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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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:iconasong0116:
asong0116 Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful characters!
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:iconforincognitouse:
...Glitch?
GLITCH?
METAL ARMS!!
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:iconrinsley:
Rinsley 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 Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love it!
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PSNRadicalHighway Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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:iconmecha-ghost:
adventure awaits.
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:iconzulugods:
Its awesome that you love Starbound so much! Before I even knew of your work I thought to myself "This artwork is pretty amazing, reminds me a lot of Gurren Lagann and SAO." Then I saw the Novakids and fell in love with them and were mainly why I pre-ordered the diamond package which is 75 dollars. Thanks alot for your contributions! I even made this my desktop wallpaper! Please make some more!
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JohnSu Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I might make some more when the game releases!

At this point I don't want to just tease people about a game they can't play.
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:iconhenry1232123:
Well, its in beta now. GIB MOAR
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no more excuses!

Oh wait, here's one for now:
I will wait until the "last wipe" patch
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