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Dogship by Orpheus7 Dogship by Orpheus7
Two views of a common-ol'-garden-dogship. This was the first ship I drew that turned out okay.
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:iconfrostbumblebee:
Your work is great, you've made so many awesome ships ! Do you have any tips/tutorial on how to start making spaceships like yours for a beginner?
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:iconorpheus7:
Thanks for the comment. It really is appreciated.

As far as tips go, I would say that doodling and doing thumbnails really help to find interesting shapes. It's also important to try new things and experiment with shapes. Most of my ships are based on basic 3d shapes that are cobbled together. Once the basic shape is there, slap on some engine pods (Star Wars ships are the best examples of these) and then do the details. Details make a big difference and Star Wars and Battlestar ships have some great detailing. Check them out carefully and try copying their detailing initially.
Also, take a look at big machinery (graders, diggers, cranes etc.) to see how they work and how their parts fit together. The main thing is to be patient and keep trying.
Do it for yourself and do it for fun with no grand illusions and you should be churning great stuff out in no time. Good luck. I f you have further questions, feel free to contact me.
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:iconephebox:
Thanks a lot for this tips :typerhappy: !Your stuff is amazing!Keep going! :bye:
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:iconfrostbumblebee:
Thank you for these tips, i didn't hope for so much !
I'll try my best to do as you say, wish me luck !

Can't wait to see your new creation :)

Mind if I add you to my deviantWatch? ;)
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:iconorpheus7:
Good luck. I don't mind at all if you add me to your deviantWatch. Thanks.
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:iconkbmxpxfan:
How big of a thing am I looking at here? Is cargo it's primary purpose?
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:iconorpheus7:
It's not that big, perhaps 150m long (just a guess) with a crew of 5. It is a multi-purpose vessel with a decent cargo capacity - but its primary function wouldn't be that of a freighter.
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