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Starship Blackbeard 2 - Lords of Space by Hideyoshi Starship Blackbeard 2 - Lords of Space by Hideyoshi
Look familiar?
Here is the thing: I actually painted this before the Millennium Falcon fanart.
But I liked this scene so much that I reused it for that...while changing it up a bit of course. (-..-)' And now I am able to post this.

The art of recycling yay

So this is the cover art for vol. 2 of Starship Blackbeard by acclaimed writer Michael Wallace. (I don't get paid to say this but it sounds cool ahem..)
Link to the 2nd book:
www.amazon.com/Lords-Space-Sta…

Book 1:
www.amazon.com/Starship-Blackb…


Also, happy new year! First deviation!
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schulzcraig Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice lighting and the ship is cool.
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Still love the style here.
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Lucanii01 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want this on my wall. Really nice colours.
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philbeg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Love it! lot of details and colors, lights effects that makes it perfect! :) Wich I could be that good!
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romero-leo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
very nice vision.
I see the way the light affects the branches of the upper left. The source of light is yellowish, and the light over those branches is reddish. I'm not saying is bad, I'm amazed about that phenomenon. Makes me think that the branches are reddish, or that the ligh when it combs over the surface of the figure (when the rays of light are a little detoured in a small angle), the colors tend to reddish. I'm remembering one of those phenomenons of light, but I can't remember the name.
But anyway... Did you paint with a diffuse brush with color burn mode over the branches and affecting also the source of light?
Thanks for this incredible vision.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks, yea it's called subsurface scattering combined with bloom here I guess.
could appear reddish even with yellow light, depends also on the local color of what's being lit. Light through flesh also makes it look reddish.
brush was on color dodge (color burn darkens)
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romero-leo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the explanation. That's a term I'll be going in depth in my study.
Yeah, you're right about the brush mode :thumbsup:
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EsauBB Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Man how did you made the grass stuff? the flowers look wiiicked
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ThiaminaTenn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Digital Artist
wow, this is a really colorful planet. I love the ship and the plants! = )
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It is quite a work of art, any movie would be blessed to have you do a fraction of the designs 
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GermanPete Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I instantly thought: Hey, that's gotta be the cover for vol. 2.
Talk about recognizable, hu?

I'm neither paid to praise it but: the first volume was quite funny to read, hard-sf and realistic enough that I didn't lose interest due to an overuse of technomagic while at the same time so entertaining that I finished it way to fast.
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
nice! :)
I should better get around to reading it myself :P
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GermanPete Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
If you have some hours to fill: yeah.
Looking at your works here I think you'll enjoy it.
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emfinnfz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Just to add my tuppence, Starship Blackbeard is a fine classic-style sci-fi romp, or at least the beginning of one, and I'm currently awaiting book 2 with some eagerness.

For anyone out there old enough (like me) to remember, think of Niven's "Known Space" and "Man-Kzin War" books, leaning a little toard the Niven/Pournelle joint works.

Just enough of the politics and stellography to allow a cohesive universe, but not so much as to bore or occlude  the action and larger than life characters.

(Also, Michael Wallace, the author, actually answers fan-mail :-) )
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Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
!
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emfinnfz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Yeah... I should not write praise of anyone when I've been drinking... It rarely comes out comprehensibly.
I just get overexcited when two or more folks whose work I follow collaborate :-P
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Random223 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I want to go there!
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colors! Happy New Year! :)
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kalez Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015  Professional Writer
Love the atmosphere and colors!

This reminds me so much of Starbound, the shape of the ship and the plant life.
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
As always, your work is beautiful. This reminds me of 1980's Analog and Isaac Asimov magazine covers.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the colors, light, details, everything is really amazing! 
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argontus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So colourful! Very beautiful :)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice job
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Robbie18 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it the millennium falcon
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