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Ancient Tree-ship by kryoth Ancient Tree-ship by kryoth
I guess I'm on a bit of a spaceship trip lately... This is loosely inspired by the book Hyperion, although the tree-ship there is a whole other animal.
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
sweet
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SciFiRocker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Wow!
A great picture of the Treeship Yggdrasill :)
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grote-design Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
looks awesome! it kinda reminds me of the latest star treck movie ... :)
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My16bitbrain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Writer
Love this one - its a really unique looking ship!
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DelaLierrevert Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
The Dan Simmons's Hyperion?
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W3relegion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
i like this its going to give me dreams tonight, you know when images give you dream ideas and theyre good
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ephemeralstorm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Now that. That is cool. Especially the exhaust in its purpleness. So cool. Love all the motion.
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stardrag Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
hey, are you going for the eve online ship making competition?
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:iconkryoth:
kryoth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I've actually done a bunch of thumbnails in a sketchbook, dialing in on a design... Hopefully I have time to put it together.
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mindtricks420 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing job! The Hyperion Cantos are the best books ever.
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kryoth Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, definitely some of my favorite sci-fi.
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stardrag Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Oh, I get what you mean! The original one had leaves and rotated, right? Yours is like a smoother/sleeker version than the one in the book. Ever think of drawing it just like the book? lol, that would take a while. I just love the shape and glow of the engines. When I think of the tree ship, I can help but tink of roots when I see the strands of light coming out of the engines.
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kryoth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Yeah, from what I understand in the book, those tree-ships were pretty much just trees with "Hawking drives" that powered them, whatever that means... Kinda crazy if you ask me, but eh, it's sci-fi.
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stardrag Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
lmao! I'm gonna write a book where you don't need to say "eh", you'll be like "oh...he actually explained it!" But I have to admit, I'm reading the book just for the fact that it has a freaking tree ship.
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jagrier Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Writer
This is an very intriguing piece, which gives a more unique perspective on space travel. Actually, I like the ambiguity in what the ship might be made of, although I at first thought 'tree' later I wondered about 'rock' like some others who commented. I don't think plant life clinging to the outside is necessary, though it would be another interesting spin. Faved.
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kryoth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Thank you very much for the feedback! I kinda want to do another iteration of this at some point... Right now I feel like it's just a giant tree-stump with nonsensical fins floating in space, but I'm glad others find it interesting as is!
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great work, several the engines
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kryoth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thank you!
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
May I use this in a video? If so I will give you credit if you want it so
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kryoth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
What kind of video? I don't mind if it's not for commercial/profit purposes.
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Well its a non commercial video that is basically a music video to a song, I show images of what is similar to what I see in my mind's eye when i listen to the song. Does that explain it for you? :)
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kryoth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Sounds pretty cool! Yeah, feel free to use my image, but I'd appreciate a reference to kryoth.com in case you become rich and famous :)
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Certainly =) that is your mainpage, right?
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kryoth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Yeap. Good luck!
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Thank you :)
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CyberRaven Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
totally awe inspiring-i've seen bio or organic type ships before-heck even i do them-with animal like patterns or scaling on them, but never anything like this before, with a wood look, brings a new meaning to the word driftwood, hehe, and yes the engine exhaust is equally cool.
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kryoth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Haha, thank you very much! This was something completely different for me too :)
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CDS-03 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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kryoth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thank you :D
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CDS-03 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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redbeardcreator Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just spectacular :wow:. The various exhaust ports are inspired. The texturing on the ship is detailed to just the right level. And I love the background, especially the ring around that planet.

I haven't been commenting on deviations lately...but I had to here!
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kryoth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Thank you very much! I'm truly humbled to see such positive comments, gives me all the more desire to get better :)
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redbeardcreator Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling.

But it really is a good work. And a very good design.
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Delta-Hexagon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Actually when I first saw it it screamed stone to me instead of tree but hey, who am I to say? It could probably use some rogue strands of tree stuff, like roots or something, coming off in areas. Or maybe that would make it look like moss covered rock to me. Either way it looks awesome, and that exhaust, oh dear god that exhaust is bloody wicked. It looks like its making its own nebula in order to propel it forward. I like that.
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kryoth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Haha yeah, I could've done a better job of designing the ship to be more like a tree - the fins in particular don't make sense to me, and like you said, some stands/branches/etc. would've helped. Thank you very much for the feedback!
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sanmonku Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
nice ship ! and nice engine ! the background is not my fav color :)
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kryoth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Thanks! Yeah, I should've played around with hue/saturation a bit on the background...
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voidrunner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
you really nailed the in-space-feel. i really dig the engine exhaust. it's pretty interesting. the ship itself has a lot of texture. if you ignore the bottom fins, it looks a lot like a tree. the swirling light of the nebula really sells the whole image.
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kryoth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Haha now that you mention it, the fins look really out of place here with a tree theme, oh well :) Thank you very much for the feedback, I really appreciate it!
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
wow cool!
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kryoth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Спасибо :)
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syptonrevamp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Interface Designer
This is beautiful! There seems like there could be a cool story in this. Nice composition.
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kryoth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Thanks! Yeah, I think the fact that there was a bit of inspiration from a book really helped me here.
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madzalittlepungk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I would write a criticque if i could.
This is amazing.
The lighgt is beutiful and the
movement of the picture is amazing.
the shape is awesome and the colors are perfect. 5 stars :)
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kryoth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Wow thank you very much! :D
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madzalittlepungk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserve it!
ur welcome!
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