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Usually I try to do a New Years update closer to New Year but I was building up some news and waiting for a few things to become certain before I update on what I have planned and what could occur in within the next year, as well as reflecting on 2013.

First I was brutally close to getting a job with Sony's Guerilla Games Cambridge studio working on Killzone, did the art test and passed, had a fantastic interview and very positive feedback then unfortunately Sony pulled the plug on the studios current direction and so recruitment was halted which was a massive shame especially as they ended by saying I would have been perfect for the studio. Not the greatest start to the year but looking on the bright side I would have got the position had it not been canned and this is for Sony's headline studio so that's more than a little encouraging :)
Earlier in 2013 I also got far with an interview with CCP (EVE Online) But after waiting for almost 3 months, they have a very very long interview process, I was able to reflect on the idea of moving to Iceland permanently and whilst I'd love to visit I decided it's probably not the greatest place for me to move to especially taking into consideration my girlfriend as there is very little for her to do out there. 

Despite a few close calls with going into full time studio work my freelance work has been going form strength to strength with some very cool projects in the works including a very innovative game the likes of which has never been done before, and a new collaboration with a games developer to create a gritty graphic novel for their game. Lots of cool new images to show off soon as these projects begin to come into the light.
Looking back at where I was this time last year in regards to commissions it's reassuring to see such a huge leap in volume of these projects I get to work on and thanks to that increase I was able to go full time freelance middle of last year which was an event that has been 8 years in the making, 8 years of hard work and having to fight people who insisted I was wasting my time, 2014 is shaping up to be one massive middle finger to said people :)

2013 saw Telikos Protocol enter it's first full year after issues 1's release at NYCC in October 2012, issue 2 was released in May and issue 3 was close to release end of 2013 but sadly we missed that deadline but we have learnt much about the process, re-thought the length of time it takes to complete each issue and stepped up our game for 2014. May this year will not only see issue 3 up for grabs but also Telikos Protocol's first complete volume containing issues 1 to 3 alongside lots of additional artwork, concepts, extras, and invitational artwork from some very gifted artists, all inside a glorious hardback book. We are looking forward to peoples reactions to that.

2014 will also see Telikos Protocol branch out as we have a group of fantastic people creating some cool pitch material ready to throw at various interested parties, not that issue 3 is pretty much complete and with issue 4's script finalised the true scope of the story and universe can begin to be seen and those that have been given the very detailed run down of events beginning to end have been blown away, we are really looking forward to seeing what becomes of these meetings. 
2014 will also see issues 4-5 of Telikos Protocol which is where the story really beings to deepen, so far you have been treated to some ferocious battles and the all out chaos of the brutal alien strike, at the end of issue 3 things change dramatically and the aftermath of those events steers humanity onto a path that could tear the universe apart, things come to light that will challenge everything we thought we knew about our universe, life, and where we come from. It's going to get pretty epic... More so.

Alongside Telikos Protocol myself and Peter Cooper (writer of Telikos) will be giving some very very cool announcements later in the year that we hope will astound and delight anyone who likes sci-fi, comics, kickass artwork, and gripping story telling but I will have to wait to tell you more on that subject.

2014 is shaping up to be a very big year in relation to my work as a freelance artist and with regards to my joint IP Telikos Protocol, a lot is going to happen.
Keep an eye on the Telikos Protocol project page as new stuff is going up very soon, teasers, previews, and some cool news about the future of the IP.

Of course none of the above could have happened without the huge support you have all given me over the duration of my time here, Deviant Art was been the home of my art since I first began to mess around in Photoshop years ago, I can only hope to continue to impress you all :ahoy:



Not long ago I did a rather epic battle scene for a book series called Armada Wars, this is the image here: adamburn.deviantart.com/art/Th… I then created the front cover for the first book in the series titles Steal from the Devil, cover is here: adamburn.deviantart.com/art/Ar…
Well the book has just been released for digital download on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HFRRE4Q at just £2.99 your getting an epic book for very little and should tied you over during the holiday season :)

Have a great Xmas yall :ahoy:  
A few weeks back I was contacted by Black Cloud Studios regarding a possible collaboration with them on their RPG game After Reset that's currently undergoing crowed funding and been accepted through Steam's Greenlight project. They wanted to create a prelude graphic novel to add story and depth right at the start and that's where I come in. 
Early next year a new Kickstarter project will go up for funding the graphic novel asking for a very reasonable amount that won't be difficult to reach plus you will bag yourself some cool rewards. 
The graphic novel will be a one off highly detailed printed book, and if any of you have seen my work on Telikos Protocol you know what to expect in terms of quality, I am look forward to working on it, the game project is currently being funded via their own website and is going very well. 
Head over to their website to read the latest updates and get a closer look at the game, be sure to show your support :ahoy:

