This awesome art piece just became “Participant of CGTrader Awards” you can find everything about it on here https://www.cgtrader.com/awards smiling_face hope it wins smiling_face enjoy everybody
This is the Si Chi Ying starfighter i designed for the game starfighter Inc. from impeller studios.
I usually start my concept development by blocking out the base idea I have on how the ship is going to look, starting off with the size and design/style behind it. I experiment with various ideas and we discuss what will work best. After the blockout and some back and forth between me, Charlie, Zach and David, I start working on the main hull of the ship.
For propulsion Zach designed the ship with cascade vane thrusters. These are really interesting in that they can produce thrust in almost any direction. This is due to the closeable shutters at the end of the GCNR engines. These act like the thrust reversers on modern jet engines, but can direct it to a much greater extent.