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Prometheus by RadoJavor Prometheus by RadoJavor
This is my fourth and last painting inspired by Prometheus movie, requested by avp galaxy. The painting was done before the trailer got released and this was my vision of the ship. You can now see how close (or far) my guess was to the actual ship design from the film.
The scene shows some ancient orbital dockyards near a Space Jockey planet, this is the first encounter of the human explorers with alien technology.

Let me know any comments or critics.

All done in photoshop + wacom in couple of evenings.
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OK, this is my first time writing a critique, so here goes:

Overall, this is a stunning piece. The compsition, the colours, the lighting and the design all work perfectly to create this visually... well, amazing piece.

Vision: It's very well presented, and the theme and idea are very obviously shown. You can't really go wrong when looking at this - it's very clear.

Originality: Although the idea is obvious, the brilliant balance of this piece shines through - the idea in itself is not entirely obvious - yes, it's a fan picture of a spaceship. But that doesn't really sum up the awesomeness of this picture. I think the fact that this comes from an interpretation, a vision of the artist's own idea of the ship, before it was even shown, is really quite original. Not only that, but the resemblance to the actual ship is, whilst not exactly the same, rather similar, and while maintaining style and originality, really fits in with the Alien series, as does the setting it's in.

Technique: Well. The first thing is, this is beautiful. Even though this is almost a monochrome piece, the shades are all so beautifully balanced, giving a sense of colour to the whole piece. The detail of everything; the ship, the sky, the background, really shows the effort put in. Every single line is there for a purpose and add to it.

Impact: Well, even from the thumbnail, this stood out immediately to me. Partly because of the name, I admit, but also because the colours were so different from the pictures around it. The deep, rich, subdued blues with the light streaming in from the right stood out and immediately hit me with a feeling of almost tense, yet relaxed excitement.
The ship itself stands out from the background, yet also blends in with it (due to the colouring, I think), giving it a lot of feeling; camouflaged, solitary, a sense of fighting alone,perhaps? I don't even know whatword sums it up; I just know that this picture makes me go: WOW. :)
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Sharonka79 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning <3 I love it..... :happybounce: 
pteros Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work. The ambiance is perfect and I have this overwhelming desire to be onboard that ship... 
Wezlo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Your detailing is mesmerizing! <3 Epic artwork, thank you!!!
Alessandrissima Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Prometheus is one of my favourite sci-fi movies, and this is amazing work !!! :) 
99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I absolutely LOVE it. the tone, atmosphere, eerie setting a plus in space :) everything about this painting is PERFECT :)
vastolordefreddy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
But it looks like the Infinity...
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Epic :D
rubikitsune Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014   Photographer
The detail in this is incredible! The contrast and the lighting is awesome and well done :)
Draithen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Wow! I've seen this picture on the internet in a while, and now I know who did it! Awesome!
AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Amazing and Immersive :D
MichaelVance-ART Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool painting, and Prometheusis is a great flic!
Withoutum Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Artist
The only thing I see wrong with this ship is it looks unable to land on a planet.
Scaliemaster Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Ship looks like a unsc frigate to me
fluush Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

halomarine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Writer
Very well done. The details of the ship, and even the background look great. Though the design kinda reminds me of a ship out of the Halo series. But overall, great job
draenei-friend Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
2012Daxter Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Sefert79 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Your paintings are FAR better than the S#!t movie
TRISTUSCUS Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is an awesome picture. I wish I could draw like that. Also.. Was the movie prometheus a bit of a let down for anyone else?
Terpandre Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This is simply amazing. As a not bad fan of Alien universe, I can say everything is inside of your painting : Darkness, hazard and weakness of humankind. And always a WY spaceship looking for a dirty secret.
Sicilium Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
origins of alien primal fear got u
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice spaceship!! :heart: I prefer this to the ship shown in the film Prometheus, actually- this ship fits the look of an earlier era of the Alien 'verse better, and appears to have been designed to solely operate in space rather than land on planets, which makes sense for a large, ungainly starship unsuited for atmospheric flight. All the elements in this painting immediately suggest the story behind this painting. The background is alien and bizarre, seeming to suggest the ribs of some huge, long extinct creature through whose bones the human starship is picking through, while the ship appears practical but also friendly, an exploration ship rather than a warship. This sort of visual storytelling is vital for great SF paintings, and you have it nailed down perfectly. Great work!!
Favarati Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
onenine72 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Brilliant work.
KitaMikichi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am gaping at this...
nigellus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student
It looks like a friendly version of the Sulaco
Colostomizer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Nice starship, prefer it to the actual Prometheus!

Oh, btw, do yourself a favour and give this guy a listen to...
TheJediClone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the visual and style of this one!!!
Hoch-Spannung Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Amazing. Sends shivers of awe down the spine. So alien and bizzare. The whole setting is so much better than that of the actual Prometheus movie. Prometheus looks outright simplistic and dull comparing to this.
SpectreFaux Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
reminds me of a halo frigate. Very nice
bruised--vein Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
it's quite close to the original isn't it? But this one has 4 boosters, the original one has two..I think :U From what I can remember~
but good job! this looks fantastic!
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
its not extremely different to my surprise. thanks
B1ackbird Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I think it looks better then the actual ship in the movie. Looks like something that could evolve to the Sulaco type of ships. I think that the front end maybe could look a little different. The square vertical surface under the bride looks a little strange to me. Maybe a docking bay?
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was thinking more something like sensor array
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Luanot Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are my reference. Of Course.
01SchwarzWeiss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional
First of all. It is really great.
But I have one question. How long it take to made a picture like this?
sorryjzargo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're not too far off on how the ship looks.
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
nefermiw Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
omg, i'm sorry for the inappropriate word, but it's fucking beautiful.
JasonOfNosaj Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmpho Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Have you seen the film then? It's really good
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I did. its amazing
Th3-Dark3st-Aby55 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Looks like one of the Human Space Frigates from the Halo videogame series! :D
Agrejan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
That one looks like human technology, and that is the reason for it being beuatiful. In theory it could exist, and yet it would be hard to imagine in our world. So durable, so big and that could have become humanities new prometheus to take over humans to another large step further. Wonderfull art!
UniverseDragon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! When I first saw this I thought it was a scene from the movie trailer! I want to see the movie so bad, this painting increases my excitement! Awesomeness!
GeneralEisenhower56 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
wow, htis picture is really great, i really like the scenery where the ship is also the details of the ship are good. it is really wow or amazing what you've done there. i mean it looks like a really walpaper directly from hollywood.
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you.
SizarieldoR Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Inspired by the Sulaco, it seems
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