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Convoy by steve-burg Convoy by steve-burg
This harkens back to the science fiction paperback covers I loved way back when... and I still do! :)

I used some smoke from CG textures for the exhaust - [link]
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again your attention to the small details really makes this image to my mind at least a masterpiece - like one of those scifi anthology covers you used to see lots of during the seventies.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much!
Those SF paperback covers have proven to be the real foundation of my inspiration as an artist. I guess I want to "give back to the mountain" :)
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've loads in my library, I try to get original cover editions wherever possible because second print editions covers tend to be bland rehashes of popular film or tv art. I find the ones like used to grace the covers of astounding magazine (which later became Analog) truly inspiring because the artist was encouraged to read the stories and base his / her art based on it.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm in total agreement - I also seek out the older covers.

Book covers today (with a scattering of exceptions) are in a sad sad state. I'm working myself up to post a journal entry on the subject :)
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you want any photographed let me know, I've almost a full collection of amazing wonder stories (hugo gernsback, editor) the later amazing mag then the famous (infamous) analog mag. I have most editions of Omni too but they currently reside at my wifes place in the fire safe.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I do love the John Schenherr Analog covers (he did a lot for them). There was some very nice artwork done for those magazines - maybe all the way up until the early 1980s or so.
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic, I love how you did the background! :D
Sorry if this sounds redundant, but your ship designs look really quite cool. :)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I am glad you like the design of these! :)
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, always a pleasure. :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Foss-style 70s sci-fi paperbacks were the first thing that sprang to mind when I saw this image, you've really captured the character of them here. I have to say that those old novel covers were (still are) a huge inspiration to me too. :meow:
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