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Waypoint by overseer Waypoint by overseer
Roughly based on the Wing Commander universe.

I loved the games (played them all) and the movie was awesome in my books as well. So this was kind of overdue.

There is not really a story to this; just a Banshee fighter wing on patrol and approaching a gravity well (or maybe a jump point into the unknown...).

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Background: Textured environment (starfield), plus digital painting. My work. Thank you Google Earth for the planet/moon textures.

Meshes: Banshee fighter by Alan Hart.

Composition: Scene and lighting setup in LW, final composition in PS, including all FX.

Wing Commander Origin Systems Inc., All Rights Reserved.

Original size: 4750x2250, cropped, including frame with a record breaking (for me) 157 layers and a 1.9GB PSD file!

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Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you as well to ~TreeClimber for her usual helpful WIP input.
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I DO like this drawing a lot! The colors are: SO vibrant! The Luminescent Blue is an exciting touch i think! It reminds me of Particle Physiks! [And some "ion-ic tendency" in that region of Space!] A lovely, genuine and sympathetic drawing from overseer again. Very very professional as we've come to expect.
I like the "movement" in the drawing, too! "Real action" has been obtained [ if i am not mistaken ..] SEEMS, like an "actual event" is taking place ...?! [.. A sort of "timeline" is happening ...!]
Tremendous techniques; a great great result!
Lots of impact and appeal.

Congratulations _ And look forward to seeing more from this [already prolific] artist.
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WickedGrinGames Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Oh, wow!  This has incredible depth to it.  Just... epic.  
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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vrartist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool ;-)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Wedge009 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Was directed to this from the WC CIC. Impressive use of lighting effects. If I have a criticism, it's that the two most prominent Banshees look to be rather close together, almost in danger of clashing wings. It could just be the perspective, I know. Still very nice, all the same.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for the comment and for pointing me to WC CIC's article. And yes, the closeness is the perspective. If I look at the scene setup from top view, there is sufficient distance between the fighters to not collide. Thanks again!
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
*is excited for you*
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overseer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
:cuddle:
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Wedge009 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Not saying that they were actually colliding, but that it's rather close even for a patrol formation. But no worries, good to know it's just the perspective.

Feel free to join the community, if you're interested in coming back to the Wing Commander universe.
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overseer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
I will definitely consider it. I haven't really ever left it, and I am definitely planning on replaying all the games once again eventually, especially now that GOG.com has them, too. I fondly remember the day when I got my SoundBlaster 16 so I could listen to the voice into of Wing Commander II! Now I just need to find the time!
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Wedge009 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You would be most certainly welcome if you choose to drop by. It's a worldwide community, albeit predominantly American - there have been community replays in the past, but there's bound to be some still willing to join you in the fight for the Confederation. No pressure, of course.

Yeah, I remember my dad getting a SB16 for his 386 PC - in fact, my first WC game was included in the pack: Wing Commander II.
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JackTDawson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see an actual show of this.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, there is a movie called 'Wing Commander'. Got some well known cast in there, too. Might wanna check it out!
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JackTDawson Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea I saw that.. Love it too. But I would love to see more of it.. :P
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Digital Artist
I just have to add another Wing Commander themed image to my list then? ;)
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JackTDawson Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does a butterfly have wings ? hahaha
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Hah!
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Headdie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nicely done.

btw have you come across [link]
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. And; do now. Will check it out.
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous layout, I love what's going on! :D
That asteroid belt looks awesome!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. The asteroids are one of the things that took a lot of post work to make it look 'realistic' enough.
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, I can bet they were difficult! :)
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dczanik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I love Wing Commander! At first glance I thought it was something from Wing Commander III. Awesome work! Very cool!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad I managed to get the atmosphere right.
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TiB69 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
HA-Mazing work my friend ! Wing Commander was epic and this re-creates that scale and general epic-ness excellently! 1.9GB PSD file, nice ;)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you and yes, eats RAM like candy...
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oooo piece'a'candy!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Digital Artist
ha! An entire RAMscoop full... :O_o:
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OldSkool nodes are like jolly ranchers...can never have enough ^_^
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Digital Artist
ha! IDEfinitely agree... ;)
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I SATA-on this one for a while...





ok...so that was baaad.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Sounds more like you had a chip on your shoulder... :O_o:
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techstepman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
omg!...i still remember!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Digital Artist
That's what happens with good things! I even remember buying a proper SoundBlaster card finally just so I could hear the spoken intro of Wing Commander II! Once a geek.... :P
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh SoundBlaster, our beautiful geek memories are filled with your presence of awesome sound quality since day one ^_^

Once you go SBPro...
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Digital Artist
...your earache never does grow... :O_o:
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
silence no more XD
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Digital Artist
THX for your comment. ;)
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:icontreeclimber:
TreeClimber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll surround you with sounds of glee ^_____^
5.1 times!
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Bass-ically I wouldn't expect any less. I call and raise by 7.1. :P
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FOTOSHOPIC Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Nice! Love the perspective and the jump point.
Mitch
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Oh. Well, the first thing I thought of was Freelancer.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Well, that is a great game, too! Why not? Wing Commander Privateer is a very similar concept, such as Darkstar One.
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Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I'll have to check those out.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Digital Artist
They're worth it!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Looks great.
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overseer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot.
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KGRSajid Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome man! I love Sci-fi! :D
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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