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STILL TREMENDOUSLY GAY FOR STAR CONTROL 2, BY THE WAY


I started this and worked on it on and off or a long time and in the process kind of forgot what I was doing with it. As far as I can tell, it's just something focusing on all the races in Starcon2 that are friends, or rely on each other in some way. I'm not sure what that Spathi is doing there, but I'm not complaining. WOOO SPATHI.

This is huge too for me (I usually work in 800x600) but the initial sketches kept spreading out further and further so there you go.


I think I used some...hybrid-genesis star brushes for the background here, along with an actual picture of a galaxy if I recall.


The Chenjesu, Mmrnmhrm, Yehat, Shofixti, Zoq-Fot-Pik, Spathi, Utwig, and Supox are (c) Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters which YOU SHOULD BE PLAYING RIGHT NOW, ARE YOU LISTENING? GO PLAY IT NOW. I even tell you how here.
Snip of the lyrics from "Lift Me Up" (c) Moby
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
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ScorpiusOB1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Very cool. XDD for the Spathi as other have noticed; how happy may be now they're below a slave shield.
The background is actually a nebula -NGC 7023-, not a galaxy.
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FeastAndTheFamine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
XD at the Spathi
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somenerd Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Excellent picture, though I'd expect a Pkunk in the place of the Spathi.
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inkill Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for making my inner geek cool.
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dczanik Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
This is such a great pic. Love how you show the bonds between some of the aliens. And of course, the Spathi is perfect.
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Awaiskemal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Hey, what about the Pkunk and the Yehat? Or just the Pkunk. They didn't hate the Freakin' Ilwrath!
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Alvarin-IL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
I can't believe I haven't seen this pic before !

I really liked the proportions between Supox and Utwig , typically they are portrayed the other way around .
Same goes to Chenjesu - I imagined them in much bigger scale
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zarla Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I see the Supox as big ol plants, haha

looking at it the Chenjesu could probably be bigger, ah well
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San-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome! *w*
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36-6 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
But you forgot hunams
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zarla Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Yeaaaaah but then I'd have to put the Syreen and Arilou in to keep the partner species theme going and I was already a bit pressed for space here.
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36-6 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
This picture is awesome in all ways possible. That's it, you made me cry ;_;
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gokou-sama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zarla, what's with you drawing the best-looking Spathi every single time? They always look so terrified - exactly the way they should. You make being a major fan of the Spathi way more fun. Thank you for being possibly the coolest Star Control fan I've seen.
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zarla Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I LOVE THE SPATHI SO MUCH

i just wish i could decide on a design for their shellcase already agggh
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M-IV Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
You have captured my <3...

All of the sudden I'm inspired to do SC2 fanart of my own... once this damn assignment is done.

:D
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zarla Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
MORE STARCON2 ART IS ONLY A GOOD THING
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Qualanx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Epic picture. Thats all I have to say.
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Prowler2885 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Ah, Fwiffo, my favorite pilot.
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Fjodin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I like this small Spathi.
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gaeamil Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007   Photographer
I just want to let you know that I used this image, but for solely humourous reasons.
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This pic is used in "Friendship."

If you want it changed, removed, a copyright to you added, or anything like that, please let me know.
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zarla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Heh, aww. Nah, I don't care.
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ShadowStriker1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Pretty just pretty
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Black-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Oh wow, another Star Control fan! ^.^ Absolutly beautiful work, I do hope that Toys for Bob gets the opportunity to revisit this great series someday.
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Me too! :D I am such a Starcon2 fan it's not even funny. So much loooove
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Black-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Heh, Star Control II is one of those rare games that once you've played it once it you will remember it forever(Or you just keep playing it till you have no recollection of anything but SCII.) I've always been wanting to help bring more notice to the series in hopes that it will help attract more fans. Glad to see you are doing this already! Keep spreading that gooey, mushy and sometimes preverted SCII love!
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AlanaHikariChan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE SUPOX AND UTWIG *Dies* Ohman. ;-; That's... that's so... <3<3<3<3<3 why do I love the supox so much--

