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Fortress World by AdamBurn Fortress World by AdamBurn
A print of this painting can be bought here [link]

Here is the final image from the submissions to the Luminarium, its linked to my last image Shield World Construction, this image shows the interior of the dyson sphere structure looking up at the sun.... or down depends where you are inside. the view is from about 1 mile off the surface just above the clouds and looking up at the huge sentinel towers that house the massive armada of the forerunners, here you can see some of the huge ships disembarking from the towers as well as a horde of smaller sentinels which anyone who has read the Halo novel Ghosts of Onyx should recognize.

Its a little confusing to knwo whats going on but the previous image of the outside view works perfectly to give the viewer a much better understanding of this image, that idea for the other image and linking them so you the viewers could undertand it better came from one of my house mates Brett, a great idea and one I think works perfectly when both images are viewed side by side.

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After your last one, "Shield World Construction," to me this piece seems flat. As usual, the technical side of things are flawless (ships looks awesome, high quality planet texture, etc) but to me it seems like you half asses this one. Unlike many of your other pieces, when i look at this i see a picture instead of being pulled into a new world. In some of your other pieces you also have something very close to the POV that further emphasizes depth. Like in this one, i would have loved to see one of those ships in the top right or left corners but super close, lots of detail, almost popping out of the screen.

But I love the sense of size in the bottom left. Looking at the small ships i can just feel how fucking HUGE those towers are.
I'm also really enjoying the new perspective. For me that throws things off in a good way, making you step back and look again.

All in all, not your strongest piece, but still mind blowing at how pretty it looks. Great work as usual man. :D
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Another one that isn't that bad at all. The ship on the bottom left almost appears to be bursting through the clouds on a course perhaps close to the sun or perhaps going by toward another destination.

The sun itself is well done with the background planet looking alright, though its texture could be improved a bit.

Adding to the immersion are, what I'm assuming to be, fighter craft that create sort of a life-like universe from within. However, the absence of other types of ships does impact the life of the scene, as in it makes people wonder if only heavier based vessels can actually go inside.

A little more activity on the background clouds, like perhaps a storm brewing or something, would add a bit more life to the scene.

Other than that, it’s a great piece that could be improved upon a bit more but for the most part it’s good.
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Undeadman312 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  New member
Demondragonsoul Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
holy shit....the flood must have been overhwelmingly powerful to finally force to forerunner's to use the array....if this is the tech they have....
knownobody Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
damn over powered super sentinel.... great job though, this is amazing!
action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I fucking love Halo. Mindblowing mythology.
Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Welcome to my fantasy zone.
rpee0002 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
i enjoy your work
Freelancer521 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
very nice
I like your homage to us few who read the novels
AnEnemySpy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
I love these shield worlds. It was so incredible in Halo Wars when the Spirit of Fire came out of that hole and you can see the ground on all sides.
VMJML1er Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Super , on se croirait dans un film.

Wow , it feels like a movie.
XxDeadlyDiagnosisxX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Awesome credit for this is very due this belongs in a hall of amazingness
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