Back in the olden days, when Mac displays were in B&W and Usenet forums were all the rage on college campuses, me and my buddy Tom (Drell-7 [link]
) were starving SF artists trying to put food on the table by making art for RPGs. Chief among those was Traveller.
Our biggest joy was always craft design. After we both saw the cool illustrative work in the Japanese version of Traveller, we decided to refine/define one of the game's core adventuring ships - the Type A2 Far Trader - by tweaking it with anime-inspired sensibility. The sketch above is the result of that collaboration.
This image is an un-inked pencil image, but is what we both consider the definitive image for the ship. I've published it elsewhere ([link]
) but we offer it up here in higher res for those interested in taking it into a paint program and colorizing the image with your own custom schemes. All we ask is that you drop us a note when you post the results so we can get to see what you did with it.
I hope you'll indulge! Have fun, Travellers!