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The USCSS Prometheus (my version). by Colourbrand The USCSS Prometheus (my version). by Colourbrand
I was inspired by the trailer of Ridley Scott’s Alien’s prequel and what the film entailed; I was mostly intrigued about the human ship – the USCSS Prometheus.

I was not sure of the design from what I saw in the trailer, so I wanted to try a version of it

Then to my amazement I recently had a conversation with the man who actually worked on the design of the ship [link] and the process that went with it. It was an insightful and welcoming exchange.

I then saw the Prometheus proper, and I thought WOW!!! What attracted me to her were the little details; the lights, the hull, the good balance of greebles, and a very clever design concept. It has been a long time since the cinema has graced us with a new good looking ship.

As a result I decided to work on it and carry on. I added bits here and there, to see how far I can go.

This is my finished version; I based the idea on the dropship of Aliens but one way larger; I liked the engine arrangement of the Prometheus but got the wrong idea but it worked out very well here. I also loved the unusual flightdeck of the original so I made something similar.

To show off its lights, I had the ship placed in somewhere dark and dank. I have sort of done a day version of this, but am in two minds to work on her.

Like to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy!
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
That's a good looking design
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir!
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Your welcome
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Nice! I can see a envision this class of ship flying around well into the Aliens movie timeframe.Clap :happybounce:
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I was aiming for sir - something a bit more relative - but will admit the original Prometheus is still way cooler - thanks sir :D
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TK769 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A great piece of work, low use of a gamut pallette and strong shapes and a good use of lighting gives great atmosphere to the overall composition.

A good job done my friend.

M
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am realising that with my pallet - not to be so ostentatious in my colours.

I just played with it and then hey presto it came to this!

Thank you sir for your powerful and kind words :D Means a lot:)
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TK769 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome, my friend.

M
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I dig it, Colourbrand, has a nice almost 70's functional design aesthetic, lacking of any hyper trendy stuff like 80+ fins & massive guns etc. Heck, anytime big daddy Steve Berg gives you props you're doing something right, hehe. B-) It's got wheels, for a possible Non-VTOL landing, sweet.

I too loved the Prometheus when I saw it, finally a well thought-out SF ship design.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe yeah, he did actually; one of the best things :D HUZZAH!

I avoid trends - when I design something I try to make it seem feesable, workable, how it can do what it does.

You are the only one to point out the wheels!!

She is a sweet ship.

Thank you very much for the feedback and visit - most appreciated :D
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IssuesAndDrama Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo wow, this is amazing! I love how you drew this ship and I love how foggy and dark the setting is!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEheheh cheers kiddo - foggy and creepy made this work very well :)

Thanks for popping by HUGS!!
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This looks truly awesome, my friend! And you absolutely caught the dark and sinister atmosphere from the trailer. I haven't seen the actual movie yet, just heard that it was a bit ... well, strange and didn't make much sense in the end.

There's something about your ship designs that make me want to live and work on one of those ships. Why oh why have I been born in the 20th century? :tears:
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HUGS Galore - thank you sweetheart HUGS!! Missed your thoughts on these mere trivial things. I know what you mean about being born in the wrong century.

If you wish to see it, visit your local library for a DVD - ain't worth the ticket.

I sum it up as this - its like being given a three course meal praised with promise; the starter is the best you could EVER have only for it to be taken from you half way eating; the main is a banal meal that is a labour to endure, and has to be finished, and the pudding is not only something you did not expect, its not even a dish you like let alone well made.

HUGS My great freind.
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Always welcome! I've been in Scotland for the past two weeks so I couldn't be as active here on dA as I usually am.

Oh. That bad? Thanks for the warning. I had high hopes for that movie since I thought they'd explain the origins of that really cool alien ship from the first movie. I always liked the design of that one (NOT a ship I want to live and work on but anyway). I'm a big fan of H.R. Giger, you know. Visited his museum in Gruyeres/Switzerland which was just amazing.
Okay, so I will wait for the DVD.

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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Pity you were not in the South East but hey, glad you had a good time - this place can wait :)

Alas it is and that is the sad thing. I wanted more but it delivered less - and I am not interested in DVD extras that tell more or the hope this will bait us for a sequel that reveals a "little bit more". Trust me, they sort of do but the explanation is dull and meh. Trust me - get it on DVD or a duff copy - you are not missing much and its a bloody shame.

I wanted it to be something staggering - pffffffff.
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I guess I will be visiting London in spring next year. If I get a good deal on flights and hotels, that is. London is always so friggin expensive! And I wanted to see the Canterbury area. Oh well, wait and see ...

Hm. Saw Dark Knight Rises yesterday. Wish I had waited for the DVD as well in this case. I can only hope the original version makes a bit more sense then the German one. And that Batsy's voice isn't really that stupid. Oh I'm so disappointed.

Where are all the good movies?!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's London - especially now with the frigging Olympics!

Sounds about right - and were are the good movies? Stuck in the last century. When creative souls did not stick themselves on repeat.

HUGS!!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I like the silhouette of it. It's obviously different than the actual ship, but I like it. It would be nice to see some more angles on it! :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey amigo!

Thank you sir - May try to accommodate you on that soon.

Always a pleasure and an honour sir :)

BTW Been reading the B5Scrolls - fantastic stuff :D
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Re: the B5 Scrolls - I started off by just answering a few questions via email. But when the dust settled, I thought it was probably about the closest I've ever come to delving into an analysis of my own process. It as interesting, not actually something I often think about much less try and put into words!

The main thing I wanted to draw attention to is the collaborative nature of working in a medium like film or television. I get so tired of reading so many things where people try and grab the spotlight - that's just not the way things are in reality. Usually, the media fuels this perception, but it does a disservice to the process. I find there's something unique about the nature of collaboration - something worth celebrating as opposed to denying! So if I was able to convey that, then I feel it's a success.

