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Leaf on the Wind

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My submission for the 2013 Traveller charity calendar.
Two frontier scouts salute their comrades in the supply ship as it breaks for orbit.

Also subtitled, "Man punches spaceship into orbit."
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What would you charge for something like this?
Scarecrovv's avatar
It depends on the complexity and size of the image but usually around £150 - £200
Thanks! I have a cover artists, but they are late and I'm hoping I can resolve it with them. Otherwise I will be getting in touch, and I will likely be very interested in you for future projects!
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TARFUN2336's avatar
This screams 'Classic Traveller!'
MrAverage's avatar
This has a very "Angus McKie" vibe to it! Very nicely executed!
DickNervous's avatar
That's an awesome picture. 
Cryogen4's avatar
Awesome stuff!
brooksby's avatar
...watch how I soar!   ;-)   Nice picture.
grafikimon's avatar
this is a great piece. The mounts look really good and captures the feel of those silhouettes from the books
JonathanBluestone's avatar
Looks a lot like a POLICE VIPER from the 1984 video game ELITE to me.
Scarecrovv's avatar
The Elite Viper and Elite itself were very much inspired by the Traveller role playing game, which braben and his friends played.
JonathanBluestone's avatar
Ah, that certainly explains a lot. Thanks for the heads-up. I've never seen that chronicled anywhere, including in the notes which Ian Bell published at his site about his time developing ELITE.
Scarecrovv's avatar
Yeah, I absorbed it from somewhere. Probably a Traveller site. I'm not sure when the Keiths drew the original Suleimann design. It's possible, of course that whilst Traveller pre-dates Elite, the drawing itself doesn't and was, in fact based on the Viper :)
If I'd known I could have asked Braben when I met him a few months back - except I had no idea who he was until afterwards :D
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David Braben has denied on a number of occasions that any of the content in Elite was inspired by Traveller.. despite the fact that even the name "Jameson" is in Traveller.
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Yeah, there must've been some influence. To be fair to him, it was nearly 40 years ago so I don't blame him if things are hazy. I guess it's probably safer to deny it as well or Marc Miller's lawyers will start twitching :D
This captures the spirit of the game so well
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Patpahootie's avatar
Poni rides!

Yaaaay!
enc86's avatar
wow, incredible scene!
Diziet-Sma's avatar
OMG! It's a Viper!

Cool..
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Well, sort of. The Suleiman design dates back to the late 70's and, I think heavily inspired the design of the Viper. Braben would have almost certainly been a Traveller player at the time. :D
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Traveller is cited by Bell & Braben as one of the inspirations for Elite, so I'd agree with you.:D
hope you won, because, wow.... awesome. Love the poni.
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