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WIP-ArcherScout plans by Norsehound
WIP-ArcherScout plans
I've been reading David Mack's Exellent Vanguard series (What I can find of it anyway), and it's been encouraging some thoughts of adapting the Edge of the Empire system to Star Trek. Following -that-, I wanted to try understanding some of the floorplans Masao Okazaki created for this ship my making something a little more definitive.
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SmithJohnson logo by Norsehound
SmithJohnson logo
Tried a warm pallet to suggest money and coinage. Went with clean vectors for a corporate image, but went with an abstract bias for variation.
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Star Trek: Armada by Norsehound
Star Trek: Armada
See I need diversity in my portfoilo because if I don't go out of my way to make it, this is typically what I end up with...

Any of you guys try Armada? It's Fantasy Flight's newest game and it's a capital ship combat space game. Players set commands up to three turns ahead for their ships, go back and forth with them, attack and secure objectives. It's worth looking into! Naturally with my disappointment over Attack Wing, as soon as I read the particulars about Armada, I knew I would be porting into this system. This project sprang into being almost overnight and these cards took about two days of work, in between studying, work, and other projects I'm working on.

Since I can adapt the trek styles really successfully to make aestheitc and tasteful design choices I should somehow display this for real world projects. Which is where I need to go, because as awesome as this is am I going to get a stable job doing this?

(If you are some board gaming company and find my work, I'd be glad to talk to you, since I seem to do this naturally anyway!).
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One year more around the sun huh?

Still chasing the programming tiger. I'm actually having fun with it! But I'm still not near being an industry level programmer, and I think I want to get back into graphic design for a day job while taking programming classes at night. I'm feeling beached at retail, and since I think my design skills are great enough for me to blink and come up with something (or so I feel), I need to start showing that in something other than the video gaming/science-fiction/computer niche I've set myself into.

I found a site, briefbox, which has an interesting premise. These are open design proposals not attached to anything and just there for designers to practice with. They are similar to other kinds of design briefs you'd typically find in the industry. I find it's easier for me to be creative when I have some kind of restriction... being too open with no direction is, appropriately enough, disorienting. I feel like I need practical real-world things in my portfolio if I'm gonna show of my skills to people outside of that science fiction gaming bubble.

Also, anyone know what the design world is like up in Portland? I've been visiting there recently and it seems like a nice place. My lady and I both like the pacific north west, and it would be nice to find a place for both of us up there.
  • Listening to: Retro New Wave
  • Reading: The Historical Atlas of the Bible
  • Watching: Danger 5
  • Playing: FFG's Star Wars: Armada
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk
oneShotLogo by Norsehound
oneShotLogo
Made a discovery recently, Briefbox.

Trying to get back into the graphic design trade. I'm stuck in retail, when I'm really good enough to blink and I get design ideas. It's time to prove it and try to push out of this science fiction gaming design box I've put myself in. It's cool, but not practical, and I definitely need practical if I want a real job in designing.
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One year more around the sun huh?

Still chasing the programming tiger. I'm actually having fun with it! But I'm still not near being an industry level programmer, and I think I want to get back into graphic design for a day job while taking programming classes at night. I'm feeling beached at retail, and since I think my design skills are great enough for me to blink and come up with something (or so I feel), I need to start showing that in something other than the video gaming/science-fiction/computer niche I've set myself into.

I found a site, briefbox, which has an interesting premise. These are open design proposals not attached to anything and just there for designers to practice with. They are similar to other kinds of design briefs you'd typically find in the industry. I find it's easier for me to be creative when I have some kind of restriction... being too open with no direction is, appropriately enough, disorienting. I feel like I need practical real-world things in my portfolio if I'm gonna show of my skills to people outside of that science fiction gaming bubble.

Also, anyone know what the design world is like up in Portland? I've been visiting there recently and it seems like a nice place. My lady and I both like the pacific north west, and it would be nice to find a place for both of us up there.
  • Listening to: Retro New Wave
  • Reading: The Historical Atlas of the Bible
  • Watching: Danger 5
  • Playing: FFG's Star Wars: Armada
  • Drinking: Chocolate Milk

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Michael Ptak
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Cr1zza Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello Norse, been a long time lurker back from Chromes Legacy days over at Relic Boards...
I've recently started to write some fanfic, maybe you wanna take a look at it?
cr1zza.deviantart.com/art/Not-…
Cheers
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Hey there, since Homeworld Remastered is out, I've gotten back to drawing spaceships. This coming monday I'll be posting a design and if you want you can scrutinize it so I can make them better.
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JameyoftheMegacosmos Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Hey there!

I noticed how we have similar interests. Gaming, some anime, and even original or fanfiction stuff!

Maybe can discuss more some time!
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lil-puppy23 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
:party:
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Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Hope you've been doing well!
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
Here's your gift: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wLYvT… ;)
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Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Happy birthday!
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psychonator17 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just to make clear: Mariachimon consist of Ludicolo and Maracti.
Right. Now that that's settled:


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*A WILD BAND OF MARIACHIMON APPEARED*

ONE. TWO. THREE. FOUR.
♪ HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FROM ALL OF US TO YOU
WE WISH IT WAS OUR BIRTHDAY, SO WE WOULD PARTY TOO ♪
♪ HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
WE WISH IT WAS OUR BIRTHDAY, SO WE WOULD PARTY TOO ♪
HEY!!

*Mariachimon disappear into the ether*

In case that song made no sense whatsoever, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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xbox-3 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Here's a happy birthday a bit early, so that I don't miss it. :)
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