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Anaconda Elite Starship 3D Commission by AdamKop Anaconda Elite Starship 3D Commission by AdamKop
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While I hold little to no gravity on Deviant Art at this time. I look to help you improve and better your works.

To begin, what you have is fantastic. I feel it is nearing the border of phenomenal.

Color: Your use of color is very well orchestrated. While some tend to want to overdo colors and appear anxious, you have stuck to a palette of believable and realistic colors. Your selection gives a gritty and honest hint at space combat.

Lighting: The lighting is also well done in terms of realism to the ambient. However, it seems somewhat dull, in comparison to what it could be. I believe your piece would benefit from a slightly higher contrast in lights and darks. Despite this, it all depends on implied positions of elements such as stars, planets, and other ships not within your work space.
Purely from an outsiders perspective, and as one who is interested in game concepts such as yours, it is more pleasing and drawing to the eye to have more powerful lights and darks.
(A possible solution might be to tone down the brightness of the "4N4C" because it feels somewhat unnatural. However, if these characters were intended to be electronically lit up as a feature of the ship, you may wish to find a way to add a subtle glow around the characters on the ship's hull.
Another way to strengthen the lighting might be to add a strong silver lining to the rightmost border of the ship to emphasize the sun's/star's reflection off of the planet below. This helps give the planet more presence and creates a "shock and awe" effect to viewers.)

Organization: While what you have is good, such as the incorporation of a planet and the implication of a ship somewhere above the ship this piece is centered around, there is always room for improvement, or addition of other elements (granted, you are allowed/have time to add more elements).
Being that the ship pictured is alone, it presents the problem of emptiness due to the size of your vessel and vastness of space. In these cases, the ship can be made to take up more room of your workspace, or you can use subtle techniques to make your ship seem larger without actually expanding its presence in the workspace.
(Possible solutions to make the ship feel bigger might be to add ships with which to contrast size with, such as fighters or smaller vessels. In the events your game is based on the idea of a single ship traversing space, your piece would also greatly benefit from placing the enemy ship in view somewhere, whether as a silhouette in the distance, OR as a shadow being cast on your current single ship.) Overall, the placement of each element in your piece is good. But it can become great with a few adjustments (Easier said than done, understandably).
You may want to play around more with where you can place the ships, how close or far you are from the ships, how dominate the planet below is, where implied light sources are, and so on.

I hope this critique was of help to you. Best wishes!
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love that it looks like a spearhead!
This gives me a great idea for ship classes/designs named after projectile points - like Clovis and Folsom - and/or leaf shapes, like Lanceolate or Lancelot :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D I guess that quite a lot of ships could be well translated into new designs since most of the old 3D vector videogames only used general shapes.
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That was part of my issue with Traveller. The ship illustrations seemed really clunky. Mayhap they should hire someone of your obvious talents for a reboot
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh I actually did a picture for traveller :)
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Not sure who will use it and where, but there you have it!
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p47thunderbolt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Fantastic image! Your whole gallery is damn impressive. :thumbsup:
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:iconadamkop:
AdamKop Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ! :)
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
reminds me of like an arrowhead.
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Love the take on the Anaconda design and especially the detail work in the explosion, very nicely done
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ButterMyBiscuits Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your ships are pretty great! If space travel ever becomes a commonality, or at least the military gets into it, I could see your ships flying around in the future.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the design of this Starship. those vent flaps at the back really add to to overall look of the hull. :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah it's a great design ! I didn't make many differences compared to the one that will be in game though :P
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, what? Game? What game?
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There is a kickstarter project going that is bringing a new Elite game to PC. My render is actually a cover for an ebook which will be released as a part of the marketing program.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Link?
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Thanks. :)
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay Adam , I guess I will be looking forward to seeing cobra MKIII from you :),very soon.
I think you have done a very nice work on this one . Scene is little uneasy though :) I dont know what happened minutes before but Anaconda seems have no shields left and her guns are not tracking anyone just silent .
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Great piece !
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well for now it's just the Anaconda, but no one knows what the future will bring :D
I'm not sure about the origins of this scene, but perhaps it was a surprise attack that got her :)
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe right on ! okay , so will you be playing Elite when it comes out ?
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:iconadamkop:
AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'll see how it turns out :D I wasn't even aware of its existence :P
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man It is something big . Now I dont want to go D U D E .....you gotto on you , but it is a fine classic , a true ,proper example . Before it all ,it was the the only game in 4 bit era where you can roam the huge galaxy in a very decent 3D fashion ( all in simple wireframes ) . You can download some old 4 bit computer emulators and the game if you like ... But now , a team of fine artist and the man Mr Braben , one of the fathers of Elite are working on this new project called Elite Dangerous . It would be so nice to see some friends in that universe .
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I will wait and see how it turns out - if it's good, I will reserve a copy :D In the meantime I guess I will check youtube for some gameplay videos.
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kiml42 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, simple, practical ship design. Good texturing. Great explosion.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! It's based on an existing vessel so I just made some slight modifications to the design :)
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DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Beautiful
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! :)
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DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
You make some really nice ships...
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You F A S T :) :pc: :Pc: :pc:
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For a moment there i thought it was written "Anal" on the ship :D
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edladner Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that explosion
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D If it wasn't for a last-minute change, it would look a lot worse :P
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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Holy crap they're really upgrading the look of this game! I remember when the Anaconda just looked like a huge carrot in space (and went down about as easily). Can't wait to see what my favorites look like: the Asp Mk 2, Viper, and naturally the Cobra Mk 3. :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah from what I've seen, it was pretty basic :P (never played the game). If you follow the kickstarter page you will probably see some ships getting a makeover really soon - there are concept arts up already.
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AnimaP-NetoLins Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
cool xD
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a fantastic ship!!

What a superb image - is there more of her?
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :) If you google up Elite 4, you will find a render of the ship on kickstarter - this one is a replication of it more or less, since the book is related to the game.
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! thatīs one serious looking spaceship!
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ! It is indeed an aggressive design :)
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Seeras Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! :)
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
The textures in this one are perfect!!...and great effect on the explosion...how you did that? Photoshop?
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D Explosion is a mix of a 3ds max light, picture composition and some layers of glow, light streaks and sparks.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
It looks really great!
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zsoca-san Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaaamn HELL YES! More Elite more Elite :eager: please.
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There will be more to come probably :D
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zsoca-san Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:headbang: So good to hear :)
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Cool! :D
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! :)
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