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Low Tide Ghost by m0zch0ps Low Tide Ghost by m0zch0ps
Updated; Thanks for the kind feedback everyone, there's been some really interesting remarks about the background on the vessel, which is great, I love nothing more than inspiring thoughts of what, where, why? it really makes for great discussion, champagne! :)

I don't get to paint spaceships often, so this was a blast to do.
I really wanted to do a crashed/wrecked/marooned craft, but not so wrecked that you couldn't tell what it was. I was trawling through images of the shipworks on the beaches of India and Bangladesh, and saw this piece by Andrew Bell, the lighting is brilliant. www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?…. This inspired the setting and lighting.

I'm a big fan of practical craft designs, craft which look as though they have a real purpose, where any elegance or superfluous design is fashioned around it's practical necessities. In the early stages of the painting I wanted to add two beachcomber looking characters playing chess in the foreground, relaxed as though they had grown accustomed to waiting a long time for rescue, - that'll be it's own picture.
As the ship took on its form, it started to look like a rusting beached whale, - hence I designed the wing to look fin-like and accentuate the barrel shape of the hull, with bloodlike rusty smears, as though harpooned and left to decay.

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Amazing composition and design are found in Low Tide Ghost by m0zch0ps to create a stunning sci-fi vista. ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by cinyu )
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emera Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
I've been spending a long time looking at this. I love how inviting and meditative of a world it is, especially with the warm hues.
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beachelf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Thumbsup Emoticon by Weapons-Expert-Cool Awesome!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Great work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconm0zch0ps:
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
It's my pleasure! :)

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0vas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I think I've fainted. 
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Xerr88 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i love this kind of thing :D
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Djones90125 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Alright. Extraordinary job, mate! Loved this piece!
*Bows respectfully*
Cheers!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   General Artist
:wow:  This is amazing!
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Josephcow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The orange and blue caught my eye and I love the ships design too!
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supermario12347 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
hi guys i just join deviant art and pls look at my art thanks and who made this good job
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RoyalBlueRoses Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh hey, I remember this piece back from an article in ImagineFX! Nice to find you. *clicks watch*
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and v.well spotted, here's a journal entry I posted mid 2013 with the same article,
m0zch0ps.deviantart.com/journa…
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RoyalBlueRoses Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I actually really liked the article. I reference back to it when I do backgrounds, especially since there's not many tutorials for Corel Painter.
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WimpyIam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I'm using this as a backdrop (wallpaper) for a windowblind that I'm uploading. I will link this address and give proper credit to you for your art.
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Appreciated, Thanks :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, still cant believe I got one :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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shannonskitty34 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
HI I am looking for an artist who is interested in doing work on our new online facebook game Pirates of the Caribbean Isles of Revenge. If interested please message me at: www.facebook.com/shannonskitty34
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I was hoping Gore Verbinski would PM me directly regarding this matter :)
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shannonskitty34 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
whos that?
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LordSleeper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if anyone said this, but this vessel reminds me much to the derelict of the Khar-Selim, pictured in the oldtimer space strategy game, Homeworld! It was a repair and re-supply vessel, that was supposed to provide support to your mothership on it's hyperspace test jump, had it mis-jump or suffer any damage to it's hyperspace drive core upon clearing the test jump, but it was attacked and mostly destroyed by raiders. The masts, the way it's started to decompose and rust away, it's just amazing!
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks LS, just checked it out, the upper structures certainly bear similarities. It all traces back to tankers and cargo vessels, they're very beautiful in their own industrial way :)
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MinoDesign Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Awesome!
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JMPorter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy COW fantastic! >.>
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Oldsanta Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Looks amazing. The ship design and the reflection on the muddy sea ground are top notch!
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Shadow55419 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to see this made DD, it's well deserving of it :D
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Appreciated :)
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
What a gorgeous image! It vaguely reminds me of a photo I saw years ago, of a ship skeleton sitting on a flat beach like this, but the ship was one of those wooden ones XD
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Lansay, sounds intriguing - back in the 80's I saw a series of drawings of a beached ship that was slowly turning into a humpback whale, it was on a par with Escher, but I haven't found it since. Its a real marvel.
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm too bad it was made before the internet was made public. Makes me wonder how many cool pieces of art will never get to see the light of day.
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I did some calculations, and give or take a million I got Zillions! 
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whiteturtlweb Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
amazing!
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ZioptisFoundation Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
FABULOUS!
This conjures up several stories in your mind - highly effective when the viewer fill in the blanks.
A BIG WINNER.

Tom in Detroit Rock City of the Angels
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Tom, nice compliment
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yuffieHeart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
This looks amazing!
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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cutecatandrabbit Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Clap Congrats on DD!!  Cool picture give me goosebumps.
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great, I like that :)
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JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Seems almost Miyazaki-like.
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I love his work 
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   General Artist
:clap:
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Pitsh Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Digital Artist
wow :) thats beautiful
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Pitsh
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thundertwinkies Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
We all live in a yellow submarine, rotten tangerine, bubblegum machine.:yellowsubmarine: emoticon Orange Chew it 
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Must be the alternative version, the B side? :)
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thundertwinkies Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
mayyyybeee
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