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Homeworld Tribute by MK01 Homeworld Tribute by MK01
"Everything's gone. Kharak... is burning."

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the release of this classic game this month, I decided to paint over this 3 year old piece of mine and give it some more polish.
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El-Jorro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
There's nothing left for us here. Let's Go
Rahal-Stmin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Subject did NOT survive interrogation...
Schism-Walker Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Finally found you! been seeing the two shorts you did for homeworld for the last couple of years, consider yourself watched!
Ka-Rei Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
This mission itself was very emotional, especially when I played it for the first time. I still hear the sadness and disbelief to what she sees in Karan's words: "Kharak ...... is burning....."
You have very nicely captured the emotions of the Kushans and made the feeling from the mission even deeper.
Awesome page.
Hefarius Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I always belived those frigates were all captured and vented to kill the crews. Except one and "target who didn't survive the interrogation". Later on cooperative captives were inprisoned and served as a labor force on Hiigara or as defector crews - especially after meeting Elson. As for Kadeshi either commited suicide or joined forming Kiith Kadesh
MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
super work, super Picture
Badgaldinger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
The subject did not survive interrogation.
IncognitoTBT Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This... so beautiful....
Seraphim27 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
You are my hero for creating this. It's a moment in my gaming history I'll never forget, the first time I panned the camera around in this mission...
Sherlockinater Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Bit of a waste, I'd capture that thing and turn it against the enemy. Let the Marines on the Mothership kill 'em all. Or just blow open a hatch and let them die from decompression. I'd let the pilots get their revenge on enemy fighters.
StarToursTraveler Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm excited for the HD Rerelease of HW. Words cannot describe how excellent this piece is. Well done good sir, well done.
TheHeroYouHate Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
This mission was what cemented this series in my mind as one of the most beautiful. What started as just a engine test lead to an odyssey that will always be forever leave an impact in this genre. An entire world, and entire people, lost for a dream. Their ashes the foundation for the journey ahead. Their voices will echo into the void for all eternity. It is the charge of the Hiigaran people to never forget Kharak. 
Eihort Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
One of the most emotional scenes from a game I've ever played. I like your depiction.
Terenin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I always kept imagining this kind of thing when I played this mission: how it could have been to be among them when they came home...

...and the ones who mass-murdered their families were still around to be punished.
EtheyB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This is so...touching P.S I Love You . It shows an unseen side of the Homeworld War - that of the pilots' feelings...Amazing artwork and a beautifully-captured rendition of the genocide.
that1dude0092 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I wish you could make more of these, especially ones about homeworld 2 or cataclysm
Darkangelus1060 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Damn, mate, you made me re-live the loss of Kharak once again...:( (Sad)

Anyways, amazing pic. Heart
WootMannen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I just replayed this game (was surprisingly easy to get it to work on my Win7 gaming rig) and it is every bit as awesome now as it was then, outdated graphics aside.

This scene... Oh wow, it's strong. I'm impressed.

Also, just a bit of trivia: In this latest replay of the game, I nailed the Taiidan Emperor's ass with SEVEN Heavy Cruisers, six of which I had stolen from his own fleets. I love Salvage Corvettes! Stealing the enemy's super ships is such a rush!
sqwirt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
This. I want to buy this. On canvas... Can I get a fullsize original copy of this somewhere? Please? Pretty please?
EtheyB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Me too ;(
halomov Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

amm whats that image inside the box upper right side? :/ been looking at it for minutes now, i dont get the whole image... im getting stupid i think..


EtheyB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
It's a crying Kushan pilot, I think
arielceres Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it... Kharak was my home, and now, has left for us only one option...
vicarious1228 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
This just makes me want to see the rest of the graphic novel! That's a must, HW's story was so incredible, imho it could kill as a graphic novel, or pretty much any other medium. TV show please? Is that really too much to ask?
Alyxma Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Die Taiden scum. Great work, homeworld 3 please.
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
brilliant, just absolutely brilliant. a good example of art and writing. even the in game an "out-game" details were done perfectly.
me being a fan of the homeworld series, I love this naturally and view as the masterpiece it is.
I salute you.
WootMannen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Ah, the good old days of Homeworld... Great games, those.

This is an amazing piece. I love it.
McNippip Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Riess, you're amazing.
hammer326 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Brilliant job, I'm baffled at the quality here, thanks for this wonderful picture.
Deliverator47 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This was the piece that brought me to follow you. This recaptures everything I loved about Homeworld. The design. The story. The power to command a fleet, and yet (at least on the first playthrough) the inability to save the colonists, sleeping in their cryotrays.

Wanted to say, thanks for such a memento piece.
JerryYeh712 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the best homeworld related artworks I've seen so far, you capture the emotion of that level really well, great work!
Whacked-Out-Inc Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In the "Return to Kharak" level, it felt odd that they're home was burning and yet the only two people who showed any emotions were Karen and that annoying annnouncer who interrupts you. Meanwhile everything else is just okie-dokie for the rest of the fleet.
Jevasi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
So you made this. I saw it posted somewhere else and tried to track down where it came from. I know its probably rather late but this is fantastic a great tribute to one of the most emotional moments I encountered in gaming.
STEPANNN177 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Please make more! It's just ... it doesn't express in words how wonderful it is. Please do more.
fiskefyren Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
This is fucking brilliant... a shame that people that never played Homeworld won't understand how filled with emotions this truly is. You sir have made true art *applause*
SageThe13th Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Wow! Just wow. You did a truly awesome job with this.

Of course, I always stole these guys (and everything else I could get a Salvage Corvette near). I love the irony of using the very fleet left to finish the job of massacring your people to pave the way to your ultimate victory.
Paloceropalo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
this game has history for a book
fiskefyren Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
strange how come no one has ever made official book for Homeworld.
Outcast111 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would pay to read a full comic of this! You sir are an awesome artist and a hell of a HW fan!:)
Master-of-Onion Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Truly awesome :)
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SaxMcGee Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
It is difficult to convey the same level of raw emotion that destruction of Kharak conveyed to the player, but you did it with this image.

"Cryo-Tray loaded. Two-hundred thousand people secured." :happycry:
Khurtsatov Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Artist
Omg lol, beyond this attempt to comment Im wordless.
TheBlackPh0enix Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there. Maybe you'd like to join our HOMEWORLD 3 group on Facebook: [link]

Awesome picture by the way. =)
boohey12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
join the homeworld 3 fan page on facebook

Hydrall Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
There are no words to describe this.

Except for FUND IT, but that's not related.
Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
To the last man and the last round!
sgfan206 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Incredible. Just incredible.

A world with millions of people destroyed within seconds...
A entire race, a culture, gone.
Imagine Earth to be destroyed because it violated against a unknown law...

Epic and so ... sad... :cry:
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