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9964 A.D. - The Return

By ArthurBlue
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astuareg's avatar
fernandoartesano's avatar
You have a incredible work of art
sevenofeleven's avatar
Almost ready for the "Help me Dr Zaius" song.

Looks great.
ShaneGallagher's avatar
A fascinating piece...there is a lot of back story to this image! Brilliant work my friend!
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thanks!
Yes, there's a story behind. There's a story behind many of my images. I imagine the story for myself and make images that are snapshots of these stories.
Here are the two other images that are part of this story:
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In fact, you might notice that:
- the place is the same in "Bay of Ortus" and "9964 The Return", just in a very different time. The difference of time is more notorious in the mountains (one covered with vegetation and the other with none) and the water level. There are also other differences.
- the character is the same between "9964 the return" and "old land of giant gods"

Now, why don't you create your own story? :-)
Nikoladze's avatar
A very interesting and intriguing piece!
I am curious as to what "The Return" is...
ArthurBlue's avatar
Oh, for some reason, the links I provided before are "dead". Here are the links again:
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ArthurBlue's avatar
Here are the two other images that are part of this "story":
[link]
[link]

In fact, you might notice that:
- the place is the same in "Bay of Ortus" and "9964 The Return", just in a very different time. The difference of time is more notorious in the mountains (one covered with vegetation and the other with none) and the water level. There are also other differences.
- the character is the same between "9964 the return" and "old land of giant gods"

You can now create your own story and imagine who's returning. :)
Nikoladze's avatar
Hmm! They are similar. I will certainly think about the series.
there are a few mistakes in this one, but other than that. i think its brilliant...
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thanks! Could you explain a bit about the mistakes you found? That's the best way to improve. :)
the coral reef thingy thats on the beach shore looks a bit... shaded oddly... like the light is coming from 2 directions... and the moon needs to be a bit more fogged out... it isnt perfectly visible in the sky... and (not being rude for the number of mistakes) the moon is too close looking... after observing the moon outside, it really doesnt seem that large... maybe the size of a snowball at arms length... (lol what would i know about snowballs? i live in arizona)
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thanks! :)

Regarding the rock, I can assure that there's only one light source in this image, the sun. Maybe what you are seeing is the result of Global Radiosity in Vue, which imitates the natural light bouncing that occurs in nature (you know, the bright parts of an object indirectly illuminate the darker parts because the photons bounce between both).

Regarding the moon, your reference is the moon as you see it in present days. But that image doesn't take place in the present, it takes place in the far future (as the title suggests). Maybe you don't know that the moon is gradually approaching Earth? Well, it is and it's expectable that in the far future the moon will appear much bigger in the sky because it'll be much closer to us. That's a fact. But in addition to that, this moon was broken by some catastrophe, as the image shows, and that made it approach Earth even a lot more than expected. So, your current references of the moon are not good for this image. :)
firestorm31z's avatar
Moon getting closer to Earth?

I was under the impression that the moon is moving away from Earth and will eventually break free from Earth's orbit.

the broken moon would obviously change the orbital dynamics between the moon & earth, given that  it has less mass to work with.
ArthurBlue's avatar
Yes, it is moving away (so they tell us :)). As you say, the dynamics would be altered. Who knows, maybe it would come closer.

But, to be honest, the real reason why I made it closer was aesthetics. :) I made this image several years ago. If it were today, I wouldn't have made it this closer, it isn't elegant. I have another image with this broken moon where I put it much farther away. This: arthurblue.deviantart.com/art/…
firestorm31z's avatar
:D (Big Grin)

the broken moon prolly should be further away, but it is very possible that the moons being so close is an atmospheric optical illusion.

you can always change your story about it and you can stick with it! :D (Big Grin) 

btw, this idea just occurred to me, just looking at the moon, even tho it doesn't show it, it might be a binary moon.   the center of gravity is the empty space between the 2 moons, so the moons orbit each other. 

Read that Pluto & Charon are binary systems.
ArthurBlue's avatar
That's another great idea, the two blocks orbiting each other! That would be some sight to see!
aye, i see your point...
Ludovic-Delespierre's avatar
geocontrol
thin flow sediment tool!
ArthurBlue's avatar
You got that right! :)
orinoor's avatar
Fantastic, I just love how you broke the moon!
jhmart1's avatar
Fantastic. It almost reminds my of the beach scene in Contact, where Jodi Foster meets her "father". Great stuff! :)
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