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Attack on Earth by SolutionNyne Attack on Earth by SolutionNyne
So another Mass Effect drawing!

This is a Reaper attack on a major Earth city. Not sure which one exactly. As I was drawing it I was kind of imaginging a future Pittsburgh, maybe. Some kind of industrial city, anyways.

All was done with Photoshop CS5.

Comment and Favorite if you like it and download for the full sized version. (2647x1382)

Just for full disclosure, I used this offical image of the Reapers for reference while drawing.
[link].

Also, used some of these brushes to speed paint in some of the buildings. [link]
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loveableeve Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i really like the details and perspective used to capture this environment!
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  And again for the favorite! :D
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PVproject Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece!
Maybe you should have moved the main alien mecha a bit to one side to give more interest to the scene.
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  Yeah, I can see how that could help.  Maybe put it in place of the building on the left hand side that I don't think quite works.
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing work, really great done! It's so awesome I love it! :) 
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Incredible cityscape, it looks so real. The Reapers look so deadly, so spindly and dangerous. :heart:
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CIODemolitions Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
It is thanks to this drawing that I have been making progress on developing my own Reaper: Enigma, the White reaper, which is based on an insectoid race.
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very late reply, but I'm glad it was an inspiration to you!   If you've completed your project and have anything to share, let me know.  I'd love to see it.
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LitYousei Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Digital Artist
wow, great work!
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disownedbeef Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Nice!
I think the front reaper and the one on the left should be recieveing a strong rim lighting from the sun hitting them, and would bring more detail to the piece. great!
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment!  Now that you mention it, I agree with you.   A missed opportunity there, I guess.    I'll remember it on my next one though!
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Dinhosaur Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Awesome bro, but I think there should be more smoke from the buildings, just to create a stronger atmosphere.
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!   Maybe not so much more sources of smoke, but maybe have more smoke up high in the air, as if it had been burning for awhile.

I tried doing more pillars of smoke and it looked silly, but maybe the other way would have worked out better.
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setzer36 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool

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Lohanthony Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
<3 wow!
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Syker-SaxonSurokov Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow, such good work!
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:iconsolutionnyne:
SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you think so. :D
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Thurosis Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so epic :D
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:iconsolutionnyne:
SolutionNyne Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Thurosis Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
welcome :D
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Naeran Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... this is a big bad guy.... er... guys... :noes:
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zxcv1911 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
You know, it's really weird (and funny) to see that those people at the landing pad just standing there calmly and do nothing while a Reaper in front of them is obviously destroying everything on its path. :XD:
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I originally had them firing shots at it, but it just wasn't working. The angle of it was weird and I don't think they'd actually be firing rifles at it anyways. I thought then that maybe I would put a harvestor or something in the foreground for them to be fighting with, but it blocked the reaper and made it too busy, so he had to come out. lol So instead they are just looking thoughtfully at it!
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zxcv1911 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I wonder what they thought in their minds at that time? :hmm: Maybe it's like:

"Oh, that Reaper's hull design seems different than the rest. It's more like an insect than a squid."
"Maybe it's their leader? Every two kilometer-long Reaper we see in front us has squid-like design than this one."
"Or maybe it's their.....I don't know. Second-in-command? It's possible, you know?"

Or

"Wait, wasn't that Murphy's apartment down there? Why that Reaper hasn't destroy it yet?"
"I don't know. Maybe that thing has a bad aim?"
"If that Reaper has a bad aim, then every apartment down there should be obliterated by now. Besides, I hate to live there. Too noisy."
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably the second conversation, or perhaps there was a good Chinese place down there that they liked to go to when they got off of work.

Maybe they'd say, "Maybe we should go use that shuttle to see if 'Panda Amazing' is alright."
"It's gone man. I saw that thing step on it. Broccoli Beef everywhere."
"Oh."
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zxcv1911 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Hey, why don't you write that in the description of your art. It might attract more people to add their comments; about how the dialogue correlates with the people standing calmly on the landing pad. :D
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drinkurmilk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
If I have a minor gripe, and yes it is minor, then the angle of the reaper beam doesn't sit quite right.

Like the source of the beam doesn't quite fit the trajectory.

You are hugely talented, though, and I'd love to see more!
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I was going for more of a sweeping type motion from right to left. It doesn't quite work though.
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Galactixa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Totally awesome
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so!
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Ph33rbenkthankslol Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful, well done, great done
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words!
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NTamime Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Wow amazing, I cant take my eyes off it, every where i look something cool is happening!
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a great compliment!
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ElConsigliere Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice painting! Like the details and the monotone coloscheme, with the red light as highlight as well :)
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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CendrillonTickTock Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Amazing detail and perspective!
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^-^
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Mathota Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Yay robot-insect-aliens!
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're always good for a spot of trouble.
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Mathota Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:) hehe... Cactour... Hehe
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irishtmike Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
i haven't played the game but this looks really cool
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad it even looks cool to people who don't know exactly what it is. That's a good sign!
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OpticalIrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, just wow, so awesome. How do you do it?!?
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Lots of work! I had it set to a mega huge resolution and 500dpi. Really helped to fit in a lot of details.
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U-R-IU Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
xD i was going to say this looks a lot like the reapers xD i havent played me3 yet! :D
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SolutionNyne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Get on it! I thought it was excellent!
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U-R-IU Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
it must be im a really huge fan of bioware!!!
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Liieszz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
The details ;A: this is really amazing! :clap:
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