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Fire Everything by AdamBurn Fire Everything by AdamBurn
A print of this painting can be bought here [link]


So here it is finally, my Battlefleet Gothic painting done as a birthday present for my brother, Took a long time to get everything how I wanted it but there is always room for improvement but I wont be working on this one any more.

Simple scene depicting a fight against the Imperial fleet and the forces of Chaos, it shows a light frigate class ship on a collision course with the Imperial fleets capitol ship and firing of a load of missiles as it goes, also it under heavy fire from light weapons. The capitol ship can also be seen firing its huge side mounted cannon arrays at something, but what? a ship that size firing that many shots must be very keen of destroying what ever it is, and that frigate is damn keen on keeping the ship from firing. I will leave that to your imagination. Background shows a few skirmishes and a broadside going on..... everyone loves a bit of broadside action.

Enjoy and Happy Birthday Bro this ones for you.
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It’s rare to find such great artwork, more so when it depicts both space and originality.

While the image might make one person think of ground based combat (due to just how well the background was designed) after taking a closer look you'll notice that it truly is in space.

The background itself is actually well drawn though it’s somewhat hard to tell if the 'trails' are actually con-trails from fighter craft, or actually cities lit up in the night sky or perhaps even missiles trying to find their targets.

The artwork overall is excellent, the explosions well drawn and even the trails of the weapon projectiles fading into the distance are spectacular.

Equally as great, is how detailed the ships are even those in the background. The foreground ship actually looks more like a floating city but is obviously a ship, based on a background ship that looks similar. Someone already pointed this out, but I will as well, the coloring here is great and shows that a great deal of time and effort went into this piece.
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agentx712 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
I love Battlefleet Gothicj - thanks
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Buuvee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pure epicness in huge scale!  Nice work
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SardoniCat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
The Emperor protects !
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JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Just thought I'd reiterate: FOR THE EMPEROR!
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flanders61 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic pic mate great work :)
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MikeDoubleOD Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's not everything...
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Grateful42 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Caption! We're surrounded!
Good, We can fire in all directions!
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MillianaLennie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
magnifique
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bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
The title reminded me of the 2009 film Star Trek

Awesome space fight

the captain must be the only one driving in ramming speed
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Glorious! Pure epicness!
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redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Is there any other strategy?
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samcollends Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fire everything? Dude that line is like from the 2009 movie, Star Trek. Awesome :lol:
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eurondan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
awsome
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   General Artist
Unles it was retconned, the actual lore of W40k states that ships engage each other from millions of miles apart. I'm not complaining though, close engagements are practically necessary in artful depictions, just saying in case it may be of interest to you.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah a realistic encounter would look pretty bland, but that's not all true, my brother is an encyclopaedia of the 40K universe and often divulges tons of info to me when I see him (this painting was done for him) and whilst they do engage at long range they do sometimes end up quite close, they are all fitted with tons of boarding grapples and boats that blast into the other ship when close enough, there are often thousands of ships involved and the move closer all the time until they are practically right down each others throats.
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   General Artist
Cool. Thanks!
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Tazman3002 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Amazing...wow....
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StrikaAmaru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
"Fire everything!!! Not that, that's my lunch."
Yes, wrong neighborhood, but I couldn't help myself.
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Khyrador Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
How I wish that some of your work was available to buy as prints. Everything I've seen you make is stylish and epic and would serve well to liven up my walls :).
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They all are available as prints :ahoy: Simply note me what it is you want. Prices are on my front page ID thing :ahoy:
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Sazorex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Why the hell would anyone go anywhere NEAR the broadside of that monster?! :iconohgodwhyplz:
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   General Artist
Chaos in a nutshell.
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Sazorex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Yeah, they are kinda like the lovechild of Gary Busy and Mike Tyson sometimes.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe they were a little over confident haha
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Sazorex Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I could just imagine the general facepalming so hard and the captain of that monster ship just looking on in bemusement.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
BRACE FOR IMPACT!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'r responsible for this piece? Excellent stuff not much W40K space art around eh
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There are some really good space marine images but not a lot of Battlefleet Gothic stuff that isn't just scanned images from the rule books
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye, so thanks for sharing your work :)
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ChuteTrooper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Death to the False Emperor! Throw yourselves at them and make them bleed! Full speed ahead!"

"But, my Lord! The Imperial ship is coming up fast! We need to evade!"

"Hahaha! What makes you think that? We're going straight in! Brace!"
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scorp106 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How much do you spend time on it?
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L4wBringerSR2 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There is just no word to describe this...
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ben50444 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you draw those stuff?!!!
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KyleWhisper4 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
actually sort of thought of Star Trek before I clicked on this photo. LOL good pic very well done
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MIDG3T-X Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
my...god...
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mk456 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Love how the imperium ships look almost like flying churches xD
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jLundhArt Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Epic Serenity reference in the title?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually I got the name from the trailer for Star Trek where Nero shouts "Fire Everything!!!" I listened to the score for that trailer whilst making this image and the that phrase kind of fits hehe
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jLundhArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I see. Well, if you haven't seen Serenity then I highly suggest that you should=)
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thats1ce Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Mr Burn,

This art has been on my background for close to 6 months now... I tend to cycle between 40k pictures.

I have to say, this is easily the best space battle representation of any 40k or BFG art I have ever seen. This work is easily my favorite space battle image of any I have seen, and the amount that I have seen is considerable.

Unfortunately, my opinion is that no one else has come close to making a BFG space battle picture nearly as grandiose... which is the entire point to this universe. My sincere hope is that you make more images from this universe as I find I yearn for more.

You do wonderful work, thank you for your submissions.

-1ce
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, this image actually got me some work for Games Workshop but none of the images I had to do were quite as epic in scale
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thats1ce Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
You're very welcome. Albeit, I think it's a bit more appropriate for us to be thanking you.

I would love to see more of this kind of picture... I'm a sci-fi nerd at heart, and space ships/battles are my favorite thing.

I'd love to see your other art, and maybe see you at a convention some time!

-1ce
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Karimloo Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I don't like it.

Not enuff Dakka.
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Thrownik Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
that is beautyfull
i love space battles with big ships (Empire have them lot ^^)


FOR THE EMPEROR!!
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eerierook Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
It's the best BfG work that I have ever see.
I hope you can continue with something else for BfG.

I want to play tabletop games everytime i see this paint.
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Xalbanx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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bf5kid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
this reminds me of the 2009 Star Trek movie. The part where Nero yells "Fire Everything!"
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bf5kid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
this reminds me of the 2009 Star Trek movie. The part where Nero yells "Fire Everything!"
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's actually where I got the title from haha, I was listening to the music from that trailer pretty much on repeat whilst painting it.
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