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The Farmer can still remember when at the age of six, he flew on his Grandpa's ship to deliver goods to other worlds. The Farmer's an old man now, mostly retired, and dreams of fixing up the old machine for a few last flights.

Here's the latest in the rusty ship series. I like the idea that even the most basic technologies will still be useful even in times where space travel is common. Enjoy.
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The tarp is a very nice touch. I bet back when this clunker still ran it sputtered, coughed, and wheezed just like the old man. Maybe he even called it Wheezie :)
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vSanjo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm reminded of Cowboy Bebop - I can truly imagine this happening in the near future. The light bouncing off the shell of a rusted ship, curving around it's many scrapped shields.
Imagination-inspiring, Vonmurder. (:
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thanks. I'm glad it captures your imagination.
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alffarr Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I coud see my dad doing this, if he worked on rusty old space vessels instead of rusty old cars. Great painting, I really enjoy it.
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Vigilantist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Another win. This series is why I log into Deviantart at all. It really exemplifies my favorite genre of sci-fi, but beyond the subject of the art, the style... the atmosphere the rendering gives forth really strikes home with me. Love it.
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And Merry Christmas.
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Koremyth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Wow, love it! The concept, the lighting, the design, it's all great :)
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slayerstuv Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
looks awesome wish i had it as my ship :3
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love this!
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alwahdany Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
woOow the work nice and good
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Arianabedi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Photographer
Great work! the man sitting under the ship has smoothly blended into the environment, and the shape of the ship plus the details is fantastically done. I also enjoyed the sky background with the stars.

9/10
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   General Artist
This looks great :D I like how you draw your stars
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mikeomni Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Great idea, gorgeously executed.
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply fantastic !!! I love the details and how you made the light effects and gradients !! UNIQUE!!
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buttcheekss Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awesome picture. i like the atmosphere
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abigbat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic rendering, love the concept.
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AshRandom Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Is it a badass house made out of wood, or a spaceship?
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's a rusting ship that's being repaired.
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suumcuique Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist
Now that has some western-feeling. ;)
Firefly!:D
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It would seem that my recent road-trip to the western states paid off then!
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
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RichardChaplin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Cool piece, its got a nice atmosphere
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MouseDenton Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Nice!
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XxMowenxX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student General Artist
This is a really cool scene, I like the mood it evokes. Great work on rendering it.
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Mood is really what interests me in paintings I think, so I try to stress that idea in my work. Also thanks!
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y0j1m80 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
the coolest ever.
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Intox23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student
Favorited. This can't be described with Human words. Maybe: "Awesomegafantasticalorgasmatic".
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! Thanks.
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greymoonx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010   General Artist
You painted my paradise and didn't even know it ;3
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad it struck a chord with you!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is great! It's a little dark (which might be this monitor I've got) but I love the scene, and the idea. I bet the guy's got some stories to tell :D Faved... :+fav:
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm honored, thanks!
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
No problem - and I did look at it on a different monitor - it looks fine. This one here is just showing things too dark... Time to replace it ;)
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Jessisaurus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
this is really cool. i love the amount of detail you put into everything. very very nice.
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ljakva Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
awesome! i really like the rusty ship series.. tell us something more about the guy:)
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not much of a writer, and I really haven't thought too much about it. He's probably fixing it up so he can start his own courier service or something like that. Maybe he used to fly for some space liner company, and after retiring, got the urge to get in the cockpit again.
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ales-kotnik Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
great work on lighting!

Do you start with black&white?
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J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you- I don't.
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