I was inspired by this picture [link]
to do the following illustration. If you get the chance, check out his gallery – his work is stirring!
A pair of MM-1 Dragonfly Class Light Aerospace Fighters speed through the Ionosphere of Canopus IV, capital of the Magestry of Canopus.
The Dragonfly is an old, feeble, flawed ship, equipped with poor technology(by Battletech standards); it’s claimed to be armed with two large and three medium lasers, even though the only drawing that exists shows one large, two medium, and four small beam weapons.
Despite its “flaws” I like the look of the Dragonfly; its large forewing is utterly unusual and attractive to me; so I did this pic. Originally the lasers were not to be on, but it made the pic look lifeless so I did glows on them.
I tried to do the Canopus flag on the lead ship but the original colours looked wrong, so I made a slight spin on it.
I am very pleased how this came out, especially the backdrop and thanks to a tutorial, the continents below look more feesable.
Like to hear your thoughts!