And the Yehat holding the Shofixti is made of WIN and OMG GUH TT_TT--

And the green one is awesome. And the little cowering Spathi, eee! SO darn cute. XD

*Replaces her MGS4 wallpaper, leikwoah* This so totally beats Raiden in awesome. :D
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
THEY'RE SO CUTE I LOVE THEM TO DEATH HEE
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pete-the-beet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
The Spathi relies on whoever is large enough to serve as a meatsheild, so of course he belongs in the picture!

Have I mentioned before that I love your take on the Supox/Utwig thing? I think everyone would be better off with some plant cuddles now and then...
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Hahaha exactly! :D

I love the Supox and the Utwig so muuuuch they're so cute being friends and everything. :D I love picturing them just walking around and the Utwig riding in their flower pots and eee
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Zurite Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Darn... so intriguing... :)
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
GO PLAY GO PLAY GO PLAY
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LadyBlackCat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Cowering Spathi behind the Yehat = FTW!! :glomp:
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Ryshili Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should be ashamed and hide my face for not knowing what Star Control is, shouldn't I?

Regardless, this picture is defiantly asskicking. Love the site of the stars. <3
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
You can read my screencap adventure for it or play it yourself! I love this game so dearly. :O
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RMXmixednuts Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Those aliens must be waiting for the Pioneer spacecraft,which to them would be a primative from earth.
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sasoriza-chan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
So pretty!
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Neutrino-X Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Lawl, you kept doing cool Star Control awesome art without telling anyone, don't you? Anyway, I like this a lot. Haha, that cowardly Spathi is win. And I like the detail you gave to the Mmrnmhrm (I can't pronounce or spell that name without looking somewhere else for my life, really). It's really cool to have all the "good guys" of SC2 on the same place, looking to the space. A bit gayish, but just gently, lawl.

P.S.: Those Spathi are a bunch of cowards, but I used their Eluders so much on the early stages of the game, I could take down a Slylandro Probe with an Eluder in no time, lawl. I mainly used the Eluders to beat those berserk Probes, and the occasional Dreadnought or Torch, with a bit of careful aim. HAHA, YEAH, LIKE A COWARD, SO WHAT?
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
I KEEP FORGETTING I should submit this to the club, durhur. It was really hard to find a good clear shot of the Mmrnmhrm to work with. :O They're not very well represented, sadly enough. Well, mostly cause they vanish in SC2 but hey you know.

I AM VERY GAY FOR STARCON2 SO I GUESS IT FITS THAT THIS IS KIND OF GAY

Oh man, Eluders are awesome. :D
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SadMonk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Make that a 1280x1024 wallpaper and it will never leave my background ;)

How did you make these stars?
Greg Martin Tutorial?
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Aww, doesn't look good stretched? D:

Just some star brushes from hybrid genesis and an actual picture of a galaxy from astronomy picture of the day. Although tutorial on stars hook me up
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Lucca-Majere Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
This looks truly amaizing. I assure you I would play this game if I had time...XD
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
IT'S SO WORTH IT I LOVE IT SO MUCH
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Cirrial Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
I've never actually known what the Mmrnmhrm looked like. I mean, stacks of cylinders, right, but apart from that... I don't think I ever looked at the captain picture during the melee mode. Too busy trying to shoot down the other ship, y'see.
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
It was pretty hard to find a good reference pic for them. :O I ended up mixing the captain picture in Melee and the concept art in the manual. Tricky stuff though. :O
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AtomicScribble Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
Lift me up, lift me up
Higher now, up noooow

I was just listening to this song wtf.
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
I love that soooong :D
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AtomicScribble Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
I know, it's so mellow. Maybe I should look at more of Moby's stuff.
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Hydragon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
FUXX YEAH STAR CONTROL
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zarla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
IAWTC 10000%
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