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Race to the Stars by JohnSu Race to the Stars by JohnSu
Featured on playstarbound.com (different resolutions available there as well)

This was a guest piece I made for the upcoming indie game Starbound, which I am eagerly awaiting (estimated 2013 release). Ahhh, I want to play it!

Since I don't own the lore behind these guys, I won't go much into backstory, but I suppose I could give a brief introduction to each race as they appear in this picture from front to back, with links to their official bio's (if available):

Humans - no information on them. Who are these guys who look just like us and use our name? Is mankind of the future REPLACED by something of their making?? (<- children)
Avians - bird folk. The large one can probably crush an old pear with his bare hands.
Apex - monkey folk. They weren't always like this. But now they are.
Hylotl - underwater people. No information has been released yet. The large one can probably crush an old pear with his bare hands.
Glitch - robots. They were some sort of simulation project that got stuck in the medieval phase.
Florans - murder plants. I suspect the main reason they want to go into space is so they can eat the guys listed above.

I think a dozen characters might be the new record for me to draw in a single illustration, but it was a worthwhile experience and a challenging exercise!

Characters made in Flash
Background drawn in SAI
Starbound Chucklefish
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Zac-Films Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, murder plants.
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rinim10 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Ah man this is epic. Can't wait for them to add in more story elements in the game
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Paladinofgoodwill Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
If this was an anime, I'd probably watch it.

and I'm not really that big on anime.
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rinim10 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I was thinking the exact same thing
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EdgedFang Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me so much of Phantasy Star.
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asong0116 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful characters!
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ForIncognitoUse Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
...Glitch?
GLITCH?
METAL ARMS!!
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Rinsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That male Apex with his glass of wine is the most stoic mofo I've ever seen.
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Ninemeaw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love it!
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PSNRadicalHighway Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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