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Interstellar Queen Departure by Colourbrand Interstellar Queen Departure by Colourbrand
An Interstellar Queen Starliner leaves Earth in the early hours of the day after the Alphan President’s meeting with the Terran Trade Authority. Escorting the ship are two Stingrays, Alpha’s most feared interceptors. Despite the commercial traffic going on, all are oblivious to the departure of the leader of Earth’s ally.

This ship is from again one of the most influential space operas of my childhood – the TTA. I liked the Interstellar Queen but the design was not that grand nor did it make sense; I modified it to give the feel of a proper space liner. The Interceptors were easy to do. The garish colours are staple fashions of the Alphan race who paint their ships in unusual patterns and taints.

My favourite part is the backdrop – saw a magnificent sunset or rise online, downloaded the colours and went from there. The lights were an experiment that went right, and the background ships are a real joy to me.

Please let me know what you think 

Enjoy!
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Very elegant.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :D
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
No problem!
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
What a beautiful update on a classic painting.  :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - one tries :D
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Wow! Now that's old school! I actually have one of the books somewhere at home. Now I have to dig it out... Again, nicely done!Clap
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I am old school!!

Thank you sir for these great words :D
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biomass Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love, another brought up with TTA Universe.. DO more :O)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See what I can do ;) Cheers :D
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CR99nut Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Since I brought this pic up on another thread (Prometheus Returns), I might as well comment here, where it's relevant.

I've been a fan of the TTA books for years, and the Interstellar Queen is still one of the ships I remember the most. This update of yours is spectacular! You've kept all the basic elements; but your design 'tweaks' give more function to the form, while still keeping the design very recognisable. In short, this ship now has a strong sense of gracefulness in its design, very befitting of a starliner. Gorgeous!
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