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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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CoffeeMan125 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
sorry to be an idiot is this game dreadnought?
mason1121 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shit's legit 
good job man, keep it up
gesheed Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Nazzlancer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
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 :)
templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
LostDecay Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked awesome!
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another epic piece!!

Love the cloud description - sounds like a flaming thunderstorm!
kiml42 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is both vicious and beautiful.
DarknessIsComming Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Just want to say...this is beyong awesome.
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