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How it used to be by thefirstfleet How it used to be by thefirstfleet
I wanted something simple, capturing the spirit of Star Trek. Yes, Star Trek, before it became to be known as TOS...





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templerman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I love it. Where's my time machine when I need it. I always marveled at those planets with their swirling cloudscapes, almost monotone surface features, and no seas, unless they are reddish? Still, how about this would. Its got an atmosphere, a fairly thick one by the looks of it. Any back story on this one? I was wondering if you have ever seen any Star Trek related art of planet's surfaces. Like the ones often voiced by Spock as having 'ancient archeological ruins that stretch on for miles', or words to that effect. 
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Sorry, I don't know of any Trek-influenced planetscapes, unless those that are inspired by known and established planets, e.g. Cardassia Prie or Qu'nos.
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Beautiful...
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Thank you :D
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Xemylixa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
These unremastered orbit shots...
...fascinating.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thank you :D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the TOS planet, nice take on capturing a classic. 
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
The simple times were pretty good.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
True :D
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Jimlogan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work ;-) Will you be doing any more renders with the Polaris ? i miss that lil ship
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I second that.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I need to find new concepts I could realize. Funny thing, but the Siegline has much more potentials...
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:iconp51cmustang:
p51cmustang Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Pike right or early kirk
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Yupp!
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:iconmarkwilder:
MarkWilder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I love this one.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconmarkwilder:
MarkWilder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
You're welcome!
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
great job!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconjuanaigushi:
JuanaIgushi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Welcome to the chocolate, coffee and whipped cream planet!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Diabetes, here we Warp :D
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:iconswreynolds83:
Swreynolds83 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To Boldly Go
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Where no man has gone before!
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Swreynolds83 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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pn655321 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Indeed, where there was room to wonder and wander.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
True!
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:iconmarriedman:
marriedman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I especially like how you went back to the standard 4:3 aspect ratio. Nice touch!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thank you very much!
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconmaster-ninjabear:
master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No bloody A, B, C, OR D.
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CyberRaven Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, not a luxury galaxy class cruise liner in sight, this is raw trek on the edge
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Agreed :D
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KillaBC Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah the planet of gravy, every Yorkshire mans heaven.

The image my be simple but it speaks volumes. How an image should be like, a story.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you very much!
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:iconkhan-strider:
khan-strider Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Beautiful that's what a starship should be
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Agreed!
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SpaceCowboy5000 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :clap: Still my favorite starship. Lens flares need not apply!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Indeed :D

Now let's watch how Abrams ruins Star Wars as well...
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice :D
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you :D
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Kudos707 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Old school. I love it.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you!
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How did you make that atmosphere? I've been trying to make atmospheres like that for forever but I just can't figure it out.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Photoshop.

Select the planet, create a new layer, modify the selection that it'll be just a bit bigger than the planet's edge. Fill the circle selection with a colour you'd like the atmosphere to be. You modify the selection again, make sure it's just a bit inside the planet's circumference. Delete the rest. What remains is a nifty circle. Set its layer to Screen and apply a Gaussian Blur, about 5-10 strong, depending on the size of the planet. Delete the part of the blurred circle where the planet is dark. Duplicate the layer and apply Gaussian Blur a few times more for a halo effect. That's it.
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. I can't believe I never thought of that.

/me dons a dunce cap
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:iconcaptshade:
captshade Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
How it should still be. We mourn the loss of what used to be, and look on in sadness at what has come to be.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
But the memory lives on, inspiring us!

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:iconcaptshade:
captshade Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
And helps us inspire others!
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