After Reset website: www.afterreset.com/forum/showt…
After Reset Facebook: www.facebook.com/afterreset
Want to see a game developer shave off his facial hair live during a live stream of their game? Of course you do. Novus Aeterno the massive MMORTS space game, which I had the pleaser of working on for a few years, is close to reaching their goal on Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…
Every Saturday they have a live stream showing off the game as well as divulging on future plans and answering your questions. In an odd turn of events Nick, the CEO, has said that if they make their target of $75,000 during the live stream which starts tonight at (21.00 GMT) (6pm EST) (3pm PST) on Twitch TV www.twitch.tv/novusaeterno he will shave off all his facial hair during the live stream. 
Now if that's not incentive enough to give this amazing game your support then you are truly lost :ahoy:

A few years ago I started working with a small but dedicated team of developers called Taitale Studios working on an MMORTS space game, the first persistent one which was a massive deal, after working with them for a few years and seeing the game develop from a very grand and ambitious idea to a fully working game I left the studio but have always kept my eye on the project and kept in contact with its talented master mind Nick Nieuwoudt. 
The project has come a long way since I left especially visually and all the things we were planning to do when I was there are now firmly in the the game and running. It's a hugely ambitious project and it's now on Kickstarter with some great rewards for backers. 

If you love Sci-Fi Space RTS games then this is the game for you, a persistent endless universe inhabited with other players, no instances, no separate maps, just one massive ever expanding galaxy. Think EVE online but an RTS and controlling a whole empire not just a single ship.

Head over to the KS page and check out the brief and the rather crazy video. The team certainly deserves to have your support they are some of the most dedicated people I have met, hell we practically got paid in sacks of rice when I was there :) but we stuck with it, a true labor of love. 
Show them some love and support, the game will blow you away :ahoy: Link bellow:

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So another summer over and winter is coming...<unintentional reference. Work is coming in thick and fast and the recent conventions have also meant a heavy work load, however it's been pretty awesome I have some amazing projects on the go with some of that work being released over the coming weeks and months with one new image being uploaded today :)
I also recently returned form New York Comic Con where myself, Peter Cooper (Telikos Protocol Writer) and the lovely Alice aka :icondestinyblue: were exhibiting in a shared booth and despite the rather cozy surroundings we had a great time. Sadly we had hoped to have issue 3 of Telikos Protocol out at the convention but due to some issues we missed our deadline BUT!!! It has meant that I have been able to revisit many of the pages and really push them to the max and so far issue 3 is looking like one hell of a comic with some of the best artwork I have ever produced in it  so be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page for the release: www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…

I would also like to thank all those that came to visit us at out booth and bought the issue and/or some of the art prints we had available we met some great people some who returned from last years event and dropped by to get their next fill of Telikos Protocol, so thanks.

After issue 3's release the next release will be the first complete volume and hell do we have a lot to cram into it, it will be a tome of insanely awesome story telling, intense artwork by not just me but invitational artwork by Andree Walling and Kai Lim as well as many other fantastic artists. It will contain the first 3 issues (around 150 pages in total) as well as extensive concept art produced for the project all lovingly presented in a pseudo corporation brochure, there will also be some other great extras which will be talked about on a later day but in total your looking at a hard back book with over 200 pages of content, not too shabby :ahoy:

I will also be attending the London MCM expo this coming weekend and it's going to be a big one for me especially with many many more prints up for grabs as well as some HUGE A1 prints of select images but they are very limited so if your around come and grab one before they all go, they are proper art prints and one of them I will be keeping because its too awesome not too be placed above my work station at home haha.

:ahoy:
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So another summer over and winter is coming...<unintentional reference. Work is coming in thick and fast and the recent conventions have also meant a heavy work load, however it's been pretty awesome I have some amazing projects on the go with some of that work being released over the coming weeks and months with one new image being uploaded today :)
I also recently returned form New York Comic Con where myself, Peter Cooper (Telikos Protocol Writer) and the lovely Alice aka :icondestinyblue: were exhibiting in a shared booth and despite the rather cozy surroundings we had a great time. Sadly we had hoped to have issue 3 of Telikos Protocol out at the convention but due to some issues we missed our deadline BUT!!! It has meant that I have been able to revisit many of the pages and really push them to the max and so far issue 3 is looking like one hell of a comic with some of the best artwork I have ever produced in it  so be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page for the release: www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…

I would also like to thank all those that came to visit us at out booth and bought the issue and/or some of the art prints we had available we met some great people some who returned from last years event and dropped by to get their next fill of Telikos Protocol, so thanks.

