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a battleship design

was fun to do since i started with a silhouette from "alchemy". you can see it in the corner there =)
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SoulKnight18 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm sorry, no one told me that spaceships were allowed to be this ominously awesome! Nobody told me that you can put a giant space monster skull face on a ship and suddenly it becomes wickedly cool! Why was I neglected from this information? Why was I left ignorant of this talented artist?

I need to fire someone, then I must salute the, Mr/Ms. DasAdam, for producing this excellent concept.

Well done, sir/madam, well done indeed. 
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
so many questions i cant really answer you D:

hehe
well thats the beauty of sci fi right? you can make up stuff as you go :D
i took a stroll through your gallery. the paintings look like humble first digital pieces. i suggest to grab a pencil and go back to the roots.you seem to be very restricted by the program you use. the generated clean lines make it look sterile and the very subtle soft brush shading applied looks a bit too forced to me. you could learn lots by painting still life for example! tackle the painting and drawing in a more bold and fresh way id say =)

cheers
Adam

PS: im terribly sorry for the late reply
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SoulKnight18 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for your advice! I will admit that you are accurate that I am limited, but it isn't my program, its because I cant afford a tablet at this moment in time. So I've been using mouse. Never the less, I'll still heed your suggestions.

But don't worry, I honestly didn't think you would have the time to respond. 
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
i wasnt saying that the program you use restricts you. you actually let it restrict you :D you can always draw your sketches by hand and scan them in. 10000 times better than  the generated curve lines :)
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SoulKnight18 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
I dont want to sound like I'm disregarding your advice, but I've been following that method since high school.

almost every piece in my gallery, have been sketched and scanned before I do anything else with them. Not to say that you are wrong, though, it does make things alot easier to have something to follow when illustrating something digitally.

But before I assume anything else, I need to ask, what kind of art style are you trying to advise me on? Again, its a sincere question.
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015
im just a bit irritated here to be honest. so you sketch your works first. scan them in but what happens next?
the lineart on your works here surely doesnt look hand drawn to me. it looks "sterile" as if you used the curve tool or line tool.
the shading applied looks like painted digitally with soft brushes with the mouse i pressume?

when i was talking about sketching your works and bringing them into the digital medium because they are 1000 times more worth i was actually really talking about scaning the lineart in to actually USE IT  instead of loosing it for the clean digital lineart (please correct me if im wrong. but i really cant believe that the lineart of your work is drawn with the mouse either . thats the vibe im getting. IF YOU actually draw the digital lineart with the mouse it still doesnt look like natural lineart. there is no brush flow there is no  different line weight. eveyrything making a lineart look natural and wonderful is gone. i dont want to sound harsh. its rather a direct observation)


dont use the vector curve tool or line tools to trace lineart( if thats the case ). make it look dynamic, natural, traditional. PAINT! DRAW! EXPERIMENT
because the hardest part is to make your digital art look like traditional art :) that should be the goal

dont you strive to become better? i bet you do! just go to ARTSTATION or any other concept art site. just look at the works on the front page. dont you want to be able to draw and or paint like that one day? if so , you gotta step up your game drastically. "converting" your sketches into digital pieces like that seems to have you stuck. im really not in the position to judge you.... nor do i want to bash your art. im just speaking from the bottom of my heart which tells me to shout out , to shake you up to aim for higher goals


...of course if "the art stuff" is just a mere nice little hobby to have...... then i sure shouldnt have pulled the big guns here :D 

i certainly mean no harm :)

cheers
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SoulKnight18 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I will say thanks, for the advice, again, but I think one of the issues we are having is that there is too much presumption. You say that you looked through my gallery, but then you ask that if I want to progress my skills as if I'm choosing not to. 

Of course I wish to improve. Slowly but surely, each piece I have produced has shown this. Infact, my work has caught the eye of two clients. I have been asked to design enemy characters for a game just two weeks ago, and the other wants me to be their business partner, design t-shirt logos, and sell my calendar project once its complete. 

But my biggest concern is being faster, perhaps if I utilize your advice, that will help. And I will certainly try it. However, It goes back to what I was asking before, what art style are you trying to teach me? I know you say you mean no harm, but I never interpreted that you were a threat. I respect your compassion. I appreciate what you are doing. However, there is too much presumptions, and not enough questions. I'm not accusing you of judging as you rightfully claimed that you weren't, but it can be easily misinterpreted that way toward the wrong person.

Fortunately, I am not that kind of person.

Here, I'll say it like this.

