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Old April 16 2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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April Art Challenge - Flux Capacitor

It has been a long, long time since I've done any Trek art, but I was intrigued by the theme this month. Since I don't have much in the way of 3D modeling or scene creation experience, I utilized some high quality Bridge Commander models and some composting work. I tried to give a look at a famous scene from a perspective we never saw. I was going for kind of a painted/faded film look.

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Old April 17 2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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Re: April Art Challenge - Flux Capacitor

Epic
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Old April 17 2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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I'm not really getting the theme here (Yes, I can see why you did this)
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Old April 17 2013, 01:02 AM   #4
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Re: April Art Challenge - Flux Capacitor

Enterprise (beauty) vs. Reliant (the beast)
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Old April 17 2013, 01:07 AM   #5
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Flux Capacitor wrote: View Post
Enterprise (beauty) vs. Reliant (the beast)
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I'm not really getting the theme here (Yes, I can see why you did this)
I don't think the Miranda Class is ugly or beastly.

I don't see any "Beauty and the Beast" imagery in yours. It's a nice picture...really.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:11 AM   #6
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Not so much in looks as in who was commanding her at the time.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:14 AM   #7
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The beast wasn't a baddie soo
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Old April 17 2013, 01:19 AM   #8
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Well, I'm open to suggestions. What imagery says "beauty and the beast" to you?
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Old April 17 2013, 01:38 AM   #9
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Just enter it if you want. Don't change based on the opinion of one poster you don't actually know. Others might like it just fine (aside from Kaiser who thinks all art is epic or awesome).
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Old April 17 2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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reliant, with a distinctly redder cast of light, impulse and other red lighting visible, firing bright orange blasts from its phasers... clearly the beast, i think.
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Old April 17 2013, 05:42 PM   #11
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I'm with Finn on this one. It's just one Federation ship firing on another, and there's no context at all without knowing the history behind the image. Subtle lighting does not a beast make.
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I'm with Finn on this one. It's just one Federation ship firing on another, and there's no context at all without knowing the history behind the image. Subtle lighting does not a beast make.
Hold on! are there any Star Trek fans on this board who don't get the context here?

This is like stumbling into a catholic church and seeing a sculpture of some lanky sad looking dude on a cross and asking for the context.

Really? We get it.

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reliant, with a distinctly redder cast of light, impulse and other red lighting visible, firing bright orange blasts from its phasers... clearly the beast, i think.
Exactly. The red lighting was inspired by the SFX guys in TWOk itself who gave the Reliant model some red lights in certain places to make it seem more "evil" to the viewer.

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I'm with Finn on this one. It's just one Federation ship firing on another, and there's no context at all without knowing the history behind the image. Subtle lighting does not a beast make.
Hold on! are there any Star Trek fans on this board who don't get the context here?

This is like stumbling into a catholic church and seeing a sculpture of some lanky sad looking dude on a cross and asking for the context.

Really? We get it.

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Thank you. I was under the impression that I didn't need to spell out the context when it relates to one of the most storied films in the franchise this entire site is about. I would imagine that with the lighting and the fact that one ship is clearly attacking the other, even an uninitiated viewer could tell who the aggressor is.
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Old April 18 2013, 08:13 AM   #14
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I like it; the intention was obvious at first glance.
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Old April 18 2013, 01:47 PM   #15
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Albertese wrote: View Post
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I'm with Finn on this one. It's just one Federation ship firing on another, and there's no context at all without knowing the history behind the image. Subtle lighting does not a beast make.
Hold on! are there any Star Trek fans on this board who don't get the context here?

This is like stumbling into a catholic church and seeing a sculpture of some lanky sad looking dude on a cross and asking for the context.

Really? We get it.

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Bad analogy. I knew what Flux had in mind. I just didn't think the image was a good fit for the theme.

I'd go for an image that even a casual fan would get. The other entry would be understood even by some of those who don't follow Trek. I'm gonna bet many casual viewers who have seen several movies and watched some episodes once in a while won't get Flux's entry.
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