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Stellar Relic by Colourbrand Stellar Relic by Colourbrand
"...They were told of a fabulous relic, an artifact of immense power, and claimed to be as old as time itself.

 The treasure hunters had learned of this legend and were determined to seek its existence. 

After months of gathering records, committing various means of studying, and getting evidence through obvious and dubious means, they had learned the location of their prize and set off to claim it.

It was located in a system famous for being old, desolate, and cursed with anomalies. Their sensors detected nothing; ahead was a barren vacuum world; it was claimed to be in this area. Their ship powered on as it turned around the planet.

Then the sensors went haywire and to their amazement, they came across something too bizarre to believe.

The treasure seekers saw a strange rock formation orbiting around something that looked like a sphere of perfect obsidian. Surrounding its circumference, purple energy flashed, its luminescence reflecting on the surrounding stone.

Now they 'found it' how could they take it..."

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This was inspired by a freakish design by an artist I respect a lot ::icondtronaustin:; his work is done with pen and pensil, and are crafted to excellence.

His art reminds me of Akira's comic work, and excellent graphic novella that you would see in things like Cheval Noir. His work is top notch in skill, design, and dedication. Its very cyberpunk and innovative.

What he created was so freakish, I was in awe and wanted to replicate it; despite the simplicity, it was hard to do because I wanted to make the picture not just interesting but to also vindicate his work; it was the add of the moon and ship that made the pic work in the end for me.

Comments and feedbacks are most welcome :)

Enjoy!
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:iconscreenscan:
screenscan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016   Interface Designer
great great work!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :)
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:iconscreenscan:
screenscan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016   Interface Designer
a pleasure
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:iconhgfggg:
hgfggg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Does its power warp the reality around it, making it more stylized? :P
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey...let your imagination decide :)

Cheers matey ;)
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Now THIS is my brand of SF! Cool, enigmatic artifact - a balance of ancient decrepitude and barely contained cosmic powers, wrapped in a mystery that defies classification.
I walk away inspired!!!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omfg:
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, it has a kind of ominous feeling to it :) hope the treasure hunters will be okay
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey...who knows :)

Cheers my friend :D
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mysteries are great fun! :) keep on rocking sir!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sorry it took me a minute to get to this, I've been sick all week :P
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyyyyyyyyyy  rest well sir - this is not important - your health is :)

So get well :thumbsup:
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:icondtronaustin:
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh man, that's a fantastic piece! :wow: The story you came up with for this one is very cool. Love it! 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well sir - when I saw your idea I was like :wow: and envious!

I had to do a pic - I could not resist - oh and also,, I wanted to show my respect to you, especially how you and your art were treated at one point which I thought was utterly disgraceful :rage:

My way of saying "Stay the course, ignore the assholes!"

And as long as you do what you love, no one can stop you creating!

:thumbsup:
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gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

a treasure hunters nightmare, an archaeoligists dream, a ship captains claim to fame, and a clergy hail marry

great work

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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a great comment!!! Thank you very much for sharing that with this :omfg: makes the pic more now :)
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:icongummy-gundam:
gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome, as a roleplayer its how I feel.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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:iconnourak:
Nourak Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Ohhh I love this and the feeling I get when I look at this! So Neat!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooooooooooooooh ;)

Now that has made me a happy bunny ;)

Like to make your day if I can :D
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:iconnourak:
Nourak Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015   Digital Artist
I don't know why but floating in the space kind of feeling I get from this one. I really love it!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, if it makes you happy and giddy = superb :thumbsup:

Pleasure my friend :hug:
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:iconevaunit4a:
EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
The Gate of Balcora?
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who knows?

Let your imagination be your guide :)

Cheers bud :D
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
I've seen that thing before but what?
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No idea ;)

Cheers sir :D
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:icondrofdemonology:
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Writer
Ever since I was first given SPACEWRECK: Ghostships and Derelicts of Space, I've loved derelict space stuff :D

Well done, mate :clap:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LUCKY SOD!!! I missed out on those!!!

But that gives me an idea for future pics...

Thank you sir :D!
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:icondrofdemonology:
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Writer
I got the book as an X-Mas present from my sister waaayyy back in 1980 :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I so envy you...
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:iconstargazzer811:
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
We all know what happens when something like that is found (usually death results). Good Work :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.....thank you sir :D
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:iconstargazzer811:
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Always. Also, got a project coming out in a week or so. Little something to keep everyone occupied over the winter until next April.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb! :D
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:iconstargazzer811:
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
More like Excelsior! (not really, but you feel me)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotchya ;)
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:iconstargazzer811:
Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Colorbrand, your friend who created the Saratoga just brought up a 6 month old comment I posted on the University class starship you did, and it's totally out of context with the piece of art she was replying on. Methinks something has gone wrong.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahha...computers eh?Pfffffffff

Weird :D
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