If someone were to ask me for advice on a piece I would start off by simply asking back, "What are you trying to create?" The reason why is because, well that's what we are, you and I, and everyone on this site, are creators of one form of art or another.

The way you convey your message reminds me a lot of how I try to help others, so please don't think in anyway that I am disrespecting you if I have. Think of everything that I have wrote as sincere as you would perceive.

To explain your initial concern.

Yes, I do start out as a simply, sketch, scan it, then use the pen tool to create clean black lines. The rest I color, shade, and light in with various other tools like brush, smudge, and lasso, all with the mouse, yes you are correct. I try to play around with the editing options and layer modifying. I'm sorry you've been left with the impression that I haven't been experimenting, but I have. I think some of my recent pieces show this.

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Each of these is an example of experimentation.

The Lantern lady was for understanding and practice on lighting and shading.

Guillotine was for texture.

And Black-Widow was meant for more solid abstract stylization. (Basically manga and/or comic book art style)

Now by all means, I dont plan to be content with what I have thus far, I plan to improve my work until it looks like this www.deviantart.com/art/Attack-… and then proceed on even further if I can.

Again, what you are saying from the bottom of your soul is not being ignored, it's being validated. I appreciate you putting so much effort into helping someone like me, and I'll follow up on that suggestion of looking up Artstation.

Wish you good health, friend. Keep creating what you love.

And like wise, cheers!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
your drawing skills are your backbone. invest time in that id say. its sad that you wrote so many lines but actually didnt address my comments on traditional dynamic lineart.
instead of covering up your lineart skills with clean pen tool lines you should maybe use that precious time to work on the sketch, to work on your lineart skills more :/
im just concernd that you actually REALLY prefer a pen tool lineart over real lineart. (im not saying that cleaning up that lineart is forbidden, obvisouly)

whenever i see someone using terms like art style , style, art form i get suspicious. this might become relevant after 20 years of experience or more. you and me are way too young artists to toss around such terms.  every veteran artist will tell you that

i wish you all the best too!
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Azza1070 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wicked.
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danowgo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
evil ship
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
thanks! :)
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Djones90125 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Great design! Cheers!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
THX! :excited:
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Djones90125 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I probably didn't think that comment through. It is a great design, to be fair. It's full of details! I loved the bridge and the painting. I like these elongated spaceship designs.
The front part somehow reminds me of the USG Ishimura, from Dead Space, although it bears little resemblance!
Again, great job!
Cheers.
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EradifyerAO Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo.....MUCH.... Detail....  How long did it take you?
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
not long actually =)  its just generic details! someone can apply them swiftly. i guess it was like 3 hours back then
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MillianaLennie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice!
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I like the giant alien skull on the prow- very menacing.
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn thats bad ass!
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Well this looks both morbid and intimidating for sure...
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WiliamCroft Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awsome mate, lovin it !!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
thanks man! O_O
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Daydreamer628 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
That skull like part at the front is pretty creepy. I assume its main purpose is to create fear in enemy crews.
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
yeah you are right technically it makes no sense but it adds MINUS 5 MORAL TO THE ENEMY ;D
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Daydreamer628 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Nice stats! :D
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
;)
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joulester Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is darn AWESOME
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
thanky you sir :O
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Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Throw some blood splatters on it and it would be an incredible "reaver" Flagship. It's an incredible ship anyways. If that ship didn't make you pee a little when you ran across her...nothing would.
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
hahaha
im glad you dig!
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Jovha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
O.O
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
o.O
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Like it very much!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
thanks! :)
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FootyFanatic Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Flipping ridiculous!.... (In a good way)
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dasAdam Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
:D yeeehaaa! thanks
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moontearfall Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I like your alchemy stuff.
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
im happy you do =) thx
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pumpkin-apparently Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
brilliant! i love the skull
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
:highfive: thanks man
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Nelson619 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
NICE :D
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
thanks nelson =)
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Nelson619 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
u r welcome
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Lunox-baik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
klasse gemacht!
alchemy scheint echt eine coole möglichkeit zu sein, formen zu finden!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
sehr! ich würds jedem ans herz legen =)
macht auch ungeheuer viel spass

vielen dank
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Lunox-baik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
ich habs mir schon gezogen und bisschen rumprobiert!
es ist ja einfach unglaublich!
richtig geil!
danke, für den tip! =)
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
:clap:
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Lunox-baik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
kennst du eigentlich eine möglichkeit einen schritt zurück zu gehen? :O
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
kein UNDO ! ;)
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Lunox-baik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
das musst ich leider schon ertragen! =D
dachte es gibt ne schlaue lösung. wie kann das sein? :roll:
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