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Dogfight by OmeN2501 Dogfight by OmeN2501
"It was the third year of Dominons War, and we were all tired. So when we left our warp bubble 2 Megaklicks from 47 Ursae Majoris C, we didn't waste our time. MI's reports looked promising: the target planet was inahbited by civilization apparently on quite low tech level. You know, no space fleet or orbital defence stations, no nuke-powered battle platforms, poor Mom Earth-worshipping dum-arses...

Agricultural society, I mean.

It was almost too good to be true.

At 2040 hours Commander commenced attack on their biggest city. Heavy Colonial Fleet Battlegroup: 40 shuttles with infantry, 12 CAS squadrons, 4 carriers, a dozens of support vessels. Commander thought she was smart, cause MI folks told her the farmers down below would have some kind of religious festival that night. Well, they had. And our visit really pissed them off.

53 minutes later, our last Kiev class carrier hit the ground and exploded. 75% of our close air support crafts were also destroyed, and lucky survivors had to pull back. But the worst thing was, it took just three people to wipe out our troops. We dubbed them 'priests' afterwards, cause of - you know, divine powers they used against us or something - but we haven't really grasp their position and role in the farmers' society.
Yeah, divine powers. Don't laugh. One pilot rescued by Medivac boys told us how his plane was ripped in half by flying girl. Other reports mentioned her and her friends, hovering over our carrier - just before it's armour was penetrated and cooling system damaged by, as we were told, meteor shower that came from nowhere!
That night we've learned our lesson. I learned it pretty well... ."

M-Sgt. Jack Hartman, A Troop 4/12 Cav, 3rd Colonial Marine Division.

This litte story shows you pretty much wats going on on that picture :D I did it for CGTalk chalange Spectacular.

Hope u will like It ;]


Wanna see all the details? Go there [link]


You can find some crazy ideas I had during making of that pic here [link]

edit: Many thanks for DD folks!! :D Also - lil water texture added
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Given 2005-12-16
This one is incredible. Dogfight by ~OmeN2501 is both incredibly detailed and totally epic, just savour it. ( Suggested by TwilightsFall and Featured by alyn )
ItinerantDjuradhan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist



I am in full, fanatic favor of magic versus technology, and this piece, this glorious peace, has to be one of them or riveting and jaw-dropping examples I have ever seen. What can I say? Masterfully drawn, and masterfully done.
ChaosMind3449 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
This one is my favorite.
Ebonbolt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
Love this piece. Have since I saw it a few years back.

Now, having read the story, I have this snippet in my head:
"They're WIZARDS, Jack! I spent fire years on that dirtball, trying to make sure all our boys got home. The priests are bad enough, but those wizards are just plain scary! Worst part is, it wasn't even a bit organized effort to spike us, just one big-shot and his two students—students!—who happened to be at the festival at the time. In the seven years between the invasion and my last day on-planet, they managed to put together a pretty decent stellar watch. They just about roasted us on the way out, too. I tell ya', Sarge, if the brass ever decides to go back, they'd better be darned careful how they do it. Last I heard, that old man had a dozen new students, and they're looking to capture equipment now. In a few more years, they'll be in orbit. And my report has that in bold print. Be glad you're out of it Jack."
—Sgt. Dane Corman, Marine Special Recon Force, 10 minutes before debriefing from "the Ursae Recovery Mission"
Scattergunsniper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
Ok! This is awesome. But unfortunately for these people...i see this Earth navy leaving to lick their wounds, then coming back with long range ships and just nuking the planet to say:" Fuck you we win"...then jumping to FTL just in case any priests survived.
itsjustemma Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ok this is epic, and it gave me the idea to do a whole new series. xd So flipping greatttttt
BULLETPROOFCHEETAH Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Looks are deceiving like this piece, very nice.
jimdwyrick Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
So you are the artist of this gem.  I've seen this for some years on YouTube as included for epic songs.
Dragonlorddd Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Hey man. I used this image for a soundcloud song i made and of course put a link to the image in the description. You can see it here:…
Milo-MichaeLis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is AWESOME!! it just inspired me!!!
great fabulous work!!!!
Krcmar Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Get rekt m8 XD, nice work btw, I love the detailing 
MatioSization Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Man... Amazing! :o (Eek) 
OberstJurten Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice background!
LordKatama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Awesome! I love how you give this drawing a backstory and an epic one as well.
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesoem work !
Kmon13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Artist
Wow this Dogfight is totally boss! :iconwowplz:
chris-hand Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
dude, i just want to tell you that i came across your "Dogfight" piece a fair few years ago and loved it. It was my desktop wallpaper for sometime until a very long and boring story happened that made me lose EVERYTHING on my computer. 
I could never find your art again but the image of that exploding plane stuck with me and tonight i have finally found it.
I want to thank you for your work. It has truly inspired me and continues to stun.
Keep it up.
KreepaKiller Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Taking rendezooking to a whole new level :P
despicablethem Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Lovely work.
Ballien Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
why is this not a game ??? :(
cryaoticc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
i have a hell of a story to tell just by looking at this picture, it is so awesome, a whole scifi fantasy story pops up to my mind just by looking at this painting, its amazing! whether its from photoshop painting or just regular paint this is fantastic work, absolute masterpiece
Myrethy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Never underestimate the flying people with laser hands.
DeviousKid45 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Found my way here from listening to trailer music. Now I'm compelled to make a story. Mind if I show you what I've come up with in the next few days or so? I really like this picture and the story behind it. I even have a key dialog scene playing in my head right now.