After issue 3's release the next release will be the first complete volume and hell do we have a lot to cram into it, it will be a tome of insanely awesome story telling, intense artwork by not just me but invitational artwork by Andree Walling and Kai Lim as well as many other fantastic artists. It will contain the first 3 issues (around 150 pages in total) as well as extensive concept art produced for the project all lovingly presented in a pseudo corporation brochure, there will also be some other great extras which will be talked about on a later day but in total your looking at a hard back book with over 200 pages of content, not too shabby :ahoy:

I will also be attending the London MCM expo this coming weekend and it's going to be a big one for me especially with many many more prints up for grabs as well as some HUGE A1 prints of select images but they are very limited so if your around come and grab one before they all go, they are proper art prints and one of them I will be keeping because its too awesome not too be placed above my work station at home haha.

:ahoy:
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After using CS4 for years and years I have finally decided to upgrade for one simple reason, monthly subscription, it seems it's gone the way of MMO's or at least older MMO's where you now pay 17 a month for the product rather than a lump sum of between 600-1000 so it's a lot easier on the wallet. At first I was a bit miffed as I read a few forums about peoples reactions to it but most seemed like the usual nay says who don't actually read up on the product they just hear "monthly sub" and go with the usual arguments of "You don't actually own the product", "If you stop paying you wont have access to your files" and "You need constant internet connection". All arguments were instantly dismissed once I read the handy FAQ on adobe's site about the product.

So what do you get for your 17? You get a version of PS which is pretty much identical to CS6 but it has a few other features mostly revolving around photography use but you also get constant updates of new features as and when they are released. You get 20gb of cloud storage for your files but those files still remain on your HDD if you so choose and you can choose which files you store in the cloud in case you start reaching the limit, or you can upgrade to a higher limit. You only have to connect to the internet once every 33 days (99 days if you choose to pay annually rather than monthly) and the program works as any other PS product offline just no syncing files with the cloud obviously. If you choose to stop paying you get the free version which is 2GB storage and of course any files on your PC are still yours like any other file, they don't get locked or anything, but obviously PS wont work.

It's still an argument that you never end up technically owning the product but the monthly payment also rules out having to pay upgrade fees whenever they release a new version or features, so long as you keep paying you keep getting the most up to date version of PS. 

I will probably post some insights into the new PS soon once I get more use to it. 
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I recently started a new position as Associate Producer for a company called Heavy Cat Studios who produce art for various games and comics of all styles, I now oversee multiple projects and make sure work gets done on time and communicate with the clients... I have already learnt one thing, working with artists is very annoying, they can be rather lazy and require much prodding, now I know how the writer on my comic Telikos Protocol feels when he tries to get work out of me :)

Anyway I have also received multiple notes and comments regarding someone using my work and sticking a copyright symbol on it relating to Heavy Cat Studios, that's absolutely fine they do have a Deviant Art account where they post work by their various artists. So yeah put away your pitch forks and torches for now, all is well.

Also in other news I am off to New York Comic Con in October releasing issue 3 of Telikos Protocol, you can check out more details and some sneak peaks at the new issue over on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…

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themariogamer.deviantart.com/
Ok this guy has a huge gallery of a lot of stolen works mostly from various illustrators for model kits but there are a few I recognise including one of my own images, I asked it to be taken down but he just blocked me... So yeah just report and move on, no need to flame you will just get ignored and it looks like many have already tried. Mass reporting should shift most of his stuff :ahoy:
themariogamer.deviantart.com/
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Over the weekend myself and Peter Cooper (Telikos Protocol writer) were attending the London MCM comic expo where we released issue 2, overall reactions were fantastic and we got to meet a lot of very happy fans and get some great feedback.
Over the weekend we also received some insane news regarding Telikos' future, I can't divulge too much at this point but I will say that a Telikos Movie is not out of the question.

Work on issue 3 is going well and I took the time before starting work on it to improve the characters appearance and more importantly their faces and expressions, you can see the results of this in my latest image I have submitted :ahoy:

Lots of great stuff is going on right now regarding Telikos and we will be able to share some of that news soon especially leading up to the release of issue 3 so do make sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…

Also check out my own Facebook page as I update it with various other works that I don't submit here: www.facebook.com/adam.burn.520…

Thanks for all your support :ahoy:
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One of my favourite crazy space battle images got a Daily Deviation award today which I was very pleased with so thanks to all of those who are now watching my work and thanks for all the kind comments my only regret was not being able to reply to all of them :ahoy:

If your a fan of my work be sure to check out my graphic novel project Telikos Protocol on it's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…
We recently released the second issue.

