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Eve Contest - Holofernes by MikeDoscher Eve Contest - Holofernes by MikeDoscher
I tried exploring a few different ideas for the design, mostly involving trying to make something with elements of 'classic' space opera vessels while experimenting with shapes that pushed the center of mass forward a little.

I also wanted to explore the tension between a (somewhat) smooth hull and the really baroque machinery and pressure hull underneath it. This is the reason for the 'cracked lava' look.

I started with a loose sketch of my idea, then made a low poly 3D proxy model to explore the basic massing. Once satisfied, I made a very light printout and drew my final linework over it. I did this for both the ortho and plan drawings.

The vessel is designed for a strike role, sacrificing armor for speed and firepower. The vessel name is a sort of comment on the vulnerability of the critical areas. :P
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LockeLockeRevolution Oct 21, 2010
I love it! The details and everything are definitely different from your usual designs. Good luck on the contest!!
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dmaland Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow - A fantastic overall look, with great panel lines and little touches in all the right places. :)
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:iconjeremyzschau:
I love how you "dig" out lines in the ship. I love the light from the engine core. The overall shape is simple but the ship is fun to look at.
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mantasim Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:invisible: + :la: = :heart:
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mantasim Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:invisible: + :la: = :heart:
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Very nice. Good luck with the contest!
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Celphirio Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent design. I think you won hands down for the aesthetics, and I like that you didn't make it some invincible vehicle with the ability to destroy and entire armada without a single scratch. Hope you win!
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:icontracyjb:
Remarkable. Elegant and intimidating at once, and your technical skill is evident as ever.
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MikeDoscher Oct 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
...and I would be some years behind if it had not been my good fortune to have had your example and and tutelage for those six years. Make no mistake as to both the breadth and depth of your influence on no small number of artists. In time I hope to have more of your skill with the living form.
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Fazar Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks Gallente. Personally I love it. It reminds me of the direction they took with Caldari with the Rokh. I'd train Gallente just to fly it :)
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