From the same specialized shipworks that created the colossal protectorate flagship, this ship is designed to command and deliver serious firepower deep into enemy space, with or without an accompanying fleet.
Three main forward cannons handle long range engagements, 12 turrets house secondary gun pairs that provide closing range firepower. Various other points give protection against smaller threats. Onboard is carried a compliment of fighters and gunships, along with the capability to carry and launch a strike battalion via dropships.
Your work is spectacular, your paintings spur the imagination, and provide tonnes of storyline in them as well, for instance this piece of work, you could write a whole novel based simply upon the life onboard the cruiser, or following one minor crewman, or even a sci fi epic based on a galactic civil war.
This piece here is reminiscent of Homeworld art, gaming and concept art, which is by no means bad, it's one of my all time favourite universes, you paint in the same mannerisms, scale (of epicness) and allow the viewer to fully comprehend the magnitude of the scene.
I could immerse myself in this painting, build some intricate plot just by sitting there and daydreaming with this infront of me, and I think it is mostly because of the background scene, the cruiser, albeit being an awesome structure, lacks the detail which would make it majestic, or menacing. It's awesome, but I believe a tad bit more work on the cruiser and this will find itself on my wall
Keep up the good work dude, cheers for sharing your talent
Let me example why is that.Number one reason is that the way you draw out the background is very impressive,even myself couldn't do something like that in my life.Another reason would be the clouds around the ship contain stars in them,and to make it better you include the clouds in a purple color to look like the ship is in outer space.Last and finally reason would be the ship itself,in my life I've never seen a ship like this before so points go to that,well done.All in all you put a lot work into this art piece,and it looks like a lot of people enjoy it as well as I.Your an amazing artist keep that up.
Thakn you,and remember to keep drawing.
Those colors are awesome, the scenery is awe-inspiring. I stared at this for like 5 minutes trying to determine how big this ship was exactly, just to put it into some kind of perspective. Very engaging work, excellent job!
Actually, now that I think about it, this picture more resembles the Macross before she crashed on Earth in 2009, when she was just another Supervision Army gunboat.
I'm a writer myself, and don't have the faintest idea on the techniques used; however, I can safely say that this is a fantastic piece of artwork. I've seen your other stuff, and think this has a particularly good application of colour. The star in the background is somewhat imposing and sombre, and really projects the mood of the painting. From the description of the armaments I can ascertain that the warfare practised is that of conventional twentieth-century sea combat, albeit in space. I find closing range firepower hard to visualise in the vastness of space, but at the end of the day it doesn't exactly annihilate my willing suspension of disbelief. Really good work!
The main guns of a ship will do most of the engaging as such, usually with neither party wanting to commit to such a swift close battle. Fighters/bombers then come into play, in which case during long ranged battle all secondary guns will fire anti-fighter munitions, like flack and such.
Even at long range the secondary guns can again be used to fill space for higher hit potentials. Any damage to any enemy ship will cause them major problems, taking a lot of time and money to repair such damage, so attrition is very useful in space combat.
Anyways, just some blurting of my naval warfare ideas Glad you like my work.
Anyhow, keep up the good work. I don't suppose you'd be interested in the literature I shall soon be posting.
At the same time, if one pursues creating a perfectly realistic and logical system of war, you should likely end up with one side swiftly dominating, or in a cold war situation. Which is why we have "rule of cool"
If I had the time I would be reading everyones lit that I can, but things don't work that way, so no reading from my end.
I'll stop messaging you now, for you must be a busy person.
P.S., did I just perceive a Trope? If you're not aware of what I'm on about, you should visit TvTropes. I find it very useful considering I write for a hobby.
Anyhow, I've been looking at your art, and it's really good stuff.
Once again, it's good you reply to my messages, and keep fabricating that terrific art!
soldier the battle and the war for that fact will not be won by this impressive ship nor any other expensive toy we can manufacture...it will be won by the common grunt
you have a cool design here the dark background and dark camo mesure for space lends it some credibility now I love the sci-fi versus modern design conversation but from an artistic standpoint I wish she had more detail the sun in the background is a nice touch I love the fighters in the three man configurations
now this is JUST ME I would love to see detailed schematics but then I just love ships
Thanks for the huge amount of faves too man.
Good work on the "aura" around the clouds. I still can't do that.