Star Trek Online – Design the Next Enterprise Contest Entry
Star Trek Online
is an MMORPG set in the Star Trek universe near the dawn of the 25th century. Recently, the game’s developer, Cryptic Studios
, announced a contest to design the next incarnation of the starship Enterprise
for use in the game, presumably the NCC-1701-F. Even though I don’t play the game, being both a Trek fan and an aspiring digital artist, I wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to participate in something like that! I quickly put digital pen to digital tablet and, after zeroing in on a core design concept that I was satisfied with, I spent the next couple of weeks sketching and rendering three different views for submission to the contest Website
. I uploaded that submission late yesterday and it can be viewed by clicking here
Unfortunately, the resolution and compression quality of the images displayed on the contest Website is rather limited, so I’ve decided to post the original full-resolution image here on my own site for those who wish to get a better look at it:
Star Trek Online - Design the Next Enterprise Contest - Final Entry
You can click on that image to bring up the full-res 3252 x 1625 version.
There are a lot of really impressive designs to see by browsing through the gallery and I encourage you to check them all out. You have the option of voting for your favorites and assigning them a 1 to 5 star rating. Do me a favor and give me your vote if you like what you see. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges who will be reviewing every entry regardless of how many votes or ratings they receive, but racking up votes and stars can’t hurt! Tell your friends and family while you’re at it!
Before I go, here’s one more image, the original concept sketch with a couple variations that I used as the basis for the final design:
Star Trek Online - Design the Next Enterprise Contest - Design Concept