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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.

Sadly, I've never played EVE Online, because of my stict "no MMORPG" policy. I tend to get addicted to things fairly easily. However, I did my homework on the EVEpedia website. I have to say I may make an exception to my rule soon. If the goal of this contest was to spread the word about how dynamic and intriguing the game is, you've at least convinced this concept artist.

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.
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
meh, thanks, but I'd rather just work for relic or ccp.
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
ProlificPen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I always try to be as original as possible, but comparisons will happen. I've heard great things about warhammer, but sadly I've never actually played it so your comparison falls on deaf ears I'm afraid. My schedule leaves little time for breaks, but when I can, I'm playing Skyrim these days.
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
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