I always was fascinated by the landscape paintings of Martin Johnson Heade who mostly painted these meadows with haystacks and clouds.
With the Ancient Kaiju series in mind I thought about what I could do with these Landscapes and found that the Enterprise would fit dramatically good in there.
I posed a 3D-Model of the NCC-1701 (I believe from GrabCad) and after finding the perfect position, I rendered it roughly in Keyshot.
See more details and Close-Up's on my Patreon here.
Actually there were 8 renders used and composed in Photoshop, from there I went on to paint the whole thing In Heade`s painterly style - which was relaxing since he uses relatively bold and opaque strokes in his works.
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nothing a good engineer can't fix.
get the matter/antimatter engines running...
lift her out of the mud.
then fly her through the tail of a comet to clean off all that moss & get the hull plates sparkling again.
she's just resting for now & dreaming of past adventures.
but it's the USS Enterprise damn it !!!!!
so lets get her out of the dirt & back into space where she belongs.
I remember when I made the model kit back in the latter 1960's the legend on the top of the instructions said that the saucer section could separate from the main hull (though it could only be reconnected at a Starbase docking facility), and using thrusters and antigravity force fields land on an M-class planet. If you remember on screen shots there were three very long slender triangular shaped red outlined shapes on the ventral under section of the saucers hull. I can not be certain but I believe these were possible stabilizing landing gear doors. Anyway this was not to construed as a critique of your excelent artwork. It is quite good, and gives me a shiver. I remember finding remains of a fighter plane that had crashed in the fields and woods behind our house off base in the Philippines. It was very sobering to see its smooth lines encrusted with vines and undergrowth and rust. The same feeling I had at seeing the old Constitution Class hull in the same sorry state. Great work, and best of luck in your future endeavors.