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Starfury by steve-burg Starfury by steve-burg
Wow! This really is "Ancient History" :lol: !!!

These are some concept sketches that I did for a television series - "Babylon 5" - in the early 1990s. I worked very closely with my friend Ron Thornton, who crafted the final version of the ship in 3D.

They show some of the development process for a featured "space fighter" design. The top drawing shows an early version, while the final approved sketch is shown at the bottom.

These drawings were done with Prismacolor pencil on a pad of 9" x 12" drafting vellum.

At that time, traditional drawings like this were really the only means available for doing concept art. I continue to make daily use of those skills, although now it is more for my own design process and is not usually presented to clients.

Some people have expressed an interest in seeing some of this work, so here it is ;)

If you would like a very in-depth account of the making of this show, follow this link: [link]

***Check out the Facebook page with lots of artwork from this series, from a number of contributing artists: [link] Stop by and give it a "Like" :thumbsup:
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exmagicstorm Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
StarFury ? !.... omg this is nostalgic.My most favourite starship next to x-wing.  
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MalletMann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I am so following you. Favorite fighter design of all time, right here.
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wickedsteve Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What an iconic ship! I wish I still had my plastic model. I am a long time B5 fan and I never saw your concept work before. I don't know which version I like better. Your work is inspiring. 
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KitaraSoftpaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I...wow. I absolutely LOVE thi series. It was and is my favorite tv show series ever hands down.

I love this.
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Crazymagritte Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
You created the Starfury? That's awesome!
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Bartoleum Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I love seeing pencil sketches.
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captezri Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was reading the Starfury entry on Wiki and saw your name mentioned, they didn't seem to have a page for you so I googled and found you had a page here. This awesome stuff!!!
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TOMCF Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Oh, I'm going to go to hell for this. ; )
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TOMCF Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Oh, I'm going to go to hell for this. ; )
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BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
One of the most iconic starfighters i've seen.
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