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Deepspace Exploration by Deepblu742 Deepspace Exploration by Deepblu742
My first piece of space art that I've done. Very time consuming but fun experience.

All I started with was a flat B&W clay render of the ship (USS Spirit, modeled/designed by Mark Rademaker) and the old probe is an Orion class space vehicle modeled by Walter Myers. The planet was a stock image can't recall from where.
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Mioko001 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Awesome Wow! 
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing !
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thanks!
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome !
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Blacktemplar33 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I really like this, it's fresh, balanced but also tells a story from an unusual vantage point, that makes you want to see more of the ship and its adventures 
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I found only a few B&W renders of this ship floating around (no pun intended) & this perspective interested me the most. I've toyed with the idea of making another scene with this ship, thanks for comment!
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Whoa awesome *sits back in chair and lets the brilliance wash over me* :D
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Glad you like, thanks for the fav and for the watch too! :)
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
No worries, your work is very impressive :)
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Old derelict-deep space salvage,whats not to like[choose your story line[s]
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thanks Ed! Glad even non-Trek dweebs appreciate it...:w00t:
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Gookins Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done.
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Thank you.
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
man i like this one, very dynamic shot. makes me wanna duck. and the way it's lit is really nice.
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Many thanks beltminer, guess it kind of has that looming perspective of the ship eh? B-)
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
heck yes but not just that. i love how there's a story unfolding, probably lots of stories. this is the kind of book cover art that has sold millions of books. you know the kind, the story never quite as cool as that dramatic picture on the front. awesome stuff. makes me want to learn to work in three dee. can i ask, how was the tractor beam done. super cool.
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Haha, know that all too well. This piece has 3d as a base point, I just did a paint-over of a basic render, here's what I started with: [link]

The tractor beam is just some photoshop trickery. Specifically, a tweaked light beam/ray brush I found, then under the layer blending options and add an outer glow with some noise, and gradient overlay of a similar color for a highlight. The particles inside the beam are done with a separate layer using a brush on a scatter setting and adjusting the layer transparency setting to "divide" for contrast.
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pitrock74205 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Brilliant space scene :)
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Glad you think so!
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! If you ever decide to make a sci-fi artwork book yourself, I'd be first in line to buy. :nod:
Thanks for the heads-up on these other artist's who've influenced you; I'll definitely check them out. :)
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Why thank you! If I manage to output enough work done to fill one...currently it'd just fill a large pamphlet. :XD:
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lancehunter17 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I Love the Design something Fresh and New!!
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Trek definitely can use that.
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karanua Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting design of the main craft, seems a crossover between some next gen era trek and andromeda. Great work on the tractor beam or scanner or whatever it represents in this image, thats a really sweet effect. Instant :+fav: I'd have to say :)
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Woot, thank you! I tend to overthink stuff like that while making photoshop comps like this, as in the hazy lighting fx of the background space debris could also make particulates in the tractor beam glitter and defuse. Lol, is there a anti-nerd pill yet for our affliction?
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ACXtreme Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sick pice
tractor effects are specially cool
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Thanks, glad you noticed that. Wanted to make that a little more interesting...
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Lascas Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
It looks like a shuttle made for carrying a cargo container.
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Bigger than a shuttle with 5 decks, but it certainly looks like it would adapt some kind of module in the back eh?
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Lascas Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Now that I've been to the site, I know what it really is. It just looked so shuttle like, but it was really an enlongated streamlined primary hull.
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Feel free to check out Mark Rademaker's site [link] He's one awesome Trek ship designer, also did the Aventine from the DS9 novels and if you ever check out the Ships of the Line calendar he's got some beauties there too.
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PakPolaris Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
beautifully done

I dont recognize the ship but its awesome
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Thank you, it's the USS Spirit. [link](NX-79995)
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kuckuk333 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
your first piece of art? the result is overwhelming. just faved.
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Hey thanks! Yep, first space themed at least.
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