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Low Tide Ghost

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Updated; New improved version 
Thanks for the kind feedback everyone, there's been some really interesting remarks about the background on the vessel, which is great, I love nothing more than inspiring thoughts of what, where, why? it really makes for great discussion, champagne! :)

I don't get to paint spaceships often, so this was a blast to do.
I really wanted to do a crashed/wrecked/marooned craft, but not so wrecked that you couldn't tell what it was. I was trawling through images of the shipworks on the beaches of India and Bangladesh, and saw this piece by Andrew Bell, the lighting is brilliant. www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?…. This inspired the setting and lighting.

I'm a big fan of practical craft designs, craft which look as though they have a real purpose, where any elegance or superfluous design is fashioned around it's practical necessities. In the early stages of the painting I wanted to add two beachcomber looking characters playing chess in the foreground, relaxed as though they had grown accustomed to waiting a long time for rescue, - that'll be it's own picture.
As the ship took on its form, it started to look like a rusting beached whale, - hence I designed the wing to look fin-like and accentuate the barrel shape of the hull, with bloodlike rusty smears, as though harpooned and left to decay.

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I find this rather unique, a derelict space ship on some lonely beach.

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C-RoGStudent Writer
Paintings like this inspire my creativity! Looks amazing!
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CapscesDigitalInkProfessional General Artist
Wonderful work!
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The wet sand looks so wet! I really like this.
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m0zch0psProfessional Digital Artist
you're the first to mention the sand, thank you :)
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Bernd-HaierProfessional Digital Artist
very nice work !
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MetalSnailHobbyist Digital Artist
Looks even better now!
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Time to grab some rocket harpoon and hunt space whales, yaaarrrh XD
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emera Traditional Artist
I've been spending a long time looking at this. I love how inviting and meditative of a world it is, especially with the warm hues.
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Thumbsup Emoticon by Weapons-Expert-Cool Awesome!
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Great work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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m0zch0psProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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It's my pleasure! :)

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Xerr88Student Traditional Artist
i love this kind of thing :D
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Alright. Extraordinary job, mate! Loved this piece!
*Bows respectfully*
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AnnaKirsten General Artist
:wow:  This is amazing!
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JosephcowStudent Traditional Artist
The orange and blue caught my eye and I love the ships design too!
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supermario12347Student General Artist
hi guys i just join deviant art and pls look at my art thanks and who made this good job
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RoyalBlueRosesStudent Digital Artist
Oh hey, I remember this piece back from an article in ImagineFX! Nice to find you. *clicks watch*
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m0zch0psProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks and v.well spotted, here's a journal entry I posted mid 2013 with the same article,
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RoyalBlueRosesStudent Digital Artist
I actually really liked the article. I reference back to it when I do backgrounds, especially since there's not many tutorials for Corel Painter.
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I'm using this as a backdrop (wallpaper) for a windowblind that I'm uploading. I will link this address and give proper credit to you for your art.
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m0zch0psProfessional Digital Artist
Appreciated, Thanks :)
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