Well you could map a whale's consciousness to an AI and then put it in the ship not sure what it would do then ... eat krill? hehe I like the worn look of this, the colors are a good fit too.... of course I pretty much think all your spaceship sketches are fantastic
I read a story by Stephen Baxter about genetically engineered squid that basically are sent into space (with no intention of rescuing them once the mission was done) and wind up rebelling. It's a great "mankind gets its comeuppance" story - which I confess hold great appeal to me - especially after I read the morning news!
As far as style goes - the more different styles the better! I feel that with digital art, it's often much more difficult to tell one artist from another than it used to be when it was produced with physical media like paint or ink
I think you're right about that. Actually, while space battles are visually interesting, I doubt they'll ever be so picturesque in reality. Probably the enemy fleet would be millions of miles distant when they strike! Personally, I hope whatever future we might have in space is more about exploration and commerce than conducting war.
hahaha good point. shoot a missile way out and it wont lose speed till it hits! Just need upgraded guidance system to avoid planets/asteroids etc. I would hope that would be the case, that it would be more peaceful. But, human nature would state otherwise. While the majority of people are peaceful, it only takes a small prick to stir the hornets nest. haha. I have the idea that it will seem much like it is now, with the majority of people going about daily lives and tasks, while battles are fought far off by the youth haha. Im no military propagandist lol just making an observation. Your pic has inspired me though, now i want to draw freighters, commercial ships, luxury ships. Emergency ships, like fire fighters, ambulance etc.
I suppose you're right - certainly human nature hasn't changed much, just the level of our technology! At least if people are living places other than just this one planet, we'll have a better chance at long-term survival - so that in itself would be a positive outcome of expanding out into space!
I do agree, there is a better chance for long-term survival of the human race as a whole, but for the human race as an advanced society maybe not. The further humans spread across the galaxy I would predict that the more devious (ha) technology would be made. It would become much harder for a type of Galactic Empire to regulate what technologies are being used and researched and how. Think, for example, a group of mad (crazy) super-scientists settle a world, and work tirelessly to create a universe destroying bomb or technology. (just a hypothesis) and perhaps it does not destroy everything, but leaving only colonies farther from the main populous, and that have much lower technological and societal advancements. just a theory hahaha
It's definitely interesting - kind of like Asimov's Foundation books - civilization reverts to a new dark age. I have no doubt that's inevitable - but I'd feel better if people weren't all crowded on this one poor planet! After all - those mad scientists might make their device right here!
You just had to mention Asimov. I will refrain from going into a crazy sci-fi nut rant. He happens to be my favorite writer. HA! but now that you mention it, i looked back at what i wrote and it sounds oddly similar to his foundation novels (except that its more human nature that destroys the empire, and the crazy weapon is developed within the human body through use of the... AH! i cant remember the device Seldon made, guess its time to re-read)! i didnt even think about that haha, till now of course. I do often wonder why the world as a whole has given up on the great "Space Race". Popular interest dwindles and it becomes a low-profit endeavor. Indeed it was thought by some that the LHC was that device (though not made by Mad Scientists, and created for much more peaceful means). Which is interesting that no other particle accelerator was targeted the same way, i understand the significance of the LHC but im pretty sure we have a few very long accelerators here in the US that dont get that much attention (though they should, science could use more publicity). I'm getting sidetracked, i have a habit of that, i apologized. OH thats right, i always thought, where is the super rich entrepreneur *cough* Bill Gates *cough* (i realize its microsoft's company worth thats so huge, but seriously, all you wanna do is make OS's and Xbox's...and that terrible zune, no offense if u have one) who funds a company to create a giant Research Expedition ship that is large enough to house a society of its own and be self-sufficient. Whoo thats a lot. i did get carried away. Well sorry bout the novel i wrote haha