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Sparrow Class Spaceship by SpireKat Sparrow Class Spaceship by SpireKat
I originally drew this because I wanted to have a profile sketch of a spaceship to display in my room. In the end though, it just got filed away.
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daanvantulder Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  New member
Hi SpireKat, would it be possible to use the spaceship for a poster for a single underground dance event in Amsterdam? We love it :)
SpireKat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Hi Daan, thanks for asking. You're welcome to use the artwork for the Sparrow Class Spaceship as long as the event is kept decent and the artwork itself is not used for commercial purposes.

Thank you.
daanvantulder Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
That's great, we will just use it for a online and offline flyer/poster. I can send you the design if you like. It's a very decent event so, no worries there ;)

Many thanks!
SpireKat Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You're welcome. If it's not too much trouble, I'd be interested in seeing it. I'm curious how it turns out. Thanks.
ljubanz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Nice. Where can i buy few of these for my armada? It looks very warlike!
SpireKat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
mgbass78 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
reminds me of the Sulaco from Aliens, very good would fit into that movie perfectly pity they moved away from that style.
mivpus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
The Marlow? Looks a bit like it, with the gun on top. Anyway, I love it. It might even help me out with describing a dreadnought in my fanfic :)
Diaboy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Really great. I'm interested in how you manage to come up with so much detail? I notice you mentioned previously that you often find generating the detail goes relatively quickly but the general shape takes more time, and I find I am almost entirely the opposite and find detail really hard. What is your process on working on things like this?

Also, cheeky question, do you happen to use a drawing board?

Again, fantastic stuff. Gonna have a look through the rest of your gallery!
SpireKat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Hi, thanks for the questions. For mechanical drawings like this one, I try to draw the details as if I'm carving, etching or sculpting something in 3D with a pen. I might draw some basic guidelines and start adding details such as bevels here and there. When drawing lines, I sometimes make an offset with another line right next to it with the gap between them barely visible. The offset usually includes gaps and dips for some subtle detail. Perpendicular lines are then drawn at some of the gaps and dips along with another offset with gaps and dips. By doing this repeatedly, I start to see shapes forming and try to make them stand out by enhancing those areas with more detail and maybe even adding some perspective. I hope this makes some sense. It's easier to show than describe.

I also advise not becoming lazy with the details and start faking things after a long session. If you become burned out, put the drawing away and return to it later when you have more energy to continue.

I do have a drawing board (26"x20") and I think I used it for this drawing along with a T-square and some triangles. The board is pretty old and worn out now though. I had kept in the garage after a move and the wood is starting to separate.
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