The Making Of – Part 4

This making of blog will be about panel 5, “Surprise Escort”. (Be sure to click the pictures to zoom in)


The first thing I put together was just a simple mockup composition, using the original model for the Avenger and a random Kerbal Space Program ship.


Working from this I made the Avenger, thinned it out a bit and made it look more sleek.  Next I started designing the cargo ship.  Originally I came up with a wedge shaped box, it wasn’t great.


After this it was suggested that I use the Starfarer as a model, which I did.  I made some quick line art and sent it to the writer for more suggestions.

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Basically what we came up with was what the Starfarer might have looked like 12 years before Star Citizen, which is when this scene would be taking place.

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Next I didn’t just want to have two ships flying in space, so I went back to an old digital piece of art I made with some planets for reference.


I went with the lower left planet’s color scheme and went ahead and hand drew it with the art style used for these drawings.


After tossing in a random belt of asteroids, the look was complete.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this making of blog showing some of the behind the scenes stuff that when into making panel 5 “Surprise Escort”.

2 thoughts on “The Making Of – Part 4”

  1. Again I love: THE MAKING OF pics and comments, slide two of this one does not blow up to full screen when clicked on, and I enjoy looking around the details of the universe.

    1. That’s actually how big it is full-sized… Some of the original concept pieces were created to be very small as part of a storyboard. I am glad you’re enjoying it!

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