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Tali Missed the Night Train - Vector Edition by Phaeton99 Tali Missed the Night Train - Vector Edition by Phaeton99
This is the long-promised vector remake of a really old piece dating back to those heady days before the turn of the millennium: 1997.



Originally created as a commission to feature M.Mitchell Marmel's character "Tali" in precarious position on a flying biplane, I took the idea further and not only chose the iconic Beech Staggerwing as the aircraft in action, but attempted to reproduce the look and feel of a classic art deco poster, with all the dynamic energy of the style.

For the greater part, I was successful.

But years later, I became dissatisfied with how rough the inks looked and how unrefined the background appeared in spots, so I set out to remake the entire illustration as clean vector art, fixing errors and refining things overall. After stalling for years due to technical problems and uncertainty, the project was revived when I recently revisited and finished it after a mere two days' effort. It's amazing what a bit of additional skill and experience can bring to things.

The print of this new version replaces the earlier one.

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KenFletcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I've limited most of the images to gif and jpg files. Certainly could offer the links back to one of your other archvies.
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KenFletcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I would be happy to redo the upload, if you would allow. I'd announce it on the 'News' page, and post it on the 'Art' page. The actual full-sized file would have to be from a linked thumbnail image. For display on the website pages, I usually limit images to gif files within 600 pixels wide.

Pretty much whatever link information & credits that you would like.

The Spontoon Island website is not high-traffic, but there are always some viewers looking through.
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A note pointing to the new version here would likely be enough credit. There is a version at e621.net [link] that can be easy downloaded and resized for onsite use.
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KenFletcher Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Outstanding! Catches that 1930s art deco spirit and blended with adventure illustration.
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Now that I think about, I wonder if it would be worth updating the old edition the Spontoon site to this version... would anyone even notice?
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This version finally is approaching the ambitious vision I had for it back in 1997.
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marmelmm Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
My, but that's even PURTIER now! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The print edition of this is up: poster-sized! :D
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marmelmm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
So I see! Neat-o! :)
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You should see it in high-rez. :D
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