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Last Light by AdamBurn Last Light by AdamBurn
No stars, no planets, no nebulae, no space ships that's right just a giant dragon with giant guns and a few poor marines fighting it. Anyway this was inspired from many places, first being me wanting to try something new, the original image that started this piece was called "The Orthene T.REX" by Per Haagensen which is a giant T-REX armed with modern guns killing bugs, great stuff, so I thought I'd combine it with an old dragon design I came up with during A-Level art. Its my first attempt at a full digital painting, not a matte painting like my other non space related art. The infantry were painted by hand using custom brushes and looking at photos as a reference. The whole scene was inspired by the new transformers 2 trailer which was just a huge explosion fest. Anyway let me know what you think.

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:iconnakamurakaito:
Wow.......*breathe.......*breathe..... Simply amazing...

Sorry about that, I just about hit the floor when I saw this. Your skills and mastrery of the elements of art and the principles of art are unprecidented.

I wish I could achieve this level of skill for in my own digital art and airbrushing...but I still feel I have a long ways to go...a really long way to go.

But regardless, I thought that I was reading a GameInformer and this was a preview of an upcoming game...If it were to come out I'd definatley buy it. LOL...

( I understand that this is an airbrush, and I airbrush so I know the level of difficulty putting a piece of this magnitude together and to edit it would probably mean a complete do over). But the only thing I'd change if at all possible would be the toes. They just seem a little weak...for a B.A. dragon the toes seem scrawny... I'd attempt to bulk them up. But you dont have to cause your the artist, it also may be incredibly difficult, and it's your choice.

Well, it's still amazing and jaw dropping. I look forward for more of your artwork... Keep up the amazing artwork.

--Kaito--
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Superb job! The entire picture really conveys the feeling of that tired military corps and their seemingly fruitless efforts to bring down a mythical being that just so happens to be fused with a butload of guns. WOW! That's a mouthful!

Plot aside, your painting skills are great. The reflection of light on the helmet in the bottom left looks far from legit (in the good direction =P)

Anyhow, now for the constructive critique: I swear I've seen something like this before, just a dragon instead of a crazy dinosaur thing.

The awkward pose of the beast sort of messes up the flow, in my opinion and the entire upper third of the frame is blank, and crowded in the other 2 thirds. For this, your impact suffers.
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ars189zre Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Nice
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callumsmith9898 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
OMG :O thats so awesome..... :O
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SassyDragon18 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!
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GeneralEisenhower56 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
wow, looks great, much better than this so called modern art where art looks like it would have been made by a todler
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha yeah funny but that kind of art gets a lot more attention, if I scribbled on a piece of paper and gave it a deep meaning Id get millions haha
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Polterpneuma Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Woah, for a moment, I thought the creature was carrying a city on its back.
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Fu-Wind-Swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Majestic, Great **
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Twin-lions-swordsman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
an incredible peice, full of action and drama. I love the foreground soldiers, the light and dust around them is flawless. The collapsed building reminds me of the trade center photos, with that pylon sticking up into the air.

I would agree with other posts that there are segments of the dragon creature that are rather awkward, mainly the legs/feet, and the top most guns.

There's also what seems to be a small running figure beneath the maw of the dragon, in the background. This figure (if it even is such, and not a peice of shrapnel) is in my opinion the worst section of the peice.

Overall, an excellent work, well worthy of a favorite.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi, i was wondering how you did the soldiers in particular, because they look awsome, aswell as the picture as a whole, dont get me wrong it's fantastic! but i'm really finding it diificult to paint them, thanks (:
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lighting is key, get some good lighting effects and it boosts a lot of areas, ading some texture from maybe fabric or even rocks wil make it look more rea, also looking at images of real soldiers and seeing how they look
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:iconkacktustoo:
kacktustoo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh thanks again man, you've really helped me in my paintings etc (:
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Amazing work 0.o
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NeoNNerd08 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
You did so wonderfully, it looks like a photograph! :clap:
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Balder8472 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
so the dragon is a bio-technological construct and attacking the earth right?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well in my head it is a war between two factions, one relies on technology like in todays army, the other creates bio eginered monsters with big guns on them to fight, haha.
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Balder8472 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
either way man nice one :D
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bimberion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I have to say my jaw dropped. U did great finish on this artwork. It changed really a lot since I saw it on Lum
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Esi0n Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
:heart:
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timegate Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I really like the marine in the bottom right.

