This reminds me of the intact Big Core derelicts in the Big Core graveyard in Gradius Gaiden, except that this appears to be on the planet of Gradius (where T-301 fought the Big Core Mk. IV high above the planet).
I haven't thought of that - it could totally be planet Gradius, yes! I've always loved the ship graveyard in Gradius Gaiden, such an awesome game!!! You seem to know your Gradius history mate, I'm really impressed!!!
I guess it was the final loop I had a lot of fun painting this one, I sort of screwed up the perspective though, what I had in mind was a lot more epic. Thanks a lot for your feedback, I really appreciate it
I do indeed (the final work is 400dpi or so). You know what ? I'll post a wallpaper version on my video game website ([link]) the next time I do an update (which should be anytime now). I'll let you know when I do
Hehehe ! That's a good way to look at it, I didn't have that in mind when I painted it, but yeah ! I can now clearly see the guy thinking "Damn ! why didn't that thing blow up ???" I'm touched that so many people are interested about the painting, thanks for letting me know