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01. The Alien Derelict by theLovas 01. The Alien Derelict by theLovas
The Alien Derelict on Sha'raen

Sha'raen is one amongst numerous moons orbiting gaseous planet Jaerena in the Ka'arh star system. Chilly, windy, unpleasant and lifeless world, covered by thin methane atmosphere and with (mostly) frozen lakes and rivers of ammonia. For the inhabitants of the planet Xalli, the only planet in the star system originating intelligent life, this remote moon is interesting mainly because of its surface, rich with iridium ore. It wouldn't stand a chance as a tourist resort if it weren't for the fact that it hosted a rare artefact: an old derelict of an alien spaceship.
After the remnants of the data from the damaged information system of the ship had been reconstructed and translated by the Xallian archaeologists and xenologists, it became clear that the unfortunate visitors had been members of a rather rowdysh race of intelligent monkeys, now locally extinct and dispersed all around the galaxy, originating from the nearby star system of Calyra. They used to call their star "Sun" and their planet, at the time a bluish paradise similar to Xalli, "Earth". The Ka'arh star was referred by them as "Alpha Centauri A".
The postcard depicts one of the numerous visits by the Xallian tourist vessels on the site.

The first in a series of illustrations of my SF&F serial Postcards From Beyond. You can find out more about the series of illustrations in the interview:


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rjpugh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
The ship looks like a Unity-class colonization ship, from Sid Meyer's Alpha Centauri.
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Featured [link] :thumbsup: ;)
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This work has been featured here [link] :heart: :hug:
Neetzow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I liked, specially the diferences between the alien tourist ships, and the human derelict. Also, is interesitng to imagine how the human kind would be seen by an "outside" point-of-view.
infrapinklizzard Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Very Nice. It's like the Terran Trade Authority books, but from the other side.
paecmaker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
How long did it take to make this?
trubtheturtle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Haha a rowdysh race of intelligent monkeys!
Love the detailing on the ship :)
Just started at 3D Modeling myself awhile back. Be nice if you could check out my stuff (link below cuz I hardly have anything on Deviant) and give me some feedback :)
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The picture and the story are so beautifully and technically crafted, I'd like to go INside that ship.
PINARCI Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Story line is ,nice :) . So It is one of us.
I do like those local ships ,they are elegant star sailers like . Nice work.
DuskTheHedgewolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Vodalok Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
intelligent monkeys... heheee.
Deviantroid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful! ^_^
Ray9 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F*cking perfect! That pic really must have much more favs than now! :)
arkan4d Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
that is a good one.
Dreamcube017 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
I read your interview and I have to say these are some really REALLY nice pictures.

I'm somewhere between beginner and internmediate at 3D art, but I may just try Cinima 4D if it's really easy to figure out. Again, really cool pictures you got here.
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