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Planetfall
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Published: July 21, 2012
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Ares Enterprises military carrier "Deepspace Horizon" releasing waves of orbital landing craft during opening phases of an assault against a rebel planet.

Never has an invasion looked as beatiful as in the space age.

Blueprint I for the carrier ship(it also appears in my comic):

[link]

And of course, a link to Requiem, my comic:

[link]


So, I'm back! :D This little picture had been haunting me for some time, so I finally finished it today... although if you have suggestions or notes on how to make it better, I'm all ears. On a sidenote, the file of this pic is big enough to be used as a dektop background, if anyone wants to do that.

I'm also trying to get the Jeanne D'Arc pic colored at some point- I've inked it, but I've been just lazy and I haven't scanned it, sorry.

On other news, I've made great progress on "Requiem", just a few pages to ink, and all the pages for part 2 are done! I'll commence on coloring them soon, so expect to see the 26 final pages during the next month! I could also post some of the inked pages if anyone's interested. :) Oh and also, my job as a concept artist takes up some of my time, but you might see some of those pics at some point... we'll see.
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2463x1480px 1.6 MB
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Date Taken
Jul 22, 2012, 12:08:36 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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ShyAndFearful's avatar
What kind of engines do these use? I mean... fusion ones are cool, but those pollute planets with radiation.
Fintboy's avatar
That is really some great piece of work.
Marianne2O's avatar
So much atmosphere. This is beautiful. :)
chocolatetater-tot's avatar
chocolatetater-totHobbyist Digital Artist
Your talent never ceasing to amaze me. This picture reminds me of several scenes from Deadspace. Do you work on a design team at all? Your creativity knows no bounds!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
No, I don't work on a design team- although I have worked previously as a concept artist for a small games company. I might later on apply for something like that again, might be fun.

Thanks! :)
Blue-Jedi's avatar
what a cool image  :)
Jake-Sjet's avatar
Jake-SjetHobbyist Writer
You Sir have a talent for world building whilst keeping a sense of reality to the story. As a writer I feel nothing but terrible, terrible envy. Keep up the good work!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man. :)
Jake-Sjet's avatar
Jake-SjetHobbyist Writer
Your welcome. I read your graphic novel, Requiem, last night: some excellent stuff there. I noticed the last update was some time in 2012 and wonder if it was on hiatus or if other creative projects had whisked you away from it. Then again being a man who likes leaving his audience on Cliff Hangers for every chapter, may my question never be answered :)
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PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for reading it! :D

Well, actually it's not on hiatus. I'm scripting and drawing part 3 whenever there is time- though it is true that I've taken more projects that take up a part of the time that could be used for the comic, but some those are not shown here on dA(woodworking, armouring projects, prop weapons etc.) I'm also working on another method than with the last part, I'm making larger batches of pages in a certain workstage so they take longer as well. Still, could be faster with the new pages... I predict new pages within the next two months, but the next part being longer and introducing more plot driving scenes and a more complex mission it'll also be longer on the page count. Hopefully I'll be done with it by the start of next year. Altogether I've scripted some five parts, so it's roughly at a halfway mark with this part.
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Jake-SjetHobbyist Writer
Ahhh.

And good, excellent! Plot is important, I find, but then again seeing a artist such as yourself run along with a mad cyborg and two psychopathic assassins I thought it might be fun to see what 'No Plot, No Problem' looked like haha. Heck most of my own work just starts off as a written doodle and ends up rolling along for a few aimless chapters. Last time IO tried to plan something out, an escape for a group of characters from 'The City' to 'Another Place', ended up with fourteen chapters of them some how getting into fights ever two steps.

So, rule of thumb there: never let the protagonist drive the creativity car.
Ludo38's avatar
Ludo38Professional General Artist
Wonderful work...
You should illustrate the books of Kim Stanley Robinson !
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
His books really are sci-fi classics... it would be interesting, though I'm not sure if my level is good enough to make justice to the visions in the books. Thanks! :D
Ludo38's avatar
Ludo38Professional General Artist
Your level is definitely enough, this picture proves it.
I've spent years illustrating his Mars trilogy for my own purpose, and I can tell you would do great at trying too, be it for his Mars books or for his recent and super ambitious "2312".
Anyway, keep the good work ! :)
KimCrysis's avatar
first thing I thought when I saw this was: Robotech. :P
sonobeno's avatar
sonobenoProfessional Digital Artist
Great composition and style! 
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
Player-Designer's avatar
Player-DesignerProfessional Interface Designer
Awesome work!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
MorituriMax's avatar
What software did you use to get this effect? I really like it.
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
I used CS3 for the colors, the rest was made with Micron pens.

Thanks! :D
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TranquilRuinsHobbyist Digital Artist
I like the scene, sweet looking shuttle too!
PenUser's avatar
PenUserHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
techstepman's avatar
god i love this comiciss style!
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