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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.

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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
That's a good looking design
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir!
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Your welcome
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:
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
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.

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:)
TK769 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome, my friend.

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.
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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