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S T A R __ R E P U B L I C by DeeJay-Alien S T A R __ R E P U B L I C by DeeJay-Alien
Star Republic. Long for Tomorrow that never was


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View skecthes and process on Tumblr: [link]


I've thought up this pic some months ago. First it was Space Battleship Yamato fanart, as you can see on sketches.
Then, when I've started to color them, I've realized that I'm drawing my OCs (Ecstaziy and Ella), not Lord Dessler and Starsha. 0_o

That's the first drawing for my new idea. It's about retrofuturistic republic, kinda USSR in 2112...)))
But not so much about this republic... It's about my thoughts and emotions for now, wrapped in Dieselpunk-Art-Deco style.
About something personal.

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INFLUENCES
Of course.

:bulletred: Sure, Art Deco style and the epoch of 1920-30-40-50s... Stalin's Empire Style, National-Classicism, American Art Deco...

:bulletred: 60-70s USSR with our Gagarin, Space propaganda posters and retrofuturistic cartoons about space. (:

:bulletred: Sure, Leiji matsumoto's Space Battleship Yamato and Interstella 5555.

:bulletred: Art Nouveau and Mucha's women.

:bulletred: Quote "tomorrow that never was" (c) #RaypunkWonders... I hope they won't beat me for writing their quote in my artwork... XD

STOCK AND REFS

:bulletblack: Art Deco pattern from [link] (typed "Art Deco pattern" in Google and found it)
:bulletblack: Building - one of Stalin's Empire time projects (modified by me). Taken from my teacher's book
:bulletblack: Stars and planets - NASA photos from Wikipedia
:bulletblack: My beloved painting brushes by *Stalcry

See more sketches for this idea on Tumblr: [link]



Created with Photoshop CS3 + Wacom tablet + ArchiCAD14 (for building)


P.S. Close-ups:


UPD. The next STAR REPUBLIC art: &
UPD2. 3rd Star Republic art:
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ChiBurbs Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I look forward to you pulling all these together into a unified work.
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Aellostriker2 Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are they star-cross lovers?
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DeeJay-Alien Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hmm... Maybe...)))
I think it's kinda retrofuturistic thoughts like: "What if USSR was tomorrow".)))
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Aellostriker2 Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting :)
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:iconlaydeepunch:
HUGELY reminds me of the art style used in an animation about three Kossacks. I grew up with this sort of thing- the 70s animated films especially. Fucking awesome stuff!
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DeeJay-Alien Jan 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much. :)
Oh, yes, they're cool movies, I enjoy them. I've grown up watching them too.)
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:iconlaydeepunch:
I really miss the old animated folk tales- they were so super beautiful!
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bluessaurus Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful. :)
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:icondeejay-alien:
DeeJay-Alien Nov 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :)
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bluessaurus Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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