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



When your species first came into existence, we were old
When your planet was young, we were old
When your star burst into existence, we were old
When your galaxy was formed...........we celebrated
We are your creators
We made all of what you see for you
We are your ancestors, and you are our children
Look into the heart and you will find the truth
Look into the heart and you will find us..............................................We will be waiting
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UPDATE 2: ive updated the lighting on the whole thing, i think it makes i feel more realistic


UPDATE: after a few comments from people about the background not being as good as it could be i went back and re did as much of it as i could whilst still keeping the same style as the nebula in my previous piece pillars of hope. Tell me what you think
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After allot of time and a whole rework i have finally finished my latest piece. Mantle. A huge alien construction that was the creator of our galaxy and all life in it, this image shows the Mantle powering up ready to fire and begin the creation of our galaxy, you can see the energy being emitted by the arms and the core of the Mantle.
The whole thing was inspired by the ARK from the Halo 3 game.
This is also going to be part of a trilogy, in fact this is the second piece so far in the trilogy, see if you can find the other piece in the trilogy by looking at this piece.
I will submit a new piece showing the first image of the trilogy soon.
So enjoy this i hope you like it

for detailed views look at the montage
[link]

here is a zoomed in section of space revealing Pillars of Hope in the distance
[link]
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MANTLE by *Phoenix-06 is absolutely amazing. Not your typical space, sci-fi scene but something truly unique. The details are breathtaking! ( Suggested by MCchaz and Featured by cosmosue )
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AlexWIWA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Is there a 1920x1080 version?
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Aeter-Link Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
My favorite work that I've seen on dA so far. That lighting and linework...otherworldly. Yet ultimately a grippingly realistic spectacle. Much respect for this masterpiece.
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thebalancer20 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
I'm back, and this should totally be a book cover of the halo trilogy: origins
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telvas Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
I like the... description... :) IMO it makes this artwork even better, slightly pushing your imagination in the right direction.
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Testicular-Disco Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That poetic intro is awesome.

I've been working on a sci-fi theme since I was 11 or so, that prose nails the central theme quite nicely.

Also, I love your work!
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Worldwartra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Looks a lot like The Ark in Halo 3.
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Worldwartra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Just read the description... i am a dumbass XD
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Isralieth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Is that the last scene of Silentium?
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Hypersaurus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Photographer
WOW.  "That's no moon..."
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Just-a-drawing-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the greater ark i guess?
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Giurioli Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Haha I've had this as my desktop wallpaper for about 4 years now. Found it randomly on the net. Good to finally come across it here.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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malovence Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
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MicOMally Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Very reminiscent of Halo 4. Excellent work.
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Just7hrsold Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
beautiful piece
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Suvelis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
very creative idea and a wonderful work :-)
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   General Artist
That's, um, well it's PRETTY FRIGGIN AWESOME!
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Jodevian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Very memorizing! :eyepopping:
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A48Maverick Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome. Kinda looks like the ark from Halo 3.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was based on the ARK form Halo 3 :ahoy:
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A48Maverick Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
ah, fellow halo player. sweet
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Riolupal Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I just found a new desktop wallpaper also I wander what would have happened if the humans wern't at war with the forunners.
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG treasure planet!
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CW390 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
xD
I'm not alone!
You see it too!
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What's weird is that this resembles the description of the Greater Ark.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I have just read Primordium and thought the same, this painting however I did when Halo 3 was released hehe
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
what programs did you use to make this? Usually when I most digital art it's done in photoshop and I can kinda tell what they did. But this.....is too much and I like it.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop and 3DSMax, I modelled the ark thing using 3DSMax then threw it into Photoshop and painted on top of it.
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't know anything about 3d modeling. I downloaded blender and gave up on it
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I'm not really one for 3D but it was whilst I was at uni and decided to see if I could use it to help with the structures shape. I don't use 3D software any more, haven't done so for about 4 years
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YeaImABrony-GotAProb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sunovabish this is givin me da chillz! Favorite, for sure!
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NobleGundam69 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Beautiful!
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BlizzardLT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
any chance on getting 1680x1050 for my desktop? :) amazing work :)
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea there should be a version in this wallpaper pack [link]
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roxas006 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Can I download this and use it as my wallpaper, please?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah sure I made a pack with a load in and different sizes you can download it here [link] :ahoy:
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roxas006 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Thanks
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roxas006 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
please ignore last comment, just found your wallpaper pack. Really great pic thanks man
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graudon7507 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Man this is amazing i also love your explanation under it it makes me think and i love thinking about this kind of stuff.Thank you for making this and all of your other work.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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graudon7507 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
You are very welcome keep it up
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jizzyjiz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeleous"
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DsVortex Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Insipring
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DarkstarNovember Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
completely and utterly awesome. best picture ive ever seen :D
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful, and looks a lot like the the installation building facility in Halo 3.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Its based on the ARK from Halo 3
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
One question. I have the CS5 and Illustrator packages, and they remind me a lot of the Photoshop 7.0-9.0 that I had. But I can't seem to grasp the concept of how an image is started.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thats usually the issue a lot of people have and is often the hardest part, those initial first shapes and marks. I usualyl start by making the canvas a grey tone and adding some big marks to make it less empty
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Makes sense, given the ability to create geometric shapes, it would seem logical to start from a rough outline and then mold it with the necessary colors.
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