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Dreadnought by Orpheus7 Dreadnought by Orpheus7
A sketch of an ageing ship of the line, a "Dreadnought". Once powerful and state-of-the-art, these ships have been relegated to menial patrol duties and many have ended up in the hands of pirates and marauder clans.
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RIM271 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Looks more like a gun to me, chief.
I'll order 200.
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
200 it is!
alienfetusinc Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
this is amazing
this is how i imagine most ships being

powerful but in space so no need for aero dynamics

dude i would appreciate any tips on how you do concept art
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. As for tips on how I do concept art, my opinion is that the idea is the most important thing. It has to be original but still look functional. A good idea is to study aircraft, ships and weapons to get a feel for how they work. It's also important to come up with some sort of science and engineering behind the ships to add to the realism. It can be way out there but it should make sense to you. It's then a simple matter of putting your ideas down on paper. I usually try to do thumbnail sketches to have some sort of shape to work with before starting - although many of my best drawings just evolved as I was drawing. I use a light marker to sketch the initial shape followed by a medium width technical pend to ink in detail. Finally I block in the shapes with markers and then add line weight with a thicker technical pen. Scan and touch up and voila!
Hope that helps.
alienfetusinc Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
thanks for the tips dude =]
i realised that a couple days ago
i was like i should be able to draw this stuff im a good enough drawer then i realised the problem

i have no technical knowledge of ships or how they look perspective wise
so i got a few magazines and just sketched every picture

and ive always been into science so the concepts are there

thanks again for the tips
i appreciated it
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. Any time.
ShadowShogun50 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what dose R.A.M stand for? I love it
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. Glad you like it. The ram gun is just the name of the main weapon of the ship that runs its length and is used to destroy other capital ships at long range. The name "ram gun" is inspired by the battering rams fitted to the ancient triremes of the Greek, Roman and Phoenician navies.
Imladros Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Beautiful details!
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again. I am glad you like it.
king-penguin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
This is another really good one. Again, the level of detail is superb, and this one has colour! =)
Pyroblaze321 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006   Photographer
I love the detail.
tiamat9 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
Stunning details and superb dimension. It's intricate and inventive. I love the structure and design. Beautifully colored.
LordZim Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006   Filmographer
Now that is an awesome ship Diagram I sort of like it =P!!!
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