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AdamTurner
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Squadron Box 17 cover Reply with quote

Check it out guys:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! You're getting a more "painterly" look with each subsequent cover.

They are moving away from the glossy look CGI tends to have and have a nice natural-grit and depth of field to them.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

Hellbores...
Gatling Phasers...

What more could a guy want?

Cool
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AdamTurner
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

djdood wrote:
Nice! You're getting a more "painterly" look with each subsequent cover.

They are moving away from the glossy look CGI tends to have and have a nice natural-grit and depth of field to them.


Thanks guys! The more I do covers for ADB, the more I develop my style. At first I tried to do everything in 3Dmax, but I've been figuring out that I can make images seem more "alive" if I do some touching-up in photoshop afterwards. 3Dmax is great for constructing spaceship models and lighting them, but there's no way I could have done that hellbore effect with it. And as long as I work for ADB, I don't plan to stop improving my technique! Very Happy

Hopefully sooner or later SVC can greenlight the calendar project. Then I can really go nuts! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam: Great job... but now I have to buy a new C-8 and paint it purple!

The K.I.S. Pimp-mobile. Laughing
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StarKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work, nice to finally really see Hellbores in action. Would love to see some of this available via CafePress.
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defurusu
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, very nice indeed.

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Hellbores...
Gatling Phasers...

What more could a guy want?


Stingers firing suitably large quantities of Fusion beams, of course! Twisted Evil

On a more serious note, is that intended as a Hellbore - ESG interaction around the Lyran ship at top right, or just a Hellbore - shields interaction?

Encore!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm betting Hellbore-ESG, look how it's arcing to the rear of the ship. Really nice.

And yeah, some Stingers shooting out of the launch tubes would have been cool too.
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AdamTurner
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just be a hellbore on shields. It's supposed to look like the energy is snaking around the ship, finding the weakest spot.

When Distant Kingdoms rolls around, you guys will be seeing Stingers a'plenty! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calendar project? What calendar project???

It's probably too late, but they would be nice to have in time for Christmas...

I've seen some of those calendar project kits in stores. You know the ones that allow you to import your own pictures and then it prints everything for you. They even come with some kind of binding for flip-over pages.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Adam, it's very effective. The energy does appear to be snaking around the shields - but as it necessarily follows a curve this left me wondering whether said curve was an ESG sphere. Have you drawn/painted that interaction yet?

You've got me really looking forward to February now, which is something of a minor miracle. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
Calendar project? What calendar project???

It's probably too late, but they would be nice to have in time for Christmas...

I've seen some of those calendar project kits in stores. You know the ones that allow you to import your own pictures and then it prints everything for you. They even come with some kind of binding for flip-over pages.


This would be a calendar published by ADB that has SFU art in it. Think "Ships of the Line" calendars.


defurusu wrote:

Thanks Adam, it's very effective. The energy does appear to be snaking around the shields - but as it necessarily follows a curve this left me wondering whether said curve was an ESG sphere. Have you drawn/painted that interaction yet?


Not yet. But I'd like to. If I get a chance, I think you guys will be impressed. I picture hellbores knocking down ESG's in a very chaotic, dramatic way.

Update to the cover(the Steves wanted it a little less purple":


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that makes things stand out a little more.

Adam, just throwing this out there but sometime when you're doing a battle like this I think it would be cool to see a squadron or order of battle like you'd actually see: instead of all DNs it would be a DN (or BC), cruiser, destroyer, etc. For example in this picture a Klingon C-9 with a couple smaller Lyran ships (say cruiser & destroyer) supporting it versus the Hydran Paladin, a CM, and DW would been interesting.

Not a critisicm as I can't even imagine doing something like what you do but just an idea. And thanks for posting your artwork!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This particular image is for a box of miniatures, so the picture needs to include the ships that are found in the box.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

junior wrote:
This particular image is for a box of miniatures, so the picture needs to include the ships that are found in the box.


What he said. Smile
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