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Escape Velocity revised by AdamBurn Escape Velocity revised by AdamBurn
So after getting much helpful critique and looking over the image some more I went about reworking it, this was the outcome, I saw the new star trek movie and that actually helped a lot with revising the lighting a bit and adding more distinct lens flares haha.

So basically its a big alien ship firing onto a planet and making a huge shock wave that disintegrates most things in its path like poor hospital ships evacuating the planet bellow, it also erases the planets surface turning it into a desolate ball of rock. The idea is that the aliens go around and "save" planets from the civilisations living on them, they decide if the race is exploiting its resources and harming the planet by doing so then if they are they wipe the slate clean and let the planet start a new. Kind of a more violent version of The Day The Earth Stood Still.

Enjoy
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:iconshadowkey392:
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
awesome!
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:iconzarakai:
zarakai Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Oh my...the hospital ship like Sajuuk in homeworld 2 :)
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naraphim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sajuuk FTW
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:iconleoman555:
leoman555 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
f
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:iconleoman555:
leoman555 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
reminds me of what i have done to other planets heh...
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:iconguidestone:
Guidestone Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
you killed Sajuuk!
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:iconsly2k:
sLy2k Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny, before i read your description i saw it more like a huge wall where dumb hospitals ships where crushing on... :) Realy nice work!
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:iconzarakai:
zarakai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
The front of the vessel reminds me Sajuuk.
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:iconexplodinggoatgames:
explodinggoatgames Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Excellent work! A strong sense of motion.
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:iconnirdian:
Nirdian Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist
This reminds me a lot of the opening scene of Titan A.E. :)
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:iconsupermanlovesaspen:
SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, that's from Homeworld2
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah the front of the ship is based on Sajuuk, a cool looking ship
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed
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:iconvypor:
Vypor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I know this has been said already, but this looks so much like Sajuuk from Homeworld 2. I actually thought it was for a second.

Though if you don't know what Sajuuk looks like, this should explain a bit better.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, I liked the front of that ship so I modeled mine on it, the rear is slightly different.
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:iconvypor:
Vypor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Ahh, so it was Sajuuk inspired.

Great game, though it wasn't quite as good as the previous two. :hmm:
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:iconmagnet20:
magnet20 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, reminds me of the Sajuuk from Homeworld 2.
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SASWHITEKNIGHT Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Wonderful work!:)
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:iconarkideit:
Arkideit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Awesome!))
This ship looks like "Sajuck Khaa" From "Homeworld 2"
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:iconvypor:
Vypor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
<nerdism>I believe you mean Sajuuk Khar.
Which is actually the term Makaan used for himself. Which means, "Chosen One".

Sajuuk is just the ship.</nerdism>
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Beren89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Reeeally nice =) As always xD

PS Last in-warp-escape-from-the-blackhole is really nice in Star Trek, isn't it? XD

PPS Ever seen the original movie of "The day the Earth stood still?"
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that scene is cool, and yes I have but a very long time ago, cant remember much except for the big silver robot thing
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:iconberen89:
Beren89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Asd XD When I saw the scene and I heard "What about the warp speed?" "We are already in!" I taught of your works XD
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha cool
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:iconspiritualbaggers:
SpiritualBaggers Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
huzzah! Looking mate =)
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:iconspiritualbaggers:
SpiritualBaggers Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
supposed to say *loking good mate* haha =P
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vp21ct Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
hmm, It would be better If we could get a good view of the 'attacking' ship. But I understand that you wanted the focus on the retreating vessesl.

Very nice.
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Polterpneuma Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
WOAH! I'm blinded by the awesomeness!
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:iconontaga:
Ontaga Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
that looks like a homeworld ship lol
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah its based around the Sajuuk
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:iconontaga:
Ontaga Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
i like ^_^
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djraceyjc Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
The pilot is probabaly thinking "Why did i wait for that OAP with the cruthces"
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:iconmarx-paragon:
Marx-Paragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
OH MY GAWD!!! how the hell are you so intense at this stuff?
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kilo139 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
sounds like the aliens are a bunch of freakin new agers
but good art man
althoug
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Tribersman-FR Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
INCREDIBLE !!!

Wonderfull shockwave on a realist, coherent and proportionnal background.

It's a great amelioration since the last one.

Just maybe some little detail. (I now i must be a pain ^^';)
- The Earth surface is a little "too flat" if you were planning to set them in space, BUT if those are anti-gravity atmospheric ship like i think, no problem.

And the Shockwave really give the full impression of the gigantic size of the explosion !
- ...so much that I personnly don't have the impression the alien ship in the back ground is the one responsible for it. (mostly because the explosion wouldn't go in every direction if the explosion was inclined)

But again with planetary scale I don't think you can do better.
And I'm really searching for critic, the truth is that your shock wave is really well done and make me feel, how big the explosion really is.
The explosion of the "Sajuuk" is really well done. Especially in the "little" square of armor that give an even bigger impression of gigantism.
Then there is the little hopital ship that get in the first plan, the "shadow" it make is a little strange. It's hard to define it's overall design while because it look different from the other.

Just a last tough : after having see the video from real nuke test in space, I'm thinking that maybe next time you could include a perfectly white ligh coming from the center and creating perfect shadow behind every little hill.

In fact, even if "Epic space battle" are difficult to show du to scale, a single event like a exploding ship or this shockwave are already breathtaking enough with your art.

I'm sorry I can't help you with expert comment or commenting in detail how you did it.
(Ho and sorry If my syntax is horrible, I've some doubt with my english on this comment.)
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah there are some areas I would have liked to change but its too late now the contest has closed for judging, but thanks for the comments
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Superiorgamer Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Looks great mate. However, hardest thing about this piece is to tell exactly what i'm looking at =/
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:iconkiok1:
kiok1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
oohh it is very beautiful xDDD you look my DA
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:iconkiok1:
kiok1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
YOU SEE MY DA xddd
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm not really a fan of tags
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:iconkiok1:
kiok1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
xD ok ;)
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:iconderbz:
derbz Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lets be honest it's an epic piece of work full great lighting, imagination and well thought out detail. Your ability to replicate fire in your work is a real strong point which shows through a lot of your stuff you've posted on here.

The only thing I would change personally now is where the parts of the ship are Separating in the explosion, they just seem a little uniform, I would probably make them a bit more random to maybe just emphasise the force of the explosion ripping through the ship, however, this is a minor point. Your way ahead of anything I can produce!

great work again anyway, well done.
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adkiscool Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I have to disagree... I kinda like the way the panels on the ship are just being ripped off layer by layer, after all it is a traveling wave... once they are off the ship you may want them more random as derbz said. Just my thoughts... overall its amazing!
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poplarleaves Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This version is definitely better than the original. I saw the critique for the original; looks like you followed quite a lot of the advice given to you. Looking really good! XD
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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ERPC117 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
COOL!
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za4em9 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, excellent; i especially like the shockwave: very palpabe.
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Galactusworldeater Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Man this is cool, took me a second to take the whole image in, but it was worth the time to see the great details.
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think that's better, the previous was looking a bit chaotic, although I know you like chaos :)
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe yeah I do
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