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High above the dunes of Meyer's Waystation, a terraforming colony, the AISC Deepspace Horizon releases a few Overseer-class light carriers from its drydock for planetary defense before continuing on to its next destination...

Hello!

Here's a little something I've had in the works for some time now since I wasn't sure if it is even worth finishing. Decided to finish it anyway even if it was just to practice painting backgrounds. ^^;

In the picture we have the AISC Deepspace Horizon, a massive carrier/bombardment platform deployed by the military conglomerate Ares Enterprises. Central in the pic is the large rotating section which houses drydocks, shuttle docking ports and all the equipment a massive invasion army would need. You can actually spot a few shuttles leaving dock just left of the section- the little white specks against the red sands below. The shuttles themselves are not small, so maybe that gives some estimate of the scale of things here, hence "Cities in the sky".

More info on the ship design: 

penuser.deviantart.com/art/The…

Of course all this scifi-jargon is related to my ongoing comic project, Requiem, of which you can see many page samples and such in my gallery.

Enjoy! :)
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hammerghast's avatar
hammerghast|Student General Artist
Very cool, really like the use of the gradient for simple highlighting and definition!
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Jburns272's avatar
Jburns272|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work. :)
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man. :)
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Jburns272|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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epiloguest's avatar
"when in doubt - nuke it from the orbit."
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed... exterminatus for all!

Thanks! :D
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alderfek's avatar
This is nothing but cool !
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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TheAtomicDog's avatar
 Don't look down... Don't look down... Don't look down... Don't look down...
...
...shit...
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
I've wondered if astronauts get a fear of heights while spacewalking... probably not though.

Thanks! :)
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TerranAbassador's avatar
TerranAbassador|Student Digital Artist
And those shuttles are the size of. . .what, a city block?

Jesus F. Christ almighty.
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Something like that, maybe around 90 yards in lenght or so. Like the title says... cities in the sky.

Thank you! :)
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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ProfBathrobe's avatar
ProfBathrobe|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Woah, nice conveyance of scale.
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Jake-Sjet's avatar
Jake-Sjet|Hobbyist Writer
The rent is sky high, but you can't argue the view is great.
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Though the "rent" for most on board is their military service contract... but those views will be well worth it!

Thanks! :D
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Marianne2O's avatar
I love this.
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PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Rawyen's avatar
"Ei tää ihan paska oo."

Mahtava tilan ja massan tuntu! 
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PenUser's avatar
PenUser|Hobbyist General Artist
No ei se kai ihan- vähän kyllä harmittaa etten tätä tussatessa käyttänyt enemmän viivoitinta...

Kiitti! :)
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