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Old December 9 2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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Random Sketch of the Day

So, lately I've been trying to do more "sketch of the day" type stuff, just to get in the practice and try to improve my speed. I had the idea for this one earlier today while I was at work, then I came home and drew it up in less than 10 minutes. Nothing fancy but I think it might have promise for further development.

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Old December 9 2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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It would make a great alien of the week or non-trek design!
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Old December 9 2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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Cool!
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Old December 9 2011, 02:37 PM   #4
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That would have qualified for last month's art challenge "Is that one of ours?"

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Old December 9 2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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The contest is actually what got me thinking about this design, but there's was no way I could spare the time for a full-blown entry.
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Old December 10 2011, 05:33 AM   #6
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Based on a theme from the Sketch of the Day forum on CGTalk.com:



Took about an hour and a half.
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Old December 10 2011, 06:20 AM   #7
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Re: Random Sketch of the Day

Awesome
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Old December 10 2011, 09:59 AM   #8
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Small update:

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Old December 10 2011, 01:03 PM   #9
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Re: Random Sketch of the Day

My eye says that the upper part of the 'nacelle' on the side closer to us should extend just a little bit further forward. Or perhaps the lower part should be a bit shorter. We're probably talking a very minimal difference, but it is enough to feel wrong.

Really interesting shapes though, and that environmental piece is really cool with the lights echoing the aurora above.
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Old December 10 2011, 01:38 PM   #10
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I think you've answered this question before, but what program is that stuff done in?
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Old December 10 2011, 03:07 PM   #11
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Almost reminds me of taking the style of technology used for the "Jellyfish" in Trek XI and applying it to to a full size starship. Interesting to say the least.
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Old December 10 2011, 06:25 PM   #12
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Is that a federation ship for scale on the port side there? This thing must be massive!
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Old December 10 2011, 07:45 PM   #13
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Nice work as usual, parts of the ship remind me a little of the Chiss Clawcraft from Star Wars.
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Old December 10 2011, 07:47 PM   #14
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My eye says that the upper part of the 'nacelle' on the side closer to us should extend just a little bit further forward. Or perhaps the lower part should be a bit shorter. We're probably talking a very minimal difference, but it is enough to feel wrong.

Really interesting shapes though, and that environmental piece is really cool with the lights echoing the aurora above.
Bear in mind that the "nacelles" are not straight up and down, they are canted outward at 30 degrees, which messes with the perspective a little. Probably the tail on the upper nacelle could use to be a smidge longer, but it's just a rough sketch, after all.

The environmental piece was fun, but also an eye-opener in terms of my technical limitations. I knew exactly what I wanted all kinds of things in that image to look like but had no idea how to draw them that way. Lots of learning to do.

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I think you've answered this question before, but what program is that stuff done in?
I use Photoshop almost exclusively these days, though I have dabbled with Painter on occasion as well.

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Is that a federation ship for scale on the port side there? This thing must be massive!
Yup, it's big, probably somewhere between 9 and 10 km long. This really wasn't intended to be a ship of the line, it's more like a mobile starbase. I figured if Starfleet is building stuff as massive as Spacedock in Earth orbit, why not streamline it and put some engines on it?
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Old December 10 2011, 09:07 PM   #15
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Wow, I always kicked around an idea like this in the back of my head, but seeing it drawn is just creepy somehow! Look forward to seeing more on this. She must suck down dilithium like nothing else, though!
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