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Real Spaceships, Real Science!
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Seth Pritchard
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a physics student at UTSA, with a strong interest in planetary science, astrophysics, and cosmology. I have an intense passion for science, and I'm a vigorous supporter of manned space exploration and settlement. After finishing my physics degree, I plan on starting a PhD in astrophysics, and then maybe going back and getting a degree in aerospace engineering.

Eventually, I want to apply to NASA to become part of the Astronaut corps. My ultimate goal is to one day walk on Mars, and maybe even help to establish the first permanent human presence there.
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Paintings:
$0.75 per in^2 + $15/hr

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$15.00/hr modeling/texturing/rendering/compositing

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$20.00/hr modeling/texturing/keyframing/baking/rendering/compositing

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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   General Artist
Your goals regarding taking part in planet colonization are awesome.
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SMPritchard Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
want to see art
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francisdrakex Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Your designs are brilliant! To me they are the proof that realistic spaceships can outshine space opera stuff. Especially the lightweight apperance and modest power levels make them plausible. They inspire imagination: How would it be 
onboard of one of these slender vessels travelling to an outer planet?

Just a question: How long does it take to create one of these models?
And do you take the proportions like size of radiators and tanks from existing concepts or are you doing some background calculations to find them out?


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SMPritchard Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Depending on the complexity of the model, I'll typically spend around 5-10 hours in total building the geometry, and then another couple of hours on top of that doing texturing, lighting, and scene composition. I also generally do some back-of-the-envelope calculations to figure out the rough mass and size of tankage and radiators. It's actually pretty fun!
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S-I-O-N-E Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome work... found the Tsiolkovsky while looking for stuff to inspire a hard sci-fi story I'm working on. Realistic spaceships are so much more exciting than ridiculous fantasy ones!
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SMPritchard Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DACantero Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! :)

It's always a pleasure looking at your spaceship designs.
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SMPritchard Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

And I'm glad you like them. :)
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lmbednark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Since we're both hard science fiction fans I thought you'd love this: [link]

It's called Europa Report and the trailer came out today. I'm looking forward to it. What do you think?
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