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Drawn for The Monthly Topic over at MindfulTriphammer [link] of Space Pirates.

This is my 1st space scene, and I am not too happy with how it turned out. I feel like there are too many mistakes, but I just got so burnt out trying to fix things that I just decided I am done and ready to move on.

The hedgehog is hidden a little better this time tho :D
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TeraSinube Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Is the big one a pirate mothership?
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, thats what was trying to make it at least lol
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fuse9210 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
cool
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Fuse9210 :)
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fuse9210 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
your welcome.by the way,my name is dominique.
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to meet you Dominique :)
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fuse9210 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
nice to meet you too.
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KiyaMM Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Absolutely fabulous.

Thank you do much for adding your work to Digital Delicacies! :love:
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Very welcome! And thank you for adding it to Digital Delicacies!!! :D
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KiyaMM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
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StarrZEE Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think those happy mistakes your talking about is what made this artwork more amazing, Great design by the way - I really like the labyrinth texture effect on the Spaceship and the lighting as well is well balanced with the background - doesn't distract the viewer ;) .
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you StarrZEE :D I played around with the colors so much till I couldn't do it anymore lol. Glad you don't mind mistakes tho. I am hoping In time I can get thinks crisper. Glad you like the design too :D Thanks so much for you kind words!
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StarrZEE Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome ;) I believe your artwork here is perfect as it is, sometimes adding extra stuff might end up ruining your design. I'm sure you know what your doing, keep me posted on the progress :)
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much! Really makes me feel better! I try doing some very complicated things sometimes, but I honestly don't think I am ready to. I get ahead of myself!
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Simply: wow! The bright whites make the ship live. Looks like you've outdone yourself on this one! It's plain gorgeous, man. For your first space scene it is a great one, no lie. And I must admit I failed to spot the hog this time...
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much man! :D Sorry took me ages to get back to you, have had alot going on. Glad you like tho! I thought you might since you are a star trek fan :D I am kinda happy bout how this turned out. Lots of mistakes tho, just not enough patience. I kinda rushed it in the end (which was the foreground portion). Just couldn't get the realism I wanted, or the crispness I wanted. But I am glad its done so I can move one :D
Soooo, still haven't found the hog? ;)
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, I like it not only for I'm a Star Trek fan but interested in a space and sci-fi in general. Everything that defies our common way of thinking fascinates me, be it magic, supernatural, weird science... And I like your work because there's a lot of research in it. It contrasts with your previous works though your style is recognizable :).

Erm, no, I still didn't find the hog... :dohtwo:
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I still am trying to find a consitancy of how I work. Ive used this tablet for about a year now and still feel new to it lol. My next one I am working on is another space scene..you might like better ;) hope you have a fantastic New Years buddy and be safe :D
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend. The year has started softly but I expect some great sauce, don't worry. Have a wonderful 2011 with your darling, too ;).
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you have a good year too buddy :)
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, a couple of good things already happened, making it... shine bright. For a good start, meh, that's a good start :D . (Premium membership extended one month further to begin with :boogie: .)
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Glad you had a good start man! Ugh, work has been keeping me from DA more than I have liked...which sucks! So it feels like a slow start to my 2011. Just gotta keep on keepin' on :D
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Vaghauk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very cool !!!the space ship is really massive and impressive - looks like there is a lot of valuable loot to get for the pirates !! :) you did a great job- i can imagine that you got a bit tired of it in the en with all the detail-but it came out really good- also the background.
i wish you a nice christmas,jared !!! :)
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much buddy!!! :D Yeah this one was aggrivating in the end...I ended up with way too many layers and just got so confused and frustrated. I think the key is to keep things simple. Less layers means less confusion. But somethings I am happy with. Hopefully through 2011 I will improve and get some kind of consistancy down. I wish you a great Christmas and New Years too!! :D

By the way, I think I worked so long on this and deprived myself of so much sleep, I had a dream lastnite this thing landed in my backyard and YOUR space pirates walked out of it and were coming towards me haha. Sucks I woke up right after tho.
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Vaghauk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh- how cool is that dream !!! i'm honored to have my pirates participating in it !!! :) i have the same problem with layers- its confusing. if i'm not to sure about what i'm doing i tend to create many layers aswell. when i feel its getting good i merge them all down- normally i duplicate the image before of course. the goblin city -i did an good pencil-drawing to work with-was all made on two layers- foreground and background- and it worked okay.
the space pirates where different because i had the line-drawing.i also made an quite definitive pencil sketch- and then i worked for the first time- the lines in photoshop.i think ps is not ideal for line-drawing though, lines are always a bit scribbly- guess i try out another programm for that part next time.but once i had the fat black lines - the painting-part was much faster and somehow also more fun. i think i'll do more like this next year...
and a merry christmas also to your girlfriend btw !!! :)
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man sorry took me ages to get back to you, things have been kinda rough with work, Christmas and everything else in between lol. I think yours came out great tho with the lines. I know what you mean tho....I can't keep a steady hands and my lines just never come out crisp or smooth. I need to go back to how I colored Grotto Gnome. Having a good crisp sketch in the very beginning really really helped. With this one it was almost a free for all. I had the background made months ago, just added more details. Then I tried adding the ship over it all, but got confusing. Then the details just came out as I went. Wasnt a good method at all. I just never think my sketches look good, so I am always adding in color to half very rough sketches to see how the colors will work..so I almost working backwards lol We will find a constancy and good method if it kills us! :D
By the way, I got Fallout New Vegas for Xmas!!! You beat it yet? Great game of course. I might have to do some fan art ;)
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Vaghauk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the pencil sketches you are doing lately are awesome-belief me!! :D
i spent about sixty hours in fallout vegas - and i absoloutely love the game- going to beat it when i'm back in portugal.But of course very slowly - exploring the fabulous world in detail.
and somehow i got hooked on "Eve Online"- me and my brother- i never expected that i would sign in for an online game like this- but i loved the trial so much that i couldnt resist. i love space-ships. :)
and the fan-art for fallout is an good idea- i could imagine doing my first fan-art piece for that game!
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Yeah I have seriously been hooked on that game! I like how they didnt get too far from the last Fallout, just added things and made things better :) By the way, I really wanted to thank you for the 1 month Membership!!! :D That was too kind of you to give and definately an honor. I hope you have a great New years and be safe! I will see you in 2011 with another fun filled year of painting! :)
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gazelle84 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
This is great baby!!! I really like the planet behind, and I think the pic tells a cool story ;)
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Jared1481 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you behbeh :D If only I couldve captured the feel of what I really wanted. Hopefully in time I will improve :) muah
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gazelle84 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
FIRST!!!!!
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