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Macedon Depths
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Published: January 30, 2008
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The Macedon battlecruiser is heading to a great war that will decide the fate of future mankind. While the vessel's captains sneak the enormous space vessel behind planets and moons to enter enemy territory undetected, battle crews prepared their gear and aircrafts for the secondary strike. Pictured above is Cpl. Nesson having his fighter-class S24 prepared with a fresh charge of ions and battle data being downloaded. To the right, you can see Alpha batallion's frigate platoon preparing for a sortie
to be continued...
2/11/08: Updated with new version

Design notes:
I had this idea for some reason out of the blue, when I finished brushing my teeth several nights ago, so I quickly sketched it out and have been obsessed with finishing this since. When I started painting the background.. I realized what an enormous background this was. I had to bring out the big guns: 3d studio max 7. The background, or the battlecruiser itself is entirely modeled and textured in 3d by myself, after which I painted over it.
The foreground ship is not 3d, but rather hand painted.
>>>>Closeup: [link]
>>>>Initial quick sketch: [link]
>>>>Speedpainting/sketch/concept: [link]
>>>>The rendered 3d model: [link]
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PixelsnaxsHobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! O,O
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I love it! The way you did the lightning is just stunning. :+fav:
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IllustrativeJackProfessional Digital Artist
I love the ambient lighting in this piece... it makes it all so real and... palpable!
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Great color, great mood, superlative execution... I really admire this and all your work.
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Very Nice! Please keep it and do more!!!!!
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fanbtastic work
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amazing work :D
great details :)
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Well thank you Clarissa! :thumbsup:
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damn, thats awesome,...incredible depth and technique, great job!!
Grimdar's avatar
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
AngelOfHunger's avatar
welcome, much deserved i assure u...
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EllygatorHobbyist General Artist
Amazingly well imagined and rendered. Just so atmospheric!
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Thanks as usual Elly! You're a great fan to have :) :thumbsup:
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SimonWeanerProfessional Digital Artist
nicely done work mate :)
chrischanaud's avatar
very very cool. amazing what gems are birthed in the act of brushing ones teeth. though I sorta agree with dee kej about the 2 planets, at least I cant tell what the thingy is in the upper right corner. And like akajork says the fighter looks kinda simple compared to the rest. Maybe some missiles or laser cannons or insignias would help. Though really its kickass amazing work and you'll have to let us all know how that battle turns(ed) out.
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Thanks! keep an eye out for more on the story :)
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ONce again awesum job
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