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In a planetsystem far far away..

Launced over 32 years ago Voyager 2 is perhaps the most productive space probe yet deployed, visiting four planets and their moons, including two primary visits to previously unexplored planets, with powerful cameras and a multitude of scientific instruments..

Discovering that jupiters spot is a storm, that jupiters moon Io have volcanic activity, the posibilities of Water Ice on Europa, another Jupiter moon, also discovering three new moons..

Measuring temperatures of the atmosphere of Saturn..

Discovered ten new moons around Uranus..

The probe also discovered the Great Dark Spot of Neptune..

Voyager 2 is expected to keep transmitting until at least after 2025, over 48 years since launch..

It's currently looking for the border between the suns heliosphere and interstellar space..

Voyager 2 is not headed toward any particular star. It will pass by the star Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, 8.6 light years from our solar system..

Each Voyager carries a gold-plated audio-visual disc in the event that either spacecraft is ever found by intelligent extrasolar life-forms. The disc carries images of Earth and its lifeforms, a range of scientific information, and a medley, "Sounds of Earth", that includes the sounds of whales, a baby crying, waves breaking on a shore and a variety of music.

Wikipedia : [link]

Growing up while following Voyager 2's journey through the solar system has been an educating and exciting experience for me..

May you reach far....

Submission for the Unknown Moons contest.. :)

Enjoy! :)

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Ice Moon : sxc.hu [link]

Voyager : NASA
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This is my entry for the Skribble competition; my first thought when i saw the pattern was 'Gas Mask' and nothing else came to mind and so in particular the gas masks of the Great War always interested me in how they were often so mishapen looking and gave the british lollipop like heads.
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My dream, as an amateur/hobbyist artist, is to somehow give life to all the creative ideas inside my head. Art for me is one effective way of giving life to fantasy and the supposedly impossible.

Several artists in the past have impacted other people's lives simply by conveying ideas through their works.
I hope that someday, I may be able to do the same and tell stories through my art.
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My entry for the Tomb Raider Reborn Contest.

I felt emotionally impressed by the new image of Lara, she looks like a real person.
She feels weak and at the same time has enough strenght to survive and overcome all severe challenges.
That's exactly what i was trying to depict. I Had a great experience and a lot of fun while doing this.

Please leave a comment to support me up, and good luck to everyone.
Thank you so much :)
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My entry for the RIFT Create a Colossus Contest

ref used for the crab hand, 7 hours in PS but I had to rush at the end to catch the deadline.
Also I initially planned to submit 3 entries but I just couldn't find the time to get all of them done. Maybe I'll work on them later when the contest is over anyways.


It's 8 a.m. over here and I spent the whole night drawing... gotta get some sleep now.. :yawn:
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Introducing the new, the great, the Edge Director Drive. This teleportable slice n' dice machine sets new standards for goblin engineering. The weapon of choice for all you crafty buggers  and mid ranged combatants. Simply use the new high end lazer pointer on the remote to mark your targets, "don't" hit the big red button and watch as your brand new Edge Director Drive appears and the vortex of destruction begins. Rated as the #1 device of the month by Goblin'z Magazeenz "I'd use this for my gnome hunting any day! It also makes the best salads."   

The great Edge Director Drive package includes (for your assembly) the following of only top notch materials:
1 Rickety great ax
1 Stolen pirates really weird cutlass
1 "Bonafide" Valkyrie Spear
1 Whac-a-Mole mallet 
2 Scavenged swords
Also now includes:
Your very own remote! Aren't you glad you don't have to make that too! 

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I hope you guys enjoy my Goblins vs. Gnomes entry! 
 
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Witch Doctor for Diablo III Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest. Pin up version.
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Earth Colossal Concept Art
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All artwork painted in PSCS2 & Intuos 3

I wanted to create a follow-on image from the original poster. A 'later-in-the-day' version, when things have turned sour and that Fan has seen some heavy action.

Also wanted to focus more on the grittiness and bleakness of the War & the World. Was thinking of epic last stands and fights-against-the-odds.

The 4 main figures stayed pretty much the sme from the original sketch but the two ladies went through a number of pose edits. I did a version with one of them getting shot/wouned with some blood spatter but decided to edit it for the contest. The flag bearer was originally looking backwards towards the nuclear explosion but as this was thier last stand I wanted her more involved. In the end they are all focused on thier Nemesis who lurks just off camera.

My most complex piece to date and I feel that I did achieve what I was aiming for. Will probably do some minor tweaking and balancing once I have a few days break from it.

Great experience and very happy to have been a part of the contest. Thanks to all the folks involved in hosting the event!

Everything is painted in PS with the exception of some clouds from the provided material. I wanted to paint my own characters but also make sure that they were instantly identified.
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Well for the first sight you can tell "It's not very original", battle between angel and demon, it's almost like 1283784657885947 time you see it. But for me it was the greatest challenge. Drawing armour and creating demon took a lot of effort, time and discipline. Especially when almost all the job was made by mouse, not tablet. If I would be original I'd create something like old nasty-looking black tree with beautiful flower, but I wanted to do something which would stuck me into thing I must work on I must develop and make slowly step by step. I took challenge instead of original idea.

Another thing is, I really like hybrid image of demon, at the beginning I had no idea how to create interesting look for demon. He had to be opposite of ideal creature which is angel- embodiment of all we think is connected with God- the ideal being. So we have conflict of Angel/Demon, Ideal/Chaotic being, Light/Darkness, they're fighting. And as the circle symbol I put here means that this fight don't have beginning nor end, it's just never-ending epic battle which we all know but not always keep in our minds.
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