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Spirals of Tomorrow: The Guppy by Colourbrand Spirals of Tomorrow: The Guppy by Colourbrand
I had an idea for a super freighter for :iconshoguneagle:'s Spirals of Tomorrow Universe, based on the legendary transport plane, the Super Guppy.

Guppy here is one of a number of mobile, space-warp capable ultra-freighters - in short, a moblie stockyard. Ships of tiny magnitude come here to load and take cargo; it has minor passenger facilities, despite its immensity.

As you can tell, I was inspired by the legend that is Chris Foss, and I wanted to make a ship worn, aged, but still going :)

Comments and feedback most welcome :)

Enjoy :D
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:iconshoguneagle:
Shoguneagle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I absolutely love this! As I've gotten older, I've begun to appreciate some of the ungainly, yet capable craft in existence, be that the Vietnam-era fighters in the form of the A-6 Intruder and A-7 Corsair, or the large multi-purpose transports like the EC-135 and the Super Guppy. So seeing this is a real treat and a testimony to all of those ugly vessels: just because it looks bad, doesn't mean that it doesn't get the job done. A nice addition to the setting!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!! What I want to hear from the man who inspired this :D

This is why I did it sir - time to expand a new horizon and show your world has depth!

I had this idea for ages, and I am very proud to contribute to your universe - I hope more will :D

Take care sir :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
You totally nailed the Foss vibe... and I love the idea of making a space-faring Super Guppy! :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!! Glad you approve :D YAY!!! :D
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You  nailed it mate,  I thought Chris Foss before I saw it was from you. Lovely work.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coming from you sir - :salute: thank you!!
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Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017   General Artist
cool design!!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has its moments ;)

Cheers matey :D
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:iconart-dewhill:
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   General Artist
you are welcome, my friend!
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miklosgo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has its moments ;)

Cheers matey :D
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:iconscorpionlover42:
I like the worn, used yet going strong aura you've given this ship; if anything, I think that smooth, brushed by space dust look gives a hull a more realistic appearance than one with lots of intricate details. :) (Smile) And what a setting for stories. :D (Big Grin) The name "Guppy" on such a huge vessel makes me think of "Red Dwarf. Wink/Razz 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahhahahahha Never thought of that :) I just did it :D

And thank you for the comment on the hull! It was a task to do until I saw the work start to meld :) From then on, it snowballed, so thanks again for such wonderful words :D
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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: thank you very much sir :)
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Interesting ship you got there. The fuel bills must be horrific though...=P (Razz) :) (Smile) 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go with that ;)

Cheers matey :D always a pleasure :D
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RReddVar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work! I think Disney ought to hire you to design the ships for their Star Wars franchise. :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you sir - what kind words :D
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xistenceimaginations Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent work! At the first view the style of this image reminded me a lot of the art and style of chris foss (www.chrisfossart.com), especially with the background, lightning and a bit the way of design. It seems to be a great direction you took with your artwork style. Keep going as i want to see more!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The man is a GOD! His work has influenced so many in his time :)

I grew up with him and adore his works :D

I love his dereliction concepts, worn ships, and mad colour schemes!

If I have impressed you sir, I am doing something right - therefore I will persevere :D

Thank you very much for popping by :D
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Chris Foss...now I remember! I loved his work in the late "Omni" magazine and other publications. His designs and color schemes always stuck with me when I was a kid and still do. :D (Big Grin) 
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is still the man! And his works have been so influential - he is a talent :D

I am glad you remember sir :D and yeah - Omni mag! Long ago eh?
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TheGreenFoxy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
i imagin my spices using it to store weapon and reasouces
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And why not? Can store ANYTHING in that :D
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Very nice! Always liked the idea of massive space freighters.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well - your's for a few points ;)

Cheers matey :D
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:iconstargazzer811:
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
But....but....you got the Grand Wolf X! :p
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAH!! :fear:

Read my note :O
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
I shall
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Shiftingpunk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
I've always loved the idea of those huge cargo ships, does not need a big crew, just huuuuge carrying capacity. That in itself sets the stage for any number of stories horrifying or mystifying, the potential for such a large scale stage and small cast gives the writer soooo much room to create. Awesome work dude! 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah....classic setting, like the other type: A ship, a crew, a signal :)

Very very true sir - such a realm of possibilities :D

I am glad you are enjoying this and it gives you such a feeling :D

Thank you :D
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional Writer
I can see how someone could *easily* get completely lost aboard her... so lost that they never get found and die :ohnoes:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that what happens when one wanders from the group ;)

Seriously....yeah...scary eh?

Thank you my friend :D
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Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Imprtessive! :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :)
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GAT-X139 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
How BIG is the Guppy? I mean if a Star Destroyer were to pull up alongside it, how much bigger or smaller would it be?
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on what type of Star Destroyer you are talking about sir :)
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DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's a beauty! First thing I saw the name and thought "Super Guppy!" so glad to know I was right! Really great design, I love the tiny ships around her. I would buy an old decommissioned Guppy hulk and use it as a mobile asteroid refinery/secret lair... because that's the kind of things I like to do :nod:
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahhahahahhahah - now that's an idea :)

Seriously, thanks for popping by sir - and I am glad you are enjoying this :D

YAY!!
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DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a lovely ship, I'm glad to have seen her! :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I am very proud you noticed sir :D

:salute:
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DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's awesome!
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