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EVE Contest Jovian Vision by ProlificPen EVE Contest Jovian Vision by ProlificPen
I was overwhelmingly excited about this contest since designing science fiction craft is probably my favorite thing in the world to do.

For this contest I looked at some of the ships already in the game and how they have definite visual motifs based on their respective races. The ones I was immediately drawn to were the Jovian ships. As I understand it they are a mysterious NPC race of people, with technology that far eclipses any of the other races. I fell in love with the organic, possibly, sea creature inspired lines of the vessels. Luckily, I also noticed that many of the ship classes are currently vacant for this race; such as the battlecruiser class, the role this ship is meant to fill. It's length and abilities would fit somewhere in between the Jovian Phantom and the Eidolon.

As always, I tried my best to keep in mind some of the elements of design while working on this. Form, rhythm, harmony, unity, symmetry, color, texture, flow. The end result is supposed to evoke mystery, beauty, nature, and terror.

The name "Vision" fits in with the supernatural naming scheme of the Jovian race. It comes from the captain of the first vessel to have seen the ship. He wrote in his diary, "It emerged from the violet Magelanic clouds like a strange vision, then vanished as quickly as it came...". It's Jovian name is at this time, unknown.

Little else is known about the ship other than it is powered by some sort of transphasic cyclical reactor that uses a dark mater hybrid fuel thought to have been extinct following the creation of the universe.

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Dryson1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Such talent should not be wasted.

Set your course to or Homeworld:Complex to put your talents to work in a Homeworld Mod.
Shadewolfe117 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
:/ I wish i could fly this ship. It looks so amazing
jacobpthomas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
awsome work reminds me of the eldar craft ship from warhammer 40k
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jacobpthomas Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
no worries im waiting for my commission to roll in then its of to the local game shop to purchase skyrim :)
but regardless off comparisions good work
S-c-r-e-a-m-e-r Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist
wow i'd love to fly this ship when i restart playing eve
EndlessChronicles Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful design... Good job! :thumbsup:
FeiMey Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't know if that was mentionned but there's a little mistake : Legth - > Length from the informations on the right.
Anyway very nice work.
ProlificPen Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for catching that. I wish photoshop had spell check
DrysonBennington Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Once again another awesome design that would fit into a new type of species emerging from a wormhole to find that New Eden was not desolate.
Chomz-Athena Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what are the prerequisites for flying this.... @@"
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
work for ccp.
Chomz-Athena Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah right XD
Wolfen150 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is my favorite design out of the semi-finalists bar none. However I wouldn't want to have it in the game, considering it's a jovian ship and I'd never be able to fly it. By the way, my friend says it looks like a whale.
Southbournechild27 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Nice drawing, it reminds me of a scorpion
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Southbournechild27 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
a scorpion (the animal) soz for the confusion, thought it looked cool anyway
Sentinall77 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
It's got that shape of a particular Caldari Frigate, and yet looks very nicely design with a great deal of style to it like Gallente,
very nice ship
slap-you-in-public Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Really cool, good job. C:
MenachemSchmuel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
The thing about Jovians is that their ships are superpowered. Players literally cannot fly their ships, nor do we ever see them (unless we are on the test server, in which case CCP employees will occasionally undock Jovian ships).
As I recall, there was once a time when, after being undocked on a test server, a single Jovian battleship was easily holding up against a sizeable fleet. He barely dipped to 75% shields. So, since they would unbalance the game so badly, they're just not available.
That's probably one of CCP's main reasons for not picking your ship.
Yuuki-Katana Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I was very hoping to see you in the top 3 winners, but congrats nonetheless !! and I hope CCP contacts you with a nice offer for your beautiful ship !
2dazed Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome display & layout!
Skrayle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
WHOAH. I love how the design incorporates a lot of nice curves, instead of being all hard-edged. It looks like it belongs in a forest or something :P And the coloring is amazing :la:
Extraxi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
You nailed the Jovian profile, looks very alien and mysterious...
Vaghauk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
congrats on being semi finalist!!!! hope you win!
Tar-Minastir Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just for designing a Jovian Battlecruiser, you must win!!! :evillaugh:

