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Flight of the Dragonflies by Colourbrand Flight of the Dragonflies by Colourbrand
I was inspired by this picture [link] from :icongrahamtg: 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!

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MilaySVK Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
nice work
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :D
ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering why this one wasn't familiar enough! Still, I think you did it better justice than the original! The colors really do bring it to life!
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked the design - it was a catcher; there are some aeros that are obviously superior but look shit!

Hence this. Like a Lancia Statos - unreliable but beautiful.

Thank you sir for your great support - always :D
Jetzul Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Sorry I took so long to comment. So, the background looks great: the atmosphere is the most precise area-good job on that.
The ship is meant to be poor quality? Man that's just wrong. It looks really high tech here. Or maybe we're not used to this kind of technology yet. ^^
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyyyy I take ages myself - so its okies sir :D So many love the backdrop and I do too - thanks to a tutorial :D Well I guess the Dragonflies were of a lower yield of tech - and I am glad it shows here :D Thank you always for your wonderful support sir :D
JesusAConde Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
totally awesome my friend!! keep it coming!
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do amigo - that's a promise :D Thank you sir for popping by :) most appreciated!
VerdRage Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
You're really skillfull but if you add lasers... I like this pic for calm view of soft flight space machines. Why lasers? If you want to be more commercial - people like effects. :/
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, thanks for the tip - that is a gem! Cheers!

I just wanted something tranquil - any weapons fire would break the serenity.

But thank you again for the advice :D

And cheers for coming by and commenting :)
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