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Defenses by AdamBurn Defenses by AdamBurn
This illustration was to give an idea of the Human ships defenses, they have shields but they are magnetic field shields similar to real world attempts at creating energy shields. The shields are invisible both when active and when hit only the fact that the explosions look different and obviously detonate before hitting the ship can you tell they have shields. The other defense is the flak system, inspired by Battlestar Gallactica the Humans in this game are very slap dash they would rather hurl hundreds of inexpensive projectiles at an area to protect against missile bombardments than spend a lot of money on creating and installing a system that is accurate and more effective. Also for shits and giggles what looks better a single shot gun or a cloud of explosions?

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D-B-Envoy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
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winterwolf2112 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Awesome "pulse engine" look. This vessel screams mass and firepower! Nice work!
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol as seen on battlestar galatica
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The flak cannon on BSG are one of the inspirations for this scene as well as the flak defence systems in the game hehe, nothing looks better than a wall of explosions
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i know its soooooo smexy ~^^~
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
All batteries, commence firing!
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Would I be mistaking by saying that this image has incorporated some screenshots from one of the Battlestar Galactica space battle scenes?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kinda, the mass of explosions in a few of my images are a mash of screen grabs from BSG and some of my own, the chaotic explosions fests that BSG often show are stunning and its exactly the same sense of chaos we were aiming for in this game.
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
To be honest, the BSG episodes are a clear cut mix of endless scenes of faces and CG porn.
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Flaming-Sunset Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Hi, all your art is fantastic, and I was just curious, how long does it usually take to make something like this, that has so much detail and work?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not as long a sit use to take me, the key was to only add detail wher eit is needed and actually mostly scribble in other areas. I use to make it all as detailed as possible but this causes confusion. This image in particular took around 2 hours
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Flaming-Sunset Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow! well that's fantastic. :D nice job, this looks like a piece of work that would take days...
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DarkstarNovember Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
gotta love those shock diamonds
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Genieneovo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
coool
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Awesome!
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Keyser94 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great ships, very cool ilustrations, wow, I have no words to say how good their are.

Speaking about your primary defense, this magnetic shields could be called "electronic shields", well that I have read somewhere about the development of this type of techonology and be called that way, but I trough that the electronic shields only destroy any avionic that are in any aircraft that come near the ship, I didnt through that they could be used to destroy missiles, well, I should be thank you for that.

Is really good art, I have to say, and very originals ships, I am trying to do the same, but using my favorites Science Fiction universe to do a mesh of all with my own set of rules.
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Kraeth Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Another fantastic piece.
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YUK-buitar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
daamn, this is good :)
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lucy-fur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
big bada-boom
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yus
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ageroth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Rofl. Good point.
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
There is absolutely nothing wrong with that system of defense. I love the magnetic field idea, and as for flak barrages, they can actually make sense beyond 'i don't wanna buy expensive stuff'. A Laser Anti Missile system can only target one incoming at a time, only up to a certain velocity (admittedly these guys are very advanced, thus very fast response), where as a flak barrage basically puts up a wall of steel against any and all incoming targets.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it does have its advantages against swarms of projectiles
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Though a student of Computer Science, I've taken classes in physics, materials science, chemical science, and even military tactics and history. The design is both sound and cool looking, and you do an excellent job of bringing both it and the magnetic shield effect to live. The shield is a sound concept to by the way, I don't know if it was you or someone else who picked those for defense, but they did a good job.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It was originally the Creative Director that wanted the shields to be invisible,a t least for the humans anyway, after doing a little research I found that experiments have been conducted recently using magnetic fields to create shields to protect against harmful radiation and tiny bits of space junk
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OOhhhh, so you're the one who put the final concept together, my compliments.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I added more of a back-story to why they are invisible and how they work
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
And back-story is incredibly important because as realistic as you can make something, back-story makes it all the more believable, and that's a major plus.
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So epic my friend. Can't wait to see more.
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AbyssalCerebrant Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is kind of an epic battle going on. Great job!
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purplehayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'd say a single-shot cannon or gun looks cooler than a huge Macross-style missile massacre.
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emepror1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
psh... missiles are the way to go :P

still looks awesome though, props to phoenix!
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purplehayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, awesome work as always, Phoenix :iconhappyprincesslunaplz:
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GranasNorway Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow O_O
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fourquods Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Awesomeness, loving the wee smoke trails!
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HardNocks Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Sweet
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GhostyGunner Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Amazing work
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deScign Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely a cloud of explosions!
It's a beautiful chaos.
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Chizek Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Needs more Itano Circus! =P
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SinStriker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
depends. A single shot would be great for one hit ko's, or to just show damage. A cloud of explosions might be pretty if you manage to make an entire battle scene, like an armada vs an armada
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The actual guns for ship v ship combat are actual cannons single shot or similar but these are defenses so they are used to intercept incoming missiles and such, so a cloud of Flak would work quite well against a lot of small incoming projectiles
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weilumaumatika5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
cool ..look alike in any sci fi movie ..
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Drtalento Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
awesome
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another masterpiece - I have got to get around to trying to do your techniques!
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Man your just on a roll as of late, one after another, its great to see so much of your work every couple days. Loving the space stuff too, well done annd keep it up!
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bigmack61 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Epic scene.
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Kekszbelow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I wonder is this photoshop only or is this 3D renders with post effects in photoshop?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The ship is a basic 3D model un-textured and basic lighting done by the games 3D ship modeler, then I get hold of it and paint over it to add lighting and texture then paint in the rest
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xxmoneyisxx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
love the concept art. makes me wanna check it out when it comes out. :P
but still...how do they...uhh...brake? lool
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, well they have smaller engines at the front and sides that's how they turn and brake
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