Then, the High Admiral of the Fleet turned to face his fellow Admirals.
   "Ladies and Gentlemen, we're going to war."
   "But, with all due respe-"
   The High Admiral raised his hand to silence her. "We are not out gunned, nor outmatched. We have our own secret arsenal."
derrickhawkins Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Love this picture. Found it about a year ago but didn't have any info with it. Great stuff. I'm doing a book with Marines and this inspired a fight scene. Thanks.
olafanderson Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Lobo7922 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Very amazing picture and story.
Felanyn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
And now I have to make a campaign where that's the opening for my friends to play in. Inspiration at it's best.
ender64o Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
My favorite picture of all time. Now I want to read the book!
karloss99 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke

I see that's precisely what's happened here.
Some "Oh we got warp drive. Let's go conquer" civilization bites off more than it can chew.
The details on the "priest" are, to my eye, showing she uses technology the kind would exist in the fiction stories of the pilots civilization.
The blue-green-ish glow on the "armor pieces" on the back and the belt "bag" just yells at me "This is Way more advanced than those space-fighters"

divine power? Don't think so. Some so-old-that-living-in-contemplation civilization's elite warriors/guardians/explorers? More like it.

On the picture itself...
Are those gears flying off from that fighters hit-spot? the details in this work is Un-Believable.
If that pilot wasn't wearing breather mask, i bet we could see the "oh crap" look in his face.
Simply Masterpiece. Love it. This kind of art + music is what inspires me to write.

To anyone wondering where my Science-over-magic stance comes from...
2 words. Matteria Manipulation.
JoshuaCamacho Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She'll be alright. She's too awesome and pretty to be cut from the cast lol.
polkovniknades Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, good job.
Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice reuse of the ship from landing beacon, most artists dont do that =D
ALYA-the-Arabian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Awesome!! really good
Zeeclaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Awesome stuff man! Love the atmosphere and fantasy sci fi concept.
SpiceyChick Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This is amazing!!!
xTeruxMurasamex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
... That is one badassed chick!
CurrentValue Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
This pic is amazing :D
wbyrd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
"delta five, repeat..I thought you said your being engaged by a flying woman....Delta five, please reply....Umm anyone see delta five?"

I can barely manage a stick figure myself. Love the backgrounds.
rbabiak Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Awesome pic, love the thoughts that thoughts it inspires. And i would think you little story has the legs to be a short story, or even a book, you should team up with a writer and do a book on the concept.
ResolveThatChord Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's extraordinary how this conveys the sense of motion and weigthlessness of flying and falling. Wonderful and Wondrous.
Leternel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive... And a cool idea!
johnnysmits Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
dude.. bloody amazing.. !!!!!!!!!!!!
lonewolf23k Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Now this was awesome. Saw it linked from sjgames' forums.
michaelbalma Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Currently right now all time *Fav*
alonsomm Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Tygerson Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Wow! The surprise of seeing a girl flying in the middle of a dogfight instantly grabs your attention. The first thought is "did she get blasted out?" but on second glance, you see she's totally in control up there--as well as controlling the elements! And then you start seeing all the amazing details, and the composition is brilliant! Love how you can see the pilot looking at her, too.
JSkudd Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
the effort you put into the story/caption for this real adds to it, nice work
4613645 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student General Artist
A nice story. I, myself, enjoy stories of entire battalions/armies wiped out by one(or a few) severely overpowered(insert unit type here).

I especialy like the one about a single AA gun that defended against an entire siege. There were two carriers above a base, and they dropped bombs all around the lone defender, as well as launch squadron of squadron against it. I wont get into deatail, but eventualy, the carrier was forced to retreat from the battle, and the engines were so shot up that it fell into the nearby maountain range.
roblox2 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist
one word describes how awsome this is:woahhhhhhh...
Spades-27 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
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