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Prometheus Returns by Colourbrand Prometheus Returns by Colourbrand
Over a secret barren world, the special science vessel Prometheus returns under escort by the military; a Cheyenne type dropship, a Carter type transport, and a squadron of Voomrey class fighters escort this great ship to its destination.

As one pilot looks ahead at the fleet, the individual cannot get over the rumour: they came back with something…something that needed all this…



Had this floating about and just worked on it spontaneously, until I decided to try my hand at doing a cockpit. All then came to pass. The vapour fumes were accidental and came out much better than I expected. The cockpit I feel looks great.

The overall piece I feel works, but that’s just my thought.

Like to hear yours.

Enjoy!
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:iconomniseriu:
Omniseriu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I wonder what they've brought back with them... :o (Eek) 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dare you find out?

Cheers my friend :)
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Omniseriu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Perhaps I shall dare!La la la la 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do ;)
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Ariel-X Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have amazing painting skills!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have my moments - but your skills are stunning :D

Plaudits :)
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
The cockpit view is nice for a change!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - I try and sometimes I hit the mark :D
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
You must hit the mark alot then. ;D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More luck than judgement - I can assure you sir :D
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Happens to me too!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:salute:
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Salute!
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screenscan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Interface Designer
awesome awesome awesome
ultra coloring!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is a grand compliment :D

Thank you very much sir :D
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CR99nut Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I've always liked the 'you are there' feel of cockpit POV paintings/scenes, whether SF, military or something in between. Nothing puts the viewer right in the action like such scenes do!

But in this case, as cool as all the ships are (not to mention the overall composition), this adds something: "As one pilot looks ahead at the fleet, the individual cannot get over the rumour: they came back with something…something that needed all this…" It actually sends chills down my spine. There is something very ominous, very sinister going on here, the likes of which we can't even begin to imagine based solely upon the cluster of ships we are a part of.

Those words change the whole feel of the piece; it's not the same without them.

Well done!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!! What a great comment!

Well I do try to add more to a pic - it's luck if it works; I wanted it to be more, and as you have said, being in the pilot's seat gives a "you are there" feel, but most times its that; the addition of what I have put is to give the viewer and the picture more than some ships flying in formation over a world.

There is nothing worse than a pic that conveys no feeling or emotion.

I am glad you got that creepy feeling sir - huzzah! What I was aiming for; if you have not, check out the other pic where Prometheus landed....

Thank you very much sir for this wonderful comment and your visit :D
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CR99nut Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Ah, I'd forgotten about that other Prometheus pic you did... very moody, mysterious. A pity that the film couldn't have lived up to the hints its trailer had dropped. (Not the worst film I've ever seen, but a disappointment for all its gaping plot holes, and the fact that I have to wait for yet another sequel--if it happens--to finish the story. Certainly, though, a nice film to LOOK at, even if the story is a bit off.)

Back to your 'Prometheus Returns,' regardless of the 'Alien' connection, this pic stands on its own. But as part of the 'Alien' franchise, it makes an interesting alternative ending concept.

* * *

On a somewhat unrelated note, it's been a while since I've looked through your gallery (only so much time in the day, sad to say!), but I've liked several of your pieces. There's a general feel of the 1970's-80's spaceship art to your work, like the old TTA books. In fact, I noticed you've done a take on the TTA Interstellar Queen that does a great job updating that vessel (one of TTA's more memorable ships, in my opinion). But your points of view and action (or in some cases, inaction) keep things fresh; they're not "just another spaceship." To paraphrase what you said above, there's feeling and emotion in the pics.

I'll try to tour more of your stuff soon!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries.

I did this because of that; Prometheus looked like "a few take a trip to the Andies" rather than being somewhere you do not want to be; I mean watching Alien recently, the landing, the barreness, the bleak nature, the lonliness - it added a mild scare, fear, terror. I mean - would you want to land on a planet like this?!

Not for all the F***ing money in China!!

As for Prometheus...I was so disappointed; there is suppose to be a sequel, but to be honest the film was so hyped that when it missed the mark, the prospect of a sequel is as likely as Elvis re-appearing! We have gone down the road of looking for "God" so much but so many f***ing it up like this....

I just wanted a ship to honour the Nostromo, and the Cheyenne - the designer of the original loved this - to my relief!!

Hey its okay - I never expect people to look around - time is like money and I expect people to live life and such. That said I welcome your great words; I am of old school sir; love the last century sci-fi because they had limits and imagination to beat confinement; I like stuff to have a form, fit and function. I cannot do shiny WFT designs - i just can't; goes against my nature.

The Interstellar Queen is a fantastic ship but I wanted her to feel that she could work, have function, be more than a "ship"; that she is something more. I appreciate the feeling you got sir from it, and to you I am proud I have made you feel like that :D

And yer right; I want the art to make people "FEEL" something; like they are watching or being part of a film or an event; there are a lot of pics of ships - lots of impressive pics, way better than my stuff - but F*** me, they are just there. Give them something TO DO!!

