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Offline Theodidactus

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Anyone else draw their ships?
« on: November 03, 2013, 02:44:31 PM »
I do. It's a slow day at work, and I work about 2 feet from a high-resolution scanner

http://screencast.com/t/PiOCPyAw2T

http://screencast.com/t/bbqJB4RN

http://screencast.com/t/RWgCczBik2


They're actually supposed to look a bit tanky and blocky and modular, this is the first real 'fleet' of warships the united nations has produced, but I'm actually quite surprised by how well the "Pride of Bangalore" turned out, esp. since that's my primary offensive weapon. You can see the designs here


Dimensions:
apache: 5,000 tons, about 450 feet long with an 90 foot beam.
manhattan: 7,000 tons, about 580 feet long with a 80 foot beam
sao paulo: 7,000 tons fully loaded, about 600 feet long with a 70 foot beam
archipeligo: 15,000 tons fully loaded, about 800 feet long with a 70 foot beam
Pride of Bangalore: 15,000 tons fully loaded, about 825 feet long with a 65 foot beam
« Last Edit: November 03, 2013, 03:03:50 PM by Theodidactus »
My Theodidactus, now I see that you are excessively simple of mind and more gullible than most. The Crystal Sphere you seek cannot be found in nature, look about you...wander the whole cosmos, and you will find nothing but the clear sweet breezes of the great ethereal ocean enclosed not by any bound
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 05:23:07 AM »
To be honest I used to do this in a different game. But for Aurora I never tried it. But I would be interested in learning if other people do it :)
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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 12:15:26 PM »
If anyone does, could I please see your designs?
My Theodidactus, now I see that you are excessively simple of mind and more gullible than most. The Crystal Sphere you seek cannot be found in nature, look about you...wander the whole cosmos, and you will find nothing but the clear sweet breezes of the great ethereal ocean enclosed not by any bound
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 12:37:17 PM »
There are some examples here in the gallery of ships. Mostly CG art.
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 07:37:47 AM »
One of my latest! Taken from my AAR campaign in an italian forum (http://www.netwargamingitalia.net/forum/threads/pax-astra-aar.23637/)



 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 01:13:47 PM »
One of my latest! Taken from my AAR campaign in an italian forum (http://www.netwargamingitalia.net/forum/threads/pax-astra-aar.23637/)





Aw man, checked out the forum and so sad I don't speak italian. That AAR must have been great!
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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 03:48:36 PM »
Aw man, checked out the forum and so sad I don't speak italian. That AAR must have been great!

Thank you Alfa... unfortunately I've tried here to make AAR in english but I have some difficulties to create and translate at the same time. Maybe in future I will translate entirely the AAR.
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 04:17:15 PM »
Thank you Alfa... unfortunately I've tried here to make AAR in english but I have some difficulties to create and translate at the same time. Maybe in future I will translate entirely the AAR.

Write it in Italian, then translate it to English.

I wonder if there is a translation add in for SMF...
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 05:11:13 PM »
Aw man, checked out the forum and so sad I don't speak italian. That AAR must have been great!

Thats some very impressive line art id also love to read this AAR aswell.
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 05:30:20 PM »
Just looking at the AAR makes me wish i could read Italian.
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 02:59:50 AM »
Thank you friends!
As soon as I can I will try to "internationalize" the AAR!
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 06:50:20 AM »
Amazing art, I love the detail you put in, even adding variations on the paintwork to make them stand out optically, I'm not sure how useful that would be in space at those ranges and speeds, but I'm sure no space admiral would want to be without it.
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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 08:53:14 AM »
Amazing art, I love the detail you put in, even adding variations on the paintwork to make them stand out optically, I'm not sure how useful that would be in space at those ranges and speeds, but I'm sure no space admiral would want to be without it.

Ahaha yes the color variations are absolutely not useful at 4000 km/s!! Considering also that the space is BLACK.. and my starship (even with variations) is literally shiny white!!! :)
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 04:28:40 PM »
Beautiful ship!
I get a weird fuzzy feeling whenever I draw one or see that someone else has...like the game somehow got more real. Your schematics make it look like something that someone would be proud to captain.



The United Nations of Earth are still at the stage where we're basically bolting pressurized cans together in deep orbit, but we're about to have a vast leap forward to energy torpedoes and sleek badass laminar composite death machines like the one you've pictured. Our fleets are, and likely will be, brightly colored, given that each nation uses its flag scheme on ships it commissions and builds. Our most distinctive warships are therefore orange and green.


By the way: there's this postermodernist art and literature magazine in my town that I submitted a slightly cleaner copy of my spaceship drawings to (Pride of bangalore above). I gave absolutely no context but preserved the labels. They have decided to publish it in their next issue so it will be confusing beatnicks all over Lincoln, NE very soon.
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My Theodidactus, now I see that you are excessively simple of mind and more gullible than most. The Crystal Sphere you seek cannot be found in nature, look about you...wander the whole cosmos, and you will find nothing but the clear sweet breezes of the great ethereal ocean enclosed not by any bound
 

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Re: Anyone else draw their ships?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2014, 07:25:56 AM »
And here is the last one!

 

 

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