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Do a Barrel Roll by Orioto Do a Barrel Roll by Orioto
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Update : bigger boss and some fire shot !

Surprise entry ! I' not massively happy with this one but i hope it brings some memories !

Hmmm, the smoke trail is actually from a missile shot by the boss, not from the arwing :p It's completly clear for me... but it seems nobody sees it lol... i will see how i can do that better.

update : I tried to disconnect the smoke trail and the arwing but i don't know if it's enough.

dl button for printable size !
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Being a beloved fan of the StarWing(fox) series, i was personally amazed about this piece of work. Orioto seems to have the 'game-make-over' technique mastered, and it's no exception with this one.

Though this might be for some, a not amazing piece, for me it captures the vibrant look of Starwing in an instant. This could even be Starfox in 'HD'; the sky looks clearer, and the ground has such amazing details for shoot 'em up, you'd wish this was real and in production.

The tail-smoke on the spaceship makes it even more realistic game footage, and the far distance mountains add for that extra detail you wish you had in the SNES version. Though it might not be the most original work in Orioto's gallery, this is the one that has the most impact, seeing the dynamics, colouring and the nostalgic charmisma it has, wishing you had this back in the days.
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Nostalgia is a powerful thing and can be re-written as "memory pain" but in my opinion, not this time.

Everything about this piece resonates within me. This is an accurate, realistic and exciting depiction of my favourite game of all time. Not only does it bring back fond memories but it also inspires a possible re-imagining of the original game.

From an artistic point of view the colours of the scene work excellently with the terrain. The atmospheric haze really gives a sense of distance and allows an otherwise simple mountain range the depth it needs to look good without being distracting.

The use of the forest is a clever re-imagining of the original games flat green ground and again with the lighting and colour looks great.

The arwings and the boss are rendered in enough detail to look realistic but their shape is true to the original game which is something I particular appreciate.

The special effects used are top notch, especially in the engine trials from the arwings. They really add a sense of motion to the ships which is only reinforced by the motion blur added throughout the scene. However the motion blur is a little too strong in places. The background dogfight would look somewhat better in my opinion if more detail wasn't lost to the motion blur.

In closing this piece is technically and visually impressive and I would love to see more Starwing re-imaginings in future.
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ktrich Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
muy realista!
deadpoolhulk Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Love it. just breath taking.
QuestionDeca Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Great work, the only nitpick is that it's over an ocen of grain instead of an ocean of water but that's still probably the best art of that battle I've ever seen. (Even over grains, this is an epic and wonderful battle scene.)
ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
vectorash Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
There were a lot of hoaxes, April fool’s pranks and several other practical jokes that Google played on their more "gullible" users!
The most funny Google Jokes: [link]
MikeyAnthroVulupin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
...Just TOO epic to pass up! :wow:
demonfiren Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Ah, finally, SF64. Not my favourite game of the series, but extremely close, and glad to see something Star Fox that does not contain Krystal.
L-word Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
Ahhh, I remember this! I probably haven't thought about this since the last time I played it. Oh wow. Nostalgia. Also, did you paint those trees or is it a photo manip? (I will die if you do Echo or Crash Bandicoot. I will die.)
valcoholic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I wish the game woul actually look like this. insanely great work!
LunaticPanda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
It's times like these I wish this was real.
eaglebirdlofty Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
This is a great piece! Brought me right back to the good ole days :)
ixnivek956 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
ahh...reminds me of Corneria
JoshMilewski Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
ruukusei Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
So Realistic, I Imagine if Nintendo gonna do the next Star Fox Game like this xD

What program did you use it?
Sorikai Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing. I love the forest on the bottom!
DeathChronx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
OMG...Thats all....:)
spartanjedi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the "barrel roll" preformed by Arwings is nothing more than a rapid series of aileron rolls that overpower the forward shields.

given the nature of this 'evasive maneuver' it is completely useless in air-to-air combat (shields or no). The premise of air-to-air combat is to get BEHIND the enemy and shoot missiles and shit up their ass.

a true barrel roll is designed to slow down your aircraft in a turn, and allow you to get behind your enemy.

the aileron rolls in Starfox still leave the back of the vehicle woefully vulnerable.

as such, it could easily be taken out by an F-14 Tomcat
5triker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
So true
Orioto Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
spartanjedi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lirlond Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Should be water below the boss, not that it matters ;p
rashaad93 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010! Dude I salute you. :+fav:
fmorgana Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
j'adore, il n'y a pas de mots pour dire quel point. A chacune de tes oeuvres on se retrouve au beau milieu du jeu, a rapl des souvenirs :D
Orioto Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Merci !
fmorgana Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
de rien :)
Phobos11 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Do a barrel roll!
AdrianCurrier Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
i wish this was a movie now
chibiturtleboi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Not only is this a wonderful work, but it also reminds the world that we need a GOOD Star Fox game in the near future! An updated graphics Star Fox 64 would be nice :D

Anyway, great job!
Mechboy666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
This is an awesome piece!
jpnn80 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
It seems like your vision somehow came true with this remake !: [link]
Iggienator Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
it would be so nice to have a remake looking like this...
SSZag1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Now that brings me back to the SNES.
Mugen09 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student
I love you...This is one of my top 3 favorite games of all time, the instant I saw it the first words that came to mind were ''Cocky little freak!'' =D
Vablo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Really dynamic picture!
Love the feeling of intense speed which you have managed to capture in this.

Good job picking a subject too, got to love this. :)
bobert-is Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is great. You really captured the essence and the speed that Star Fox should entail.
w0lf3i Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
i have no words to describe this picture.
but one thing i can say is,because of this piece i want to play the original starfox and the never release starfox 2.
Sajomir Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Awesome! I was just looking through all your game paintings I hadn't seen, when I really found myself wishing for a Star Fox one. Then I took a second look! yay!
TeraLink Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
The detail & motion blur in the trees is amazing. & the soft lighting actually is a brilliant execution. Plus the title was the best piece of advice I'd heard all day.

TeraLink Was Here!
TheNeoShaman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you made me wanted to play Starwing again !
Thnaks for that !
KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh awesome, the distinction that the smoke trail from the missile is separate from the arwing is much clearer now.

Great job!
Animeguy2005 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
My N64 was my first real console and StarFox 64 was one of my all time fav's. This pic really takes me back. Thank you and great job.
jira004 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
dudddddeee....i will worship this picture forever!!!!!
invisiblejohn07 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
your art work is awesome. I need new pants. lol
Arwing10 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
hey man gotta love it! :D i think assult would look better ,or even better yet... star fox advetures!!
Davirus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
So god damn inspiring!
Totally agree, the impact in this artwork is beyond expected.

bandanapirate Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Oh wow I haven't thought about Starfox in years. Good times, man. Good times. I should try and find my old N64... its somewhere in here, wonder if it still works.
gormful Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Wow. Suddenly had flashbacks of my memories from when I was in college.

I can almost hear me and my friends screaming in delight when we were playing this game.
Fxeni Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
This is great. It would be awesome if you revisited this series again sometime, perhaps in the form of Venom (still from the original SF, preferably). Just an idea.
Exia-00 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Brings back so many memories!!
MFruitProductionsLTD Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
:wow: Wow! I wish that the game really looked like this :lol:
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