Thanks again :ahoy:
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As the title says the long over due issue 2 of Telikos Protocol is now available as digital download from iBooks, Amazon, and Graphic.ly, with Comixology following soon. Also the printed issues are just finishing up and will be available direct through our FB page late next week.

If you want more info on the project as well as the latest contributor artwork from various talented artists visit the Facebook page now and give us some love www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…

Also we had :iconandreewallin: produce an image for the first volume you can check out his madly awesome Telikos image here: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

On another note we will be at London MCM expo 24-26 May so some check us out we will have copies of issue 2 there as well as limited edition prints of some killer work from the series. :ahoy:
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A few weeks back we were starting to announce the guest artists that would be contributing to the first volume of Telikos Protocol releasing later this year. Among a handful of single artists we also got a whole art group involved in a contest to find 3 artists who's work would be featured in the first volume and we got some great images.

The Lumiarium is an art group I have belonged to for years eve since it first started and the artists in said group have taught me so much over time so I really wanted to get them involved as a thank you.
Bellow you can find all the info about the exhibit and the images, be sure to follow them on Facebook and check out the amazing images, we will also have them up on the Telikos page so be sure to head there and hit that Like button :ahoy:

The Luminarium site: theluminarium.net/v3/telikos/
Luminarium Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lum…
Telikos Protocol Facebook: www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…
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Any fans of EVE Online? Well their fanfest has begun and to kick it off they have the Icelandic orchestra playing some tracks form the game whihc you can watch here. It's www.twitch.tv/ccp

It's pretty cool!
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Need help identifying all of the offending images and reporting them, the person seems to insist they made the images... Heard it too many times. Just get it over with fast, report and move on. Don't feed the troll.

se7enpeace.deviantart.com/
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New preview for issue 2, we have had a few hiccups with the release of issue 2 but it won't be long now till it's release.

Check out the Facebook page for more updates: www.facebook.com/telikosprotoc…


Also my Twitter and FB

Twitter: @AdamBurnArt
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adam.burn.520
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I have been featured on a Moon blog (the film) called ManMadeMovies go check it out blog.manmademovies.co.uk/2013/…

Also the next image in the Lunar mining series is the giant space train, should be fun I also got an email from Duncan Jones who write and directed the film Moon apparently someone sent him the images he was very impressed and I was very giddy hehe.


Also after much deliberation and people asking me to join I finally joined the ranks of Twitter, I'm a noob when it comes to twitter so may take me some time to get use to it but it seems simple enough.
Go and follow me!

Twitter: @AdamBurnArt
Facebook: adamburn.deviantart.com/?rnrd=…
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Now I have many many more ideas regarding the next few images in the series of Lunar mining and intend to make several more, I'm not sure if it's the scale, the fact that I've never really done vehicle design before, or the lighting or all 3 but I am loving these images they are great fun to work on.
Anyway I want your input now, I can't decide what to do next so bellow I have made a list of some ideas and all I want you to do is shout out in the comments section as to which one you want to see next, I will tally them up and see which I have to do first, second, third, and so on.
Here is the list:

Option 1: Unmanned Drone, floats over the Moons surface scanning for optimum mining locations and fitted with advanced telemetry equipment and cameras.
Option 2: Helium 3 Transit Dock, largish structures dotted all over the Lunar surface, the transporters take the H3 to them where it's put on to massive trains to be taken to the main hub.
Option 3: Helium 3 Freight Transport, massive trains of sorts that transport the helium 3 over long distances to the main hub.
Option 4: Deep Core Survey Platform, a mobile platform used to conduct core sampling in various location to find suitable locations or deep core mining.

These are the 4 options so far, I have other more massive options but I know you will just go for them so they are being kept on the side lines for now :ahoy:

If you have not already joined my Facebook page do so now! I will be updating it with concepts as I go on with this project, rough concepts that I won't be throwing up on DA... That's called incentive. www.facebook.com/adam.burn.520… www.facebook.com/adam.burn.520… www.facebook.com/adam.burn.520…

D.S.I Heavy Harvester Platform by AdamBurn
D.S.I Helium 3 Transport Vehicle by AdamBurn
D.S.I Surveyor Vehicle by AdamBurn
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I have kept my Facebook page mostly personal over the past few years but I've began to post up more and more of my work and intend to continue the trend as well as putting up work that I don't want cluttering up my main DA page so mostly concept stuff from personal projects and commissions, as well as the occasional silly thing. So I invite you all to head over and add me so you can keep an even closer eye on my work :ahoy:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/adam.burn.520
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