October 29, 2020 10:40 AM
by Editor in Chief
This week's winner is a seasoned Art Director for AAA games industry. Check out his secret of how he pulled off--probably--one of the most "authentic" Star Wars concept art.
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So, it is with great pleasure that www.BlenderNews.org introduces to you the winner of the Render of the Week Award for the week of October 26, 2020: Rasmus Poulsen.
Title: "Corellian Tanker"
Genre: Concept Art
I'm a Danish designer working as a Franchise Art Director in the AAA games industry. I studied Visual Communication and Production Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Design, and have over 20 years of experience ranging from doing night club flyers, to being a studio Art Director overseeing several projects. In my spare time I like to practice my craft of concept art, especially in the area of speculative technical design.
About "Corellian Tanker:"
The Corellian Tanker is an exploration of an imagined sister ship design for the Millenium Falcon, a Corellian transport ship from the Star Wars franchise. I sampled some of the iconic design traits from the Falcon, such as a multi-window cockpit canopy, radar dish and defensive cannons, and applied them to a body shape that is almost inverted from the Falcon. Instead of mandibles, leaving a space in the middle of the front of the ship, I made a long central shell, which could contain a tank, making the ship suitable for the transportation of liquid materials. To the rear I made a squared off shape instead of the circular shape we know from the Falcon. And lastly rather than integrated engines aligned horizontally, I made external, rounded engines that align with the front shell, giving the ship a purposeful and strong center axis. I ensured that the cockpit area and the cannon compartment were connected with a long hallway, and one can imagine a lounge area in the center of the ship. And lastly I sprinkled all the greebles I could onto the design. Worn armour plating, and imagined tank-like "kit-bashing" elements. This, of course, to emulate the design and modelling process from the 1977 Star Wars Movie model making shop.