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SW: Armada - Corellian Conflict Map DKAr ver by Norsehound SW: Armada - Corellian Conflict Map DKAr ver :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 18 5 Fractured Space Fanart - Conundrum class by Norsehound Fractured Space Fanart - Conundrum class :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 45 7 PattyCB by Norsehound PattyCB :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 10 2 CC-3SP Antelope by Norsehound CC-3SP Antelope :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 123 11 StarCruiser Ships by Norsehound StarCruiser Ships :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 22 4 KR-14 Units by Norsehound KR-14 Units :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 83 5 AON-993B Kikxs by Norsehound AON-993B Kikxs :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 109 9 IyassadeFleet by Norsehound IyassadeFleet :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 80 5 Somtaaw Command Frigate2 by Norsehound Somtaaw Command Frigate2 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 56 13 WIP Tiir 3 by Norsehound WIP Tiir 3 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 10 7 WIP Tiir 2 by Norsehound WIP Tiir 2 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 20 6 WIP - Tiir by Norsehound WIP - Tiir :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 20 2 Frerrn Issen-Class Carrier by Norsehound Frerrn Issen-Class Carrier :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 57 10 HWM3 - WIP - Other Empires by Norsehound HWM3 - WIP - Other Empires :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 34 7 Angel Moon Variations V3 by Norsehound Angel Moon Variations V3 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 119 12 Silverfish by Norsehound Silverfish :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 20 9

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SW: Armada - Corellian Conflict Map DKAr ver
Haven't posted much recently, mostly because I have commissions and tangents like this one I get sidetracked on. I'm also trying to figure out how to approach the job market...again....

Deliberately tried to follow the simple iconography set down by BLIND Ltd for Rogue one. It's brilliant and follows the conventions of the original trillogy well. Since I'm a bit of a minimalist, I thought I'd give it a go.
Hi all,

I've got some free time now, so I'm open for commissions again! Lemmie know if you want to see some art from me, hit me up at
Fractured Space Fanart - Conundrum class
Recently I've been into Fractured Space, a space combat single-ship semi-simulator game pitting awesome ships against one another. It's got all the bits of all the popular science fiction in there, though more biased towards the B5/Farscape style of dynamics, I think? Either way, it's awesome.

A thread exists on their forums for alternate manufacturers beyond the three. On an impulse I whipped this up. 41 minutes. Photoshop, Illustrator
Small sketch. Did it a while ago, not sure why I didn't upload it then.
CC-3SP Antelope
While Muscle Metal has been a primary driving mechanic behind how Axels work, this area of machine development rarely advanced in the years since the development of the Axel. Attempts to refine the material usually went in the method of exploring more composite materials, typically making heavier and bulkier fibers that are usually employed by heavy Axels. Nearly all development on the subject came to a halt when the UEPC began regulating Axel development.

A few corporations have ignored this mandate however, and in doing so one of them made a breakthrough. Lymat technologies experimented with advanced polymers to create the first hybrid material to Muscle Metal in axel development. The concept was proven after a fasion on the 97S Lique design, and Lymat pushed the technologies further with a new musculature system. The result is a seemingly organic bundle of Muscle Metal material that has nearly the pliability of tissue, making the material slightly more robust and self-healing over traditional Muscle Metal mixtures.

The UEPC was not aware of these designs until the concept was already proven and demonstrated. As a gesture of reconciliation Lymat offered the design to the UEPC armed forces with a powerful sensor suite purchased from Mitoh industries in Japan. Combining the sensor platform with one of the fastest leg actuator units on land, the result is a very potent and fast scout Axel. The UEPC accepted the gesture, though only half-heartedly. The units were far more expensive than the IL-22s already pressed in the scout role. A few Antelopes were employed, and typically among elite units to replace the IL-22s operating beside the KR-19s.

As Lymat approached the UEPC, quite a few of the designers disappeared, hoping to avoid the fate of Boez-Maus employees also "detained" by the government. These designers went underground and formed a conduit between Lymat and the Pirate Axel industry, covertly selling the Antelope on the pirate market. Many have since become part of the Global Resistance movement. The unit pictured is one available on the pirate market.

Lastly a civilian model exists. With the sensor cluster removed, the "Walking Pod" is referred to as the CC-3U "Bambi". Six of these very expensive walkers have been purchased by Entertainer Chalie Everem, who has them arranged in a dancing Chorus Line on the Reno entertainment strip. The routine is as amusing as it is absurd to behold, especially since the units are styled with fishnets on the legs and bright red shoes.


A re-work of a drawing I had sitting for a while, worked it in between working on some commissions.

Here's a bit of serious thinking for my watchers of DA.

So... putting it succinctly I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for a career . I look at the kinds of things I do when I have the time and I know I like drawing/creating. I'd like very much to have a career where I do this all the time.

When I was in high school I knew I wanted to be a concept artist, specifically a mechanical designer similar to the likes of Kunio Okawara and Hajime Katoki. That's what I grew up wanting to do and how I developed artistically. I know that I'm an illustrator, not a digital artist, so while I can't paint as well as Ukitakumuki or some of my other sources of inspiration, I know I can at least do line artwork like Katoki or Genocidalpenguin and then color in my artwork.

But... Is there a place where I can do this vehicle lineart and coloring for a career? I'm talking beyond commissions artwork, because I don't really put myself out there as much as I should for that kind of thing and would like to find a steady job doing this.

In Japan it feels like Mechanical Designers of anime are a recognized career in the industry there, and if I were there it would be the thing I would be doing. But what's the equivalent in the west?
  • Listening to: Retro New Wave
  • Reading: The Historical Atlas of the Bible
  • Watching: Danger 5
  • Playing: FFG's Star Wars: Armada
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk


Michael Ptak
United States
Graphic Designer, artist, imaginative. The Right Place is somewhere creative.


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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D
Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday :)
Gaboris Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the good work. :)
ARGHouse Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday man!
Gemini-44 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
Luiz-Paulo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Hello Friend. I'm looking for artists who want to collaborate in a 3D MMO game that I and some friends are developing and I liked some of your works. Would you be interested in?
Norsehound Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
I can tell you I'm interested in hearing more of the details. Go ahead and drop me a note or shoot an email to
Luiz-Paulo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
I sent you a note.
Raptor-Shadow Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2016   Digital Artist
I love love love love your Homeworld Maps, one of my major inspirations to get into Sci-Fi space mapping.

Cool to see your other works too, it's been a long time since I've been to relicnews!
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