The concept was largely derived from the description of the Earth realm on the homepage of Rift, and also the characteristics of anything related to the element of Earth in general; crudeness, age, seering heat and blunt, unyielding force.
MUST READ: Have you ever heard of panspermia? A hypothesis saying that life on Earth originated from the so called "seeds of life" that came with asteroids and comets.
And what if there are places in Space, some sort of hives, where life forms in asteroid-like eggs! Unbelievable? Well, my imagination managed to paint that and then my hands followed
Don't need to read: I got this idea when I was thinking of a submission for =theluminarium's pack Genesis, but back then I couldn't get the whole picture in my mind and I didn't know how to paint all that. It took me a while and only with a combined power of 5 of my works that I have dropped (I scavenged them for the best moments), I finally managed to put it to life I'm more than proud with it.
For those who thinks asteroid-eggs are too much, I will upload a version with just space. But bare in mind, that I will take any comment like:"I like version with no eggs more" as a personal insult and curse you for eternity!
P.S. Although I can tell them any time, but I want to thank ^taenaron and ^gucken for starting this contest. I don't know if I win, even if not, I've got a great please making on a sub for it. Thank you guys!
Tech stuff: size - 4000х2500px time - 2 days, but all had all planets and most of nebs tools - photoshop cs4, vue 7 for asteroids, wacom intuos 3 for nebs.
The beauty of the cosmopolitan city. Hour after hour, day after day, these two guys spend their time facing each other on the corner of Baker Street and Marylebone Road in London. One of them is trying to attract spiritual followers, the other one - clients for a nearby shop.