Here's my entry for the eve-online contest. It's a gallente battleship. I wanted her to carry the feeling of gallente ship designs while i was trying to make an original and nice looking ship.
The concept was a flashy imagination in the first moment so i knew what direction i was supposed to go and i knew i wanted to design a ship gives a bit of feeling between brutix and megathron. I made it look like a classy car feeling because gallente's are classy and i wanted to make it a bit deformed then at that moment i thought 'this actually looks like a shark'.
A space shark diving into the dark waters for searching her prey. Hell yeah i said to myself. Kind of reminded me my pvp days . So i modified it a little. Megadolon* was the name to give. Still had issues with it since gallente ship names are taken from the greek myth and as a short name "mega" wont do...hehe. But the name supports the silhouette.
I've played eve for a couple of years so yes i was gallente and i can say i really enjoyed with her and the contest itself Because there's a chance to get in on that ship in eve. I guess thats what we call it 'priceless'.
Except the beauty shot all six orthogonal views are done with my hands which was very exhausting XD.
I've made a proxy model to see if my orthogonal views are in proper shape. Then i used that proxy model as a referance to fix any possible distortions in the perspective view.
Oh and ive used photoshop,tablet and maya.
* for who doesnt know megadolon was the biggest shark ever swimmed in the seas in the known history.
They totally should! You got the feeling right!
Set your course to Relic.com or Homeworld:Complex to put your talents to work in a Homeworld Mod.
I say again: this is still a beautiful design and expertly published, there is no denying your talent. I wish I could come up with something of even remotely similar quality. If they do another ship contest (which will probably be a way off yet, considering the quality of submissions in 2010, they could very well put their own concept artists out of work!), you will be in with a great chance I think if you decide to submit a new design. The thing I notice most about EVE ship design is: uniquness is paramount. Especially with Gallente and Minmatar ships.
This contest is a big dissappointment for all of us, who worked hard and collected artistic experience over many years. Not to win is only a little, personal dissappointment. But to lose against concepts, that are neither original, unique, elegant, nor a piece of nearly hard work, like two or three of the finalists, is absolutely dispiriting!
But however my passion for spacecrafts is unbreakable! I will go back to cg-society, where the real best artists win the contests. So losing wil be much more fun!