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Frigate by ZacharyMadere Frigate by ZacharyMadere
The second of the fighting ships deployed from the carrier ship. The frigate is the lightest and most maneuverable of the three classes, it's light weaponry and engine configuration reflect this idea. I started this ship like the cruiser, with custom shapes, finding a shape I liked, and expanding on it. This was my favorite of the three I did, I had a lot of fun working out the cockpit area and the details like RCS on the nose and small details like foil shielding and pipes. 
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Drakecreator Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely design <3
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screenscan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   Interface Designer
great work
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nylakers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
May I ask is this a 2D art or 3D render? Because if this 2D art, it is amazing.
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's 2D! Though I often paint over a 3D base so I dont have to worry about perspective or inventing lighting. It started as some black and white shapes and I added the volume of some basic shapes like cylinders and boxes over it, you just keep working from larger volumes to progressively smaller ones until you need to add color to bring out your design. Pick up Scott Robertson's How to Draw, it has a great breakdown of all these skills!
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Icelus72 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
ChaosInStillness is correct. When I saw the name, I was thinking it would be something along the lines of a Fleet Escort vessel, not a fighter craft. When I looked at the pic for a bit, the name "Sparrow" came to my head. But that's just me. I would definitely think about a name change. Otherwise, fantastic looking craft.
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sparrow would be a fitting name, thanks for looking!
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ChaosInStillness Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
This is a very interesting design from what I can see. Good lines and an interesting color palette. You might want to come up with a more creative name though. When I saw the title Frigate I was expecting a larger ship than a fighter. Frigates are a class of ship that generally are well armed (like guided-missile cruisers) and perform fleet or convey escort duties. Maybe think of a theme, like animals (Tiger, Raptor, etc...) or purpose for the name (Strike Fighter, Space Superiority, Bomber, etc...).
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think it looks like a bumblebee or something. The client called it a frigate, and I do agree that it looks a bit small to be called one, but maybe when more for the project is released it will have a better name. Anyways thanks for looking!
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Person that is paying the bills calls it a Frigate then its a Frigate with a smile.  Neat looks ship not matter what you call it.
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha exactly, thanks!!
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kheng Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice design, I can see a sense of realism in the components when i compare them to existing space hardware :)
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ZacharyMadere Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I referenced apollo engines and fighter jets a lot for this craft.
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kheng Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh i see cool :)
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