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May 31, 2010
Orbit - Redux by *ANTIFAN-REAL
The vision in this pic, once more, is absolutely stunning. Gary Tonge is one of the best among today's sci-fi artists (and for a good reason). If you haven't discovered his gallery yet, make sure to catch up some inspiration there!
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Orbit - Redux

This is a little bit of a revisit to an old idea – “Orbit” was originally just me mucking about but became very popular for prints and publishing – however I never really thought that much about it at the time (I was literally just sketching space art as a bit of fun between projects). I loved the idea of the piece so now, 8 years on I've had another stab at it. :)

“A highly advanced race builds an enormous spaceport off the coast of a continent, dwafing the 20km high skyscrapers on the land, the main structure brushing the cloud layers with near 100km diameter docking spurs surrounding it. Built above the main structure, another level that is beyond the atmosphere – allowing craft to dock without braving the weather on the planet”

Painted in Adobe PS CS3
Wacom Intous 3 Tablet
Original res 5k wide
About 20-22 hour work.
I used some great photos of Earth from space as reference for the world.

Book now out :)



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MTLA's avatar
Perfect work! Always wanted such breathtaking view from a window :3
ImZeynex's avatar
Somehow it remindes me on elysium from cenoblade chronicles 2 :3
H1Gh-V0LtAg3's avatar
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weirdo123's avatar
Wow, 😲 😲 just a terrific piece of art. 👏👏👏😊😊
artchby's avatar
This is beyond words. OMG. Such beautiful colours and such an amazing scene. I could stare at this for hours. Stunning work!
lxAdeptxl's avatar
This peace is naaaaaaaiiiissssuuu
SHLEEMO's avatar
That's sweet...
fana19x's avatar
You painted that? are you serious? :)
Love this piece.  Would you be willing to let it be used for a project?
Looking at this makes me jealous of my great-great-great-great-great-grandkids. :D

You've made a lovely and special thing.
Thuslan's avatar
I've had this as one of my desktop wallpapers for years before I found it here. I love how the city is designed. It looks like a domed city connected to a spaceport via a space elevator. I really like the effect of the atmosphere too.
NathanaelEveangel's avatar
That's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
Cartoonicus's avatar
Man, and I thought the Dubai tower was tall...
MagmaSloth's avatar
What an inspired and truly talented artist. Thank you so much for replacing the initially cheesy cover for the urantia book with a work of art that sends chills down my spine when i look at it. XD It could be my personal bias, but i see divine inspiration behind so much of your artwork. Combining the harmony of nature with the progressive mindset of engineering is a technique i love to employ in my environment art for tripmine studios. Keep up the good work, everyone loves it!
Thank you for your kind words! :)

99Souls99's avatar
Very astonishing piece! I always love art that depicts the beauty of space.
oRyder's avatar
What an image! The clouds are so well rendered, and I just love the city's details.
RodionRaskolnikof's avatar
De las mejores que he visto de Sci-fi
Exogenesisdude's avatar
Absolutely fantastic!
StarkitecktDesigns's avatar
Cool perspective, it could use some more detailed highlights in the dark/light transitions. The lighting overall seems a bit imbalanced, the dark area should have some more lighting reflections.
Odi-Iza's avatar
Breathtaking view :o enjoying this with Strauss's "The Blue Danube" would be ecstatic . . :D
I'd like to see the whole process on creating the planet's atmoshpere :)
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