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Departure Escort by Drell-7 Departure Escort by Drell-7
The New Orleans was designed by arcass, my collaborator on the Leonov series and a dear friend of too many years.
This was my contribution to the 2008 Traveller calendar. I had worked for quite a while on getting the New Orleans just right, consulting with arc, and was very happy her first print production was in the calendar Andrew Boulton at Traveller 3D does every year, all proceeds going to charity. I got to contribute two pieces to this years!

So here we see two small SDBs escorting civilian ships through a traffic corridor that passes close to the main population centers of the ocean-world Marianus, the four enormous arcologies in the background.

Thanks for taking a look!
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool design and very colorful !
Zoidbert Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
This is wonderful; reminds me of the old "Terran Trade Authority" books from my childhood.
Applebe-1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Top ship in frame,o.k. . Red ship design, nicely done.
peterrearick Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I really like the bright colors and the composition here. The colors remind me of my flights over the Caribbean.
And I just love that sporty little red hot rod on the lower left. Are there any other images of that one?
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a very nice picture, I love the spacecraft design and rendering =D
My only problem comes from the background, it's quite difficult to give a scale to the building and I tend to see them as quite small, I would have add some details around, like ships to help giving a scale.
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this based on the Megatraveller RPG?

This is fantastic - my kind of art - colourful, strong, bold, simple yet evocative.

Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I guess you could say it's "based on (the) MegaTraveller (universe)", but the subject may be more evocative of the original Traveller. Certainly the ship that I designed is aimed at the era and I think Drell-7 tried to capture more of a "sci-fi trading sense of wonder" in the image rather than "an interstellar empire reeling under civil war".
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see - well its a magnificent piece I tell you that!

Also VERY stewart Cowley!
Kalshion Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is beautiful, love the look :D
karanua Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colourful, a megacorp merchant line ship too I see, no independants have a Limited Imperial Charter lol
Nice use of existing models too, the SDBs look like UN Spacey ships sans gun wing pods (that space colony scene that used to ship with lightwave :D
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