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Will McCammon's SFU Art
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djdood
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inspired by The Master, here's a quick and dirty photo composite I did of one of my minis:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For which it stands...

I just read this thread, and I really like it. Keep it up!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very well done Cool



?? How did you get it to look like a poster.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Master wrote:

?? How did you get it to look like a poster.


I'm not sure what you mean by "like a poster", but I can explain what I did.

The star background I had on-file (from Mojo Lebowitz, an FX artist on Battlestar Galactica, etc.).

The nebula is a googled Hubble telescope image.

I cropped out my mini photo and composited all three elements in GIMP (as well as some color and contrast adjustments to make it look cohesive).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it might be my computer but I look at your pic, and between your paint job and art work it looks like a poster. I realy like how it came out. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two new ones from my sketchbook, circa 1987:

B&W ink-wash drawing of a Federation/Romulan battle:


Color artists-pen drawing of Klingon C-8 and Gorn BC:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Will.

I like the "old style" Starline 2200/2300 ships.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, I love those!

I know CGI art is all the rage for ships these days, but there's "life" to hand drawings that you just don't get in CGI. It's why Dan Carroll's one of my all-time favorite SFU artists.

Your stuff looks great.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work!!!!!!!! give me a hand rendered drawing anyday..Your heart shows through with hand drawings/paintings etc. don't take me wrong artists are artists, it's just I love hand drawings like this Thanks for sharing Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind words, especially from you Dale (since I've been admiring your art in ADB products for years now).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome job on the ship page. I loved how you explained the change from rectangular to "circumferential" Very logical and beauacratic. I could almost hear the decision brief to the F4 while I was reading it.


P.S. I'm not sure circumferential (sp?) is a word Wink

P.S.S. F4 is a play on the army/joint staff officer names. the 4 is in charge of logistics & supplies and the letter designates the officers level
S - brigade; G - Corps, J - Joint. I figured Star Fleet would use F for Fleet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pleasure Will, they do look great. Would love to see more if you have 'em.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dale -

There's more, but I was definitely learning back then. As I find the ones worth posting, I'll put them up.

Can you tell I just found boxes of "my stuff" while cleaning out my Dad's garage? Wink


DNordeen -

Thanks.

I assume you are talking about the pitch-page of a Fed FF I did as a proposal for Leanna's Fighting Starships, years back.

Circumferential. Yup, real word (adjective form of circumference).

That term for the "round" Fed engines comes from the Franz Joseph blueprints of the U.S.S. Enterprise (it might be in the Tech Manual too, I'd have to look). It got carried forward into all the other fanion blueprints, etc. .

Once the TOS movies started coming out (with the square, "art deco" engines, with the big warp core in the engineering hull), the fanion sources referred to them as "linear" type engines to explain the completely different look.

I have first-hand experience with aviation/shipbuilding/government bureaucracy and you're correct - this kind of thing happens all the time in that food-chain.

I thought it was a convenient way to explain away the change in the Fed FF mini.

From what I have read, the square-engine version was an attempt to make it easier to mold, but it wasn't really and it's been stated since that the square-engine version "never happened" in the SFU game-universe.

Military prototypes undergo huge changes before production all the time (the delta-winged Boeing Joint Strike Fighter competitor would have gained traditional horizontal and vertical tails for production, for example) and lots of artist's renderings, etc., float around for years with the erroneous configuration.

What we were seeing was the Federation media not updating their image files and still showing the prototype U.S.S. Burke in her as-built configuration, rather than as she and her sisterships looked in-service. Wink

It seemed like a good fit.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDF files of some art I did in-preparation for the master-copy of the F-5W War Destroyer miniature have been posted on the new ADB Historical Downloads page:
F-5 Technical Readout
Klingon Frigate Evolution

Enjoy!
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