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Departures by AkenBosch Departures by AkenBosch
I made it, I'm back!

It's been a quite long while, but I really had too much to do in real life in the last months to keep up with my "hobby"...
And also, I had to put up the new "Aken-Machine" :D
Now, working on a dual core with 2 gigs of ram for photoshop, and a 20" lcd to see what I'm doing, is way better than before!

First work on the new rig, as ever, with model taken from in-game screens of X3 Reunion...only this time in quite high-res for my standards...

This view of an Argon ship exiting the huge circular interiors of a Spaceport, is a sort of reproduction of a similar perspective I came up with in a game screenshot taken some times ago for a forum contest...the image won, and the suggestion was so strong even for a low-res game capture, that I decided to "enhance" it in the best way I could...
So, I went back in game, take the same screenshot in hi-res (1680x1050 indeed), and used it as base for this image :)

The result is what you see up here, the background is new from scratch, but the station and ship views are the same, to give the title "Departures" a meaning :P

Enjoy, and please tell me what you like and what you don't ;)

P.S: planning to post even the original screen, so you can see where this pic come from...
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AbyssalCerebrant Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! Simply amazing!
ARTek92 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece, I love this space ship :)
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   Digital Artist
Yes.. EVE I forgot to mention in my list. Very true, I agree with TezTor123 on that one!
Keidra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Interface Designer non è abbastanza...
Insomma ma come diavolo ci riesci??? la risposta alla domanda è la pappardella in inglese là sopra, la tua bravura per me rimarrà un segreto.
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Per risparmiarti la pappardella in inglese :D...

Ho "semplicemente" preso questo screenshot qui -->[link]
(ovviamente rifatto in 1680x1050, se no che ho cambiato monitor a fare :P), e l'ho fatto diventare l'immagine qui sopra...ovviamente con un pò di :blahblah: tecnico nel mezzo...

Quando ti può servire sapere come faccio certe cose che faccio, non farti problemi a chiedere ;)
Keidra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Interface Designer
Ukey...mi sa che mi farò sentire presto per sapere le specifiche dei tuoi capolavori.
Grazie per avermi risparmiato la pappardella, in fondo, perchè avrei dovuto leggerla? essendo stata bocciata in inglese, faccio la giusta ignuranta!
TezTor123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008

Not familiar with X3 but EVE has some nice visuals too.

I'd post some of my EVE screen caps but ... screen caps that haven't been worked up into art are a DA no-no.
samalapan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh sweet
Saber15 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Looks great,

The Argon trading station at this angle makes it look more like a window (I mean the actual spinning parts, that's what makes it look like a viewport) with the buster exiting from an area to the left off the 'window' :V
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
I think this is one of the best views this game has to offer :nod:
iSzabo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Oooh, this is nice. I feel it's a perspective that you don't see as much: from inside, looking out.

Do you have it in 1600x1200? I really want it on my desktop
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Only 1680x1050 at the moment (the original screenshot resolution)...but I can make it 4:3 also, if you don't mind the black bars on the borders ;)

Thanks :D
iSzabo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
I most certainly do not, thanks!
iSzabo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
That sounded aggressive; since I can't edit the post I shall repost instead:

I most certainly do not. :thumb78294602:

dailybread5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Very interesting. The lighting was done very effectively too.
AkenBosch Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
First, nice timing :)

Thanks..for the :+fav:, too!
Droneguard Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
This makes a nice desktop, well done
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