Finally, my entry to the EVE Online competition is submitted (at last minute as always!).
My starship, named Daedalus, was based off of the Merlin class frigate (for those of you that are familiar with EVE) and was an attempt follow the design sensibilities already found throughout the Caldari Navy. On top of this I attempted to give it an iconic design, something that would fit its title as a navy flagship.
I'll include the written description from the piece here (due to its small font on the actual work):
Originally conceived as a flagship vessel, the Daedalus was intended to lead auxiliary attack groups against the numerous Gurista incursions along the Eastern Rim; its imposing and recognisable visage intended to intimidate the comparatively smaller pirate navy. After a large number of successful engagements, the Daedalus-class battlecruiser, having proved its worth, was transferred to the much larger primary fleets, filling a fast-attack turret based offense role.
By YC106 however, the Daedalus had fallen out of use, in part due to the surge in production of the Ferox and Drake class battlecruisers. Their upgraded missile systems and tank-based role in battle, by this point, were favoured over the offensively capable but defensively weak Daedalus. In time it was almost completely absent from the Caldari Navy, with the few remaining vessels left fulfilling political roles as private, diplomatic transports.
After the Gurista involvement with the Innovaatio Varustukset Corporation in YC109 and the resulting kidnapping of one of the coporation scientists, it was recognised that Nugoeihuvi's Internal Security division were deploying a number of Daedalus-class vessels in their search for the missing scientist and his pirate captors.
Recognised by the Caldari Navy for its high-risk, high reward combat effectiveness, this security operation signalled the return of the Daedalus to active fleet status.
The ship was designed in Google Sketchup, given a simple lighting render and then textured in Photoshop. All space work and graphics were also designed in Photoshop.
Credit to Video Co-Pilot for use of one of their optical flares. The icons in the work are property of CCP.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my entry and good luck to all who entered.
After much, much hesitation I present my entry to the Scribblenauts Unmasked contest.
I thought of this scene and really wanted to do a little homage to "The Dark Knight Returns" comic. Done digitally, I wanted to keep the design simple. The characters depicted are Batman, as his old self; and Carrie Kelley, the first female Robin. Both from the iconic 1986 comic by Frank Miller. Maxwell also makes a heroic appearance.
I'm actually quite pleased with the result, which is rare. It's been fun tackling these styles.
pen/ ink on card, which was a former box of chocolates ( have eat them ) Used the backside of that box, did it often as a child and now again, they use special paper for that boxes, it seems to me. The drawing becomes different.
It is about a feeling, that appears often, when you come to an age, where things starting to repeat and are not always 'new'. So, the older one here, will probably know, about what I am talking about It causes tiredness, very often and you don't even try to fight, cause you already know, what it is really about, such kind of things...
She looks also very decadent, in my opinion. Had to think about a quote of Chateaubriand "Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third."
And Nietzsche, cause I love him "A person unlearns arrogance when he knows he is always among worthy human beings; being alone fosters presumption. Young people are arrogant because they always associate with their own peers, those who are all really nothing but who would like to be very important."
And last but not least a little bit Ovid, 'Metamorphoses':
"My riches make me safe. I am greater than any whom Fortune can harm, and though she could take much away, she would leave me much more. Surely my comforts banish fear...."
Ненавижу еве и считаю всю её концептуальную часть эпическим фэйлом требующим полного редизайна, но тут не удержался и наконцептил. Делал в последние пару дней(опомнился, ога), боялся опоздать, поэтому не стал особо вылизывать. Хотя идею сформировал в наброске ещё на первой неделе старта конкурса.