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Toward Enlightenment

By AdamBurn
A print of this painting can be bought here [link]

Thousands of years this race lived with the godly sight of a galactic core which iluminated one side of there world and even out shined their own sun. Living with this sight this galactic marvel became revered by this race who saw it as their god, they beleived it was there goal in life to reach it and become one with there god and be reunited with lost friends, family, and loved ones.

Thousands of years past, many things changed but their belief remained the same and one day their technology provided the means of getting them where they wanted to go. Finally their ships left their system and in stasis embarked on a journey that would take them millions of years to complete. But what will they find? What will be waiting for them once they reach thier god.

ITS FINALLY HERE the new pack from The Luminarium group has been released after many a problem with hosts but its all good now.
Sorry for the long story but I put a lot of thought into this piece and a lot of time and is probably my favorite out of my works to this date.
So enjoy

Detail, tasty tasty details.
Resolution: 7000x16000
DPI: 500
Layers: approx 150
Time: approx 60 hours
Times changed: 4
Times I gave up: 2
Times I threatened my PC with a drop from the second floor out the window: 5
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Nhlaqgor's avatar
I love the ship designs and the story behind the image.
Very inspiring work!
Brothermonk's avatar
ok, im faving this....
It reminds me of the Sombrero galaxy with that thick band of dust! I also like that classic starship look!
GSJennsen's avatar
This picture has been in my favorites for some time now; I just thought you might like to know that I used it as inspiration for describing the sight of a galaxy in my fiction; I credited you and linked back :). Here: [link]
ScotchNvl's avatar
The image is utterly amazing to the eyes. Yet it's saddening to know those who go searching for their "God" will only perish due to immense radiation or black holes once they get there. lol
Robynthehobbin's avatar
You should make a close up of the ship, it looks fantastic
olafanderson's avatar
A super massive, galactic core black hole like all galaxies have.
Tetravexitus's avatar
fmilluminati's avatar
You pictures are very impressive. What did you use to create these... just photoshop?
Manase131's avatar
does this, by any chance, have anything to do with spore? otherwise NICE!
The-Engines-Of-God's avatar
DMPDMP1's avatar
Love the concept story and the artwork.
ex0o's avatar
truly amazing:D
kacktustoo's avatar
just wondering if you start with a large canvas with a large dpi is it an effective way to work on the detail so that when it's uploaded you can shrink the size and it make it look better?
Chinahat242's avatar
*hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh* OMG...... I, I literally have now words.
DyingWill's avatar
Dang, once again you leave me breathless along with your other space works...:clap: Now I wish I can be in that ship and see the wonder :D.
Work like this makes me think about the video game Homeworld. Needless to say, I think it's awesome.
SeventhOblivion's avatar
Love the idea! Also a big fan of the ship(s) design. Aweseome job!
"Times I threatened my PC with a drop from the second floor out the window: 5"

Bahahahahahahahaha!!! I bet

Nice work though, and now its mah wallpaper ^_^
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