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Leaf on the Wind by Scarecrovv Leaf on the Wind by Scarecrovv
My submission for the 2013 Traveller charity calendar.
Two frontier scouts salute their comrades in the supply ship as it breaks for orbit.

Also subtitled, "Man punches spaceship into orbit."
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DickNervous Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
That's an awesome picture. 
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Cryogen4 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014   General Artist
Awesome stuff!
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brooksby Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
...watch how I soar!   ;-)   Nice picture.
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grafikimon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
this is a great piece. The mounts look really good and captures the feel of those silhouettes from the books
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks a lot like a POLICE VIPER from the 1984 video game ELITE to me.
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Scarecrovv Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The Elite Viper and Elite itself were very much inspired by the Traveller role playing game, which braben and his friends played.
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that certainly explains a lot. Thanks for the heads-up. I've never seen that chronicled anywhere, including in the notes which Ian Bell published at his site about his time developing ELITE.
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Scarecrovv Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I absorbed it from somewhere. Probably a Traveller site. I'm not sure when the Keiths drew the original Suleimann design. It's possible, of course that whilst Traveller pre-dates Elite, the drawing itself doesn't and was, in fact based on the Viper :)
If I'd known I could have asked Braben when I met him a few months back - except I had no idea who he was until afterwards :D
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mossena Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
This captures the spirit of the game so well
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional
very cool
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Patpahootie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Poni rides!

Yaaaay!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
wow, incredible scene!
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:icondiziet-sma:
Diziet-Sma Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
OMG! It's a Viper!

Cool..
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Scarecrovv Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, sort of. The Suleiman design dates back to the late 70's and, I think heavily inspired the design of the Viper. Braben would have almost certainly been a Traveller player at the time. :D
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Diziet-Sma Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Traveller is cited by Bell & Braben as one of the inspirations for Elite, so I'd agree with you.:D
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Riftmann1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
hope you won, because, wow.... awesome. Love the poni.
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Lobo7922 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Epic!
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Ninja-Sonic-Xenogeny Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe.. this makes me think of the retro games cover art and what would happen if asteroids met joust....
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Far beyond awesome! :)
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"There's a reason why they call us the poni express, kid."

Cue the 'have not got an idea what you're on about' look from the raw recruit...
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: "Cooooool!!"
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paladin095 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey amazing done on the background :D!!
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Honestly did not know Traveler was still a thing. Last I heard it was part of the d20 system.
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:iconriftmann1:
Riftmann1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Traveller will *always* be a thing. Not sure about the Mongoose version though...
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beltminer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
reminds me of tom cruise from top gun, cool stuff
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Scarecrovv Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! That's exactly what it's based on :D
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KhairulHisham Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   General Artist
Sweet. I've been reading the Mongoose Traveller book, just in case I'm joining a running campaign.
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