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The Soviet Union envoy arrives by Daemoria The Soviet Union envoy arrives by Daemoria
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:icongoeliath: 's forces decided to declare war on the universe. (trolololo)
:iconkhal941: 's naval fleet moves a envoy to a neutral location to broker an alliance, against
:iconshabazik: 's Kasparov forces, a shared enemy at this time.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb detail, loving the engines and the inner workings of the O'Neil Station :)
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you appreciate the details I put into these. Have a click on that download button if you haven't already for the full resolution image.

Thanks once again Colourbrand, for the comment! :]
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleasure sir :)
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pevexxx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
j'aime bien ton travail !! 
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci pour les paroles aimables. :]
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ByterranEmipre Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So if this was laying on it's flat front end how tall would it be from the planet's surface to the ship's far end?
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
daemoria.deviantart.com/art/Me…

I did a rough sketch a while back, it's a little small in this, because i did it too quickly and never fixed it. but i think based on the scale of the Red Horizon (1.7km long) the BMF is 15.75km or so from 'mouth' to tail tip.
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Whoa awesome! 
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:iconrevealedfromthevoy:
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear :icongoeliath:, war is good and fair. Keep fighting.

 Sincerely, Imperator Raïko Ichi, currently Kriegkaiser of the Earth Empire.
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:icongoeliath:
goeliath Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We will fight the corrupt coorporations, and free the devart sector!

No more will we live as slaves!
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:iconrevealedfromthevoy:
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Goeliath, this is nice to hear.
I'll support you in the next Star Systems Subjected Council.
May the Light be with you and your forces !

Sincerely, Imperator Raïko Ichi.

Gott mit uns.
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:icongoeliath:
goeliath Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Terran Federation High Council is pleased to hear about your interests in the current affairs of this war.
May your people remain free and independent.
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:iconrevealedfromthevoy:
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Council, it is normal for me and my peers to support the side who fight for freedom and justice.
Thank you very much, I won't forget to report your words to the Star Systems Subjected Council.
[I don't know if it's the good translation for "Conseil des Systèmes Stellaires Soumis", which is in french]

Sincerely, Imperator Raïko Ichi.
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2014   Digital Artist
I really like the design of the ships. Composition-wise, though, you're making the viewer work hard to see what's going on, because of the uniform values (dark ships against a dark planet against dark space) and all of the visual tangents (everything is overlapping something else, and usually something of a similar value). It took me a long time of looking at the image before I realized there were five ships in the middle distance, because most of them are hidden in the background elements. Varying the light/dark value of the different elements will help to separate them. Even just increasing the contrast of the lighting on the bits that are lit (such as the ships in the foreground) would help.
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good points AriochIV. I knew the composition was kinda weak, the crushed camera angle didn't really help the sense of depth either. I'll take your advice on the lighting to heart, it's still one of my weakest skills, and can stand to be improved.

Next image will be better I hope, I still have a bit of improvement in this old body of mine. :D
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Nicely done as always! BTW... this has me looping the score from the movie "Man of Steel" in my head. Don't know why, but it seems to fit this.:) (Smile) Clap 
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
The design of the cylinder colony suggest that it was moved rather than built where it is. That or the system is prone to storms and needs to be sealed up now and then.

Very nice.
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The petals do in fact act as armor plating when covered, and are closed when it needs to be 'night time'. I really should do a full design study of the station, because as you probably noticed, there is a lot of stuff going on with it.

I'm glad you enjoy the design. I had a lot of fun interpreting the O'neill colony design.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely! I adore the designs, the lighting is great, the planet is very good, and you didn't make the mistake of showing a star field and a planet in the same LDR image! The color and shading is so good, I am wondering: is this a color/paint-over of a 3D base image? ...or are you just that good?
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Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, can't i use 3d and just be that good? :D

dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Public/…

Yea! I'm glad you caught that the LDR exposure was a deliberate decision. I see too many images of bright spaceships in front of a equally bright star field. It just makes for a messy composition more often than not, because you have to worry about patterns from the stars interfering with the rest of the scene.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... I guess you could. ;)

Messy composition, and not at all what you'd see if you were there. Mind you, not all art aspires to be 'what you'd see'... but I always think that's the goal, so I really liked it when I noticed you had it 'right'.
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yea, i do agree the composition is a bit crowded, but it's more of a still shot of a scene, than the regular concept art images I post... I'll try to make the next scene less crowded.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your composition isn't 'messy'... I'd call it 'full'. With stars it'd be messy, so it's good you don't have them. A crowd scene is cool, I love the concepts.
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Khal941 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Incredible work!  You really made these ships come to life.  A far cry from their humble origins.

Thank you!
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist
I do wonder thought about the Soviets foreign policy: as far I get it, the NATO Cote forces attacked Kasparov CIA thinking they where soviets, which will suggest they have a state of war:

if NATO is at war with Kasparov: how come the Soviets will have as a mutual enemy? shouldn't the ones doing this be the NATO instead? the soviets, standing aside, or looking for an alliance against the ones who destroyed one of their cruisers?

Because as far I know, the soviets mutual enemy, rather than being Kasparov, wouldn't be the NATO, and therefore their re-allignement shouldn't go instead seeking NATO enemies?
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goeliath Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>:D Kasparov aint interrupting these negotiations!
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Khal941 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
The Soviet economy isn't what it used to be.  They're seeking a non-aggression pact backed by a trade agreement to shore up their national budget.  They're not fighting anybody yet.  Besides, they don't know who's at war with who.  They only know NATO attacked an unknown force, though the details are still murky.  For all they know NATO attacked these guys!

It's a potentially explosive situation.
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Envoy? You mean Convoy? Also sweet designs here.
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Envoy-noun; a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.

Thanks for the comment. I based the design for the Soviet vessel off of an existing sketch by Khal941, you should check out his stuff.
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll see to it. 
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Isn't Khal's forces fighting Kasparov CIA forces in another war as well? 
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I was just told to escort these cruisers to the designated location. I don't question the political nature of things when the credits are flowing. :]
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Money Money Money! :iconmrkrabsplz: Heh heh lol. My dominion of planets was in the war but we lost the capital planet to orbital bombardment, so we'll out of the war now.  
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Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the many problems of owning a planet. Nomads for life!

Well, technically the Laughing Swarm has a home, but I've got to come up with a decent visual representation of it first. Trans-dimensional spaces that cause blindness when looked at with the naked eye are difficult to convey in an effective image.
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nomad pirates sound cool. You have some really cool concepts. My two other planets are still active(but not in the war) They'll nothing more but collections of small farm colonies and small Mos Esily like space ports. The capital planet is getting help from Goeliath's Red Cross program right now.
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Ringshif7er Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is SO COOL.
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! :]
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:icongoeliath:
goeliath Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so amazing. Another great pic as always. I love the work you did here.


An unknown location where Kasparov can't barge in and try anything tricky. I like.
Seriously though you're worth every credit. If you need to use a shipyard to make more ships, we got a few open if you're feeling outgunned.
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the offer. We have certain 'resources' available to us at this time that we simply wish to hold in reserve. No need to needlessly expend, or reveal too much of us yet. Besides, slow-space is such a vulnerable place to put production facilities...
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goeliath Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, everything's up to you. I'd rather not put your fleet in any positions that could possibly leave you in the open. you've been doing fine so far and thats good enough for me!
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Daemoria Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to do a fleet staging image, to show off the Mirror Horizon dimension, and then probably do a bit of raiding. I received those coordinates for the trade-lines, may the future hold much profit and blood! >:]
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goeliath Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>:D
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