Designing An Epic Starship Part 1: Choosing A Form Using Silhouette Sketches
By Neil Blevins
Created On: July 13th 2014

This multi-part tutorial discusses designing an epic starship in Photoshop, starting with the silhouette, then moving on to refining the shape, and ending in detailing. While the final results look dimensional, 90% of the work is actually done in 2d in photoshop, achieving 3d looking results with only the most minor 3d work involved. Part 1 focuses more on form than function, coming up with unique shapes using a random brush in photoshop, then starting to refine the shapes to create something visually interesting. One of the 8 silhouettes in the video will then be refined in Parts 2 and 3 with a focus on function, refining the design's purpose and tying the look of the ship into its role in a story. Which of the 8 designs gets refined depends on you, so if you have a favorite design of the bunch, please let me know, I'll tally the votes and use it to help decide which ship I'm going to complete.

25 min + 35 min + 40 min  = 100 min video, $5
Available as part of a 3 video pack:
Designing An Epic Starship Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Gumroad)

Here's the final Silhouettes from Part 1:

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