The Refueling Platforms
This is another more-or-less two hour speedpainting again from me, after a long-arse time without one! Clocking in actually this time at slightly less minutes than a full two hours, I completed the landing pad and the VTOL on it with an hour, while the remaining background and attempts at creating a 'chromatic abberation' effect took the other hour. (Chromatic abberation seems to be a huge fad in speedpainting these days. It creates the illusion of a painting having been fed through a camera's lens [a bad cheap kind at that] rather than being... well, painted. This effect is looked down on in photography because it makes things look plain ugly but its 'faked' application to painting creates interesting results.)
This picture also uses more grey colors than just about any other digital media picture in my gallery, going for that fringe-world cold atmospheric look, with a few lights to underline anything MORE than being borderline monochrome.
Again, my apologies for not responding to a lot of people here - in the day I upload two pictures within the same week, that should signal a time off where I can finally start replying easily to everyone.
Now as for this picture, it's somewhat related to the previous to some degree of inspiration. These are refueling docks are constantly used by VTOL's, both combat and transport roles patrolling the cold and empty sky around the area. Here's the strange part - the docks were't by the same people who did the VTOL's. These platforms have existed long before, some of them too old to be even serviceable
Other than that, I end this again for now so back to work for me elsewhere. For everyone else, keep those Hand Cannons busy with some bang-banging and pew-pewing!
Lastly, here's the version WITHOUT chromatic abberation. [link]
You guys gotta tell me which one looks better, the one with or without.