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08-02-2004, 04:39 PM
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Title: Concept Design - Spaceship
Name: Andrew Lee
Country: Hong Kong / Uk
Software: Photoshop 7

I have recently moved on to digital painting. This is one of my concept design done with wacom tablet.

08-03-2004, 11:50 AM
I like your concept style,and the pic its cool,but a little confuse.

P.s.-Excuse my poor english

08-03-2004, 04:33 PM
Yurtle the turtle ship! This is fantastic!

08-04-2004, 06:24 AM
Hi Andrew,

Glad to see your work up here.
Looks kind of cool.
I esp like the overall shape.
You have improved a lot didn't you?

Stay creative

08-04-2004, 04:22 PM
cant figure it out totally...but i like it!

08-05-2004, 08:15 AM
cant figure it out totally...but i like it!

me 2 what is that thing? if u havent said it was a space ship , i wouldnt have evr guessed
sorry , u need to refine ur consept

08-05-2004, 09:52 AM
Thanks for all the comments, here is the answer of you guys question 'what it is?'

to be honest, i don't really know as well..... hehhehe, disappointing answer, isn't it?

when i do concept design, there are different ways to do it.
- sometimes i work quite logically, step by step, it happens more often in a real company project, especially with a very strict brief.
- But sometimes i would go crazy, try to go out of the box. not even need to think about what it is, what am i going to draw. just do it

because i have recently moved onto digital painting, this drawing was supposed to be just for practice, just trying to get used to drawing with wacom tablet, this 'spaceship' is the result; i didn't even think about what the final result was gonna be.

Andrew Lee

08-05-2004, 10:50 AM
I like your style, but find the drawing a little confusing. It's hard to see the shape of the ship and see what is nearest to the "camera" and what is further away...

Lights and shadows give the ship form but the shape of the ship is so unconventional it propably needs more drawings from different directions.

08-06-2004, 09:31 AM
Garde, I do agree with you. The drawing is a bit confusing. Maybe this is a final result from a 'unlogical' thinking design. maybe i should do a quick ploygon model in Maya, shouldn't I?.....

the funny thing is, different people saw it in different shape. I've been told it looks like a, turtle, gun, sword, snake head..... heheh

08-06-2004, 10:38 AM
hmmm, yes, if you look at the engine pod and compare that to the body, the perspective seems skewed off...

cool rendering, i like it :thumbsup:

08-12-2004, 10:12 PM

My friend 'orange_3D' made a rough ploygon model in Maya, he try to test if this design does works in 3D? what do you guys think?

08-14-2004, 09:54 AM
:lightbulb I had the same idea...
let's see what comes up with it; i'll show you my modelling once done.

Great concept!

08-14-2004, 12:32 PM
here's the first geometry, i miss some informations as you have sketch it only from the side so i did what i thought was appropriate, but if you have some rough sketch from the top view or else that would be cool.


what do you think about it?

08-14-2004, 09:20 PM
Hi Nataz,

WOW, I'm so surprised that you have started building up a 3D model of my concept. Thank you so much. Which programe did you use?

From the 3D model you provided. I realize how crap is my drawing. And I finally understand why the people think it looks like a gun. mmmmmmm......... :P

I'll do some more sketches from other angles, and will post them in here later on. Sorry for the bad drawing..... :P

Thanks nataz again

Dene of Terror
08-14-2004, 10:22 PM
ahh..it all makes more sense now that you have some 3D views :)

looking good! :thumbsup:

08-14-2004, 11:49 PM
Hi digitman,
it's cool working on this one, the more i go the more i enjoy it.

Which programe did you use?
cinema4D XL 8.5

From the 3D model you provided. I realize how crap is my drawing.
To me it's pretty cool, i hit it at first sight. It makes me think about some alien ship with no windows, the guys inside piloting it in a telepathic way. And that four wings give it a great insect feeling. It's awsome.

I'll do some more sketches from other angles, and will post them in here later on. Sorry for the bad drawing..... :P

Thanks nataz again
Great! i'm longing for these sketches :bounce: . I don't know if you plan to do them as precise as the first concept; but from my part i just need rough guidelines in order to keep straight with your concept and that my own feeling of the ship won't interfere too much.

I'm happy you're happy with it!
keep up the great job.

08-15-2004, 12:11 AM
ok, here's my last update for tonight. Just a test to see how i had to make the plating; there's a lot of mistakes on this one but, anyway, just a test...


i've noticed my geometry is way too 'boxy' i'll start over tomorrow to make it more thiner and above all more simple; i'm really high on poly and i could avoid it, but i guess we have to make mistakes to correct them :D

08-15-2004, 10:33 AM
better geometry this morning...


