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This is a quality piece of work, and I really love the design.

The art, in general, is beautifully done. It has weight and presence, and I could totally picture it drifting through space.

I only awarded 3 stars in originality, because the ship is very evocative of Homeworld (from Relic Entertainment), which is not a detractor at all. This design (and many of your others) could easily replace the existing art in that classic game and no one would bat an eye. But that is a compliment on the quality and refinement of your work, because in my opinion, Homeworld has not been surpassed since its release 14 years ago.

You commented on your practice of studying real military hardware, and it shows! The armor panels on the ship bear the unmistakable gunmetal gray of real naval vessels. The guns are placed for maximum coverage. The bridge holds a dominant position on the ship. It's very utilitarian and functional. The ship has a purpose, and nothing is for show.

Overall, great job!
I'd play this game :-)
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very difficult to criticize this design because I love it, I also think that this version is the most appropriate to what I feel its role is.

but if I were to say something that would be that I feel this reactor lookting section in the front was not completely refined, could maybe be a cargohold or adjust the design there.
it coud be super god!

and I think the front is not completely symmetrical, would absolutely love to see this design completely refined.

my favorite ship design iv seen yet tho, so youve already sold me ;)
hope to se it back, mabe do a 3d anime.
cause i like the engine idea u got on here.
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britannicraiser Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
not to insult you but the way that is drawn looks more like a corvette or light frigate...either way i could build it easily
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ManganMan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Sweet :D
I've made once my own vessel using the ship creator provided by the authors :)
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Nice !
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BrokenHex Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the design, fair bit of inspiration taken from actual naval vessels I take it? Texturing is amazing too!
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GarretAJ Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes of course. thank you.
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Tsunderelightning Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
 Very nice lighting and general design.  It gives the impression of having very thick armor: was this your intent?
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screenscan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   Interface Designer
totally love this
awesome textures as well
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DJDANIELCO Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
An incredible ship
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DamnedMetal Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Homeworld, nice work bro
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Falcrum Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Nice ;) It's like Ion Frigate from Homeworld 1
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnificent strong bold design
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Compact and carries quite a punch. Me likes!
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jontorresart Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love designing space ships. I just wish I was good at it. Solid design and perspective here. I like it.
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Kudos707 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I could use one of those in my armada...

That is a badass design, man.
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Filasis-Nome Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow :)

what inspires your ship designs?? did you study vehicles to become good at designing sci fi vehicles and machines? how do you put these ships together in your head??

 im so used to drawing organic stuff that all my mechanical creatures look awful unless they're very simple and zany...or organic :P
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GarretAJ Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I spent (and still spend) a lot of time studying military stuff. Its all mostly study. Before I got a portfolio review from Sparth I used to just draw what was pretty, but he gave me some good advice and told me to really learn and thing about the functionality of the different parts of the ships. My brother is an officer in the navy so lately he has really been helping me out with this.

Here's some reference that might help you out:

www.pinterest.com/search/pins/…
imgur.com/r/MachinePorn
brainfunkd.tumblr.com/

Study the way this stuff looks but also learn how it works.
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Filasis-Nome Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Machine Porn :3...... (drools)

You have a good point. I always think about how organic things work but with ships and machines i just try and draw what makes a good pattern and shape balance. I should learn more about machines and how they work.
 And the military's machines would be a good idea too since sci fi visuals in videogames is often miltary a few hundred/thousand years ahead of where we are now.

thank you very much for your help :)
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pouchm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
This is awesome, man.  So clean and detailed.
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GarretAJ Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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