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Nova Bridge Painting

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Published: January 31, 2018
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The bridge of the USS Endeavour, a Nova Class ship.
Modelled and lit in Maya. Painted over in Photoshop.
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1200x740px 417.12 KB
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
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GeoffrynHobbyist General Artist
I like the blue leather seating they give the captain! :)
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ScarecrovvProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think it's taken from Picard's Enterprise E seat but blue instead of dark red.
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RekkertProfessional Digital Artist
Really nice!

I always liked this bridge design, though it's a bit too big for such a small vessel. I like your modifications to it very much!
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To be fair the Nova is smaller on screen than it should be. Sternbach, who designed it, said it should be around 221 meters long, but on screen it's around 180. But even the 221 is a little small. if you match up the phaser banks, inset windows and escape pods, it would be closer to 263. Still much smaller than the Intrepid, but much more reasonable for the crew compliment.
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ScarecrovvProfessional Digital Artist
Agreed. One image of the bridge I've seen looks like my painting but it's oval shaped.
Personally I think it is way too big for such a small ship. I originally designed something more akin to the bridge of the Enterprise from the original series but in the style of Voyager. I gave that up, though because it seemed as if it was established in canon that the bridge looked like the Voyager one.
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RekkertProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, I would love to see that! We've seen ships from the same class use completely different bridge modules before, so I guess there's no problem there.
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ScarecrovvProfessional Digital Artist
I might paint it up as an alternative.
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GeoffrynHobbyist General Artist
I like it, I like it! :)

I see you added some cushioning to my command chair! :)

Blue, no less...the color of medical.
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ScarecrovvProfessional Digital Artist
Indeed. The ship my players will have is primarily a science vessel so blue seemed the obvious choice.
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GeoffrynHobbyist General Artist
We added a little flavor to it: My GM had my captain character (who is also a doctor) and several others become Starfleet Intelligence agents.  Twilight is an intelligence-attached starship, working for Admiral Nyota Uhura.

The good news is: that's an open secret.  Twilight is welcome in most sectors of space, because we're known to be a medical research vessel, finding cures for the impossible.  If we're there, it could likely mean that somebody has released a bio-genic weapon and we were assigned to find a cure for it.  

The bad news is: it's an open secret.  There are some, like Sela, who did most certainly NOT want us there finding a cure for the Romulan empress.  Sela was the one who deliberately infected her cousin and the entire royal family...which would've left Sela with the throne!  She's still a bit sore, and we have to constantly be on-guard against a Warbird decloaking to blow our small science vessel out of the stars!
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I have always adored this class of ship and it is so refreshing to see the bridge not as destroyed as the Equinox or as simply drawn as the Drexfile image. You absolutely knocked this out of the park! It looks AMAZING! lol if you're not promoted to Admiral for this, I'll be very surprised! Fantastic work!
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ScarecrovvProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you. I've not actually seen the Equinox episodes yet. I'm currently watching Voyager for the first time and I'm still on season 4. I was originally going to design something with a smaller and more TOS layout but I found a really good CG render of the Port side of a Nova bridge and decided that it made more sense to stick with a more Voyager-looking design for the period. I did tweak it a bit, designing my own bridge chairs and command chairs (based largely on Picard's from the E) and also giving it my own colour scheme. My Nova is a science vessel so blue made sense :D
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Oh wow! Well I think you'll enjoy the episode when you get to it! And again, this picture looks absolutely amazing! Your little changes really elevate this layout to the next level!
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