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Botanical Ship by Colourbrand Botanical Ship by Colourbrand
Always wanted to do a version of the botanical ship in the new BSG and I have always loved the idea of gardens in space thanks to Silent Running.

So this is my version.

Enjoy!
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templerman Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Thank you for putting fuel tanks, and I presume an engine on this ship. The Valley Forge in "Silent Running" never seemed to have either. This is a great re-imagination of the original. I to have always loved the VF and its reuse in both of the series'. The added domes in BG:TRS botanical ships looked good, however you take is even better. Great Work, and best of luck in your future endeavors. 
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What great words - I admit the Botanical ship is an excellent piece of kit, very well designed; and the Valley Forge...well what can I say? Its a masterpiece that :D

However, thank you for your great words sir :) I am very honoured and humbled :)

Take care :)
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Cool!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Your welcome!
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Guilhem-Bedos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The idea of gardens in space is indeed charming. Dan Simmons presented his very own vision of such a concept in his Hyperion novel, the Yggdrasil ships iirc.

As for your artwork, it reminds me of an old illustration by Peter Elson – unless it was Chris Moore, I don't remember very well atm. Too bad the size is so small: we can barely see the details...
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm never heard of that - will look into it :D Cheers sir!

Ah...I had a look and you are right - one to ammend soon :D

Cheers sir!
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alkhor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
my favorite BSG ship! I'd live on it, rather than on the galactica :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great comment! So would I matey :D Thank you for such lovely words!
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Waylien Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! the transparency on the domes must have been hard to do it looks great. A lot smarter design than the Trumbull / BSG designs which I love & still watch sometimes. I think all the ships from Silent Running could be replaced with one or two of these. XD

Good work, gonna have to try one of these myself.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! I am a fan of the others and for you to say that is a W jawdropper!!

Please man, want to see what you come up with :D
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The only thing I didn't like about Silent Running was that damn hippie music.
Wait for it, it will be remade, it will be awful---like what that fathead JJ Abrams did to my beloved Star Trek.

This image, however, is wonderful---I imagine each pod to have a different type of garden.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I F***ing hope not - probably be full of shit CGI and nudity!!

The hippy music I can tolerate - a remake I would gladly send satan with a pack of hellhounds to hunt down the producers of any such attrocity. And yer right about Trek - has moments but that does not compensate.

The pods were going to have that but the net result looked too uneven so I did them similar.

Thank you for your impressive words and kind visit :D
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The pods themselves would always look alike, coming off an assembly line.
From a distance they would have uniformity, but walking into each you would find a different environment preserved---in short you have it right, in my humble opinion.

As for ST-XI, the kindest thing I can say is 10 minutes into the film my girlfriend's cat threw up, then left the room.
(yeah, for real)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"As for ST-XI, the kindest thing I can say is 10 minutes into the film my girlfriend's cat threw up, then left the room.
(yeah, for real)"

HHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAH!!!!!!!!
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Sequito-Equitis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Nice. It's hard to beat the original "Valley Forge" but you may have just edged it out.

"Silent Running" is still relevant, too, but I think they'd have it full of polar bears and fur seals if they did a remake (they really shouldn't do a remake -- the classic still works).
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there is a remake (God forbid) may the divine smite the usurper; I love that film, its one of my all time favourites. It has had an amaxing influence on me.

I am honoured you think this is better than the Valley Forge and thank you for your kind words - I like to think that this is just a different version :)

Cheers for popping by :)
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Nicely done. :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One tries :)
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eridanielsu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Writer
I really like it! It reminds me of the Marrus orthocanna, which makes it all the more awesome! Good job!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just looked that up! WOW!! What an interesting comparisson! WOW!!!

Learn something new everyday!

Cheers my friend and thank you for visiting :D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That looks really lovely :) I like the green and orange contrast!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So do I - I think it just gelled so well and in a bizzare way reminds me of an actual tree!!

Thanks so much for looking! :D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That's true, now I can see it too :D

You're welcome again!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hAHAH pleasure!
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LtCWest Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Pretty one.
Btw did you know that the botanic ships from Silent Running appeared in the original BSG from 1978?!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes - and two of them were blown to bits.

They are one of my fave ships. I adore them.

Pleasure in visiting!
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StrikeFire Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work here. I haven't watched too muc BSG, so I can't tell you what's off or not. Adding to favs.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its my version meaning I will be way off :D

Thanks for popping by and faving!
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jacksaw3 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
I like it!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir!
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Night-Forager Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   General Artist
Very nice.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much sir - its a fave of mine too
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