

but i would like to download it!
also can you do different shots of the ship like a plan?
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
I've got a pretty full list at the moment, so eventually perhaps. And I sent you a note.
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PUFFINSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got it!

and thank you!
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Phlip221 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!!!
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Very nice, background is fantastic. I just think that it would be better with the TMP era old girl.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you; the ship was requested, so I didn't pick that part. Maybe I'll do something with the TMP version at some stage.
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I'd definitely be into that
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HarrisonOsborn Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Fantastic! really like this one!
wish if only the shadow placement made a little more sense in contour with the star in the back. But all the same, I think you did a wonderful job!
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.

As for the shadows; they were rendered based on the light sources in the picture. The main lights are coming from the two stars and based on that the shadows are created on the mesh. The only other light is a dim, blue light coming from the starboard stern; as a filler. So, not sure why the shadows wouldn't make sense. You're welcome to elaborate more if you like?
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HarrisonOsborn Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
The star down the bottom is very intense in means of light, and the directions of the shadows dont reinforce this, mainly the rim light across the ship - its very misleading. If you were to move the star more to the right on the scene, it would make more sense (to me anyway).

Still love it!
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Hm, that makes sense. I had actually thought about it myself. I'll see what I can do. Probably be easier to fix the shine on the hull than to move the star, but I'll see which it'll be! ;)
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HarrisonOsborn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Whichever you choose, I know it will be right! Thanks for considering my observation
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Absolutely; always appreciated!
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Slick-Adventures Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OOOH star-trek ship :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Yuss.
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