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Commissioned spaceship design.

The IRIS is one of several spaceships that have been modified to accommodate both the aliens and humans in a joint effort to create unity and stability between both races. This ship transports both alien creatures and cargo.

I have one more concept art piece for this with a 3/4 back view and some sketches. Do keep an eye out for that if you like this one, I will be posting it in the coming days.

Hope you like it!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional
sweet job
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbokonon37:
bokonon37 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
dude! holy crap that is awesome, it makes me wanna build it in lego :)
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :D
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:iconjkemeny:
jkemeny Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very original design...nice!
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MoosLikeJagger Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
i thought it was a train going inside a whale from the thumbnail..Opened and was not disappointed ;D gj!
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha :D Thanks!
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:iconladyroseuchiha:
LadyRoseUchiha Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
awesome ship great work !
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ComplexVariable Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. I love the skeletal look of it; from the thumbnail, it looks like the skeleton of a whale. By the look of the design, I'd assume that there was some biological incompatibility between the humans and the aliens—say, different atmosphere requirements, each toxic to the other.

My one complaint is that the background makes it hard to see the labels and the human scale reference figure.I think this would look just as good with a simpler background. 

Also: I find it frustrating at times how human spaceships are so often depicted as being blocky or rectangular. Just a random thought.
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NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yup, the idea here was to have contrast between the blocky shapes of the human part and the more organic flowy forms of the alien part.
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Really cool concept!
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconfarawayforest:
farawayforest Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconnatenutron:
natenutron Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, awesome concept you have here. I dig the story too.
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, appreciate it!
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:iconjweinrub:
jweinrub Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very nice!
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Simple in retrospective, but brilliant idea! I like it. Although it says that it is joint construction, it looks more like humans found a dead carcass of some spaceborn creature and, uh, privatized it.
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NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, thank you!
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I had words for this awesomeness! It reminds me of a really cool sci-fi dream I had once, several years ago. 
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NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds awesome :D Thanks!
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting concept, but I think the only reason why humans shoud allow alien sentient species to fly inside their ship is the transport of captives for science purpose. Humans are highly agressive species and have racism just written in genes. Whats more it is extremely unlikely for aliens to look similar to us. In almost every movie where aliens appear, humanoid aliens are good, and non humanoid are bad. When we will find aliens what are non humanoids (and probably all are non humanoids), we would see them as "bad" and we would hate them at first sight. It is just our way of thinking.
I think any alignment with alien species woud be very unlikely and could happen only if there would be third species what would threaten us very seriously.
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Do you would prefer to kill another being, if you knew that it is sentient, or you would prefer to communicate with it and find common grounds? Well, or simply evade it at very least? I thought so. Enough of this BS of "humans exterminate everything they find because yes, we are such assholes"

>In almost every movie where aliens appear, humanoid aliens are good, and non humanoid are bad.
A. audience can feel more sympathy towards human-like characters.
B. I know of almost no agressive extraterrestrials that are actually aliens in the media. Most of them are just monsters that came on spaeships.
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just look what happens in ISIS, in Ukraine, in North Korea... We are the species who just like violence and killing.
Maybe I would prefer to communicate, but I am not the one who would be probably allowed, and not the one who commands military forces...

True, audience can feel sympathy for aliens who look like us. If aliens would look more similar to arthropods or echinoderms (or maybe something even more eerie), people would hate them just for appearance alone, even if they would be more pacific and generally better- tempered than us.
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NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I totally agree. But at the end of the day I am just the concept artist and only manage the visual side of things :) I'm not directly involved in the creation of the idea in general.

Also many times in the entertainment industry "cool" goes before logic :)
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Guilhem-Bedos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very original concept  :)
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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didadoll Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: revision AMAZING! That is so pretty! I don't know how to explain this but I am so astonished I just lost my words on my  way true the keyboard! Great work! AmazingPhil 2 
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NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate that.
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didadoll Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugles*
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:iconmx-o:
MX-O Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
very interesting ship, it reminds me alot of the whale shark in a way because of its shapes and forms.
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I tried to incorporate some general shapes from fish skeletons :)
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MX-O Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
well hey man, very cool, it's inspiring to see someone think outside the box.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Indeed I do like it!  This is a great balance between the grown exterior, and the non-aerodynamic squared-off human-built interior.  I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking along these lines... :D (Big Grin)

Bravo, friend!  I look forward to seeing the next piece in this group!!! Clap 
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
One more question:  Do both races have the same atmospheric requirements, or is it a dual-medium ship?
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As far as I remember the briefing that I was given, the alien part of the ship creates it's own atmospheric environment.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
AWESOME.  Multi-environment ships FTW!!!  Makes me think of the Sector Twelve General Hospital series.  Have you read those books?  They're super-inspiring. Clap 
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ArrtMan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
well that's a badass ship!
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you think so!
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beltminer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Beautiful work, love the bio-mechanical feel.
Top shelf stuff my friend.
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks :)
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
This is so awesome!!! I love it, very creative and love the idea of the fish/shark skeleton. What an amazing ship!!! Thanks for submitting to our group, :iconsharpenededge:
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, appreciate it :)
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
You're very welcome
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tobyyoh18 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
nice concept
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:iconnikolayasparuhov:
NikolayAsparuhov Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TRUEvector Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Слух, ну как же ты здорово замиксовал то! :)
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