And it certainly fits in well with the other Jovian ships...:dance:
nikifun Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best in this contest!
Mecinia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Its a nice ship design, but to date I don't think us players can use any Jovian ships so is this what the Jovians come to shoot us in?
insanechild-point2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I wouldn't mind being shot if it was by this ship... At least you can say you were killed by something truly beautiful! :party:
cbs-designs Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
i would fly this...
mi2x Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student
Zhifay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
It's really pretty, although i don't know how could it fly? It's so long...anyway, it looks really cute from the front, it looks like a bee for me, so cute :iconiheartitplz:
Destinyeyes1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I wonder if CCP will really pick a design for the NPC Jovians?
I heard they were looking T3 frigates... Or cruisers..?

This is freakin' gorgeous, by the way <3
steppingskyward Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the way the whole ship seems to kinda flow..and it does definitly look like a sea beastiie :woohoo:
forte805 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
This is the very embodiment of Jovian style ships. Well done.

Pitty if you win though, we'll never get to fly it
x002 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
prety awsome, i love it :D reminds me to de goliath of the "dark orbit" game
Drain08 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Amazing Jovian Battlecruiser...

Maaan, I so wish you did Amarr, Caldari, Minmatar or Gallente one instead :laughing:

good job
Isifleyra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Woa this is the best of the group of semi-finalists...i hope you win!


Isifleyra :rose:
Kolia91 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Awesome job on a Jove ship. I've played eve and like you said, alot of the jove ships arent really represented. Still its really cool to see a jove ship appear here. It may not be pilotable by players, it'd still be cool to see running around the space XP
anamahmoud Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Diavolus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Semi-finals, well earned! One of my two favourites, depending on those that made it to this point!

What I really love about this design is it's organic look. I've always liked ships, that looked like they could move fast in a planetary atmosphere as well, a lot more than others, and you definitely scored here :D

I think it's funny that it actually looks like some futuristic handgun, most likely an energy weapon... Was that intended when you started doing this, or just a coincident?

Now what I'm a little concerned about is the thin look... Of course it's neat and sexy like hell, but if we think about it, a regular battle cruiser is designed to deal with high damage in both directions... I know it's not possible in EVE, but still, imagine this ship is caught between to enemy battle cruisers, and both focus their fire on the two most thin parts, it wouldn't take long and this ship would be divided to three pieces...

Please don't think that I want to badmouth your ship - I really love it! But these are the thoughts that came up my mind within seconds, when I saw it...
SpoonBasim Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Love it, one of my 3 that deserve to be here expect for one flaw: We cant's flies thieees! Jovian Cruiser lvl 4 is required to fly battle cruisers!!! And such a skill does not exist, (curse you ccp, maybe due to this awsome ship you will add them finally!) but its still win.
krickettt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Congrats on getting in the semis! I thank you very much for doing your homework. For never playing EVE, you've hit the Jovian style pretty spot on! I know there's a big fiasco going on with how the judges judged the contest, but we EVE players want the best ship we can get, especially when the 1st place winner gets their ship put in-game.

Your ship was one of two that I felt deserved to be in the top 15 semi-finalists (the judges failed hard... not that the entries were bad, just others more fitting for EVE). I commend you on your homework and studying of our fair game background! Now if only the Jove were a playable race....
ShadowHyperreal Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
All the controversy surrounding the judging (that does not, I believe, apply to your entry, as it does belong without any problems in the EVE-verse), I am very happy that you made it to the semi-finals. This ship was always on my top-10. Shame it's Jovian and I can't use it! Damn it CCP, make the Jovians accessible!

On a lighter note, if your ship was a real woman, I'd date her LOL.
ShadowHyperreal Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Typo. Meant to write "All the controversy surrounding the judging aside". D'oh...
Yuuki-Katana Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I hope you win this. Your entry is co cool, and I could see Jovians adding this vessel to their collection ^^ Too bad that it's Jovian in a way, because we may never get to catch a glipmse of it in game... Regardless, best of luck o7 :)
Immortelle Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on being the Semi-finalist. Loved your design since the beginning and I think you have a fair chance for winning eventually. Best of luck! :)
starfantazy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i love how easy on the eyes this one is..
larqven Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Nice, credible, alien looking ship!
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