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Homeworld - Commission IG Magasine 25 (Ankama)

Homeworld is a real-time strategy computer game released on September 28, 1999, developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment. It was the first fully three-dimensional RTS. In 2003, Relic released the source code for Homeworld; to work with the code one must sign a license agreement and become part of the Relic Developer Network. Homeworld was the beginning of a series, followed in 2000 with Homeworld: Cataclysm and in 2003 with Homeworld 2.
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Ezojg Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful
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Bisart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Photographer
The textures are really great. :) (Smile) 
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Photographer
You're welcome. :goodjob: revamp 
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Dolphin887 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Very nice, clean and technical.
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
So good thanks for sharing
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Thanks to you!
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
No problem thanks for sharing
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kenobi19 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great game series!
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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sonicfighter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
This is a awesome game.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, Homeworld... This was a great part of my teenage years and I still remember it very fondly.

And you truly made it justice with this kickass piece. :)
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:iconmonguin:
Monguin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here. And not only that, but it helped me really enjoy geometry and CAD because I played the game while taking the two classes together and seeing how the 3D design is really astonishing.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! That really sounds cool! I bet it gave you a lot of awesome ideas. ^^
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:iconmonguin:
Monguin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes! Mainly structural, like for example, given I played this game in conjunction with Warhammer Dawn of War for this very particular reason: monguin.deviantart.com/art/Hii… I imagined fantasy worlds that could be fought over by sci-fi armadas.

Here is a detailed list of ideas that I had in mind: monguin.deviantart.com/art/Rel…

Not to mention playing the game when I was creating the monguins for the first time.

I also used this franchise frequently in my fan fiction parody series. The first episode is located here: monguin.deviantart.com/art/Did…
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Although most fantasy worlds would be hopelessly underpowered against sci-fi factions. After all, bows and firemagic an do little against bolters and orbital artillery.

But it does sound like an interesting concept. I've made more observations in the other comments. :D
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Monguin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, this is coming from someone who watched Ancient Aliens for inspiration of story writing.

It seems only natural that regardless of the status of an extraterrestrial traveler on a primitive planet, being good or evil, or being a powerful civilization or just a crew of four spacemen in a prototype spaceship, the traveler would usually have a tendency of hiding himself from the view of the native inhabitants. I personally find stealth to come easily to astronaut-warriors since there is no sound in space and it's always night-time in space. In addition, the most notable and closest thing we have concerning "star fighters" are normally stealth planes of some kind. Plus, even here on Earth, all of the stories of extraterrestrial travellers usually talk about being mere simple observers, messengers, or otherwise master deceivers.

Either way, two alien civilizations literally fighting over a planet seems a bit theoretically possible in my eyes.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Could be. They could be, indeed so powerful we couldn't actually get it, or at least the majority of us.

Although, honestly, I still think we are, if not smarter, at least more curious than that. The anthill metaphor seems good enough at the start, but then you realize things aren't really on the same level. Sentient beings and colonial insects act and react differently.

Furthermore, what could happen, on the other hand, is like what happens in the movie and book "Stalker" where the confrontation happens, above our Earth, but it's so distant and awesome, we cannot do anything about it, and the debris turn people insane.

Regarding stealth in space... That's tricky. For several reasons. First, radar. You don't have ground or atmospheric clutter to cover you. Even if you use stealth shapes and materials, one object in space is an object in space. It will be detected, but can me mistaken by something else, an asteroid for example. More importantly, though, is heat. Simply put, heat has nowhere to go. We're usually told space is cold, but it isn't, not really. At most, it is stagnant, as in vacuum there are not enough atoms for heat to transpire freely, thus why there is no sound, so any excess heat has to be forced out, thus creating an incredible fingerprint. You can sat advanced ships do not produce that much heat (doubtfull, because the more powerful a power source, usually the more waste heat it produces, or that they have enough cooling to keep it all inside, but I wouldn't bet on it for several reasons. Actually, in many papers I've read it is usually accepted that stealth in space is tricky at best, nigh-impossible at worst. Furthermore, with railguns, lasers and other relativistic weapons, a true battle in space would be a bloodbath of epic proportions. Whic is actually good news for you. The impossibility to fight conventionally in space could force alien species to more discrete ways of fighting in order to reduce losses. So, fooling natives, and manipulating them, could be seen as a smart strategy.

Hope I gave you food for thought. :)
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Monguin Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has got to be an ongoing conversation. I just realized something. Another reason why considering hyperspace cores as sacred makes sense to me comes from how CS Lewis explained how eternity or the spirit world exists outside time and space, sort of how I imagined hyperspace to be like in "Mere Christianity" and "The Magician's Nephew." Of course, Chronicles of Narnia is of a completely different genre from that which we're talking about.

But then again, we're also talking about space fantasy. LOL
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Monguin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"So, fooling natives, and manipulating them, could be sen as a smart strategy." That's the plot of War of the Mind. One alien character I created is essentially a Satan figure, and he's a master deceiver.
Also, I have seen Gravity by Warner Brothers and that got me ideas regarding the dangers of a space battle, such as gravity drive malfunction.
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Monguin Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Discretion is another method of stealth, In my fan fic, Diddy and Tux, the main characters rarely literally hide or fight conventionally. They use charisma for discretion, which enables them to perform successful assassinations.
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Monguin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Linkara's History of the Power Rangers would like to have a word with you.

I was thinking about science vs. magic. This could look cool in a dungeon with these troopers and their tactical flashlights trying to navigate their way through the tunnels.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That almost sounds like a fantasy version of Space Hulk, which actually manages to sound less awesome than it really is. :)
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! That's a compliment!
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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EtheyB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I agree, this really IS like an old Star Wars poster or something! :D Nice work on the lasers!
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   General Artist
God damn this is beautiful. I love your colors. Looks like an old school movie poster.

Couple points I feel could be improved if you don't mind a critique
-The yellow explosions in the background look really faded compared to the engine trails in the foreground, they match the game sure, and maybe you don't want them to pop as much since they're in the background, but I still think they're a little dull. The big ones with debris being the exceptions.
-Having gradient shading on the mothership, but not on the fighters seems kind of inconsistent. Again maybe that's your intent but I think it would look better solid.
-The red tracers don't really fit the rest of the color palette imo.

This is exactly the feel I wanted to capture with some homeworld fan art I did but you absolutely blew mine out of the water in terms of technical skill and composition. It's superb. Is this the highest resolution?
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Bisart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That's a comment!

And thanks for critique, it helps improving!
No it's not the highest resolution.
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vicarious1228 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Homeworld still lives! I love the work. This just gets me more excited for the re-release!
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work!

I'd love a remake of Homeworld 2.. though the same voices, music, effects and story.. just upgrade the graphics, effects and a bit of spit and polish.
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmonguin:
Monguin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to play this game all the time in conjunction with Warhammer: Dawn of War, as seen in my upload.
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nicoflare Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the game is going to steam now XD woot
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
really cool!
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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flakface Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oohhhh this is awesome!!!!1
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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flakface Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are very welcome. :)

I don't normally like to promote my work on other peoples pages, but the world needs to know about my project to make a Homeworld Graphic novel! Here is the first page. :)

[link]
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UbersCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Awesome art depicting one of my all time favorite games :)
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Talros Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just awesome ! :) :+fav:
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:iconbisart:
Bisart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember growing up as a kid, my brother would play this none stop till he gets to the end. When the sequel came out, he was really eager to play it the minute my parents bought it for him.
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DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
loved homeworld!
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