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Roving Around by MeckanicalMind Roving Around by MeckanicalMind
UPDATE: Uploaded Final Image.

Give NASA all your money!

Based on this rough (which i flipped while working) [link]
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Grafi-Ray Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
templerman Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
A large self-sufficient Mars exploration rover would be the best way to go. By self-sufficient of course, I mean it can recycle it air and water, as our submarines do, and thus would only be limited by food, spare parts, and crew fatigue. This vehicle would also have to be capable of protecting the crew from solar radiation, and local environmental conditions. It's a great design and render. I like the fact that you have them working in pairs. 
Commander-jao Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Just a very nice vehicle. Also have you played kerbal space program?
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks real
Palahka Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the detail, and your artworks in general.

Anything space related facsinates me, you did really well! :D
polarlex Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
DavidFlannery Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is excellent, and it makes me want to see the landing vehicle that carried them!

One tiny issue that has nothing to do with the vehicle design per se is the use of the red NASA "worm" logo rather than the "meatball". The red-letter version has been retired from use for about two decades now, in favor of the older round blue one: [link] [Wikipedia's page on NASA Insignia]

Wonderfully evocative illustration, otherwise. Great work!
Andrew-Graphics Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it
Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
The only way to travel.
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Neat design and I really like the blurred chase vehicle. Wonderful work!
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great rovoer- I love the near-future aesthetics and plausibility of this design. :) Makes me wanna visit Mars...
unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! The whole thing just hangs together really well as an image and a design. Excellent work :)
Drell-7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Superb design-I love both the engineering and the aesthetic you've put into the vehicle. Your composition and palette are nice--great color harmonies while maintaining realism. Overall one of the very best near future images I've ever seen on DA. One question: is the vehicle coming over the ridge in the background the same as your foreground rover? I think your decision to blur the background was a wise one, but the geek in me wants to know!
Ludo38 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn!!! This is extremely cool ! Congratulations for the design, the details, the setting and the great idea of the second rover climbing down the hill !
I love the golden glasses, it gives a great style to the vehicle.
I have made very similar vehicles that you can see in my Mars Design gallery : [link]
Again, bravo !!
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
cool dude
4wallforce Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool ... :D
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Very cool idea! I love the design and overall concept. I could definitely see this being a real design eventually; for the first manned Mars mission for example!
Smabbage Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Reminds me of the old scifi show "Space 1999" :)
PenUser Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks pretty nice, I like the design! :) The ladder looks like it might hit the ground in rough terrain though...
CryonIndustries Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
If he had designed the ladder to fold up, maybe not. But yeah, you're right.

I too, like the design.
Zoanders Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Very interesting and realistic, the colours are also very fitting.
Good job!
Jaromir83 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
+1, I dig the wheels especailly
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