A good friend of mine, Astroboy Bigboots, did inspire me with his space station Zapped! - a great piece of conceptional sci-fi-art.
|Discussing the exploration of strange new worlds with Astroboy at Zapped!|
|The futuristic yet organic design of his place finally inspired me to...|
|...this little ship here!|
|The idea behind it was creating a synthesis between a sports car and a "classical" starship. The Starchild was born!|
|Unique shape an clear lines... it looks a bit like the Batwing, doesn't it?|
|A nice side effect of its design was that I was able to add details on it like this cute little hologram of a solar system.|
After the Starchild - a more civilian space-grand-tourismo - I felt the need for something more... aggressive. It didnt take long till the one-seater starfighter Flying Blade left its secret shipyards:
|I wouldn't be a Drow if I haven't made a fighter.|
|I guess I don't need to explain where it got its name ;-)|
To create a futuristic, "way-ahead-of-current-technology"-appearance i decided to use no textures at all for their hull but instead adding a high level of shinyness to the ships. This lets them work amazingly well with different lightning and sky settings and gives them a nicely seamless appearance.
To be continued...