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Ascendancy by AdamBurn Ascendancy by AdamBurn
An advanced alien race creates its most advanced piece of technology yet, A huge structure built to transport an entire race to a new home far away from the enemies it had made during its time in this galaxy.
As their giant ships, powered by miniature suns, close in on the structure its energy grabs the ships, wraps them in energy and then strips them down into individual particles before blasting them off to their new home through a wormhole the array creates.
Once they are all through the array will be destroyed leaving no means for anyone to follow them.
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My new alien super structure piece showing a huge structure called the array that has the ability to create a wormhole to another galaxy where this alien species can start anew.

Resolution: 8750x12000
DPI: 300
Layers: approx 100
Time: 1 week (approx 36 hours on and off)
Times distracted by GTA4: 8
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:iconmadmadman01:
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
"Miniature Suns", that might be the badassest thing ever. Props.
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Jael-X Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The way the structure is designed reminds of the starships from the film Knowing. Very similar in both looks and purpose but both unique at the same time! Great work!!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I made this years before that movie haha, but yes I see where your coming from :ahoy:
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BlargZan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Shame that all the resources used to make that would have to be left behind.
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hurrayforsocks Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
damn
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eva012 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Photographer
absolutely stunning
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Jesus christ You would get a spectactuler view of that on the nearest planet. IT would take one's breath away.
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NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks like it's inspired by Star Trek, Mass Effect and Halo - all together.....and that is EPIC!
Love the lightning........
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adioxio Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
All your artwork is simply amazing! Subscribed good sir.
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gahlaktus117 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So damn buetiful this is. reminds me of the mass relays from mass effect.
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:iconawwabl:
awwabl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wwwwwwooooooooooowwwwwwww wow wow great pic
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ikuto12309 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The galaxy is detailed, nice and crisp. Seeing the size of the structure amazes me, and I like the concept of using miniature suns as propulsion :]
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Tyxerus Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student General Artist
magnificent
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777Civilizati01ns Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
THAT IS SO SO STRANGE.... LOL I have some drawings with the same concept of huge planet transporter ships... LOL and the idea of using suns for power and/or devastating weapons... I guess great minds do think alike... haha
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Nerradia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
VERY BEAUTIFUL !! but... how can we have the full definition version ? i want it plzzz
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't upload the full rez versions for copyright reasons
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Nerradia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
ok...
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:iconentauri:
entauri Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Those ships sure look similar to the Pride of Hiigara from Homeworld. Ever played? :o)
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wicked cool! Added to Collection here [link]
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :ahoy:
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconstealthero:
Stealthero Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Insane... I love it :+favlove:
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DreamingRabit Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Awesome...
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:iconcnc-freak:
CnC-Freak Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Absolutely amazing! :D
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:iconortix:
ortix Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Halo Ark FTW:)
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:icona-real-shame:
A-Real-Shame Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
That is truly epic. You deserve awards for the stuff you do.
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VMJML1er Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Digital Artist
Super image ; bravo
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:iconjamesmorrow07:
JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Mind boggling! It's truly beyond impressive.
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000-N-000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
gorgeus work... I think I will be watching u!
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:iconromulion:
Romulion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
good one, really good.
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:iconth3-f4ll3n:
Th3-F4ll3n Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
A Masss Effect relay! :-o
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
kinda i quess, i played mass effect shortly after making this piece hehe
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v4nssi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student General Artist
great work!
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Dave-Mastor Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Dude... I didn't notice before, but, the array is just like 'The Mantle' on the bottom... cool.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha well spotted, I got lazy and used it as a base
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WMCoolmon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
For some reason, the first thing that comes to mind when I see those ships, with their 'miniature' suns, the first thing that comes to mind is that it's kinda cute.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe cute? Not heard that one before
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:iconkajuah:
Kajuah Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008   Interface Designer
This ship and story concept sounds and looks a lot like the storyline from the game series Homeworld.

There's even the banana ship ! :D
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I like the concept of the tall ship, its different
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Dawn42 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this one is truly outstanding ... in concept and result =)
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endoProtocol Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Interface Designer
So it's basically a giant gun that launches stuff across space. Right on! Your description reminds me of the time-machine technology from Timeline, so maybe these guys would actually end up in an alternate timeline where there enemies don't even exist. Or maybe they'll just end up across the universe somewhere?

And how big is the planet next to the array, would you say, about Earth size?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I would say more moon size so its not that big hehe. And yeah basically its a giant gun
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endoProtocol Featured By Owner May 28, 2008   Interface Designer
Okay. I just wanted to get a feel for how big it was and it's not as big as I thought. Actually I was secretly hoping you'd say the planet was about Saturn-sized but that's just my misguided optimism.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe its not quite that big, The other one I did called CORE is massive, all the little planets near that one are about Saturn size
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endoProtocol Featured By Owner May 28, 2008   Interface Designer
Sweet. I'll have to check it out.
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pyronixcore Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is... astounding! You really should start some training palettes for rendering galaxies and starrships o.O
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Nickmeister Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
beautiful structure and nebula, i think it would be perfect without those spaceships on the right
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Gordza Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Grand theme, serene, marvelous. I think you might be to Art what Alastair Reynolds is to SCI FI Literature. Please keep them coming. Was this piece inspired by the short story VERTHANDI'S RING by Ian McDonald ?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and no it wasn't this was thought up by myself
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zs-Lycan Featured By Owner May 16, 2008   Digital Artist
That looks incredible. :)
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