Interfector v2 ------------------- I've been working on a range of concepts for my game project over the last few weeks. This guy is one of the many poor wretches who have been infected by a mysterious alien parasite who literally uses it's host to take form.
The first Interfector design was substantially different to this one, and unfortunately this is not the final design for the Interfector either, for there is a v3 which I will upload right after this one.
At long last, an art trade between and I has been fulfilled! We struck the deal in July, 2009 and he quickly responded with excellent work. Alas, I was off to the Virginia Military Institute for a summer class and then the start of the Fall semester. It has been a very trying and exciting journey as a Rat (Freshman) at VMI, a journey that has allowed me no time to sit down and draw. I've been home for the past three weeks for Christmas furlough, and today, January 10, 2010, is the last day - I leave tomorrow! However, I will not return to The Institute without first upholding my end of the deal... I give you, , my half of our art trade that has survived the test of time!
I used pen and ink to draw the ship's lines. For the antiqued version, I applied an old paper transparency layer (stock image provided by ) over the original lineart. For the colored version, I applied transparency to the lineart layer, added a white layer beneath it, and colored it via your standard digital painting tools. The program used to digitally enhance this piece is The Gimp 2.2
USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world. Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed these frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than the standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War.
Constitution is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against Great Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname of "Old Ironsides" and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. She continued to actively serve the nation as flagship in the Mediterranean and African squadrons and circled the world in the 1840s. During the American Civil War she served as a training ship for the United States Naval Academy and carried artwork and industrial displays to the Paris Exposition of 1878. Retired from active service in 1881, she served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907. In 1931 she started a three year 90-port tour of the nation and in 1997 she finally sailed again under her own power for her 200th birthday.
Constitution's mission today is to promote understanding of the Navys role in war and peace through educational outreach, historic demonstration, and active participation in public events. As a fully commissioned US Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs and special events while keeping the ship open to visitors year-round and providing free tours. The officers and crew are all active-duty US Navy personnel and the assignment is considered special duty in the Navy. Traditionally, command of the vessel is assigned to a Navy Commander.
-- Wikipedia (To read the full article and learn even more about this fantastic ship, click this [link])
The first row of uniforms reflect the regulations authorized by Congress upon the Navy's founding. From left to right, the uniforms are: - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain - John Paul Jones' Variant of Captain
In 1777, John Paul Jones collected the opinions of several other officers and proposed a new set of uniform regulations to Congress. In addition to being a dandy, Jones was an advocate for asymmetrical warfare. As such, his primary argument to Congress was that adopting uniforms faced with white and trimmed with gold would liken them to the Royal Navy, displaying their ability to match them blow for blow. Congress was vehemently opposed to this proposition, as they wanted nothing to do with uniforms that suggested wealth and power. Nevertheless, when John Adams was at a dinner party in France in 1779, he spied Jones wearing a blue and white uniform, which was even more gilded that the Captain's uniform he had proposed to Congress. It is believed that Jones was wearing this uniform at the Battle of Flamborough Head on September 23rd, 1779. The uniforms in the second row are, from left to right: - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain - John Paul Jones' Variant of Captain
The bottom row is dedicated to the Continental Marines. Initially, their uniforms were green with white facings, as seen in the first two uniforms. However, in 1779, the facings were altered to red. When ashore, the Marines wore spatterdashes to maintain the cleanliness of their uniforms. The uniform on the far right is that of the French-Irish Marines who served on Bonhomme Richard.
The uniforms seen here are those adopted at the turn of the 19th century. As such, these are the uniforms that were seen aboard USS Constitution and Philadelphia during the Barbary Wars. Note that during this period, Lieutenants who were given command of a ship that didn't warrant a full Captain would switch their single epaulette to the opposite shoulder. It became common practice to call them "Lieutenant, Commanding." The uniforms are, from top to bottom, left to right: Line Officers - Midshipman - Sailing Master - Lieutenant - Captain Staff Officers - Purser - Surgeon - Surgeon's Mate - Chaplain (No Uniform Prescribed; Clerical Attire Shown) United States Marine Corps - Private - Corporal - Sergeant - Captain
For all you Leathernecks out there, these are the uniforms that were worn to the shores of Tripoli.
Interfector v3 ----------------- I've been developing concepts for my game project 'Eclipse'. Among the many characters and environments I've brain stormed lurks the Interfector. As you can probably tell it is indeed a hostile creature, but it cannot be blamed for it actions. This grotesque entity was once a human however after being exposed to a mysterious alien parasite, there is little left of his mind or body that resembles anything of the sort.
This is the final version of my Interfector character, with the final model layouts being due two days from now. Then I'll be able to bring this guy to life!
Class: LIGHT Armor providing light protection. Primerally against enviroment and light projectiles and energy weaponry.
Entry: United Terran Alliance Personal Body Armor - Light ArmorAs the United Terran Alliance quickly expanded their operation throughout the nearby galaxy sector colonizing extrasolar planets, their need for sturdier protection increased rapidly. Planets with a violent atmosphere and asteroids with none needed protection from human pirate factions, and thus the extrasolar Tier 1 was born. The more basic armors were classified as Tier 0, and were superseded by Tier 1 upon availability.
The most basic of the Tier 1 armors is the PBA-LA-001. It is lightly armored and includes a standard, upgradeable and customizable exoskeleton. This in turn gives a high degree of customization to every single unit equipped with this armor. The suit provides protection against harsh atmospheres and vacuum space.
STATS (All information and numbers are on their concept stage and are thus subject to change drastically)
HIT POINTS The suit increases the basic hit point value of a unit by 50%. If a value is not a whole number, the hit point is rounded down to the nearest whole number. Examples: A unit with 10 base hp gains 5hp by equipping this armor. A unit with 25 base hp gains 12hp by equipping this armor.
DEFENSE Armored lightly for high mobility the suit increases the the light armor value of a unit by 10.
SPEED By the use of exoskeleton operations, the armor boosts the speed of the wearer by 1.
PERCEPTION With vision enhancements the armor boosts the perception of the wearer by 1.
ACCURACY The exoskeleton provides for quick reflexes and a steady aim, thus the accuracy of the wearer si increased by 1
PAYLOAD The wearer of the suit is due to the exoskeleton able to carry 2 extra points of payload.
Image stats: Time spent:7 hours Original Dimentions:500 x 1200 Notes: - Armor design inspired by Josh Nizzi,s concepts. - Yes, it is for a game idea of mine. - Yes, that is also my account, I moved to this one.