Recent update (2009): One of my older works, done two years ago. I've come a bit further since then, but I still think it's a fun piece worth posting.
Original comments (2007): I couldn't have gotten this far in digital painting without watching this guy's awesome artwork:
The way the ships are painted are the result of me respecting and learning from his techniques. Thanks, marak24, for sharing your talents with the art community ; )
Photoshop 7.0 and a Tablet // ~8 hours of work.