Some of the distance is lost because of the marines in the foreground.

Still an awesome piece!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
cool action going on!
do you by any chance remember the DINO RIDERS?
TYCO toys from the late 80s. man this could have been the mature version of it :D

great
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Beren89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Man.... This is REALLY awesome.... I can't write a critique becose I'm not a Premium, so I'll try to do it here XD

The impact of the composition, with its colours and the perfect fusion among the various plans is simply stunning. Light, shadows, effects are amazing and really really well done.

The only negative thing I've noticed is that a deep-analysis of the dragon-shaped monster does not convince: I don't fully understand what is its position, how is made (the rest of the body is hidden, and this is not a negative thing) and where and how the wings are attached to the body. But is just the result of a deep analysis, as I said the impact is AMAZING!





:+fav: XD
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique, yeah the body of the dragon is in an odd pose, mostly twisted, its also hard to see where the wings attach due to the armour
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Beren89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
=) Maybe we can hope a nice view of the beast after its vicotry or defeat =D

Your work is always amazing, I'm really impressed.
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AnklaX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
too cool
wow
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Hidden-Amadeus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
brilliant!!!
I need to write a story like this!!! well not exactly cause that's be rude... but like that right there is inspiring. dragons which are generally fantasy mixed in with a futuristic setting without the nearly cliche stars and spaceships like you said.

this is the best Work of Art i have ever seen and i will forever compare anything i see to this.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind comment :ahoy:
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alex-xs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
very niceee !!!
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metallicatakeover Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O_________________________________________________________________________________0
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Spectrumancer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Too awesome for words!
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Inordinate Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Student
Great job—for your first digital painting, this is fantastic. Keep at it!
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FlamingMetroidzd Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
I wonder if the soldier on the left knows that his weapon would have a hopeless impact on the creature.

This could use a good short story to go with it. :D
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setzerdivi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
I feel like I'm in that location,
it's so awesome - I was scared by that fiend! ;D
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8-0-8 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
As always, masterful work :)
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:iconlucy-fur:
lucy-fur Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Dragon can has cheeseburger? om nom nom nom
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes he can
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Galactusworldeater Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Sorry im not a member so you wont see this critique in your critique box, but this is a really good job.

You kept to a sandy pallette and as you mentioned that does remind me of the transformers ads. Despitethis basis this piece is insanely original purely in its complexity and the bizaare aspects of what would have had to transpire to have marines fighting a dragon with a cybernetic uplink to gunning systems.

This rocks!
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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JamesMorrow07 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student General Artist
Dayumn!! :noes:
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NiGHTS-098 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
this is extremely breathtaking, this goes into my favs and as 1 of my most favorite favorites
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trottelxD Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
very good :D i found my new wallpaper :D
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Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
:jawdrop:
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EmilLarsson Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's the original size on this masterpiece?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
About 8000 pixels wide
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Marx-Paragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!
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mrastro316 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very well done looks so professional!! =) I like it
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KeremGo Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice job
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X2-Glory Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Reminds me alot of Legend of the Dragoon somehow, even though that's a full fantasy setting o.O. Anyway, great work.
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Lufteluke Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet:D Your artworks continues to amaze me:wow:
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NightAssailant Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Student General Artist
*dies from the awesome*
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Macuahuitl Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Once again, you have outdone yourself. Those marines are having a really rough day.

And as for the dangly-limbs, that's perfectly excusable because it is a giant dragon, with numerous giant cannons, and should logically have nothing to fear from the puny humans who are pitifully attempting to attack it. Therefore it could be reasonably relaxed.
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