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"Contact"  the Effect of the Machine by steve-burg "Contact"  the Effect of the Machine by steve-burg
Another find in the old archives - from 1996 (long time ago!)

This is a concept painting done for the movie "Contact". It shows the design of a command ship as the vessel is drawn toward the powerful effect generated by the "Machine".

The painting was done in acrylics on Strathmore cold-press illustration board, and measures 9"x16"...
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ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work. Great movie.
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
That is really awesome.
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bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
i remember watching it as kid with my family

at first I was lost but now when I remember it, I find it beautiful

nice work!

for a painting that is 17 years old, it still retains that feeling you know
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BesideReal Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! I'm happy to see a concept about my favorite movie, i grow up with Contact. =D
I love the details and the atmosphere, especially because now knowing the movie i can feel so much what happens in that moment.
For it's great to see another prospective.

Beautiful.

Stef =)
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LVFranklin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
turely the best art work i've seen this year?
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Alex-Brady-TAD Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favourite sci fi movies, and I remember the kick i got from this scene as a kid! You sir are one of my heroes!
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Bartoleum Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
how long did you spend on it?
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work here! Contact has always been one of my favorite sci-fi movies, it's cool to see the work that went into it!
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha, I remember this movie.
Great painting.
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Apollyon888 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, very impressive use of acrylics.
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