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Rocinante by Norsehound Rocinante by Norsehound
It's been far too long since I drew anything in Photoshop.

Ex-Tachi. This is the ride of Jim Holden and his crew across the Scifi novel series of The Expanse. Formerly a martian torpedo boat attached to the Martian cruiser Donnager. Primary armament is missiles, but it does carry some point defenses.

This is how I saw her more or less when I was reading Leviathan's wake. It's a good book, but I really don't like the body horror that crops up in the book.

Maybe I'll finish and color it someday. Made some tweaks to the line art.
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reiphyr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
The bridge reminds me of Godzilla's face.  Love the RCS looking module. 
SomemuttupNorth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
You have no idea how long I've been waiting for fanart of The Expanse. Fantastic job.
seventhfleet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! hey I would like to see an rendition of the MRCN Donnager. 
armorclad Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Interface Designer
This is really great design! I would be interested to see how you envision the Donnager and Nauvoo.
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful, I love the engine section. 
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Dude, I'm reading  Cibola Burn right now. Adore the whole series. This is a damn fine vision of the Roci. I think you nailed it.

Any plans to do more stuff from the Expanse? I've yet to see anyone do a proper Martian "Yojimbo" mech. 
Norsehound Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
If I pick up Caliban's War I probably would. I was thinking about doing the Scopuli, the Anubis, or Tycho station.
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I would love to see you do anything else from the Expanse series. Think you'd do an awesome job. Cannot recommend Caliban's War enough. TBH, the whole space zombie  aspect of Leviathan Wakes was initially a downer for me too, but I hung in there for the superb characters, genuine dialogue, epic space opera -- and continue to feel rewarded.   

BTW, I recently read that the Roci is an atmosphere rated ship. Not sure if they mentioned this in previous books, or if you already considered that in your design. 
Norsehound Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
This Roci is a little more atmospherically friendly than another version I've seen…

I just didn't like the vivid scenes describing what happened on Eros. I have a vivid imagination and I don't react well to horror for that reason, so, yeah. I think I know where the horror parts are in Caliban's war and I still want to give it a shot. I just hope I can put the book down when I need to!
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I'm with you there. They describe the Roci as being mostly wedge shaped, which you got right and that design in the link just totally ignored. I saw it on the net before and wasn't a big fan. Really generic. 

Eros was gross. No doubt. Shouldn't be much of a spoiler, but there is a protomolecule monster in Caliban's war (hence caliban in the title). Nothing on the scale of the Gieger-esque bio-massacre on Eros tho. Mostly humans doing bad shit to humans.  But the best part IMO is the new characters they introduce. One shitkicker in particular stole my heart.  

As for putting the book down when you need to... no promises there. I blaze through these like no other. This is space crack for me. I bought Cibola Burn as a vacation book, and I'm forcing myself to stop reading it because I'm in danger of finishing before even leaving for the trip!   
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