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CloudShips

By zazB
We just finished a lunchtime class on the use of Maya as a base for drawing perspective. This is what I drew at the end. I think it's pretty apparent that a 3D software was used for that illustration, but there's potential to make it more seamless, I know it :)

-3D blocky with Maya, paintover in photoshop-
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umlando's avatar
Nice design! Something new in steampunk - 1940s destroyers with wooden decks, side paddle wheels, and some blue plasma power source. Nod 
zazB's avatar
I'm a big fan of battleships and dreadnoughts. Not sure the wooden decks were a good idea, but it was only for an illustration so I went with what was pretty :)
Ultamisia's avatar
pretty damn cool! very epic overall design!
Jamibug's avatar
Nice. I personally don't care so much about the 3D use. It's just a tool. The end result is art. You did a nice job with the rendering. The structure you used isn't all that important in the end since it doesn't look like some cookie cutter image that was mathematically produced by a machine. I think it's only obvious to you.
cubicrobotos's avatar
No problem with 3D being obvious or not; I would've thought this was a 2D illustration had you not said it wasn't.
aedifico's avatar
Oh nice stuff! The ships are pretty cool, but I really like those buildings. I like the design and the way they look like they're kind of built into the rocks. :)
so creative and well done birds eye view!
an-jing's avatar
Wow, this is very nice!! I'm curious -- can you show the 3D Maya base that you started with?
zazB's avatar
I'll think about it. It's pretty rough and not very pretty hehe.
I'll try to sneak it in next time I update something.
el-douglas's avatar
looks very nice 3D or not :)
mavhn's avatar
very nice, I wouldnt have known u used a 3d base having looked at it. but now that you have i only really notice it most on the long straight hull and the cyclinder shape on the biggest ship. they look almost perfectly straight and remind me a little of primitive polygon shapes in maya. but only slightly i love you painterly style over the 3d base uve done a great job. ps esp love the buildings in the clouds.
zazB's avatar
Thanks!
You got it, it's exactly what I meant when I said I thought the 3d was transparent. However you made me realize it's because of the ellipses and the ships keel :)
Overshia's avatar
Very interesting combination, lots of possibilities there to make things a bit easier when doing large complicated layouts.
zazB's avatar
Exactly.
Drawing a cathedral or anything elliptic isn't so scary anymore :D
sykosan's avatar
Great outcome !
CheskaMouse's avatar
Love this so much. :love:
*crunch*
"Bosun, what was that?"
"It was a house Captain sir."
"Oh, well give them our apologies man!"
"I can't sir."
"Why not?"
"The house came off the foundations and they fell off a cliff"
"Blast!"
zazB's avatar
Good thing is... they can't sue!
KuraiKaze's avatar
More awesome designs. I'd still love to see a comic from you someday. :D
zazB's avatar
Thanks!
Working on it :D (but no flying battleships in it)
KuraiKaze's avatar
Marine, possibly?
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