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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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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jeremyzschau Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:invisible: + :la: = :heart:
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mantasim Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:invisible: + :la: = :heart:
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. Good luck with the contest!
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Celphirio Featured By Owner 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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tracyjb Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Remarkable. Elegant and intimidating at once, and your technical skill is evident as ever.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a work of art, graceful, elegant and yet sexy dangerous! I absolutely adore it.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!

What does Holofernes mean? I've seen it the name a few times :o
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's this guy: [link]

No real meaning to my choice, other than I liked the way the name sounded, and my ship is probably pretty vulnerable to physical attacks as well. XD
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet man! Thanks for taking the time to link me :) I've always wondered...

It's a cool name! Interesting story on him, too X)
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Sublimityone Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Good one!!
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SV94 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
could pass for either gallente and ammar, it can be either depending on the colors!
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fabianfucci Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Vey clean design.
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Galen82 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very nice blend of smooth and angular design. i like it
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool ship design!
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kheng Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet design man
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Keydan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Nice... srsly... I have zero chances in this contest :D
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KriGH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Judging on colours - it's either Gallente or Amar.
Judging on design - it's definetly Amar spaceship :)

First concept that actually fit inside EVE universe. Great job!
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
It has a very nice look to it.
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose the nemesis of this design would be called "The Judith."
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cuts like a knife, na na na naaaa na na.
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orbituated Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
my favorite combination of colors ...
turquoise and white...
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Zxi-Lesk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Excellent Ship Concept & Design!
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