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Repairs in the Key of 0g, in color by Sabakakrazny Repairs in the Key of 0g, in color by Sabakakrazny
Pen and Ink, digitally colored in Photoshop 7

Sushi works in the cargo bay of one of the vast freighters plying the Imperial starlanes. Typical of a starjack - a wandering crewman who basically travels from ship to ship - Sushi is working on a rather decrepit and well worn tramp freighter. Here she works in zero G doing some sort of adjustment while the vessel's cargo hold is dark and in zero gravity - so, likely either power leads, or as the warning sign on the access panel indicates more likely fiber optic control systems.

It's workup of an idea from a while back. I flubbed a bit and decided, what the hell, lets do it old style. For me, that's a bit more old school that it might seem - as I have HD and my physicality fails, its harder to do traditional methods, and this was an exercise to just tough it out and see if I still could. Took almost two days to execute but I'm generally happy with the results.

On a side note, as Arcas Arts can attest, my idea of old school also shows in the style and execution, as I wanted to recapture my old style of work - back then my only concession o tools was a choice on my part, to use only found objects - a straightedge was usually a cheap school ruler, a curve might be a piece of packaging. circle gauges were more likely to be various can lids.

However, more often, I simply did the whole thing freehand. In this case, its all freehand, barring the use of a old credit card for the straighter lines

having gotten the teeth in the bit I couldn't leave well enough along, and a heavy almost 14 hour session later, its finally in color. I built a variety of logos and graphics, to add a touch of neatness, plus a variety of textures , from metal to the T shirt design courtesy of Hello Kittys website ( it was a packing paper, IIRC)
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:iconfoolsightblind:
Love this!...the contrast between concept and technique is really great :)
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:iconenoa79:
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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Joey1058 Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coloring goes above and beyond amazing!
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:iconemperorkalan:
Apparently LCARS displays remain popular long after the 24th century.
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DrOfDemonology Feb 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Awesomeness. 'Nuff said :D
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:iconfarwanderer:
Love the colors. It scares me that 'Hello Kitty' will survive a couple thousand years in the future. I don't think the vargr would approve. ;)

Great work. Love your Traveller work!
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Arcas-Art Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure the Aslan would be any happier with it?? ;p
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:icontruezealot:
This is awesome! I already liked the black-and-white version, but all those details make it even better.
Great work!
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