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2DPen and ink ships since I can't model



  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Okay, here's some art!


    Based on all that, here are a few ideas for the in-wall cubby holes for the bathroom. Not really liking anything here yet, because I don't know exactly what I want. Plus I thin kthe whole room needs a design before the wall can be decided upon.


    I saw these arcade cabinet cartridges and thought of turning them into spaceships.


    Another Japanese-inspired robot. Next iteration will make it a little more... amped up, I suppose. Definitely want to make the head more streamlined.
  • Lee80Lee80193 Posts: 458Member
    some nice work, I could defiantly see the arcade cartridges working as a runabout of something. Even just some really nice hull plates
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    edited June 2019 #574
    New pics! Well, old pics. 10 year old pics, actually, I'm trimming through the old books an picking out things that might be interesting.


    This V-Wing is kinda badass, the legs probably need to go, but following the lines, giving it some plating, could be interesting. Reminds me a little of Kylo Ren's ship, but... armoured like a tank.

    Kind of seeing an armoured face in the center, some vents on the underside...


    This weird lobster looking part... I don't have a ship to attach this to, but I kinda dig it. It feels very early 2000s, but in a good way. Maybe it's the android's ship for Iron Star, I don't know.


    This weird brick ship.


    Kind of a mix between a blackbird and an imperial cruiser.


    Passenger ship, I imagine it looks like an airplane inside. Thinking the wings might move, have turbines jutting out, I don't know.


    A half-disc looking ship. It's actually weird how many of these feel like they could fit into Star Wars, it's a coincidence, I'm sure.

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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Been a while! (singing) It's been a while...

    I've been writing more than anything else, and even then not much, but here's something, some superhero suit ideas.

  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Speaking of jackets, here's another one. Inspired by an elder bug.


    And some brutalist doodles I did. I saw a real low res image of a train shed and it looked straight, like a zigzag, so I tried to draw it that way. Maybe there's something there for Iron Star or something in that design motif.


  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Finally some new stuff.


    Was watching everyone on my plane watching their phones, and started playing around with new options for the pocket screens in Iron Star. Then it was time to buy alcohol, and the portable payment device they used seemed perfect for the Iron Star, given how they treat the inmates like product.


    Some icon ideas.

    I have more stuff incoming in the next few days. I explored this very cool showroom in Murano of blown glass art and filled pages with doodles.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    edited August 2019 #578
    Visited the island of Burano and was taken on a tour of the glass blowing factory and showroom. Did a few pages of drawings of the incredible sculptures on display. I thought that some of the patterns, shapes, and colours could be fun to integrate into some of my designs.



    I have a few more but I'm not "done" with them yet. And a few little sketches of textures.

    And some doodles of airport vehicles.

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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Robot heads. Still trying to figure out the whole shape of it.

  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member

    A more traditional... well, let's say a more western robot than the type I normally do. Doodled while watching Replicas, not very true to 435 or whatever the robot was called. I think I'll play with these lines a bit more, create some new limbs for him... turn him into something new.


    More doodles from watching that movie, the brain scan drive and playing around with a monitor thing.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member

    Toying around with sidearms for the Iron Star officers. Nothing feels quite right, they're either too small or too big. I do like that they're modular.

    The main weapon I imagine them using isn't even a gun, it's more of a sonic wave machine, a bit like the one in Minority Report. You can adjust the range and intensity, to allow for crowd control or hitting an individual target.


    Retro style chair ideas... for a retro style ship. Maybe for whatever I do for The Black Hole.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Another set of potential sidearms and weapons for the Iron Star. Did this a while ago, but it seemed insensitive to post gun designs earlier.

  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    edited September 2019 #583
    So I was looking through my external drive and I found my references for a ship called the FMSV Righteous Fury, for a project called Shootingstars. And for all the things I wrote down, for things like their alphabet and number system, their lingo (they use a base-12 counting system so they say things like "dozen dozen!") and all that... I forgot to write down what FMSV stands for!

    I assume it's Full Military Service Vehicle, but I also know that there was another one pre-dating their world's military takeover that used a different set of initials, but I don't recall what they were.
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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    edited September 2019 #584
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  • rojrenrojren2304 Louisville, Kentucky USAPosts: 1,971Member
    Ohhhh. "Fury". One 'R'. Makes sense now. My mistake. =)
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    edited September 2019 #586
    I was trying to evoke Ezekial 25:17 but got it wrong because z) I'm not Christian and b) I hadn't seen that movie in forever.

    Now having said that, your post totally made me imagine a mix of, like, The Last Starfighter and Tailspin, which now I totally want. Though I suppose that's Starfox, I'm thinking... I don't know what I'm thinking.
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  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member

    Had an idea for the 4-Tail species' ship, I figured it would look like their heads, then I realized it could be four simple ships that dock together in the middle. This was about the time I also realized that 4-Tail is a really simple head design and I probably shouldn't use it for an alien we only see once.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Console design while watching Pandorum. Iron Star isn't as high tech, though I can see allllll those cables being somewhere in the system.

  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Some armoured costume ideas.


    Not sure what they'd be made out of ...
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1655 CaliforniaPosts: 1,937Member
    You're especially good at characters and uniforms. I gotta say.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Thanks! I feel like it's been ages since I've had a great idea for a spaceship, though, But the people in those ships need things to wear, so I guess it all balances out.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member

    Household robots, loosely inspired by the ones from "Better Than Us." Liked the idea they would be small, boxy and kinda not entirely there... you get the idea that they could just fall over or snap easily.


    Found a catalog of furniture and they ahd these old school lounger chairs, I thought that might jibe with my retrofuturistic sensibilities. If you're gonna go out in space and sit in a chair for years, it better be a comfy one, right?
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    No ships... but I'm itching to do some new ones. But for now, enjoy these Japanese-inspired tentacle robot things.

  • FreakFreak1088 Posts: 4,361Member
    These look great!
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Some loose bug doodles i tried to give a techno look too, thinking 'Dune."

    Nathan RubricLizzy777Freak
  • Nathan RubricNathan Rubric180 GermanyPosts: 159Member
    I'm thinking more LEXX then Dune.
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Yeah, I can see a little LEXX in there too (I need to get back into that show, only saw the first 2 and a half episodes recently, and a few way back when it was on Sci-Fi).
    Nathan Rubric
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    Finally, a spaceship. But I'm not nuts about it.

  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    More armours, but this time from the back. Digging these, and there's definitely a signature style coming from this.

    Lizzy777FreakNathan RubricJayru
  • BlueNeumannBlueNeumann628 Posts: 1,283Member
    So colour me SHOCKED to discover this morning that the new Red Dwarf includes a ship called... SS IRON STAR! WTF? And this is it, apparently:


    So now I'm not sure what to do. It's actually a real (theoretical) space phenomenon, a possible end state for a star, so it fits pretty well with RD (Red Dwarf, Iron Star, yeah). But it also works perfectly well for my space prison too. Plus mine is actually designed for that name. And it looks different enough, serves a different function... and the RD IS is only in one episode, I gotta figure I'm relatively okay... right?
  • FreakFreak1088 Posts: 4,361Member
    I knew New Red Dwarf episode was coming but I did not know when.
    I got to catch up.
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