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Rubik's Nightmare by DeepChrome Rubik's Nightmare by DeepChrome
Another of my homages to the Borg of Star Trek. I'd like to think this turned out nice, but that's just me. :D

Digitally painted with Aiptek digital tablet and pen in Adobe Photoshop 7.0. :D This was done over a series of shorter sessions. I got the nebula done in around 3 some hours, and left it sitting in my harddrive after the starfield went in. I couldn't think of anything to do with it. Then I go on this Borg kick, and decided I wanted to digitally paint a Borg Cubeship. Then it hit me--I had to do a nebular background. Of course, I remembered the nice little blueish purple nebula I had sitting in storage, awaiting a purpose. So I painted in the Cube in a pair of 2-3 hour sessions on top of the nebula.

I thought of having a battle going on, between the Cube and Starfleet ships, but the Cube didn't look imposing enough, and to get 'em painted to scale and detailed, would've been a complete pain in the ass. (I had enough challenge trying to do the ships' outline in the rough I tried for that...then gave up) So I decided to just leave this be.

Enjoy. :D

The Borg and Star Trek are copyright Paramount Studios. :)
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Thaddeus-Coin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
id like to c it fighting not a starfleet armada but a giant rubiks cube...about the same size...with all the colors and stuff...just ur title...and the fact im on a bit of a rubiks obsession atm....

but i really like ur work!!!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, that's a great idea. Borg Cube versus Rubik's Cube. :)

Thank you.
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Aeires Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
Haha, only Star Trek could make a square ship look cool. :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:yeah: Or guys with ridges on their foreheads and funky-looking swords look like total badasses....
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Whoo hoo, a picture of my home cube.
You know what 37 of 40 said: "You can't go home again".
I should do one of my old home cube but the pain of separation is kinda fresh.


They had an episode with the Borg in Enterprise, they were not so advanced then.

Great job with the cube design and background.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

Ummm, the Borg in Enterprise were from that Sphere in Star Trek: First Contact. I guess they wouldn't be too smart when disconnected from the collective...but I'm not sure I'd call them "not so advanced".... :rofl:

Pain of separation, eh? You sound like you've...adapted...well. :altermind: :evileye: Not sure how much I can help....
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C-Abdulio Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh..IT'S THE BORG AND THEY'RE COMING TO ASSIMILATE OUR COMPUTERS!!! RUNNN :scared:

BORG: WE ARE THE BORG! RESISTANCE IS FUTILE! YOU CAN ONLY VIEW THIS PAGE IF YOU DOWNLOAD OUR ADWARE! RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!
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C-Abdulio Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005  Student Digital Artist
YOU FOOL!!! DON'T YOU SEE THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO ASSIMILATE...THEY'RE HERE TO CRIPPLE WITH A GIANT MYDOOM VIRUS!!!! RUNNNNNNNNN!!!!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Borg? Adware?! :rofl: :pointandlaugh: :lmao:

They'd make a killing in the anti-viral, anti-spyware, anti-worm fields, methinks. :giggle: A shame they didn't realize that could've been their ticket into assimilating everybody. :ninja: :altermind:
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QuinnDx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Very pretty DC.:nod:

I see now what you meant about taking forever to detail.:O_o: And good to see you went with a blue nebula!

(Only last night, I saw the first episode involving the Borg. And I gotta say, they've sure gotten a lot of uh, style, through Voyager and First Contact.=p)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, can you believe they started out as guys in suits with cables running around them? :pointandlaugh:
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QuinnDx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
Back then, the Borg looked more like the Italian mafia that really let themselves go.:O_o:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: :lmao: :pointandlaugh: Do you realize just how many Trekkies would find that concept positively hilarious?!
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QuinnDx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
The thought did come to mind.=p
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blindriotx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
b-e-a-utifull nice work. def a +fav
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, then. :nod: I'm glad you like it so much. :)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments, everyone. :D I'm glad that Trekkie or not, you guys liked this pic enough to say something about it. :D
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Schwig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice =D
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Lady-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
:clap: :star: X5
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ChibiFrank Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005   Digital Artist
I really like the glowing green parts (sorry i dont know wtf this is b/c im not a trek fan). I also like the diffrent shades of grey. very cool and amazing final product :) :thumbsup:
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005   Writer
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

I salute you madam, I truly do. :worship:
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Groxx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
I think you got the style of the cube down just about right... multiple layers of different shades, it's got that not-quite-random style to it that you see in the cubes :) Detail could be better, but that'd take hella long time :O And the nebula looks very good, it fits the cube perfectly :)
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LadySashaviv Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
i really really like this. i do i do i do :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you do, then. :D :giggle:
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