25th Century Romulan Bird of Prey

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Ihlecreations, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Ihlecreations

    Ihlecreations Captain Captain

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    Hi all, long time no post, wanted to share one of the things I am working on. I was commissioned to design a Romulan Bird of Prey that would fit into the Star Trek Online, 25th Century timeline. My first go around was not right so I went back to the drawing board and created this. I am pleased with it. While I do have to do orthos and such, thought I would drop it in here since its been awhile since I posted anything. Like since January.
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  2. Romulan_spy

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    Very cool!
     
  3. Kaiser

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    Very good design and art and your DC comic Star Trek TMP comic cover :3
     
  4. Ihlecreations

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    Added some color.


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  5. Bernard Guignard

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    That is very impressive :techman:
     
  6. Mage

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    Not a big fan of the 25th century designs in STO, but this is very cool!! Very well done!
     
  7. publiusr

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    Very good.
     
  8. Herkimer Jitty

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    Nice!

    Looking very John Eaves.
     
  9. dayxday1000

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    Great design. But what I really like is the Old Gregg quote at the bottom :)
     
  10. Ihlecreations

    Ihlecreations Captain Captain

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    Eaves did set the aesthetic for post TNG Romulan design. Figured it was a good place to work from.
     
  11. Ihlecreations

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    Here is the ship with a TOS color scheme

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  12. Unicron

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    Interesting.
     
  13. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    Wow, the TOS scheme works better then full green.
     
  14. Albertese

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    Yeah, honestly, I didn't care for it at all in the green, but the TOS colors work beautifully.

    I guess Wah Chang got it right!


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  15. Dukhat

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    What's ironic is that your design bears quite a similarity to the 22nd century Romulan ship seen in ENT. That's not a knock on your work, mind you. It's a knock on whoever made it for ENT, because it looked far more like a post-Dominion War design than something from the 2160's.
     
  16. Ihlecreations

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    Not a knock at all, the person who commissioned this was unhappy that Star Trek Online was using the 22nd century BOP as a 25th century ship. He asked me to come up with a version that was more inline with the late 24th designs that were seen in Nemesis.
     
  17. Belz...

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    Very nice design. I like it, but it doesn't look much more advanced than ENT's Romulan ships.
     
  18. JES

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    Okay, where to start, where to start... Ah yes!

    Herkimer Jitty already said exactly what was the first thing that came to my mind: your drawing looks as though it is something John Eaves did, so much so that it could be mistaken for perhaps some sketch that Eaves recently did in his spare time.

    I cannot decide whether I like the green or orange and grey color scheme, both seem to work for me.

    But it doesn't come off as a 25th Century design to me. It looks more like a late 24th Century design at the latest, designed at around the same time as the Valdore, but I admit that I am more biased towards the organic shapes of Andrew Probert's D'Deridex class or the simple shapes of Wah Chang's Bird of Prey. Eaves's design worked as a niche design, or as the Valdore being as the aesthetic of designs of the Dominion War, but I feel that the Romulans would go towards making their ships look more organic, looking similar to maybe the Bird of Prey from ENT, but with maybe some Valdore design elements, but made more curvy, sexy, and organic, blended with details from the D'Deridex class (namely visible weapons emitters:rolleyes:).
    Or maybe I'm being put off by the more angular design elements.