And here are a few concepts for other vessels in the United Worlds fleet:
Again, click the image for a larger version.
There are some common elements to these designs, all inspired by certain characteristics of the Polaris
. They all have disc shapes in various configurations, which I am interpreting as a key element of United Worlds FTL drive technology. Also, the two on the right follow the Polaris
trend of a "vertical" profile, taking traditionally horizontal shapes and turning them on-edge.
Another feature common to all but the upper left design is a longitudinally-stacked deck configuration. I suppose the one in the upper left could have that, too, but it makes less sense with the way its hull is shaped. I'm thinking about making that one a Transhuman Authority design.
On an artistic note, I really had fun with these sketches, trying out a few new techniques, and I actually completed all of them in less than two hours. I made a deliberate effort not to overthink them, to just let the pencil flow and see what came out of it. I think the end results wound up to be fairly original.