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SavePoint - FlightDeck by fredrin SavePoint - FlightDeck by fredrin
Here is the finished version of the Flght Deck illustration, COPIC colored.  Asako does actually look surprisingly haunting floating back there behind Kimiko.  It was a good experiment in trying for a more dynamically lit scene - not 100% successful, but going in the right direction.  Starting to get better at adding density and color depth.

The one thing in this drawing I really want to explore further is that Heads Up Display using customized Nixie tubes to put information in front of the pilot.  An interestingly retro tech idea that I think I will try drawing more detail on sometime in the future.

The original art for this drawing is up in the MegaGear store here:…

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hrhtomas Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Now you've got me thinking about a HUD that works like an old school, hand held, electronic game that uses a series of blinking LEDs to simulate moving dots.
SogenSamurai Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The primitive HUD design is cool but I'm struggling to figure out how it would work. The bulbs don't appear to be in any kind of pattern to discern information. Perhaps smaller bulbs, and chambers surrounded by mirrors to focus the light more onto the glass panel, as the current design would leave you with a glowing panel which would just ruin visibility. I think it's an awesome idea in general though. I'd love to see it further developed. :)
Shohndon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Love this sketching style! Great warm colors too. 
DarkeAngel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017   General Artist
I think sharper contrasts in the shadows and light would be more effective. If they're night-flying, all that light in the cockpit would drown out any visuals from outside with the glare. Really most of the cockpit would be black, with only the barest features of the crew would be made out from the glow of the instruments. (Nice use of the Nixie tube tho)
Of course, from an illustration stand-point, the only problem with that is you'd miss out all the glorious detail you put into the structure of the cockpit...I really like the cramped vibe.

A stellar image as always, and I'm really enjoying this mini-series of (steam-punk? Gas-punk? :p ) bomber crew art.
Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Filmographer
I am glad I run into your work. You really come a long way ever since you start megatokyo with your friend.
GudServo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Always reminds me of Game Metal Slug, Love ur style
darth603 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
So if they can use nixie tubes, is their language kinda glyphic like Japanese (or more likely, the Predator language we saw in the original movie)?
GIRAFFEislife Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ecuasage Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
On the thumbnail, I thought maybe I was looking at the Millennium Falcon cockpit. :)

Very well done!
akimoto5 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The art style reminds megatokyo manga
fredrin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I admit, it does look like the rest of my work.  Been trying to look BETTER than the old comic work, but I seem to be stuck with the same general look and feel :)
Mage-the-Observer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Writer
I do wonder what fresh problem Yaku there has to report. I can only assume something broke down again.
fredrin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
"Captain, are we there yet? I gotta pee."
Mage-the-Observer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Writer
"Just open the bomb bay doors and make it rain. Don't fall out, please."
AL-818 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really an impressive piece!
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