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Planetfall by PenUser Planetfall by PenUser
Ares Enterprises military carrier "Deepspace Horizon" releasing waves of orbital landing craft during opening phases of an assault against a rebel planet.

Never has an invasion looked as beatiful as in the space age.

Blueprint I for the carrier ship(it also appears in my comic):

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And of course, a link to Requiem, my comic:

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So, I'm back! :D This little picture had been haunting me for some time, so I finally finished it today... although if you have suggestions or notes on how to make it better, I'm all ears. On a sidenote, the file of this pic is big enough to be used as a dektop background, if anyone wants to do that.

I'm also trying to get the Jeanne D'Arc pic colored at some point- I've inked it, but I've been just lazy and I haven't scanned it, sorry.

On other news, I've made great progress on "Requiem", just a few pages to ink, and all the pages for part 2 are done! I'll commence on coloring them soon, so expect to see the 26 final pages during the next month! I could also post some of the inked pages if anyone's interested. :) Oh and also, my job as a concept artist takes up some of my time, but you might see some of those pics at some point... we'll see.
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Marianne2O Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
So much atmosphere. This is beautiful. :)
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chocolatetater-tot Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your talent never ceasing to amaze me. This picture reminds me of several scenes from Deadspace. Do you work on a design team at all? Your creativity knows no bounds!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I don't work on a design team- although I have worked previously as a concept artist for a small games company. I might later on apply for something like that again, might be fun.

Thanks! :)
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
what a cool image  :)
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Jake-Sjet Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You Sir have a talent for world building whilst keeping a sense of reality to the story. As a writer I feel nothing but terrible, terrible envy. Keep up the good work!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man. :)
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Jake-Sjet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome. I read your graphic novel, Requiem, last night: some excellent stuff there. I noticed the last update was some time in 2012 and wonder if it was on hiatus or if other creative projects had whisked you away from it. Then again being a man who likes leaving his audience on Cliff Hangers for every chapter, may my question never be answered :)
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PenUser Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for reading it! :D

Well, actually it's not on hiatus. I'm scripting and drawing part 3 whenever there is time- though it is true that I've taken more projects that take up a part of the time that could be used for the comic, but some those are not shown here on dA(woodworking, armouring projects, prop weapons etc.) I'm also working on another method than with the last part, I'm making larger batches of pages in a certain workstage so they take longer as well. Still, could be faster with the new pages... I predict new pages within the next two months, but the next part being longer and introducing more plot driving scenes and a more complex mission it'll also be longer on the page count. Hopefully I'll be done with it by the start of next year. Altogether I've scripted some five parts, so it's roughly at a halfway mark with this part.
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Jake-Sjet Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh.

And good, excellent! Plot is important, I find, but then again seeing a artist such as yourself run along with a mad cyborg and two psychopathic assassins I thought it might be fun to see what 'No Plot, No Problem' looked like haha. Heck most of my own work just starts off as a written doodle and ends up rolling along for a few aimless chapters. Last time IO tried to plan something out, an escape for a group of characters from 'The City' to 'Another Place', ended up with fourteen chapters of them some how getting into fights ever two steps.

So, rule of thumb there: never let the protagonist drive the creativity car.
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work...
You should illustrate the books of Kim Stanley Robinson !
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
His books really are sci-fi classics... it would be interesting, though I'm not sure if my level is good enough to make justice to the visions in the books. Thanks! :D
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your level is definitely enough, this picture proves it.
I've spent years illustrating his Mars trilogy for my own purpose, and I can tell you would do great at trying too, be it for his Mars books or for his recent and super ambitious "2312".
Anyway, keep the good work ! :)
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KimCrysis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
first thing I thought when I saw this was: Robotech. :P
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sonobeno Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great composition and style! 
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work!
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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MorituriMax Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
What software did you use to get this effect? I really like it.
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used CS3 for the colors, the rest was made with Micron pens.

Thanks! :D
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the scene, sweet looking shuttle too!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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techstepman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
god i love this comiciss style!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! :D
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techstepman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
i love this style!and i also like how in the pic the dropships are upside down,makes you lose your bearings like youre really in space.
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you ever seen the Japaness anime series Legend of the Galactic Heroes?
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, no, I can't say I have. What's it like?
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a sci-fi space opera about two heroes form opposite sides of the war ,but I've only seen two episodes but your ships do look alot like the Imperial ships. You can whatch the episodes on youtube well some of them at least.
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Pixel-Andy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wow, very pensive.
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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EvenSkarangerArt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is the best ive seen in ages! great design man
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:iconpenuser:
PenUser Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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AdrianDadich Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sweet work ^^
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PenUser Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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AdamKop Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is one of the most amazing sci-fi art I have seen lately ! :thumbsup: It looks like a still from an animated movie or one of these wonderful sci-fi images of the older times (80s or older).
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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beltminer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
top notch man. i love the detail, the suited figure in the foreground really gives a great sense of scale. the ships dropping away in formation just kills! reminds me of the shots of ww 2 bombers dropping those endless streams of bombs. this is just the kind of stuff i've got rattling around in my head.
you've done a man's job sir!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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givenvalueoftrue Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool! I really like this style of work, nice one! Gone to check out the comic now :)

Only suggestion I have for you is to move the sun glare so it doesn't wash out the transport ship's nose, as it dominates the pic and detracts from the overall focus. Maybe move it up a little, or darken it slightly?

:)
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) I figured the same while I was coloring the pic, but it seemed a bit too weak to be the source of light if I had made it any darker. I don't think it's any disturbance really, unless you wanted to view the detail that's obscured by the halo(which isn't really all that much of the total).
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givenvalueoftrue Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries :) Fair enough, I guess I was looking at it like a scene from an anime movie where the components would move around the scene and different bits would come into view or be obscured at different times - rather than a static art piece.

It did remind me a little of the planet fall scene in Avatar though (crossed with Gundam Wing :P) - I've been checking out the comic, really enjoying it and wondering where it's going next.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually you nailed this one. Don't change anything. A lot of times you see a really cool scene drawn by someone. I FELT this one. I am standing on the deck of this ship and watching this all happen.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the general idea I wanted to convey with this, nice that it went through.

Thanks! :)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fresh!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D I usually get complained to about the colors being too bright for scifi- genre, with the current trend being the gritty and grey-ish colors... but I think this one actually came out pretty well despite using the bright colors.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think the image had to have this blue-processed look for it to really jump, echoing the blue earth. If I wanted to find a technical explanation to why it would work, it would seem that the lens flare 'bleached' everything in blue, in that sense. Moreover in space there isn't atmosphere to diffuse light so the purity and contrast of the light is maintained.

Whatever it truly is or could be... its fucking kickass. :D
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PenUser Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense. That's one of the reasons I like drawing space/scifi pics; you don't have to take the diffusion into consideration. :D

Thanks. :)
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Magnumi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Awesome! I especially like all the fine details the "industrial" feel of everything.
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PenUser Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a wonderful piece, mate. Damn! I love the atmosphere, blue coloring, composition, ships, everything. This is what I would do if I had the skills!
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PenUser Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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