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USCSS IRIS Concept
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Published: February 23, 2015
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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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2200x1168px 1.71 MB
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Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
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bear48Professional
sweet job
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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dude! holy crap that is awesome, it makes me wanna build it in lego :)
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :D
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jkemenyProfessional Digital Artist
Very original design...nice!
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
MoosLikeJagger's avatar
i thought it was a train going inside a whale from the thumbnail..Opened and was not disappointed ;D gj!
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Haha :D Thanks!
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LadyRoseDoffyStudent Digital Artist
awesome ship great work !
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ComplexVariableHobbyist 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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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional 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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farawayforestProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow! Really cool concept!
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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farawayforestProfessional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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natenutronHobbyist General Artist
Oooh, awesome concept you have here. I dig the story too.
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks, appreciate it!
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jweinrubHobbyist Filmographer
Very nice!
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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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darth-biomechProfessional 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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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Yup, thank you!
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LizzyChromeHobbyist 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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NikolayAsparuhovProfessional Digital Artist
Sounds awesome :D Thanks!
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PreradkorHobbyist 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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