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Greg Bahlmann
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
South Africa
Current Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa/Taipei, Taiwan
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Orchestral
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: NOT the iPod
Shell of choice: 125mm FSHEDS
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: Keep your head down, your powder dry and the world will turn!


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ElyoPi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  New Deviant
Hello, Your ships are really beautiful ! Did your draw it with a computer, or on paper ? If it's with your computer, what is your software please, I try to learn how to drawing ships like that ! 
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words. I draw most of the ships on normal photo-copy paper with Copic markers (although any concept art type marker series should do) and normal Hi-Tec black pens (0.3 and 0.4 size nibs). I do clean the images up a little on computer using PhotoPlus (or now Affinity Photo). I have done some vector-based work as well, which I do in Xara (it's the easiest package to use for drawing, IMHO).

It comes down to the idea and the functionality of the design, I think, more than how pretty it is. My advice would be to start with simple designs and work up to the more complicated stuff. Let me know if you have any more questions and thanks again for the comments.  Good luck with you art. 
Luiz-Paulo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Hello Friend. I really enjoyed of your ships. Are they available for licensing? I am interested in using some of them in a game I am creating.
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi. Yes, they are. Send me a private message and let me know what you need and more details about your project. Thanks
Balrog21 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Hey there, do you have a contact page anywhere? I viewed your website but didn't find anything there. I was wanting to ask you about doing a commission piece for me and it's cost. My email is thank you and Best! - John Prescott
aktikon1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love your design concepts. Their so detailed and clean. If you don't mind me asking how would you determine a ships hull Width?
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. I determine the width by "eyeballing" it while doing the rough sketch with a very light marker. At this point, it just comes naturally so I don't really have to adjust it too much, if at all. Like everything, it's just practice.
aktikon1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the reply. I just hope my design are half as good as yours. :)
AaronKTJ Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2016  Student
Dude, awesome vehicle concepts. They're well-thought out and have distinct designs and silhouettes, and you can discern their basic function just from their shapes and forms alone. Really great work, I'll be keeping an eye out!

EDIT: Oh yeah, I would like to add though that I'd really appreciate it if you add a person or a standard-sized ship for scale, even if it's just a quick rough outline. It'd really help for visualising your ships in their proper in-world context.
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I will put a person in for reference in future. 
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