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Calypsis by AdamBurn Calypsis by AdamBurn
This is quite an abstract image, it was painted a few months back for a book project called Calypsis. The image shows an advanced planet with a large energy shield around it and shrouded in thick nebula like clouds.

I went with a more surreal approach to this book cover after doing some research into how some book covers are done a lot go for surreal images especially with sci-fi novels, it makes sense seeing as the reader is the one who imagines what it all looks like as they read, making quite an abstract image on the cover helps keep the readers mind free.

Here is the link to the projects page here on DA :iconcharlottechambers:
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nahojis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Very beautiful work
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Beren89 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
God, you're always awesome .w.
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PHIREFISH Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job...it's super amazing
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome job with all the dramatic scenery. :D
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow, very cool.
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SilenceV Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so epic :O
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   General Artist
Pretty cool image and fascinating stuff about the book covers.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
well thats strange but awesome
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giorgakis132 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Abstract art... So confusing but so amazing!!!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It really is
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MangaAssault Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Digital Artist
I totally agree your book cover research result.
This image has this atmospere. I can feel detail and imaginable.
Very good work :)
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Awesome work !
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anw-rev Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I thought that's the interior of Rama
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A-GL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
wish it was downloadable and bigger for a wallpaper =) ... anyway awesome work!!! I love it
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These taller images don't work so well for wallpapers but it is a large image just save the file normally and set it to your wallpaper, might work. If not I will be making a wallpaper pack soonish so keep an eye out for that :ahoy:
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A-GL Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Will do!!!
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BluAngel03 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is amazing. Love it!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :ahoy:
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Burtonfan96 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! :)
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :ahoy:
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Burtonfan96 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye matey! :horns:
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TheFireBreathingDuck Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing - nice work!
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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alyth3cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is extremely detailed. Incredible
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :ahoy:
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hisdarkdesire Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I love the milky way effect on it and the myriad of colors you've used
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Mino-sniper Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Photographer
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nicolebaroudi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This isn't the place to spam and advertise. Go waste your time elsewhere because I have reported you.
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Mino-sniper Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Will come thousands of others ready
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nicolebaroudi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like they banned you :)
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ShizumasSecretLover Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably one of the most beautiful paintings I have ever seen, and if or when ever this book comes out I will definitely be buying it.
You are a wonderful artist. :clap:
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, head over to the DA page in the description box for more info on the project :ahoy:
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ShizumasSecretLover Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you so much! I will be doing just that.
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Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I'm stupified! :D This is amazing! :la: nice work!
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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MakuHime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
You are crazy.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :ahoy:
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
:love:
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FFXluvur12 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks so... amazing! :noes: I wish I could make something like this!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Photographer
An impressive abstraction on a grand scale. Good work.
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CharlotteChambers Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've already told you how impressed I am with the outcome, but hey, what the hell, I feel I should post a comment on it here.
It's amazing, I love it. :) You did a great job of capturing the sheer power of the planet Calypsis, how destructive its beam is. It's a weapon designed to wipe out entire galaxies, and you really get that feeling when looking at this. <3


Might I request that you link back to my DeviantART profile so people know where to find information about The Calypsis Project?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Of course I will add the link asap, and no problem I hope the project goes well. That reminds me how is the project coming along?
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CharlotteChambers Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ya. C:

It's coming along well! I've got sixty-three pages of the first book left to revise before I get it edited, and I'm hoping to have it up as en e-book sometime later December or early January. The next two books in the trilogy are also well into production.
So all in all, things are looking good for the project. ^-^
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good to hear
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Killio01 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What they said ^w^ fantastic work!
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:ahoy:
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Killio01 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^w^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has an eerie feeling of the future beyond the conventional future that we typically imagine. That planet looks like it's well past the stage of being covered in traditional sci-fi cities and may have a totally unique architecture unlike what we could imagine :alien:

The dust clouds look cool too and add a sense of depth and motion. Looks like they are swirling around that pillar in a vortex-like motion :spin:
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah the idea is it's so far gone in terms of development they just add more crazy architecture to the planet and that beam of like is either being emitted or it being fired at the planet for some reason, perhaps as a source of energy.
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