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032610: the evil range by crybringer 032610: the evil range by crybringer
Inspired by Gradius, a planet-sized Bacterian megafortress orbited by it's entire fleet of warships creeps across deep space.
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Download at your peril -- it's 2MB, and 8.5 by 11 inches!
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Rewind to about September of last year. I did this as an experiment in OpenCanvas v1.1, to see just how far I could stretch the program's resources. I was impressed with the end product at the time. Nowadays though, I'm curious how I could bring more of the fortress out and show off some real depth perception.

Yadda yadda yadda! Destroy the core, folks!
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:icondaemoria:
Daemoria Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is intimidating. I love it.
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:iconkrasher124:
Krasher124 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
My god...so much eeeevillllll!.....
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:iconjoseppe619:
joseppe619 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot of death, that is.
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:icontronikgearr:
TronikGearr Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of a videogame boss... except better
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Noorami Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Gradius is awesome!!!!...and this picture is super awesome. ...Never beat Gradius III......but I got awefully close!...man this is menacing....
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:iconxyashax:
xYASHAx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I'm in a process of creating my own world for Sci-Fi themed RPG... And there can hardly be any better inspiration than such works. Truly magnificent!
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:iconpsychosako:
psychosako Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
holy christ, that's epic.
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:iconcrybringer:
crybringer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconce-rap:
CE-Rap Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
really dig this one---good job
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:iconshoot-the-core:
Shoot-The-Core Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
awwwwwwwwwwsooooooome!
So good. This made my day.
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:iconareliusmars:
areliusmars Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Hahahaha!! First you gotta destroy the Big Core!!! Hahahaha!! Thatīs an awesome comparison!!!
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:iconhectorvon:
Hectorvon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
That's an awesome fortress. Who's
controlling the base?
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:icondagerus:
dagerus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
All hail the mighty skill of crybringer
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:iconvid-szhite:
Vid-szhite Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
.. Like a space station from hell.
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:iconmakotosei:
MakotoSei Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Waw !! this one is sure cool !!
A planet sized fortress ! i also have similar idea
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:iconinum:
Inum Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifull I want a planet-sized Bacterian megafortress like that. Love the colors and the desing. I have a question what is the ring that is around the fortress
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, epic and fantastic :D
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:iconshiroboi:
shiroboi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jason, that is nothing less than epic. I salute you for drawing the whole fleet. Musta taken forever.
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:iconlupogryph:
Lupogryph Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Oh wow that's stunning! :o
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:iconeva-kirby:
EVA-Kirby Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Hope you haven't died up to this point... :O
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:icongileum:
Gileum Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nothing a little up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, select, start couldnt fix....
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:iconsykosan:
sykosan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wow, that's big indeed.
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:iconleonidas666:
Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconpadder:
Padder Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love the lighting on this. Very ominous.
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:iconjotaro-shima:
jotaro-shima Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a multi-core ship. I wonder what its defenses are...
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:iconbrentogara:
BrentOGara Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome! I like the dark menacing feel to it, like it's gonna creep up and start chewing on your plant while it's "little" ships beat the crap out of your pathetic planetary defenses.

Depth perception in space is HARD... 'cause space doesn't HAVE any visual depth perception cues AT ALL. That's why we STILL don't know exactly how far away a star is unless there's a nearby star that has know features we can measure distance from... thank goodness for standard candles and the cosmological red shift!

You *could* put all your space images inside unrealistically thick nebula, or near plants/moons... but that would seriously limit your options for drawing planet sized super-fortresses.
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:iconmannlich-violet:
mannlich-violet Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
:heart:
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:iconsfukuda:
SFukuda Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, great to see you uploading again!

Very cool.

Got to say, not many games have as much replay value as the Gradius series.

You just feel like firing it up every so often, no matter how many times you've played.
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:iconrougegunner:
RougeGunner Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Looks kind of like an evil version of Samus' ship from Metroid... Only enormous and evil
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:icondcolb121:
dcolb121 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done...
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:iconzwimmy:
zwimmy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Destroy the core eh? Is there a two-meter exhaust vent somewhere?
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:iconllourn:
Llourn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
That's a lot of warships! :fear:
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool! :)
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