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Shock and Awe by AdamBurn Shock and Awe by AdamBurn
(Updated: I had some revisions I wanted to make to the original and felt they were too big to just place over the old submission so I have resubmitted it, sorry for any inconvenience :ahoy: )

As the title suggests this is a pretty crazy image, I am a huge fan of Napoleonic era naval battle paintings and I wanted to try and create a similar image but in space, a battle between 3 ships, 2 of them trying to take down the rather more advanced and skilled Dreadnought in the middle. In the distance a line of ships launches a volley of missiles towards the incoming ship knowing their 2 ships have fallen, one gutted by a powerful laser, the other suffering from a major reactor explosion.
Further in the distance a huge battle is being fought in a large dust cloud, it illuminates the inside of the cloud and creates a slit of light across the clouds opening.

The image also points out some gameplay features, one being how you can level up a ship, the Dread in the middle is very advanced, its seen a lot of combat so its crew knows the ship and its systems well and so can overclock all systems basically, hence the ultra laser. Also you may notice its hull has a distinct hexagonal pattern, this is another feature, if you upgrade the hull it will show. Also gun turrets will vary depending on the type.

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(All graphics and information are copyright of novus aeterno LLC and Taitale Studios)
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:iconcoffeeman125:
CoffeeMan125 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
sorry to be an idiot is this game dreadnought?
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:iconmason1121:
mason1121 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shit's legit 
good job man, keep it up
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:icongesheed:
gesheed Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
WOW!
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:iconnazzlancer:
Nazzlancer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
killah..awesome
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:iconkirbymuffinz:
KirbyMuffinz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man, your stuff is so inspiring! The more work I look at the more I'm just zombified on awe O-O

Just wondering, do you use zbrush as well as Photoshop? See my ambition is to become a concept artist in the future, but i'm not too sure on how to get myself started on the path to becoming an employee in the gaming or film industry, I've tried looking at courses which turned out to be cons and the only pathway I can think of is becoming an apprentice in Graphic Design and moving on from there.

Some advice would be splendid if you have the time :)
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
EPIC!
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:iconlostdecay:
LostDecay Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked awesome!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another epic piece!!

Love the cloud description - sounds like a flaming thunderstorm!
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:iconkiml42:
kiml42 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is both vicious and beautiful.
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:icondarknessiscomming:
DarknessIsComming Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Just want to say...this is beyong awesome.
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:iconchazman17:
chazman17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Reminds me so much of Killzone...
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its probably all that lightning, Killzone love their lightning cannons pretty cool stuff
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Wow! Epic work! :clap: It reminds me of the game Homeworld.
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:iconcapitoldrm:
CapitolDRM Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Insane. Looks incredible. Has to be one of the best i have seen.
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:iconsurehuinel:
Surehuinel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   General Artist
Feature [link]
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:icono0magnus:
o0Magnus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
awesome
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:iconjeosiri:
JeoSiri Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   General Artist
How gorgeous.. and alluring.. I love it
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:iconmin-rotic:
Min-rotic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous man!
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:iconenigz:
Enigz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind blowing *_*
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:iconblackdoor8:
blackdoor8 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional
yes is good photo
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:iconbergone:
BergOne Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Ever since I saw my first spaceship crawl across a screen and into my internal universe I have loved these cataclysmic battle scenes. And this captures this perfectly.
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:iconangelitoon:
angelitoon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondavidbrown:
davidbrown Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice work, love it
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:iconkhamal25:
Khamal25 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Congrats for this creation !
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Denny Schneidemesser is making the music to this? I love his music! He's only 23 or so and he make such awesome scores!
Oh, I love the picture by the way. Hope the game looks this pretty!
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:iconzagoalie:
Zagoalie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Yep Taitale ftw!
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:iconphoenixxdd:
PhoenixxDD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Merc'd hardcore :D. King Kong ain't got nothing on that Dread.
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:iconxxmoneyisxx:
xxmoneyisxx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can see this in a CG animation lol.

the middle one's crew wuld be the main ship obviously lol. kinda like one of does gundam shows, 1 ship somehow owns everything.
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:iconhessmix:
Hessmix Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me a bit of a EVE Online battle. Stylized of course :D
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:iconjizzyjiz:
jizzyjiz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your skills are gorgeleous!
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:iconjizzyjiz:
jizzyjiz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
weeeeeeeeehh!!!! ultra amazing one ! ... how time of work ?!
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:icontauzero:
tauzero Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice pictures, but if there's some stuff too much?
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:iconhaseoyashimora:
HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow, wtf is going on here?
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:iconreclusiarch:
Reclusiarch Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive!
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fine, be that way! Make me favourite it again! ;P
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:iconsmiling-demon:
Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so awesome.
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Incredible!!
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:icongmagdic:
gmagdic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Nice! :D
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:icondrege:
Drege Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing. It's absolutely incredible. I love it. It reminds me of a game called Killzone.

[link]
(similar crafts)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell has never looked so beautiful!
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:iconlycan-rising:
lycan-rising Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
im in awe..yup, shock and awe worked. and turns out the 2 on 1 situation didn't work out quite the way they wanted it. great work and the game is sounding more and more awesome.
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:iconexecutex:
eXecutex Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm it's ok but why you just didn't reuploaded it on the previous one ? Nevermind.. I like it....
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:iconmoonlitcrescent:
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Two questions. Kinda.

One - that sure doesn't 'look' like a laser, super or not :P

And two - what caused the 'major reactor explosion'?

Cool pic though :D
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Its a big beam weapon, it might as well be a laser. The explosions was caused by the ship shooting the crap out of it.
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:iconmoonlitcrescent:
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Yeah I know, I'm being a little nitpicky :)

"was caused by the ship shooting the crap out of it" - but not with a mega laser? ;P
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nahh it probably already did that, maybe the ship only has enough Awesome to use its mega laser once every few minutes.
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:iconmoonlitcrescent:
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
ahah, sure thing :)
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:iconsoulslayer317:
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
SO EPIC AND BRILLIANT! I want to see a video clip of this!
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