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One of the biggest and burliest freelance cargo haulers ever to ply the interplanetary shipping lanes, the CCV Strong Boy always brings smiles to the faces of air traffic control crews and dock workers whenever they see her name, in any port.
Her captain and owner, a big, burly single mother of 11 children christened the ship as such in honor of her disabled eldest son.

A painting that lasted over 3 weeks in between my freelance and part-time work, to keep myself in shape after looking at many, many inspiring works here on dA. Still trying to get over my fear of doing details. I didn't know where I was going with this, and I'm not sure if I fully like the outcome, but I was at a lost and didn't want to prolong this painting any longer. Any tips in bettering my techniques are much appreciated.

Very much inspired by the color and lighting from the opening of the movie Bladerunner for this piece.

*Thank you for the DD! =D Thank you everyone for perusing! It's quite an honour!
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Strong Boy by ~joulester has a lovely combination of styles, with a superbly rendered background, contrasted with highly stylized and iconic characters in the foreground making a lovely counterpoint and framing element ( Suggested by MrAverage and Featured by KovoWolf )
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xenomega101 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Modern space race to colonize worlds
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:icontaranis69:
Taranis69 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this, details and characters, its grown on me each time I see it
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joulester Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, sir :aww:

The details was very fun to do. Not only were they fun to do, but relaxing, too! I had a bit of trouble with the characters, though. I have lots more to improve on painting clothes, facial contours, eyes. But I'm very glad you like them!

Thanks again for your time in visiting my gallery! :nod:
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Taranis69 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Delighted,,,,, your ship design was what grabbed my attention first....... then each aspect of it. :)
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Absolutely PRECIOUS is that backstory.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :aww:
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:iconminkymy:
Minkymy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You're quite welcome~
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Encrypt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
kinda reminds of Chris Foss in away...
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And you're right, it's one of my earliest influences :aww:
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canitotoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Great! :)
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =)
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:iconcanitotoon:
canitotoon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
you´re welcome dear :)
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Presona-photo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Photographer
it kinda looks like its from halo.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're not far from being right. I love the Pillar of Autumn! :aww:
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congrat' for the DD joulester. I think you merit one. :D
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, Shark! It means a lot, I appreciate it :aww:
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SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Don't thanks me, it's not me who give you the DD. ^^
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ramzakirk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
me encanto .muy buen concepto.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gracias! =D Thanks!
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alfbogart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda looks like a cross between ships from Macross and Halo. Still, pretty sweet work here.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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Sweartoad Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great details! XD
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I like the "warmth" of the shading.
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joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's great =D It was inspired from the opening of the movie Bladerunner. Just wished I had some music to go with my artwork here for some more feel.

Thanks!
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
No prob, and thank you for replying.
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cutemute34 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconcutemute34:
cutemute34 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem!
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Nice work! I like how the ships and everything looks realistic with that 2 toony characters :3!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
added to my favs! the characters looks so cute also ^^
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated! :aww:
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Aro79 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I like it! Awesome!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty awesome! I am wondering how a ship called "Strong BOY" could be considered a SHE (it's a BOY), but I still love it all the same! Now I'm just wondering what universe this is from! XD
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joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment! =D

Well, in English it always has been tradition to refer to ships in the feminine gender. I thought your question interested me a lot and I looked it up, and the majority of the answers I found have got to do with the ship being dear to the men.

However I also got several interesting but funny (and personal?) answers I thought I'd just share =P -

Why are ships always called 'she'?
- There is always a great deal of bustle around her
- there is usually a gang of men about
- She has a waist and stays
- She shows her topsides and hides her bottom
- She can be all decked out
- It takes an experienced man to handle her correctly
- And without a man at the helm, she is absolutely un- controllable.
- It takes a lot of Paint to keep her Good - Looking.
- And the main reason....It's not the initial expense that breaks you, It's the upkeep!!!
- When coming into port, always heads for the buoys.

I'm not sure how true the above is, and not sure if we should take it seriously =D
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! I already knew that they were mainly referred to as females. I just meant that the ship's name basically called it a boy, and yet you refer to it as a girl. It makes it sound like a shemale of some sort, in other words. XD
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Sonic-Freak42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
i thought the other one said "please blow me" *looked closer and it wasn't that. good work though :)
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: LOL

Thank you! =D
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Sonic-Freak42 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
np
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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Stardustchild01 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
It really reminds me of Homeworld 2 for some reason.
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joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Homeworld is indeed one of my biggest influences in science fiction design. It's the game that first opened my eyes to BIGGER than BIG design dimensions. Over the years it has been forever embedded in the DNA of my designs in many ways, I realize. Awesome game.

Thanks for your comment! :salute:
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Ecfor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"stay on course" made me lol
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joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
=D
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RyanRyzzo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite cool.
First thought Homeworld 2, the PC game lol
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joulester Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
Yes, Homeworld has influenced my science fiction designs ever since I first experienced the game. No matter how many times I play it, I can't help gaping in awe at the sheer immensity of the Homeworld universe. I've become so inspired by it I guess I try to emulate it in my designs. =D
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VermillionFenrir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty much well done! XD
The idea and design of it is amazing,yet your artstyle of the people is still warm and cute,great job! :icongoodjobplz:
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