November / December Art Challenge - The Lensman

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by The Lensman, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

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    Will post my final entry in this thread and mark it as such, but until then, this is a WIP. My entry is heavily influenced by legendary artist Chris Foss, so it's required some playing around with actually texturing the model, which is a big change from the usual silver skin ships I do. So here's a super quick look at where I started and ended up.

    The original design was very bird like. I'd been browsing online and saw a ship in a pic that, for some reason, gave off a bird like vibe. That made me want to try something like that, plus I always liked Hawk's ship from season 2 of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. So this was essentially the starting point:

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    But I kept playing around with it, and at the same time looking at a lot of Foss' art from the 70's, especially the old Terran Trade Authority stuff. So the ship evolved to this:

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    Now one of the most striking features of Foss' work was the color work on the ships / machinery that he did. It was a cool mix of metallic, detailed hulls, and bold checkerboard or stripped patterns. At least in the stuff that stands out in my mind the most. The old PC game, Homeworld, was influenced by his style as well. So I'm still working on the texturing, trying to figure out how to get everything to layout and fit the way it should.

    Which put's me right here as of now:

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    Still some hull work to be done, add more windows, a hangar bay and tweaking the textures. Hopefully I can squeeze all that in and finalize in the presentation that I want by the deadline.
     
  2. Shawnster

    Shawnster Commodore Commodore

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    I don't care if those nacelles do the same thing the real Enterprise's nacelles do, that's not Star Trek!

    Good job. Looks like you are a contender.
     
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  3. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

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    Thanks! I hope to post a couple more tonight
     
  4. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Cool!:mallory: I like where this is going, nice work.:techman:
     
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  5. Finn

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    At least they aren’t blue
     
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  6. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    So, a litle more time to look and respond, I really like the shape of this design, it is like a flying fortress, and bit like a battleship since those also have these big citadel like bridge structures, as for the era, it looks just as much 1940's SF and '70's SF, really nice. :D
     
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  7. Atolm

    Atolm Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    As I've said, this is one beauty to look at.
     
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  8. publiusr

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    I’d love to see you do the City Ships of Alpha...I love this TTA look
     
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  9. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

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    Let there be (some) lights!

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    Still adding lights and tweaks. Kitbashed a scout because it was quick and I thought it would look neat.
     
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  10. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    :mallory: Really nice, love the scout as well. :techman:
     
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  11. Atolm

    Atolm Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Excellent!
     
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  12. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

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    This is just a quick throw down image.

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    This Enterprise is a true deep space explorer, housing everything from a small group of dedicated diplomats to manufacturing facilities. I like the idea that it travels with a scout or two, maybe some other type of ship as well.


    As for the contest, life has gotten to a not good place, so unless otherwise stated, use the second image as my contest entry.
     
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  13. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I hope life will get better soon.

    And this is a really nice scene.:mallory:
     
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  14. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

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    Thanks on both accounts, Santaman. :)

    Did a little playing around with this to keep my mind off things. A screencap from this version of Star Trek.

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  15. Atolm

    Atolm Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Excellent!
    Hope things work out bro. I'm batting for you.
     
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  16. Tet hRendevez

    Tet hRendevez Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Awesome work! Love the feel of this fleet.
     
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  17. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I really like that ship. :mallory::techman: also the whole design lineage has a certain style to it, from scout to Enterprise it has a certain flow. :mallory:
     
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  18. publiusr

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    All the best. I adore the TTA looks
     
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