I’ve always liked Deco so this whole project is really appealing. You’re doing great work, you must have learned a ton. It’s amazing that you’ve worked on this for, what, like 1.5 years?
Many parts of this are impressive, the subtle texture in every surface, the many color and lighting schemes you’re trying out, the willingness to scrap what must be a lot of modelling because you want a different look to the chandeliers or a whole room; but what impresses me the most is your commitment to a consistent aesthetic. I have to wonder if there are mood boards, PureRef files, directories full of inspiration, maybe even sketches?
Since you’ve actively asked for opinions and critiques, I have some, but keep foremost in your mind that I’m thoroughly impressed already and you clearly have an excellent sense of your aesthetic. Trust yourself!
I think the idea of a luxury liner/exploration vessel with guns that big is kind of incongruous? Like, nothing inside is stowed, battened, secured in a way that I would think even a modest warship would be. It’s hard to reconcile the interior with the idea of any space battle whatsoever. This is just me, though. I concede big guns look rad as hell.
The little twinkle lights and the star hologram lighting is a really inspired touch. I’d be inclined to use even more of it. In general, I like the slightly darker lighting schemes with a bit of occlusion rather than the white/gold/red bright ones.
The idea of the light/dark smart material that switches on the outside is really good, maybe you could have some similar ideas for lighting or even surfaces inside for day/night or even docked/underway? Maybe you already do.
I really like the idea of lots of plants and greenery like you have, I think this would be such a luxury for space travel. Maybe even a few spots of knotty, whorly polished wood or wooden sculpture for some focus points?
This last is very subjective, but I’d be inclined to… tone down/make simpler some areas? The idea that there’s a rhythm to the space, that your eye needs a place to rest; like that hallway you showed was really nice, but it’s a between place, to me it could have a bit less going on in it. You have this tone of opulence which completely justifies having such detail everywhere, so feel free to disregard this.
Well I wrote more than I expected but I’m just amazed that you’ve been working on this so long and consistently while also doing other things in your life like school and work. I hope you take any critiques I had up there in the spirit of me being invested in this just by reading through this thread.
Keep it up!