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CloudShips by zazB CloudShips by zazB
We just finished a lunchtime class on the use of Maya as a base for drawing perspective. This is what I drew at the end. I think it's pretty apparent that a 3D software was used for that illustration, but there's potential to make it more seamless, I know it :)

-3D blocky with Maya, paintover in photoshop-
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:iconumlando:
umlando Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Nice design! Something new in steampunk - 1940s destroyers with wooden decks, side paddle wheels, and some blue plasma power source. Nod 
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zazB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I'm a big fan of battleships and dreadnoughts. Not sure the wooden decks were a good idea, but it was only for an illustration so I went with what was pretty :)
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TDubbCAotearoa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013

awesome

 

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:iconultamisia:
Ultamisia Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty damn cool! very epic overall design!
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Jamibug Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice. I personally don't care so much about the 3D use. It's just a tool. The end result is art. You did a nice job with the rendering. The structure you used isn't all that important in the end since it doesn't look like some cookie cutter image that was mathematically produced by a machine. I think it's only obvious to you.
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
No problem with 3D being obvious or not; I would've thought this was a 2D illustration had you not said it wasn't.
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:iconaedifico:
aedifico Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh nice stuff! The ships are pretty cool, but I really like those buildings. I like the design and the way they look like they're kind of built into the rocks. :)
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:icontheorangeelephant:
TheOrangeElephant Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
so creative and well done birds eye view!
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:iconan-jing:
an-jing Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Wow, this is very nice!! I'm curious -- can you show the 3D Maya base that you started with?
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I'll think about it. It's pretty rough and not very pretty hehe.
I'll try to sneak it in next time I update something.
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:iconel-douglas:
el-douglas Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
looks very nice 3D or not :)
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:iconmavhn:
mavhn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice, I wouldnt have known u used a 3d base having looked at it. but now that you have i only really notice it most on the long straight hull and the cyclinder shape on the biggest ship. they look almost perfectly straight and remind me a little of primitive polygon shapes in maya. but only slightly i love you painterly style over the 3d base uve done a great job. ps esp love the buildings in the clouds.
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zazB Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thanks!
You got it, it's exactly what I meant when I said I thought the 3d was transparent. However you made me realize it's because of the ellipses and the ships keel :)
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Drunkfu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Very interesting combination, lots of possibilities there to make things a bit easier when doing large complicated layouts.
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Exactly.
Drawing a cathedral or anything elliptic isn't so scary anymore :D
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:iconsykosan:
sykosan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great outcome !
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:iconcheskamouse:
CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Love this so much. :love:
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:iconuzik:
Uzik Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
*crunch*
"Bosun, what was that?"
"It was a house Captain sir."
"Oh, well give them our apologies man!"
"I can't sir."
"Why not?"
"The house came off the foundations and they fell off a cliff"
"Blast!"
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Good thing is... they can't sue!
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:iconkuraikaze:
KuraiKaze Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
More awesome designs. I'd still love to see a comic from you someday. :D
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thanks!
Working on it :D (but no flying battleships in it)
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:iconkuraikaze:
KuraiKaze Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Marine, possibly?
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Nah, I'll be working on that when I have more experience. I'll start showing more of my current project in the near future :)
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:iconkuraikaze:
KuraiKaze Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I know how that goes. Well, I'll be keeping an eye out. I've followed your art for years and would love to see some of these stories come to life.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Coolness! I love how the towers emerge from the clouds, and the mushroom shape is very elegant! And of course the ships :D
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:iconzk87:
zk87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wownderfull!!. thought its a 3d :)
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:iconzk87:
zk87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh. 3d-blocked
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Yup yup :)
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thekillercreator Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional
nice
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:iconlims-kraghma:
Lims-Kraghma Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing!!!! love cloud ships :)
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:iconredrackhir:
RedRackhir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Is this based on a book/TV/film, or straight out of your head? Either way, it's brilliant!
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Straight out of my head :) But I was probably influenced by everything I ever read/watched/played.
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Brosa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the ambient oclusion you used. I don't know if it was done in 3d software or it was from you, but the mix of both is looking just very pretty. I like a lot the buildings and roofs. Very well done man
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zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thank you!
I'm a fan of ambiant occlusion, it makes everything much more solid :)
Some of it was done in Maya (for the big shapes mostly) and the rest was in photoshop.
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KenSpectre Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice!!
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:iconanthropomorphillie:
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifl land and ships. :)
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:iconlegendary-7:
Legendary-7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would have never thought this was done using Maya and painted in Photoshop. I thought it was a complete 2D illustration! Amazing work!!
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zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thanks :)
I think that when you start using maya for illustrations, you can't help to notice where it's been done. So many strait lines :D
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Legendary-7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha! I haven't worked with Maya in a while..so maybe my eyes have kinda lost it when it comes to that. But...I personally still can't see it as being a 3D model! I would definitely have to see if I can pull something up like that! (I would have to get back into my 3D modeling..lol!)
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:iconcalined:
Calined Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
i <333 the style of it!
wish more games would look like this *.*
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I agree, we need more floating ships!
FFIX was the bomb :)
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:iconcalined:
Calined Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah =D
although i would put that style more towards Ratchet and Clank or so =)
(not really though)
this clean shape and the ambient occlusion/radiosity is what i really like =)
mostly the colors i think^^
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NeoShad0w Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost no words, I feel like deviantart needs to categorize the real hard workers of art from the frist timers on here. But who am I to judge lmao, very nice job on this amazing image zazB.
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BlackBirdInk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
first thing i looked at was the building center down and i thought "hamburger bun kingdom?" sorry =)
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
How could you!
It's pancake town! ;)
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:iconblackbirdink:
BlackBirdInk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
ah, the lack of butter threw me off course.
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BanzaiSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
It looks awesome!
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:iconj0n-lankry:
J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome stuff !
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