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Blood, Fire and Smartdust by supersampled Blood, Fire and Smartdust by supersampled
Smartdust or Smatter is the general term used to describe military-grade, programmable matter that functions at the nano, pico and femto scales.

Smartdust is typically deployed during the beginning of a combat engagement as screens of highly versatile dust. These screens act as defensive particle shields; ablating, reflecting or deflecting enemy fire. Offensively, by generating disassembly fields and and zones of high static charge potential. Or logistically, by converting nearby matter into zones that retrofit and repair friendly vessels, or as local computational networks.

The latest version of Smartdust incorporate concepts and technologies directly from the 'Dust Shaper. Some of these include high-bandwidth, FTL communication; which enables vastly improved computation power. Follotic Link technology, which provides the ability to induce local phase transitions in the very fabric of space-time, greatly increasing offensive capabilities.

Featured here is the new 'Lor' Class Supercarrier, upgraded with the Smartdust compatible, F-Link arrays. 

Tools: Cinema 4D, Vray, Apophysis Photoshop, Illustrator
Submitting art work here again feels good. Hopefully it won't be the last one for the year.
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Given 2018-06-10
I want to give this five stars across the board.
It's not often I come across little gems like this one.
Here's why: This is one of very few truly futuristic works of art I have seen in a long time.
The nano/smart dust is an inspired idea, both simple and different enough to seem real to me. We may very well fight in space with clouds of smart dust one day.
Also the ships have a fitting shape, they are streamlined and somewhat organic, and they seem to be at the same level of technology as the dust. Hat off for that one!

The artist has in my opinion captured a real sense of drama and action in this shot.
I quite like the composition as well, with the angles of the ships nearly perpendicular to the weapons fire. They seem slow ans graceful, like kites or sails.
All in all this is so much better than the done to death lasers everyone else makes.

So top marks for vision, originality, technique and impact. Well done mate!
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GodsDemonsMen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Good work and congratulations!
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work!!
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
Tinselfire Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
If you do not mind the curiosity, is there a specific name for the effect on the burst in the lower left corner? The effect where each spike has a slight gradient from blue to red?
supersampled Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Professional Filmographer
The technical term maybe be "bokeh with chromatic aberration"?
Tinselfire Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
It could be. Seen it a lot in older anime and 1980's space art with fancy colour and lighting, like advertisements for personal computers and robot toys, and was wondering if it was a specific practice. Figured chromatic aberration was involved, but the fringing covers a wider spectrum than chromatic aberration usually does, so was not certain. And I only learned bokeh was a term a few weeks ago, so have little eye for spotting it. But, one big step closer to solving the mystery. Thanks for sharing!

Oh, and yes, I almost forgot, getting caught up in the details:
Fantastic work. Always nice seeing some unorthodox starship designs.

Well done.
shunter071 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome!!
nov1design Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Very cool piece, congrats on the DD.
Ajf115 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Writer
This is wonderful. A combination of beautiful backgrounds, equally beautiful foreground and 'characters', a style that is pleasing to the eye and works excellently with the lore you've got there, which is equally interesting, especially as I've always been a bit of a sucker for clarktech. Kudos to you.
dreamdesigner442 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
I agree to the Scifi warships!Excellent work :-)
lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
The art is awesome and so is the concept. Great stuff.
typical-unusual Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
interesting concept
korblborp Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
2Dillustrations Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Design !
Dredmix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I like the way you setup the environment. It does look like it belongs in a Sci-Fi scene.

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Keep the good work.
Urus-28 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exellent work :clap:
ecamaratef Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
New wallpaper for my desk top.
Also, there were notable differences before among the various ships manufacturers of each faction, now are you trying to give them a more unified look?
supersampled Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Great question. I'm trying to converge the colours and tones of the vessels to have unifying elements so that when a giant space battle happens, it should be possible to track both sides. For Kacylis Gold and sandstone textures, for Arkaedos, Colbalt and polymer textures. Hopefully, as I produce more ships things will start to be clearer.
tmon930 Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2015
Read Metaplanetary by Tony Daniel. This concept is used in the book very well. It's a great read.

Great art too!
supersampled Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks for the shout, added the novel to my to read list!
profchaos354 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
very cool scene and sci fi concept. Great work!
Ikaemos Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Eeep, you're back! Your absence was felt; there aren't many sci-fi artists who dare to venture this far into the future and come up with speculative technologies.
supersampled Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
thanks for the wonderful comment, hopefully, I can put up a couple of new images before the end of the year...
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Xarxemas Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
kheng Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice concept :) 
Just wondering if it is being launched from the ships and leaving a trail of dust (from the missile exhaust) or if it is the dust itself propelling outwards (or if the ships are being hit by the dust)
supersampled Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Filmographer
It's self propelled to some extent, in this scene, the pilot as designated a zone in front of the ship to be populated by the smart dust screen. So the dust propels itself there using a combination of magnetic and gravitational fields in these columns of smoke. Turned on it's side, It would look as if dry ice where overflowing from a basin.

Hope that helps.
kheng Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh okay I think I understand now. Thanks for the explanation :)
TheDoorstopper Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
The only reason I'm mad is because I didn't think of it first! lol Smartdust is amazing.  LOVE THIS!  And these crazy ships, UGH!  Inspiring!  That smartdust looks amazing, gorgeously painted, as if by hand.
NeuralBlankes Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great image.  Love the concept of "smart dust"
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
great work :thumbsup: ;)
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Very nice, love the dust effect!
SAINT-I Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Holy shit!
This deserves a dd!
daikagaru Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. So wow! Amazing art, looks totally awesome. *o*
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