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    Wip [Illustrator] Airship

    It's been a while since I've posted a map, so when my Digital Illustration class called for a freestyle image, I jumped at the chance to create something appropriate to post here.

    This was only a one-week project, and we were supposed to keep it relatively simple. So it's fairly rudimentary linework with very little shading. If I find the time later, my plan is to add more detail, turn it into a sales flyer, and add a fancy Victorian border. For now, this is what it is, unless somebody gives me a terrific suggestion that won't take too long to implement.

    The final image I turn in will have a textured paper background, but that increases the file size of the png tenfold, so I left it out of this image.
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    Looks quite nice to me, looking forward to seeing the more detailed version.
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    Nice airship! Speaking of Victorian border, you might want to check out this site:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/scroll-work-Victorian-designs
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    Thanks for the link. I've actually got an entire book full of Victorian-style ornament designs, which unfortunately do not tile properly. That's going to have to wait a while, though, as I've got lots of other projects on my plate at the moment. Still, I'm almost certain to revisit this because I think I'm going to refine it for some of my 3d projects later on--I've actually already written an abstract for a possible TV series (not that I expect I'll actually be able to make such a series, but it'll sure look nice in my portfolio if I develop it some more).

    Anyway, here's the sales flyer version. At my wife's suggestion, I changed the background, too.
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    Nice! (and probably bonus points for instituting your wife's suggestion ) *bonk*
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    Argh..I've repped you too much to rep you again for this - beautiful work Midguard! I love the netting on the airship - how did you do it?

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    The main lines were simply the pen tool, as was the webbing--I'm not sure I really succeeded in showing the tension on the webbing as it went over the curved surface of the envelope. The netting at the top is just a crosshatch pattern fill.

    Again, thanks for the compliments. Hopefully I'll continue getting projects that lend themselves to cartography. I should probably be careful not to pigeonhole myself too much, though, or the only job I'll be able to get upon graduation is as an expansimator for National Geographic's website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midgardsormr View Post
    the only job I'll be able to get upon graduation is as an expansimator for National Geographic's website.
    **ROFL**

    Like to see that on a resume

    -Rob A>

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    Some cool maps and ideas here. Thanks everyone.

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    I love it!

    I got a good laugh when I read the flyer, that's just good stuff. I too noticed the webbing and how it bit into the balloon.

    Thanks!
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