The "what are you working on?" Art thread.

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Venardhi, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Flux Capacitor

    Flux Capacitor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Any chance that you recorded your progress on that in some way, Vektor? I'm insanely curious as to your process in completing that. And I kinda want it as a print. Astounding work.
     
  2. Vektor

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    I don't want to bloat the thread by posting mass inline images, but here's a series of links for all the WIPs leading up to the final:

    WIP01
    WIP02
    WIP03
    WIP04
    WIP05
    WIP06
    WIP07
    WIP08
    WIP09
    WIP10
    WIP11
    WIP12

    As for prints, I painted this one at 18"x24" at 300dpi so that is entirely possible. I may, indeed, be offering this one for sale in the near future.
     
  3. Albertese

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing that! I love to see the the in-process stuff.

    --Alex
     
  4. Psion

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    Vektor, that's wonderful, thank you. Did you start with any construction lines, or does WIP01 show you laying down large, sloppy masses that you gradually refined and sharpened? It was also neat to see you changing details along the way.
     
  5. Vektor

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    I normally do construction lines but for this one I just started blocking in values and colors. I've been trying to expand my repertoire of techniques.
     
  6. TowerPower

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    Please keep this up! Love it.
     
  7. not

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    [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Congratulations on winning; it’s fun and creative[/FONT][/SIZE]
     
  8. feek61

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    Thanks, very much appreciated.

    I'm really about finished with them all. I will eventually post them at my site and probably do a Trekcore article as well.
     
  9. Venardhi

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  10. B.J.

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    I drew this up over the last few days, trying to capture our pets' personalities. Left to right is Sneezy (recently known as Grumpy Cat), Squeeky (who's quite skittish), Phantom (troublemaker), Banshee (Diaper Kitty!), and Zoe (fat & lazy, but very sweet).
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  11. MGagen

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    A Hangar Deck to fit in my CGI TOS Enterprise (947').

    Some WIP renders.

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    Put me in the "it's not a control room" camp. It's the long-range aft sensor, and the lower part of its cowling splits with the doors to make more room for entering shuttles:

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    Here's the interior of the Starboard Gallery. It varies a bit from the series set (we saw the Port side Gallery in Conscience of the King), but this one actually fits into the hull. That's the engine pylon's structural bracing visible behind the screen:

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    Finally, here's a perspective cutaway of the hangar in the hull:
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    Still a Work in Progress.

    M.
     
  12. TowerPower

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    MGagen,
    Are you using Lightwave for your design?
     
  13. MGagen

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    Strata Design 3D.

    Much cheaper, quite capable, and has a very nice renderer.

    M.
     
  14. xvicente

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  15. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ♫ They hired a temp by the name of Mike...♫

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  16. Redfern

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    Bwuh..bwuh...duh...duh... :wtf: :eek: :wtf: :eek: :wtf:

    And I thought the one available at the SketchUp Warehouse was detailed!

    That has got to be the ULTIMATE Satellite of Love digital model!!!

    You guys can have your Enterprise meshes; by hook or by crook I will find a way to obtain this data once Gep completes it!!!

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  17. B.J.

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    :lol: Nice! Can't imagine trying to do all those greebles. So, does it have a set of numbered doors on the inside? :D
     
  18. Gep Malakai

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    :lol: Thanks. Not sure if you'd want it, though -- it's nearly 800,000 faces at the moment (if I don't mirror the details onto the hidden side – it shoots up to over 1.1 million if I do), and about 26 megs of data. Once I finish detailing and UV the sucker it's going to shoot through the roof. I can easily see this exceeding 100 megs by the time it's done. The upside to that approach is that you can push the camera right up to the hull and it holds up. The bad is, well, it's a huge model.

    It's not as hard as it looks. It's all kitbashing right now; I'm teaching myself modo and that software has a very cool feature where you can save meshes to a library and drag-and-drop them into a scene from a little pop-up palette. I saved out a few hundred kit pieces I either built myself or collected from various sources and have been using them to detail it. It's pretty fast.

    Nope. I'm not that crazy. :lol:
     
  19. sojourner

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    That's cool. Part of a larger project, or just for your own enjoyment?
     
  20. Gep Malakai

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    Just for fun. My soul has an inscrutable yearning to achieve Ultimate Nurnage, and so I wander ever further down the path of hyper-detailed spaceships. The Satellite seemed like as good a target as any.