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Whale Ship by steve-burg Whale Ship by steve-burg
A quick speed-paint sketch. I'm not sure why I call it "Whale Ship" - but it seems kind of like a whale to me ;)
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Catseyedan2000 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Looks like the whale ship from zoids
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Kate246 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
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GladeFaun Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely realised piece. And you've a good sense of scale going on here too. I feel like there's more of the ship than we can see? (that it's emerging from the dust storm/nebula in the background?) And yes, it's very sperm whale.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
This seems out of place in that whole Lonely Whale event.
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:iconmalogirard:
malogirard Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   Artist
wow
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:iconjoergmi:
joergmi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome ship
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:iconbigton:
bigton Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Artist
lovely friend :)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep stumbling across this, and love the design every time.
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice! good one.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Wow very big it does look like a whale
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yes - I'm not sure why, but it does resemble a whale :)
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
kool
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:iconzonkm:
zonkm Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Very original design. Very utilitarian, almost Berkey-esque. Excellent work!!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I am a huge fan of Berkey's artwork, it's probably my favorite :)
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ntt6 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well you could map a whale's consciousness to an AI and then put it in the ship :D 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 :thumbsup:
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!

I wonder how a whale would manage with piloting a spaceship. Who knows - maybe it would take to it like a duck takes to water! :D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Probably, I bet it'd be a lot like swimming in the ocean - only the gravity would be a lot different
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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! :D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Which story is that? I've read a lot of his books lately, but I don't think I've seen that one
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I found it: "Sheena 5"

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:iconregulus36:
Regulus36 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! and a link to more online Baxter too :hooray: (new emoticon :D)
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gregorKari Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It really brings a whale into my mind!^^ I hope I once learn that speedy way of painting too!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Speed-painting took me quite a while to figure out - mainly because I had learned to paint traditionally, and it's a completely different way of thinking. But I feel more relaxed about it now! :)
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gregorKari Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I will try to figute it out, I am also used to painting everything exactly... thank you for replying!^^
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Aldeminor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing ship!
I will never understand how to draw in that style...
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)

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 :)
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Aldeminor Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, real. So, as I can see, here you combine straight-line mouse drawing with tablet painting, right?
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yes, that's right. I painted with the mouse for a long time before getting a tablet, and a still catch myself reverting to "mouse painting" on occasion.
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snoochieboochie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
whale from hitchhikers guide reincarnated??? haha, sweet, heavy frieghter of some type??? i dont see many freighters on DA mostly Battleships, motherships, corvettes ect.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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! :D Personally, I hope whatever future we might have in space is more about exploration and commerce than conducting war.
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snoochieboochie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
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.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I suppose you're right - certainly human nature hasn't changed much, just the level of our technology! :nod:
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! :)
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snoochieboochie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student General Artist
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
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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! :D
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snoochieboochie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student General Artist
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
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work.....
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I'm glad you like it! :)
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Stef125 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow, very beautifull! :)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much! :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It does seem somewhat whale-like indeed. :nod: I really like the design; it's interesting and eye-catching without being flashy.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I tend to like spaceships that are of the less "flashy" variety - machines that looks functional and used, and have some character. More like a bulldozer than a Ferrari :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a good aesthetic philosophy, the results speak for themselves! :la:
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Has a ponderous majesty, definetly a sperm whale with that shape.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I think you're right! :D
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MacPaul Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
"Quick Speed"?! Not too bad for that! ;-)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great!
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