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Passing the Structure by steve-burg Passing the Structure by steve-burg
Two spaceships make a close flyby of a very large structure of unknown origin...

This is a revised, alternate version of "Express Delivery" [link]

There were some things about the earlier image that I was dissatisfied with, so I more or less started over using the basic shapes and silhouettes created the first time around :D
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phantomdotexe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoah. Very cool. Did you have a particular concept or inspiration in mind as you were doing this piece?
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MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just wanted to let you know that your artwork has been featured in my latest journal. Feel free to take a look at:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much! I am going straight over there and have a look! :D
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This work has been featured here [link]
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Wittman80 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Is there a name or tutorial for this technique? Because I absolutely love the way it looks and it seems like it allows fairly quick results.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm not sure if it has a name. But the use of the custom shapes tool is how I get the crisp appearance of the various areas of color. I'm not sure if there's a tutorial on it or not, but I found it immediately useful once I started experimenting with it! The process for making custom shapes is very similar to making a custom brush, except the "shape" is a vector (a path)so it is high contrast and resolution-independent. Any selection can be turned into a custom shape just as it can be made into a brush - but I usually use the threshold adjustment first to preview how the contrast will finally appear. :)
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IllOO Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Totally dig that ship design, good one!
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davbla Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Can we get deck plans for that ship?
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is probably one of my favorite of your ship designs.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I seem to have good luck with orange :D
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes :D, now this one works, very good how you've got the warm colours on the blue, it really looks in motion.
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karanua Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say the added colour of the craft does make the image seem a little "cleaner" the foreground craft being a different colour to the huge backdrop derelict adds a little more depth. (if that makes any sense)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It does make sense :nod:
I wish I had the nerve to just "go for it" with a high saturation paint-job like Chris Foss did. I always pull things back a bit. Ah well, one of these days... :D
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Poor-e-thics Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student General Artist
wish i could do art like this
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Digital Artist
The shape of the ship seems to read much better with the warmer saturation.
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SuricataFX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks way better, glad you got rid of the starburst effect on the engines ;-)

The basic shape of the ship looks really nice, the way the front connects to the back is a little hard to make out, but then this is just a concept. Really like the new colours as well :-)
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
It's a resource collector from Homeworld!
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manny59 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Of course you were dissatisfied with the last one. This one has more detail and is more fascinating.
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
**The two spaceships are very well done. 8-) But if I were you,IŽd put the structure more distant,to show better as large it is,if are damaged or not,those things. :greetings:
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
A blue light! Madness!!! You've gone off the edge, Steve!!! ;p

Nothin' says "utility craft" like warning stripes and coloration creeping towards Cat yellow :D
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
liking this :)
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
You're cranking 'em out! Like the bronze/copper hue of this one a bit better as well as the added inner details...and cool propulsion blast effect or whatever it's called in this universe.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Wow very nice
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Great work!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
They kind look like the space age version of caterpillars. I like them and the picture!

Thank you for showing, Steve!

:typerhappy::worship::clap:
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
They are like bulldozers, or maybe freight locomotives :D

I'm glad you like the picture :nod:
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
I do - you really create wonderful worlds, nice places to go from here.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:iconthrilledplz: :party: :squee:
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
And those three really cracked us up! :lol:
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great,I really like your style!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much! :)
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