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after ME: Citadel in Earth orbit by Spiritius after ME: Citadel in Earth orbit by Spiritius
well
i'm drawing 'clear space' veeeery rarely
my skill in this part is not very high

so
it's bright and foggy
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felipega Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Man. This one is beautiful. It gives a 'aftermath' feeling, with a sad tone, that reminds us of all the war losses. Again, beautiful. Congrats for the work :)
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I think that it'd be wiser to move it to one of the Lagrange points... L4 or L5.

But then again, astrophysicists the cutscene artists are not.
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RC-1290 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's wrong with a regular orbit?

(In universe, they could probably 'park' it anywhere they'd want, using mass effect fields ;) )
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Reapers, maybe not, on account of them being nigh-invulnerable to collisions, but little puny organics' ships are not.  The ME2 fluff text for Earth in the galaxy map notes that kinetic barriers are needed for orbits due to debris.  After the climactic battle of the Reaper War, there'd be probably exponentially more debris in orbit.

As I said earlier, it's not the fact that it's around Earth so much as that it's two heavy traffic spaces in close proximity: a major homeworld AND the hub of galactic civilization right in orbit.  On top of the debris.  Collisions abound.
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Orbital debris.  Not only from the climactic clash, but from pre-existing debris from bootstrap space development.  And also space traffic.  The Citadel is the nexus of interstellar civilization.  And now it's orbiting a homeworld of a Council race.  Heavy traffic on top of existing heavy traffic.
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RC-1290 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, thanks! It certainly explains why none of the Citadel species would want the citadel in orbit of earth.
But the reapers were the ones that placed the Citadel in orbit around earth, and I don't think they'd care about some more garbage in orbit.
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Oops, replied to the wrong level...
Reapers, maybe not, on account of them being nigh-invulnerable to collisions, but little puny organics' ships are not.  The ME2 fluff text for Earth in the galaxy map notes that kinetic barriers are needed for orbits due to debris.  After the climactic battle of the Reaper War, there'd be probably exponentially more debris in orbit.

As I said earlier, it's not the fact that it's around Earth so much as that it's two heavy traffic spaces in close proximity: a major homeworld AND the hub of galactic civilization right in orbit.  On top of the debris.  Collisions abound.
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RC-1290 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh, you mean, it should be moved, now that the battle is over. Yeah, that makes sense. And that's probably exactly what they're preparing for in this artwork ;)
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Nikola-Tesla-and-You Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
:iconbadassoverhereplz: :iconsaysplz: space magic => ur argument is invalid :rofl:
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Odrobinka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Not as foggy and bright as mine ;) I need to work on details ><
Really nice work :)
I already have it in my faves but making my own made made me want to comment ;) Now I know how hard it's to make something like that :) Lights inside looks great. And also adding shadow is a nice touch :)
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VICTORIA-Badwolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional
Awesome, I really like it.. Add my favourite ^^
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derlich Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Like all of your work, this is damn amazing. Answer me this: How the fuck did it get there?
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Spiritius Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
how Citadel starts orbiting Earth? play ME3 again :)
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derlich Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
The Reapers brought it there. Fine. How did they do that?
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
How do the Reapers do a lot of things? They've passed the technological singularity long ago, they can easily break physics as we know it.
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derlich Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Then they should have taken it right away.
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DarkRiku90 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reapers created the Citadel,so isn't difficult for them to move it,
since the Citadel is a giant mass relay
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derlich Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
From the Citadel you can control all the Mass Relays. So why not take it right away? It's the best way to control the battlefield. In which I mean the galaxy. I think the writers just wanted the last part of the game to be on Earth, but didn't bother to explain how the Citadel got there. One sentence could have wrapped that up nicely.
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DarkRiku90 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if Reapers followed Logic,they could have just attacked the Citadel,take control of it and shutdown all relays,making only to the vessels provided (reapers)with IFF to travel,bringing caos and panic,so they can destroy all civilizations without risking to be defeated,that's how they always won.
but in ME3,the citadel is the last place they conquer,and even built a structure on Earth that leads to Reaper shutdown\destroy system.
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N7Kopper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Probably raided it when Shepard and the N7 Spec. Ops weren't looking and seized the controls. Like Sovereign tried to do but was thwarted by Shepard.

Considering it took Cerberus around about the forces they deploy in a single full Gold match to almost take it...
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derlich Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
That's pretty damn lame.
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Spiritius Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
it's wonderful game: everything can explain by MASS EFFECT
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artofmarius Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colors!
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EyeLashh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Видела Ваш рисунок в группе по МЕ - он однозначно победит)))
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Spiritius Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
что-то мне так не кажется
у меня удача на нуле)
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zorg001 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thats one of the best Citadel pics I've seen.
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GoldeNdeatStaR Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
WoW! *awestruck*
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Rufullus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
are you kidding me ? It's beautiful ! I'm Rufus and this is my favorite digital art picture on the deviantart page :D
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Spiritius Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
х) Thanks
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Smehur Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's beautiful.
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j-c-o Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cools!
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Baars Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
it's beautiful! maybe its the citadel years after the ending? xD
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Spiritius Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
yep)
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ajsrise Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Amazing job! And dont put yourself down, everyone (including you) should be proud of this pic!
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Taraakian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it. Only thing I would add is more stars.
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AllyxG Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How is your skill not high... I can't even et close to this good...
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