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Fortress Earth - Arrival by AdamBurn Fortress Earth - Arrival by AdamBurn
Recently I have had the opportunity to start working on some very interesting projects, one which you will see something from in the next week or so but for now this is the first of many concept illustrations for a project called Fortress Earth.

I can't go into huge details but it's objective is to become a kind of audio graphic novel and tells the story of 2 powerful alien races who are at war and what happens when their war descends on to our little planet, one of the races are trying to protect us the other is trying to drop black hole bombs on us.

This image shows the alien armadas arriving in Earth's atmosphere and 2 pilots (one is the protagonist) on a training exercise find themselves smack bang in the middle of this huge battle with alien capital ships and fighters everywhere, they barely escape with their lives as one of the huge ships explodes overhead.

More info here [link]

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P0MG Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Love it.
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! :D
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TokyHalls Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
The story kind of reminds me of the Time's eye series. Amazing artwork though. 
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MoonstruckT Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"black hole bombs" is a fantastic phrase. Also, THE ACTION IN THIS SCENE IS SO EMOTION-FEELY. :D
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
WHOA!
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BogarTRuleS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
wow
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
An interesting perspective of planes, not seen very often. Nicely done as always :).
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Those Strike Eagles appear to belong to the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home AFB if the tail code on the lead aircraft is anything to go by.
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
fascinating perspective and movement.
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AWC3117 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like how you even included the shock diamonds in the exhaust, nice detail!
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
amazing piece
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
So two warring alien fractions that end up fighting at earth.
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
On the surface, yes that is what is going on. But wars are always more interesting when a darker power is manipulating the war for their own gain... don't you think?
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Always
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Good... then you'd be most intrigued by this story.
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weretamer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
sooooooooooo detail. AMAZING!
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AIvfwbighasf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I'm going to have to say that this one and "Engage" are probably my favorite pictures that you've done. I'm somewhat of an Ace Combat fan, so I love it anytime you bring out the fighters.
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Hope you like EVADE as well! And if you're a real big fan, please check out the novel these are based on. I have an audio book started and links to the book can be found here: www.hightowerdreamland.com
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keithTmaxwell2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
training?!?! shit that means they are unarmed right?
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Yep they have to run for their lives. But Then again . . . there's and AWACS in trouble . (See Adam's new artwork called EVADE)
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Malcho1234 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you described the plot reminded me of the game Universe at War: Earth Assault... I can't wait to see more of your spectacular work.
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giorgakis132 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular...
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thebigpieman Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
So I googled it, and I found a short story by someone named dreamland, should I say more?
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thebigpieman Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Book, sorry bout that, I haven't actually read it but it did catch my attention.
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Lol that would be me. - Dreamland0516 on webook. The artist provides a link to my website in the description. Also, you can catch the audio/visual version of this on youtube by following the youtube link on my website, or just searching for Travis Hightower/Highspeed0516. And yes, it is a completed novel, though I have only uploaded about the first quarter on webook.
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thebigpieman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I somehow missed that link completley,I should get to reading that though, it does look really interesting but at the moment I have a lot to do so when I find the time I'll end up spending the night just reading it.
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Lol well if you are on Youtube I highly recommend my Audio/visual book. It takes about twenty five minutes or so to listen to three installments I have up right now, completing the first chapter and featuring some of Adam's artwork. If you like it, please like and subscribe though :)
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AugustineGraphix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Simply amazing
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Panzerlin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are VERY awesome. This is great! :D
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goodforn0thing Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work mate.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work i like it
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
AWESOME
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
wow thats amazing
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Delta406 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This sounds like a sweet concept. Waiting patiently for more.
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Suvelis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
That looks really great! :-)
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I'm very pleased with this. The artist worked very quickly to produce something very high quality. One favorite detail is how the cloud shapes and colors add to the ominous mood.
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
hmm got my interest.look forward to more of Fortress Earth.very cool pic.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There will be many more images to follow
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Killio01 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice!
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ryruko Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic!
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gearykid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As if I wasn't already self-conscious enough.

lol great job.
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Broadshore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Run Eagles run!!!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed
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KateRodrigues Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Love the textures. The detail is superb
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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stevoE26 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not to sound bad but the story sounds a hell of a lot like transformers...
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Kinda in that 2 alien races come to Earth, but they are different races and rather than fighting in the shadows and oblivious to most of the planet they are actively wiping out most of the planet
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Those are also important distinctions lol
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
LOL Transformers stole my idea. (I'm the author.) Rather, Transformers is rather contrived compared to this.

Head to my website and read the novel summary. The war is orchestrated in much the same way the Clone Wars were orchestrated... for the sinister purpose of one of five "elder Races" in our galaxy.

You will see a lot of influence from Independence Day at the start of the book as well, but no lame computer virus s going to save us. In the end, saving us is going to be something more on the order of taking the one ring to Mordor...
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