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Elite Dangerous Space Station by martinhoulden Elite Dangerous Space Station by martinhoulden
I'm working on Elite: Dangerous for Frontier Developments and this is a recent concept and illustration I did for a type of space station appearing in the game. Check out the website for more including a recently released trailer -

Its a great honour for me to be working on the project as Elite is something I grew up with as a child!

Heres also a recent interview I did for the team:…


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ArtOfDiscoFever Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I am loving this game! Really looking forward to Horizons.

I know some station types have been added since release, is this one actually coming the future? Looks like a crazy place to deal with.
badoli Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Great work. Love the game.
pixelwizard Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I have some ideas about some player /group /clan owned stations, if you would be interested to look into it :-) I'm not professional as you are but would be happy to share with you if it's something you can use for ideas
zergking3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Looks like a pain in the asss to dock with. Still, looks badass
Ichimuune Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I JUST started playing this game in Solo mode to get used to it, and I have to say I love it so far. Thankyou, sir, for your hard work and dedication to something so spectacular. I was born in the early 80's, so I didn't actually play this, nor did I actually hear of it (I know, it's sad...and now I wish I HAD heard of it), but I have to say that for me being someone who adores space but can never go to it, this is the closest I will ever get and it brings me tears of happiness at how beautiful this game is. It's not just a's a giant, galaxy-sized piece of art that you were lucky enough to be in. I thank you for being a part of the team that made this amazing, beautiful (and might I mention, BADASS) creation. Please, feel free to extend my thanks to the rest of the developers on this if you are still able to.
~Cmdr Talynne Star
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
thankyou! Thats so kind of you to make the effort to tell me that! Most importantly though, its really exciting to me that you're enjoying it - we took a real risk with a lot of things, and did it for a certain group of people who we could only hope would 'get it', so its incredibly rewarding to hear that you're getting so much from it.

I was also born in the early 80s! (83), and I never played the original, but i did play the sequel in the 90s ... even though i didnt really understand what was going on :)

I really hope you continue to get enjoyment from it - we built it to last, and theres a lot yet to come :)
Ichimuune Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I am eager and waiting for more. I have begun to feel myself settle comfortably into the role of a Bounty Hunter, and learning to dogfight in my Eagle is pretty amazing. I am loving it more and more every day, so again, thankyou from the core of my spacey heart! XD

I do hope you guys come out with more paint jobs, btw, for various ships.  Especially black and red :P 

And one more thing. Finding the Heart and Soul Nebulas in the game's galaxy map, two nebulas that mean something to me, had me sitting and staring in awe for five minutes as I slowly twirled the map around to look at them in all angles. It really brought home the realization that you guys did in fact use actual data to recreate the galaxy. I was...speechless. 
xxAlltakenxx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I just pre ordered the game cant wait
SyrenMC Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
that would be the coolest station yet
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
its coming ... eventually :)!
millenia89 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Very cool concept sir.
solid-alcohol Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sick. Game is gonna rock!
Leviathan762 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Read the title and I was like "A dangerous space station, huh? An elite one at that. Yup. OSHA needs to get up ON that shit. Even from such a distance, that station pulses with potential work-related mishaps.

With added context I can say "OhIC, from a radness perspective the design is pretty optimal," but I do not revise my assessment of it's occupational safety.
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Agreed! Hopefully it will make more sense in the game when you see it for real but one things for sure, it makes the gameplay a lot more fun than the logical ordered approach!
BadbrushArt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Really loving the design of this space station, the interview was a good read. Take care.
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Cool effort dude. Can't wait to receive my copy of Elite. When I see space stations like that, I just want to straffe them. :D Cause they look explody and fun. :D  Very cool design though.
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks man! :)
TheCandyFace Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Awesome concept! Added to favourites ^^
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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