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The Derelict
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Published: September 12, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 steve-burg
This is one of the last acrylic paintings I ever did. The original size is about 15" x 20" (40cm x 54 cm)

As difficult as it is to recall from where we are today, at one time the method used to paint this image was really the only means available for doing concept art and illustration.

If I can locate the files, I will try to post some other traditional media artwork on occasion.

Photographing traditional media is a nightmarish process (at least for me) and I had to bake this considerably in Photoshop to minimize artifacts. But if you look closely you can still see the texture of the board toward the upper edge of the painting ;)

This painting was made using Liquitex acrylic paints on Strathmore cold press illustration board, using Windsor Newton sable hair brushes :)
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CodyLabs's avatar
CodyLabsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome style and technique.
But derelict what?!? What is that?
TheNecroChemical's avatar
This loooks amazingly well detailed, even for an Acrylic painting.
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ZorrentosStudent
No school like the old school! Looks awesome! Gotta paint some sci fi acrylics some day! :)
Mars636's avatar
Very nice. A pleasure to view. :worship:
Timeship's avatar
TimeshipProfessional Writer
Bravo! Finally some traditional space/sci-fi art! Godspeed!
MadSlav's avatar
What can I say, great job
Promet-he-us's avatar
Promet-he-us General Artist
I like your epic scifi visions they so comprise what I love about the genre! Thank you for sharing!

:typerhappy::worship::clap:
steve-burg's avatar
steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
Thanks very much - I will hopefully keep posting more! :D
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Promet-he-us General Artist
I am very much looking forward to that!
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GodLifeZollerProfessional General Artist
HOLY FUCKIN' SHIT !!! This is EPIC AS FUCK!!! <3

I want to see more work from you, most definitely !!! <3

w00t w00t! <3
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steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
:iconllamajumpplz:

Thanks! I'm happy you like it! :D
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GodLifeZollerProfessional General Artist
Yeah, it is DA BOMB !!! Do you know anything about making video games? You should TOTALLY make some artwork for a game, if you haven't, yet. I bet people would go INSANE over it. :D

W00H000!!! >XD
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jLundhArtHobbyist Artisan Crafter
For some reason it greatly reminds me of a locust.
The thing in its entirety is effing spectacular=D
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steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
I guess it does resemble a locust. I have no idea what it is, or who made it. It's most likely a spaceship, not of human manufacture...
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jLundhArtHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now that I look a bit closer at it, I have to ask a question. Is that another person right next to the 'wing' of the derelict? If that is the case, the perspective is bugging me a bit, no pun intended (referencing my previous comment).
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steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
That is a person... and now that you point it our, he looks a little bit too large to me now.
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jLundhArtHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was more on the point that he should be bigger actually=P
Given the size of the person in the foreground, I mean.
I don't really get a sense of distance between the top edge of the dune and where the ship begins. It might be a play with perspective, but when I look at the painting, the guy in the foreground looks like he has 3 to 6 meters left to walk to the ship. Not the 15-ish the much smaller guy would suggest.
The sense of scale just doesn't come through to me. The ship looks much smaller to me than I imagine it's supposed to be.
In any case, I still do like the picture. Everything about it appeals to me=)

On a side note; have you read anything by Orson Scott Card?
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steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
Hah! Perception is always intriguing! Perspective on a sand dune can be a challenge, that's for certain :lol:

Re: Orson Scott Card: I'm just finishing up rereading the first 4 books in the Ender series...
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jLundhArtHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm thinking about re-reading them as well. Brilliant stuff if you ask me. Allen Steele is another sci-fi favorite of mine, together with Alastair Reynolds and Carl Sagan. I rarely read fantasy but two authors I do think write brilliant stuff in that department are Joe Abercrombie and Patrik Rothfuss. If you haven't given any of these a go, I highly suggest you should.

On wich of the four in the Ender series are you now btw?
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TranquilRuinsHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks for doing this! MORE! :)
VailBoy's avatar
WOW AWSOME!! I super support people who can nail this detail in traditional paintings. KUDOS!!
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AndyFilHobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work! amazing)
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steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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