08-15-2004, 11:56 AM
3542 quads after smoothing

08-15-2004, 02:35 PM
new update (that's all for today i'll tweak it more in a couple of days):
just a texture test to check the geometry...


08-15-2004, 02:59 PM
hi nataz, im now doing a quick sketch of the top view, will post here soon

08-15-2004, 03:00 PM
nataz, i really like the 3D model you've been doing, very cool,

08-15-2004, 03:40 PM
http://www.andrewlee.hk/cg/conceptart/turtle/turtle_topview_lo.jpgHi nataz,

sorry for the late reply. alright, here is the top view of my 'original concept', what do you think? i know, i know, it is so much different from the 3D model, from my idea, there is two wings at the front and slightly angle down and forward. and it suppose slightly slimmer........ hehehhe

but i really like your modified 3D model, it looks even better than my origianl concept. i will try to draw the front view and maybe close up of the engine later on, but i have to go now

thanks for ur 3D model again

08-15-2004, 08:24 PM
I see the wings where really hard to get on the first sketch (but not that much) :D

This new perspective is cool, i'll change my mesh in a couple of days as i don't think i will have spare time tomorrow. This won't take long though.

keep up the good work!

08-16-2004, 03:02 PM

You don't have to change your mesh. May I suggest something. I'm thinking.... you do your way, do what the image in your mind, do what you think it looks cool for you. And on the other hand, I do more quick sketches to show more what was the origianl concept in my mind. I think it will be more fun than you keep changing to match my original design, right?

What do you think?

08-16-2004, 03:03 PM
i like the turtle idea. SUPERB

08-16-2004, 03:14 PM
ok Digitman,

i'll post my next advances in a couple of days.

08-18-2004, 02:45 AM
... I do more quick sketches to show more what was the origianl concept in my mind. ...

feed me! ;)

i'll post soon some sketches i did tonight regarding how the shuttle would come back to its base... it would be great if you would take these in mind to draw some concept about it

stay wild!

08-18-2004, 05:32 PM
I am recently very busy, will post more sketches later on, sorry about that!!

08-18-2004, 07:25 PM
So am I... :D
but i think something will come up next week-end. Stay tuned!

09-01-2004, 10:32 AM

Hi Nataz,

I have started to build a 3D model, it will be interesting to see two different models.

Looking forward to see yours again

09-01-2004, 10:49 AM
Here's where i am;

i've accented the edges (though i should'nt go to far from the concept artists point of view; that's not professional :D ).
There's still a lot of work ahead i think.



09-02-2004, 05:21 PM

Tell you what, I really like the model you ve been doing. If you don't mind, I prefer you carry on what you have got so far, and build the image in your mind. I'm looking forward to see the final result of your model. :)

09-02-2004, 05:39 PM

This is what i've got so far, and i think i got to leave it like this for a while. busy again.

09-03-2004, 10:58 AM
I keep on pushing teh modelling...
I've also had a new idea for it's docking station: i'll show it up once sketched.

stay tuned :D

09-03-2004, 11:17 AM
i have also thought about the docking station too, hhahahah, so good, i will try to sketch it and post it later on,

09-16-2004, 01:56 PM
Hi Digitman,

i took a lot of time to get that ship (almost) done.
As you'll see i've kept that bulky, boxy, shape because as i misinterpreted your geometry from the sketch i thought it was not really appropriate with a really slick design. But anyway, i've spend a few spare time on the texture (still got to tweak it a little though).
And her it is so far:


I'm moving to a new home in two weeks so between my job and all the rumble around moving in i won't find a lot of time for the docking station but i'll certainly draw some concept until then. I'm waiting to see your drawing about it.

keep up!

09-27-2004, 09:26 PM

wow, so good to see a textured 3D model from you. As I mentioned before, don't be worry about changing the design from my original drawing. I am very open to accept any imagination. The one you did is pretty good.

Im quite busy at the moment as well. Got some freelance work to do. So won't have any new drawing or 3D model done in the coming 2-3 weeks, but I will show you once I have. Promise.

Thanks again for carry on this model


09-28-2004, 07:09 AM
No problem : i am as well pretty busy, i'll keep on :wip: soon

02-01-2005, 08:02 AM
[QUOTE=Dene of Terror]ahh..it all makes more sense now that you have some 3D views :)

looking good! :thumbsup:


02-01-2005, 08:03 AM
Hay good work
< A W E S O M E > :thumbsup:



03-06-2005, 12:01 AM
It looks interesting. 3D is the field which I haven't touched yet. After watching your work,I think I will try it out. Thanks for sharing.

07-28-2005, 01:14 PM
Cool ship.Good design and technique.

08-02-2005, 08:46 PM
Hi guys,

Thanks for all your replies. I will try to post more concepts later

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