Kitbash your own painting
The Smudge tool gave me some interesting geometry, but I’m still looking for a more interesting silhouette. I duplicate areas of the design and use the Free Transform tool to change the silhouette or the interior details of my ship (select Edit>Free Transform> Scale/ Warp/Rotate and so on). At this stage it’s important to keep the overall design consistent. I’m reusing parts that are already present throughout the ship, to keep everything together.
Refining the silhouette
I’m pleased with the overall balance of my ship, but something’s still missing so I spend some time trying things out. I won’t move forward until I’m happy with the concept. I add fins and move them around until I achieve the look that I want. I duplicate them and try to introduce more shapes, to make the ship’s silhouette more interesting and aggressive.