I have removed a number of older images, work in progress of the USS Enterprise and such which have never had any trafic worth mentioning, along with my shift away from Star Trek and other franchies like Blakes’7 which was a great distraction away from ST I have spent far to long in that universe to the point I have Star Trek fatigue, my focus will be for my own designs like the Halcyon ship, I had in mind to design a mothership for this, and currently racking my brain to remember the ideas I had at the time.
In my imagination I thought along the lines of a huge design, a few miles long design perhaps never to return to Earth once launched, a generation ship. And this Halcyon ships/shuttles would act like Space1999 Eagles 🙂 the shape of the cockpit windows now make sense, yes! (Londo Mollari voice)
Will I hope to have some early designs posted asap.
Two subjects in one morning, what a day, if your old enough some might remember the Atari game Asteroids, while I was rendering another image with this background by Graham Gazzard aka GrahamTG (you can find his art on Deviantart).
I remember my Halcyon design having the same shape as the old game Asteriods by Atari from 1979, I remember playing that game a lot as a young fella, not on the console at home but in arcades, my father managed one in the late 70s and early 80s so I’d grab the keys and click in as many credits I liked.
I am returning to my own concept designs now, I have wanted to design and build the mother ship for this design, I might even refin the Halcyon design a little, this design is also for sale on my gumroad page
More Blake’s 7 renderings Liberator and Federation Persuit ships and one with the London, the Liberator is scaled at 780 m, if you look at one of the image’s with the approching London you can see a 6ft crewman.
Also playing with background planet and nebula art created by friends who are kind enough to share, Ali Ries, Graham Gazzard whose work never fail to inspire and delight.
Large images once you click on them, none of the compression of facebook.
I finally completed my Jules Verne “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” Nautilus design, I took some time to think over and finish it.
I also had it printed, A1 size poster and I am well pleased, just need to have it framed, I am loading a small sample and a link to anyone who like to have it, I have recived requests from time to time for this, including in French, Itailan, Russian and I will add Spanish.
One of the most magnificent rooms on the Nautilus is the drawing room/salon/museum, ten meters long, six wide, and five high. This incredible room contained an organ, an art collection of great value and very large number of marine specimens. There was also a fountain made from a shell about two meters across
Artist : Painting and year completed So being the obsessive chap I can be with some designs, I tried to find artist and painting suggested by Verne, though these painting are in museums collections around the world and are not entombed with the Captain and Nautilus for eternity beneath a volcanic island Here is the list of artist and works I used, I tried to keep them all in a time frame that they where collected just before Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story and his faithful servant Conseil and Canadian Ned Land boarded the Nautilus and meeting the mysterious Captain Nemo.
Raffaello: Small Cowper Madonna 1505 Leonardo da Vinci: Virgin of the Rocks 1491 -1508 Correggio: Jupiter and Io 1520 – 1540 Titian: La Bella 1536 Veronese: Adoration of the Shepheads 1523 Murillo: Assumption of the Virgin 1680 Holbein: Portrait of Boniface Amerbach 1519 Velázquez: Luncheon 1617 Ribera: Martyrdom of St Barthomew 1630 Rubens: The Village Fête 1635 Teniers: River landscape & rainbow Flemish Landscape 1644-1690 Teniers: Château Drij Toren at Perck 1660 Gerrit Dou: Astronomer by Candlelight 1665 Gabriel Metsu: Le Vieux Buveur 1650-1667 Paulus Potter: 2 Horses Near a Gate 1649 Gericault: The Kiss 1822 Prud’hon: Portrait of the King of Rome 1811 Bakhuizen: Dutch Merchant Ships in a Storm 1670-1690 Bakhuizen: Seascape and Fishing Boats 1708 Vernet: Mediterranean night 1753 Vernet: Shipwreak 1772 Troyon: The Gooseherd 1850-1855 Delacroix: Orphen Girl 1823 Ingres: The Spring 1820-1856 Decamps: Children Gathering Flowers 1844 Daubigny: Bateaux sur l’Oise 1865 Meissonier: Chess players 1853
Jules Verne Voyages extraordinaires have found so many fans the world over, I hope my personal vision of the Nautilus is enjoyed half as much as I enjoyed seeing so many other designs out there, a notable mention has to be Harper Goff fantastic design from the 1954 Disney film “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”.
Welcome to my blog
My name is Gerard Duffy
I like to create 3dmodels & Original
designs using Lightwave3d by
NewTek, a program used in film &
TV shows since Babylon5 the first TV series
to use CGI for all the visual effects.
I am a hobbyist, I hope you enjoy your visit