Mining Platform by Kixum ()
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There is a painting behind Captain Picard's desk in his quarters Star Trek the Next Generation which I have always had a fascination with. I have been watching the series again and the painting came to my attention so I tried to reproduce it in some general form. It is quite challenging to find a reference for the image. I don't know who the original artist is but whomever it may be, I provide credit to them for the original.
So, what is it? I have no idea. I have decided to call it a mining platform in orbit somewhere.
This image is realized in three stages. The first stage is to render the blue clouds/nebulas with the three moons. Lighting is unique to this stage.
The second stage is the larger foreground moon and it's exaggerated atmosphere which has a second set of lighting impacts.
The third stage is the platform itself which again has an entirely separate lighting setup.
All 100% Carrara, everything modeled by me.
Some adjustments and corrections were made in Paint Shop Pro.
This is a very "artistic" piece in that the lighting and the modeling is designed more for visual impact than realism or lighting consistency. Came out cool though!