I try to make something more with what I do, but only the audience like yourself sir can tell me if I am on track or missed the mark.

Thank you ever so much for this fantastic feedback - I am very happy you took time out to respond in such a strong and consise way :D Cheers :D
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CR99nut Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
You're most welcome! I enjoy interacting with people, and I'm glad tat I can get my point(s) across. I DO tend to get a bit wordy at times, but I figure that I might not be able to explain what I mean until far later; best to be a tad wordy at first whilst making my point very clear to the recipients/readers.

By the way, I build models as a hobby, and I often make dioramas, just to give the models 'something to do' besides sit on a shelf collecting dust... it's my way of putting the viewer into a scene, since they can get right down to 'eye level' and move around/interact with the model they are seeing. The point? I understand the notion of having the subject actually doing something!

By the way, it's very high praise indeed that the original designer liked your take on this subject (the Alien-inspired hardware, and your Prometheus in particular). But it must make him feel good, too, knowing that his designs inspired others so deeply. What goes around, comes around, or something like that! :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here sir - so any thoughts on my ideas, yours and such, know where I am.

Glad you do models too - a dying art I fear :( and yer never wordy; I like wordy :D

Cheers sir :D
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eniles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice composition & POV. Cool ship designs too. ;)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has its moments ;)

Cheers sir :D
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree- the addition of the view from the cockpit really tied this piece together. It gives the viewer the
feeling of travelling into the unknown as an observer behind the reins. Very appropriate, if I may say so
myself! :)

The ships here are gorgeous. The blue and light grey metal mixes rather quite well, and is reminiscent of
the movie of similar namesake. There's also something about the Voomreys which attracts me to their
design; it looks politically official, yet also has that military fighter feel as well.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well again I was struggling with this picture until I tinkered with a cockpit mock up and it jelled. I love how it came out too! The buttons I am very proud of - I got the glows right.

AS for the piece, that is how I feel too, that you are a part of something. The glares on the hulls and the conn trails added that fine detail.

As for the Voomreys - look them up sir - they are "around" in Space: Above and Beyond but I added a wee twist to them :)

Thank you again for your kind words sir :)
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree there. Buttons cannot be too bright, but just bright enough to be seen.
They compliment the piece, and give the cockpit a real "cockpit" feel, if you know
what I mean!

They were hard little guys to find, but I think I got them. Gorgeous little model,
I must say! And the details in this piece were a lot of fun to pick out. The contrails
added a lot.

The pleasure is mine, good sir! Always glad it helps. :D
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is brilliant!!! love your perspective and angle in your creative world of your sci fi mate
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much sir - one tries :)

This is a wonderful comment - means a lot :D
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KHUANTRU Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not at all, you deserve it. it certainly does remind me of the good sci fi arts back in the 80s and early 90s. it has this retro yet future theme to it. which i enjoy a lot. ( probably a sign i miss that decade a lot. lol)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean - now its all glare this and lens flare that!

Please!
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TK769 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliantly done my friend.

Regards,

M
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - and high praise from a visual master like you :D
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
When you see a science ship under heavy escort, ya just got to wonder whats on board :)

It's a really good piece. The contrails coming off the drop ship are definitely a nice touch
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got the message of the piece perfectly - well done :D

Thank you sir :D
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
thanks for the pic... :D It gives me wonderfully wicked ideas for my next sci-fi game scenario :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sent you a note on this :)
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ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty bad ass! I'm just getting into space art, dunno why I waited so long! Did you do the ships and that window view yourself?
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe - has its moments ;)

Did it all - including the view :)
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ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome talent you got!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have my moments ;)

Thank you sir :D
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ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Girl actually, lol
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOOPS!

Apologies madam!
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Great to see another perspective of your Prometheus design interpretation, hmm Cheyenne dropships eh, do they look similar to the one from the Aliens universe?
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - will work on a side shot at some point too - and yes, it is the one from Aliens - albiet slightly toyed with ;)

Thank you sir for your great comments :D
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joulester Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This I like! =D There's always something about the simplicity of your background and its colors that gives me a feeling of peace whenever I look at them. The soft, warm pastel colors of everything is very zen. The placement of details is not overwhelming but in the right places, contributing to the overall feeling of peace. I don't know if this scene is to see some battle later, but right now, if I'm the pilot in this cockpit, I'm enjoying the quiet hum of the engines! Great work, my friend! =D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!! I am stunned!! Thank you sir :D!!! From a talent like you - WOW!!! :D
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joulester Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure, friend! :highfive: Keep these spirited works of yours coming. They do much to inspire and motivate me =)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do sir - will do - and ditto man!! Come along and blow us away :D
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Real good job on the cockpit there, my friend. Looks ... functional. And the background colors are wonderful as always. :clap:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my friend - it was what I was aiming for - to feel like you are there and to make it feel feesable! Glad you like :hug:
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