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The Colony of Virgo

Another human colony in a far away world... I really like this subject. Here are some other images I made with the same subject:
Caves of Tau Ceti by ArthurBlue The Colony by ArthurBlue Home away from Home by ArthurBlue Archipelago 27 by ArthurBlue The Colony of Sigma Draconis by ArthurBlue

As always, rendered in Vue.

EDIT: this image has a companion, here:
Shores of Virgo by ArthurBlue
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JeremiMapas's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Before starting anything here, I'll say two things: everyone needs to thank the artist for this and the artist should continue.

So now let's begin :
It's really cool to see futuristic things look a bit realistic and you master this aspect of art. Every corner of this drawing seems real, from the plant to the rocks. Even the structures look realistic. For me, it's very important to have some reality in SF based Art and some artists lack it. So I really love the way you had to draw this art.

I don't know what the picture means though. What do you want to show? I don't know ... Personally, I think this picture lacks a purpose. But, I think this is also kind of cool. Why? Because it is the essence of art itself. Sometimes art doesn't need a purpose, it's just here to show the beauty beneath itself. So I'm not convinced about this part but that's not really important.

The most important part here is the impact :
- "Wow" was the first word I said about this drawing. You mastered the impact of your drawing. It's futuristic, realistic, cool and beautiful!

Love also the colours used. The water is my favourite texture in this masterpiece. So beautiful, so real, I can feel it though I'm in a room.

Combined with others pictures, this one could make a good art Universe! I'm looking forward to hearing more of your art!
ArthurBlue's avatar
I'm sorry, only now I saw your critique and DA is telling me "Notification expired: it is too late to accept or reject this!".
I would accept it if I could.
Anyway, thanks a lot for your time and for sharing your thoughts on this.
You did raise very interesting questions: what does it mean? what do I want to show?
The answer to the latter is: a place. I love to create places that don't exist, places that pop up in my head and some hours later, can "enter" in someone else's head. There's something magical about it.
The answer to the former is: it means the same as life - nothing and everything.
JeremiMapas's avatar
Hello, don't worry about the critique mate!
Oh, I see ... That's the answer I wanted to have! It's kinda cool, I guess! If I understood, you draw a place that popped into your head and that doesn't exist for now! A classical way to use creativity but you know the motto "Old but gold"!
Thanks a lot for the time you have taken to answer me! :D
Keep doing what you're doing! Just epic bro!
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thanks. :-) And yes, that's just it, I just want to see on screen places that pop in my head. To be completely honest, that right there was my original motivation when I started doing my very first pencil sketches, when I was 18 or so. I had these places in my head that were screaming to get out. The media to do it has changed over time but the motivation is still the same.
HammerinInkminer's avatar
...yours is clearly a fantastic collection of wonderful images to see.
MnstrFrc's avatar
beautiful it reminded me of Scarif from Rogue One
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JeremiMapas's avatar
It looks so fuck'n realistic ! Great job <3
URBANHOOD's avatar
Looks realistic . I like it . 
DemonAngie666's avatar
Thanksyou!, is wonderful. 
elminino's avatar
your art is amazing
Oldshadow's avatar
Great work! It´s almost like you are able to walk into the picture, beautifull!
tiago820's avatar
muito bom :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
PLTmusic's avatar
WOW!!! I love all your pictures..Thank you for sharing...
ArthurBlue's avatar
At first I noticed the natural arches and wondered how they could have possibly formed from erosion, given that the shore scene here looks so tranquil. 

If climate and weather patterns were the only factors, the geological formation would look unnatural and out-of-place.  But we must consider that with two moons, occasionally they will align so that their gravitational effects produce strange and powerful tidal effects.  Then the ocean rises up in fury and the atmosphere is stirred with tremendous cyclones.
I hope the Virgoans have taken this into consideration.  Perhaps they have, and their calculations of orbital mechanics predict calm conditions for the next thousand years or so. 
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thank you for the great comment! :-) That's exactly right.
KorinoTsubasa23's avatar
Beautiful! For a moment my eyes tricked my brain into thinking that the water was actually moving!
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arachnid223's avatar
Most impressive! I must say that your work just keep getting better. It's quite inspirational! 
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