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Romulan Warbird by Merc-Raven Romulan Warbird by Merc-Raven
This is the first in a series of three drawings I did one night after having realized I probably haven't seriously attempted to draw anything in months. Deciding to turn back to my old talents, I started with this D'deridex class Romulan Warbird from Star Trek. I drew it by looking at the electronic light-up toy model I've had since The Next Generation was still in production in the early 90's. The Warbird is probably my favorite alien ship in Star Trek and represents a ship even larger than the Galaxy Class Enterprise-D. It's a curious design, seeming to take up more room than it needs to with that massive hollow area within it's wing structures.

I decided to draw it and do some shading to give the ship a feeling of depth and make it seem as if it's engines are glowing in the cold darkness of space. I tried to capture that ominous, predatory look that I think Andrew Probert was going for when he designed the Warbird.

Star Trek (c) Paramount Pictures
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fugimoto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
that is badass! XD
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Ireland914 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GREAT drawing.  Always my favourite ship!
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gh05t7yl1ght Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love the look of Romulan ship design with the D'deridex being my all time favorite. Now in STO I'll get to fly one xD

Nice work mate, just love'n this ^_^
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PINARCI Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very pretty
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
still my fav space ship design of all times <3
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ladythalia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
the romulan ships are all very handsome. from the Kirk era ones up to the valdore types. lovely drawing too.
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melmen2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
thx thx thx for so a pic with that you show that every pic can get good thumps up for hand drawer
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ChrisTheJeweler Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
its beautiful!!!! amazeing!
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Lairis77 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good drawing - respect!
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geodin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Very good job! :clap:
This is my favorite spaceship (design) from the star trek series!
But i don't like the romulans. :alien: :abduction:
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Diesel74656 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Isn't it the best looking ship from TNG? And the design was continued amazingly in the Valdore Warbird from Nemesis. Great choice for a drawing and graet drawing.
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Merc-Raven Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
The Valdore does carry on some basic styling cliches from the D'Deridex. In Nemesis, I felt that the Romulan ships looked too complicated and edgy. That tends to happen because the use of CGI makes it easy to create an overly elaborate design. Those old hand-built models were truly works of art.
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Diesel74656 Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes, I think models are better, too. Also the weapons effects were a little lame. No disruptor beams, just pulse weapons and small torpedos.
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Heikabuchi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Wonderful attention to detail!
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GuardianLord Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
That is a really good drawing man, you definitely got some serious talent.
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Merc-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
You're on a mewing rampage! O_O

Yeah, I didn't even think about green being your favorite color. Green is the color of a lot of alien ships but mainly the more "modern" Romulan and Klingon ships. I say "modern" as in "now" being in the 2380's or something. xD
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Katze-Kazet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
HOT DAMN!!! MEW MEW MEW THIS IS A REALLY GOOD ROMULAN WARBIRD!!! IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! AND MY FAVORITE COLOR!! GREEEEN!!! MEW MEW MEW MEW MEW!
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Katze-Kazet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
HOT DAMN!! This is one of the best Romulan warbirds drawn ive seen in a long time.... actually, its the only one ive ever seen drawn! And only you could make me enjoy the warbird as much as you do!! MEW!
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