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Prometheus

By RadoJavor
This is my fourth and last painting inspired by Prometheus movie, requested by avp galaxy. The painting was done before the trailer got released and this was my vision of the ship. You can now see how close (or far) my guess was to the actual ship design from the film.
The scene shows some ancient orbital dockyards near a Space Jockey planet, this is the first encounter of the human explorers with alien technology.

Let me know any comments or critics.

All done in photoshop + wacom in couple of evenings.
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nervousgryphon's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I know this comes a little late to the party, but I hope it's alright.
I do have to agree with ZCD, but maybe going in a slightly different direction. THe choice of scaling and depth and color palette gives me a sense that the Prometheus is, while the pinnacle of Human technology, still crude, simplistic, and even infantile compared to the Space Jockeys.
It's been a while now since I'v eseen the movie, but the feeling seems to be going in the right direction. Just like the film's plot, it gives me a sense that humanity has directed itself, unintentionally at first, but intentionally at the timescale of the film, to mimic or attempt to impress the predecessors. It's something of an adopted child, having sought its birth mother to show her a picture he drew of her, only to find her mummified, covered in the cobwebs of untold eons.

The stark contrast in the lines and flow of the human spacecraft versus the Space Jockey technology serves in my mind to further the metaphor, being a stunted, dense package of equipment presented by something decidedly more adult... THe curves seem to help to push that comparison along nicely enough. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="366" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

Thinking on the psychology of an image like this makes me wonder how much better the film could have been, were it mot marketed primarily on hype. Fun? Yes. I enjoyed it. But it was something like enjoying a Snickers and a can of cola when I was expecting a nice, big bowl of piping hot pho noodle soup. I feel the image does the concept more justice than the film did.
ZCDSummer's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

OK, this is my first time writing a critique, so here goes:

Overall, this is a stunning piece. The compsition, the colours, the lighting and the design all work perfectly to create this visually... well, amazing piece.

Vision: It's very well presented, and the theme and idea are very obviously shown. You can't really go wrong when looking at this - it's very clear.

Originality: Although the idea is obvious, the brilliant balance of this piece shines through - the idea in itself is not entirely obvious - yes, it's a fan picture of a spaceship. But that doesn't really sum up the awesomeness of this picture. I think the fact that this comes from an interpretation, a vision of the artist's own idea of the ship, before it was even shown, is really quite original. Not only that, but the resemblance to the actual ship is, whilst not exactly the same, rather similar, and while maintaining style and originality, really fits in with the Alien series, as does the setting it's in.

Technique: Well. The first thing is, this is beautiful. Even though this is almost a monochrome piece, the shades are all so beautifully balanced, giving a sense of colour to the whole piece. The detail of everything; the ship, the sky, the background, really shows the effort put in. Every single line is there for a purpose and add to it.

Impact: Well, even from the thumbnail, this stood out immediately to me. Partly because of the name, I admit, but also because the colours were so different from the pictures around it. The deep, rich, subdued blues with the light streaming in from the right stood out and immediately hit me with a feeling of almost tense, yet relaxed excitement.
The ship itself stands out from the background, yet also blends in with it (due to the colouring, I think), giving it a lot of feeling; camouflaged, solitary, a sense of fighting alone,perhaps? I don't even know whatword sums it up; I just know that this picture makes me go: WOW. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
RadoJavor's avatar
thank you for this kind words. I'm glad you like it and feel the things you write about. Just I couldn't fin any critics:) what will be interesting for me.
ZCDSummer's avatar
No problem, it was just too good a picture for me to not say anything ^^ I'm glad I did it ok too (considering it's my first critique ^^'') Yeah, I have trouble getting critiques...
And it's original and not at all boring o:
RadoJavor's avatar
I was fighting with a feeling that the picture is not very original and a bit boring. so that was my fear.
colin6969's avatar
Very nicely done ! :)
mertgrkm's avatar
that's great !
Vader2222's avatar
 but did they go to the prometheus school of running away from things?
Sharonka79's avatar
Stunning <3 I love it..... :happybounce: 
pteros's avatar
Amazing work. The ambiance is perfect and I have this overwhelming desire to be onboard that ship... 
Wezlo's avatar
Your detailing is mesmerizing! <3 Epic artwork, thank you!!!
Prometheus is one of my favourite sci-fi movies, and this is amazing work !!! :) 
99Sebuko09's avatar
I absolutely LOVE it. the tone, atmosphere, eerie setting a plus in space :) everything about this painting is PERFECT :)
vastolordefreddy's avatar
But it looks like the Infinity...
rubikitsune's avatar
The detail in this is incredible! The contrast and the lighting is awesome and well done :)
Draithen's avatar
Wow! I've seen this picture on the internet in a while, and now I know who did it! Awesome!
AeroHybrid's avatar
Amazing and Immersive :D
MichaelVance-ART's avatar
Cool painting, and Prometheusis is a great flic!
Withoutum's avatar
The only thing I see wrong with this ship is it looks unable to land on a planet.
Ship looks like a unsc frigate to me
fluush's avatar
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Erozja's avatar
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

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halomarine's avatar
Very well done. The details of the ship, and even the background look great. Though the design kinda reminds me of a ship out of the Halo series. But overall, great job
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