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Escape Velocity by cheeseycom Escape Velocity by cheeseycom
Part of the depressingly pragmatic universe I like to call FINITE EGRESS.

Using stars as gravitational 'slingshots' to boost its speed, the Lepus-class courier ship 'Hare's Breadth' hops from system to system delivering messages between human colonies.

In a universe where faster-than-light travel was long ago dismissed as a intangible pipe dream, the Hare's Breadth is one of the fastest means of communication there is. Mostly engine, the ship can reach a respectable percentage of the speed of light, though never quite managing to break through it.

But don't think that means a quick ride between systems - with a crew of four in a space ideally meant for two, there is little room for passengers.

Or mistakes.

Due to the hazardous nature of the manoeuvres required to reach top speed, as many as three out of every ten Lepus-class ships goes missing in space, never to be heard from again.

Still.. it's a living.

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Altogether roughly 27 images contributed to creating this piece.

Many (but not all!) of the images used in this piece were obtained through Google Images with the exception of the background.
No official photo stock was used.

Most if the images are from sites selling used industrial equipment, electronic components, car and airplane parts. So many images from so many different sources were used that I simply cannot credit them all individually (mostly because I simply don't remember where each one comes from anymore).

No copyrighted material was used in the production of this image.

The background is a composite of images taken by NASA, and all credit for the image goes to them. Check out their website sometime, there's some fascinating stuff!

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If you want to use this piece in your own work, please ask for permission first.
Make sure you give a reference if you do use it.

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Look into my eyes, not around my eyes, into my eyes.. you are feeling sleepy..
You want to visit some of my other works and shower them with praise and favourites.. aaaand..*snap* awaken!

Oh look, some links.. how convenient ;P

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:iconkerroasklepius:
KerroAsklepius Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
awesome work
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cheeseycom Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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F1speedox96 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist
awesome details:wow::D
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cheeseycom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! :-)
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting design and background text.
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. :D
I love the sun, and the design of the ship looks really neat. :)
Nice background, too! Looks like space is alive with fire!
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cheeseycom Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thanks =D
I love your description of it being 'alive with fire'.. this is my first attempt at compositing my own background instead of using a single stock image, so I was a bit nervous that it wouldn't come out very well.

I appreciate the feedback ^^
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did very well. :D
Loved the effects, keep up the good work!

You're very welcome. :)
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Genieneovo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
:D :D nice :D :D
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