Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Why I'm a slow worker...

I wanted an image of a small shuttle craft for Titan - not a spaceship, more of a VTOL people carrier, named Opis after Saturn's wife. It's going to be a tiny picture, about half the page wide and seven lines of text high. It's not even important, the odds are that the adventurers will never go near the damned thing.

The starting point was a small picture of a motorbike with an extreme fairing based on the drop tank from a Korean-war vintage fighter. That gave me the hull and windscreen. Removed the wheels, added a hatch, ladder, logo, wings from a Jet Provost, model aircraft landing skids, and some Edwardian polar explorers. Fiddled around with it. A lot.

The bastard took me two and a half fricking hours! And I'm still not 100% happy with it, but I think enough is enough, it's reached the point where more fiddling around will make it worse.

Update - here's another that corrects the missing shadows - I'm an idiot...

Tags: forgotten futures, rpg, stanley weinbaum

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