Anyhow, I'm glad you liked it! :squee:
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes - a team can pull together, make new ideas faster, and it overall feels stronger. Its interesting how it all came to pass, and the ways one came to things like the First Ones, and later alien concepts. Its been a great read, and what I admire most is the selfless reaction of all, and the breathing space to go nuts with imagination.

Its a great read - and thanks for sharing.

As for "my" Prometheus - I plan to do maybe another angle and see where that can go.

Watch this space sir, and thank you very much for taking time out to chat!
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting caught up here, been kinda busy these last few days with... Well you know what I've been busy with. ;)

Awesome work sir, love the look and the feel, Honestly I actually prefer your version over Steve's. That's not to say the version in the film isn't great. It is, there's just something about yours I like more.

Reminds me a lot of the shots of the Nostromo and of course the Cheyenne UD-4 touching down on LV-426. Mind you that's hardly surprising is it we're talking the same universe here. so you captured the feel i think.

If I was you I'd not bother about a day version, but do another dark version of it swarming with xenomorphs... Oh wait getting ahead of myself here. :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Well you know what I've been busy with. " ;)

"If I was you I'd not bother about a day version" Cheers for that sir - I had thoughts....thanks for that feedback.

Am glad you like this - and I am glad you spotted that connection. Also the shots of the Nor...you get the idea. I can see what Sir Scott was aiming for butI wanted the darkness etc - mainly for the lights :D

Thank you ever so much for your great support and kindness sir - means a lot :D Seriously!! :D
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The darkness works on many levels I think, not just with the lights but matches the feel of the universe, foggy dusty dead worlds with dark secrets. It just works.

I can almost imagine an alternative version of the film where several eyeless heads watch from the distance as the 'birthing pods' unload their technology before the inevitable running and screaming begins. Ridley and Hans created an amazing universe an a stunning creature that just compliments images of this type so well. (said calmly while stroking facehugger like Blofeld :) )

Your most welcome, such great art deserves support. :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The darkness works on many levels I think, not just with the lights but matches the feel of the universe, foggy dusty dead worlds with dark secrets. It just works."

This to me is why I am SO disappointed with the film - okay, Sir Scott wanted to make a film "not Alien" but your comment hits the head so well; foggy dusty dead worlds with dark secrets.

When the premise of Prometheus came to pass "Prometheus stole the fire from the Gods - mankind's first piece of technology - lets go and find more" I thought "YES!!!!" finding stuff that is amazing and such - it was heading there and then...

Read Alistair Reynolds' Diamond Dogs - what Prometheus could have been.

"I can almost imagine an alternative version of the film where several eyeless heads watch from the distance as the 'birthing pods' unload their technology before the inevitable running and screaming begins" Absolutely. Whenever I see them open the door to that horrible world I go - "that is not a place I want to be in" And that set the tone!

"said calmly while stroking facehugger like Blofeld" HAHAHHAHAHHAH! Nice one!

Thank you very much sir that means a heck of a lot :D
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome my friend. It's stunning work.

I too was disappointed by the film, it had so much promise yet failed to deliver. It was enjoyable enough but it lacked something, other than the obvious Xenomorphs. :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it stems from the premise. What the find is not really remarkable nor interesting. It started as that - then Idris Alba revealed what it all was and from there I went "F***!"

I also hate the deliberate nature of its lacking - its a con, making us - US, have to wait for a sequel to get it all stirring. Sorry to me that's a tad insulting. We want to be entertained or impressed - err Now not five years later.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh please don't get me started on what was wrong with the film. I'll go on for hours and we both know how that story ends. :evileye:
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!!! :(

AH well - always Independence Day 2....
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Nice. :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has its moments :)

Thank you for popping by sir :)
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Glad you enjoy...hope it gave you ideas.:)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEHEHEH!!! Clever stick! Now my respect to you has gone up a level! :D
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Too Galactic Domination. :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes ;)
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
So any thoughts on the Enterprise-D and C standing victorious after saving the Klingon outpost.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really - they done their duty - that is all that matters :)

Thanks though.
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TrueNights Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow. I actually confused this for a 3D model due to you excellent use of texture; something which I find lacking in your other works.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well its all a learning curve matey - am only figuring out how to do that :)

Thought it was a model eh? Get that often :D

Thank you for your comment and taking time out to visit :)
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TrueNights Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:P
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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TrueNights Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear. My emote rendered terribly. I shall never use : and P together again. Ever.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey - no big :)

Thanks for commenting - appreciate it :D
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TrueNights Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:-P
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Maelora69 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's glorious Chris! Really captures the eerie atmosphere planetside.

What did you think of the film, by the way?
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my wonderful friend HUGS!! Means a lot :D

As for the film, it disappointed me. I was sold the premise of "Prometheus stole the fire of the Gods - our first piece of technology - its time to find more".

Alas it did not deliver well on that, and more. I do not hate the film, just feel gutted.

Bet Noomi Rapace made you swoon! She is fabulous!
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Maelora69 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a splendid picture!

Yeah, I was sort of expecting more 'wonder' and less horror. I enjoyed it, but it was a straight-up slasher flick, and I wanted more.

And yes, I'm really crushing on Noomi Rapace! She was excellent as the Ripley-style character. Lots of close-ups of those tight abs! :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She can advertise toothpaste - still watch her.

Talking of charasmatic women - seen X-Men: First Class? Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique - beautiful. She is an amazing woman and as Mystique...I was wowed by her.

You like the Na'Vi and Zoe Saltana? Check Jennifer as the shapeshifter - you'll be doing a bio of her VERY SOON!!

ANd thank you for taking time out to reply :) most appreciated :D
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