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Thirgen Miner by Orpheus7 Thirgen Miner by Orpheus7
A concept I did for an advanced drop mining ship a while ago.
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lazrlite12 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Wow, I really like your artwork. I don't know why but there's something about mining vessels that I really enjoy. I've tried a thousand times to make miners and only like one so far. Do you have any techniques you could pass to a fellow rookie :D.

I know your probably busy, but if you got the time, could you make more miners too? Thanks!
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thanks for the comment. When you say techniques, do you mean for coming up with ideas or the actual drawing? I would love to draw more miners and will do so when I find time ... hopefully before I kick the bucket!
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lazrlite12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Sorry about re-commenting so late. When I say technique I mean the drawing. I have really good ideas in my head but I can't translate them onto the paper(pen and ink) or onto Photoshop(which I prefer since I don't enjoy paying for thousands of brushes :D). I don't worry a lot about the coloring though, just sketching and inking. Do you have any tips that? Thanks!
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I find it best not to have too clear an idea about what I want to draw as it never works out the way I plan. I have a general idea and then just "let it happen". Sketching is best done rough, IMO. I use a faint grey Copic Marker (Value 1) to sketch out the shape and perspective lines. Then I use a 0.3mm black pen to draw over the outline and make it up as I go. And finally, after blocking in with markers, I use a 0.4mm black pen to add weight to outlines and areas I want to pop out. It's important to develop realistic looking machinery, hatches and weaponry or else the ship just doesn't look believable. Take a look at existing machines (engines, hatches, machines) for ideas. Also, even if the ship has a basic shape, I always add little bevels, probes, bumps and aerials to break up longer lines and give it an interesting silhouette. I am by no means an expert, but I hope these few tips help.
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lazrlite12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Ya, that helps quite a bit. Thank you very much for the help, I really appreciate it :).
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
No problem. Good luck.
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supersampled Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I love the curves you've added to this one, makes it seem of a different age to most of your sketches...
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Thank you - yep, the idea is to show it as a more advanced and streamlined generation of vessel.
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