Art that doesn't need its own thread

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by B.J., Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Psion

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    Now challenge yourself. Try drawing the Enterprise in that same style from different perspectives. First mimic stills of the ship until you have all the major and secondary details down cold. Then pick angles you've never seen anywhere ... like one of the big windows in the underside of the saucer section that look aft. You're going to make a lot of mistakes and most of your efforts will be crap -- but that's okay! Experiment, learn, grow. Next, do a three-panel style drawing telling a short story. It doesn't have to be a good story, it could just be Picard's Captain's log narrating across the three panels. Put in amazing backgrounds that splash color across most of the page. Play around with scale and angles to produce something cool and interesting and unique.

    Most of all, have fun!
     
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    I have taken your advice, and provided two new drawings in addition to what I already had. The new angles proved challenging after all (especially the shading!) but I think I have an idea of how the ship's general exterior shape is. Stay tuned, more is on the way!
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    I really like that. The top-right view could use some work, so try focusing on that angle a few more times to work out the perspective a bit more. Grab a toy or model Enterprise for reference and hold it up in front of your face as you work it out. Your lines are crisp and clean and I don't see anything wrong with the shading that won't straighten out with a bit more practice. Art takes work and the passion to see your way through even boring practice that no one's ever going to see.

    I'm looking forward to see where you take this!
     
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    So I improved not only the shading and detailing on the upper right image, but I also edited the proportions slightly. The original drawing is on the left, the improved drawing is on the right.

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    awesome thread! Keep up the great work artists!
     
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    Here's something from a AU I have going on where the Japanese won World war 2 and went on to become a space fearing Empire

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    Fun thread!

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    I doodle starships on this whiteboard when my mind wanders.
     
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    Holy crap nice ships you drew there XD i especially like how you drew the Discovery :D
     
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    It didn't show up because you didn't insert an actual image link (which should end in an image file extension like *.jpg or *.png) but a link to the dA entry. I had a look at it and it seems like dA doesn't easily give you the actual image link. I recommend using a service like imgur.com to host the images you want to post inline in the thread (which is what I did in your post). :)
     
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    Ah okay thanks man
     
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    Excelsior fix
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/correcting-the-lunar-models-41-excelsior.208844/page-5
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/star-trek-laser-cut-model.337203/

    A very interesting non-Trek ship....the Riga, from Monument
    https://dcmstarshipsblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/image-that-influenced-dcm-13.jpg

    Another forgotten bpiece of spaceship History...

    Testors and Cox's Galax IX N9 flying model spacecraft
    https://servimg.com/view/19152833/4143
    https://www.coxengineforum.com/t12823-cox-testors-ducted-fan-star-wars-plastic-junque
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1979-vintage-flying-testors-galax-ix-1817721505

    Cox also offered the space skimmer
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/testors-galax-iv-hovercraft-1970s-049-441538775

    I saw this at the forum here:
    http://plaidstallions.com/reboot/1979-benos-toy-catalog-kenner-star-wars-star-bird/
    http://megomuseum.com/community/forumdisplay.php?22-Classic-Toys
    https://www.onesourceauctions.com/a...usan-sonic-fazer-gun-blaster-works_B3E4E75889

    Ringship and more
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/my-xcv-330-declaration-class-enterprise.259704/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/uss-achilles-1-1000-repulse-class.330539/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/classic-trek-ultimate-computer-spfx.332152/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/moebius-interstellar-ranger.296042/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/studio-scale-romulan-warbird-next-gen-era.306779/

    ISD cross section
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threa...estroyer-1-2700-cross-section-attempt.336205/

    Stations
    https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/567101778062576643/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/imperial-spacestation.300504/
    https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/scans/trekxi1.htm
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/the-death-of-the-2001-space-station.336489/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/2001-a-space-odyssey-space-station-scratch-build.329983/

    Tug
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/federation-space-tug-ds9-u-s-s-atlas.337635/
    Auxito headlights make for greebles
    Thunder fighters
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/david-jones-concept-thunder-fighter-1-50-scale.339403/

    Scratch ships
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/another-original-design.329183/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/ground-attack-heavy-fighter-original-design.329335/

    Viper mod
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/figure-scale-tos-bsg-viper-replica.338719/

    The Millennium Falcon with a centre cockpit position,
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threa...ternative-early-concept-version.329555/page-7
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/3d-printed-models-aetherium-3-starship.335800/

    Flash Gordon rocket cycle
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threa...t-cycle-kenner-sized-3d-model-printed.301653/

    TTA fighter
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/stretched-f86-sabre-kitbash-spaceship.338517/

    Blair saucer
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/blair-saucer-from-the-thing.336613/

    Omega
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/1m-long-omega-class-destroyer-from-babylon-5.292082/

    Most people don't now this....but Barbie is a smuggler
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/barbie-jet-freighter-spaceship.338087/
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/i-made-a-spaceship.332559/

    kuanyida.tumblr.com has a great ship chart with Star Trek online vs. eve online
    johnnewall.com is good as is zombiecat

    The Naglfar ship looks out of TNG’s “Masks.”
     
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