Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
January 5, 2011
Image Size
2.1 MB


5 (who?)
The Storm Front by horesuto The Storm Front by horesuto
This is a ship idea that I came up with :iconkay-lin: when I was in Grade 5-6 for our idea for a Steampunkish-Fantasy (with MAGIC!!! WOOO!) RPG called 'Eterna'. Ah, such wonderful ambitions we had...

Alas, that fell apart. But I felt like coming back with a redux of one of the ships in the game with a dark background...

So, some background. In the game, there were to be a race of beings. They inhabited a super continent, and ruled the planet from that place. They were more advanced than we are today, and built many marvels. They had conquered the sky and seas with their many ships etc. At some point a during their bountiful, peaceful reign, a giant meteorite hit the planet, despite all the effort that went into stopping it, at the center of their super continent. That caused a mass extinction, wiping out the empire, and splitting the landmass into 4 separate continents.

Now, this ship, was the only ship to survive intact, luckily because it was on the other side of the planet, being on a patrol at the time.

Y'know what? There is a lot of information to tell, so imma write it on a separate text submission.

And, if you've bothered to read this far, here's an interesting fact. This is my first digital piece that doesn't suck balls! I actually took the time to do it properly (aside from the gas moons reflection). YAY ME! I'd appreciate any comments or critiques.

4-5 hours, Photoshop CS4, Wacom Bamboo
Add a Comment:
Blue-Berry-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one Forry Poo!
I think I have the same tablet as you O.o

The highlights on the background stuff (they look like ships kinda?) are a little on the bright side...
Maybe blur then then erase a crisper line on the edges?

I like the planet and the way you merged the colors :3
The thing as a whole doesn't look very steampunk-ish though o_o
horesuto Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thanks :D

The highlighted lines are the light from behind the gas moon shining onto some high atmospheric clouds. But I see what you mean.

The ship itself isn't a steampunk design, oh no, but the concept of the game was a mixture of Steampunkish things and sci-fi/fantasy. The concept hadn't been entirely fleshed out though.
Blue-Berry-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)

Yea, I figured they were clouds o<o
Some kind of look like ships to me though..

sounds cool :D
Why did you two finish it?
And do more digital pieces >:C
horesuto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I know what you mean. When I was drawing them, I kept changing them to look less like the outlines of ships... Apparently didn't work all that well.

Well, for a number of reasons really... Our concept artist at the time buggered off (He thought it was stupid after a while). After that, it started to deteriorate. Without a good artist, we couldn't flesh out our ideas properly. And then we realized how hard it would be to ACTUALLY make the game, with all the mechanics etc. It went on like that until we (Myself and Kay, my remaining partner) decided to stop working on it. That made me sad :(... But the concept was cool, and I hope to somehow revive it in one form or another.

I will! They just take SO MUCH TIME.
Blue-Berry-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, it's not a big deal.
I just notice these things :paranoid:

That's too bad :(

I know :noes:
horesuto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Not a problem :)

Yeah, but hey, it was fun while it lasted.

My drawings take way less time, and have more detail, but my colouring is sub-par. I keep seeming to have to trade one thing for another. Damn art...
Blue-Berry-Boy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you win some you lose some :shrug:
catsareforever Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is really cool!!! :D
horesuto Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thanks Alex :D
catsareforever Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No problem :aww:
So does this mean you got a tablet for christmas? Alissa has one of those and I've tried to use it but I kinda suck so it didn't really work out...
Add a Comment: