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SW: Armada - Corellian Conflict Map DKAr ver by Norsehound SW: Armada - Corellian Conflict Map DKAr ver :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 20 6 Fractured Space Fanart - Conundrum class by Norsehound Fractured Space Fanart - Conundrum class :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 47 7 PattyCB by Norsehound PattyCB :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 10 2 CC-3SP Antelope by Norsehound CC-3SP Antelope :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 127 11 StarCruiser Ships by Norsehound StarCruiser Ships :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 22 4 KR-14 Units by Norsehound KR-14 Units :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 88 5 AON-993B Kikxs by Norsehound AON-993B Kikxs :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 113 9 IyassadeFleet by Norsehound IyassadeFleet :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 88 6 Somtaaw Command Frigate2 by Norsehound Somtaaw Command Frigate2 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 57 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 61 10 HWM3 - WIP - Other Empires by Norsehound HWM3 - WIP - Other Empires :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 35 7 Angel Moon Variations V3 by Norsehound Angel Moon Variations V3 :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 125 12 Silverfish by Norsehound Silverfish :iconnorsehound:Norsehound 20 9

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Hi all,

Apologies for being vanishingly absent. I've finally been employed in a real job since February, which leaves me little time for much else. Then again there isn't much that I've completed artistically since then to really post here.
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
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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