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October 12, 2011
Terraforming by *by BlPh Totally awesome!
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Terraforming

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Hey, thanks for all the birthday-wishes! This is my way of saying "Thank You!" to ya'll: a wallpaper! :D

The hyperbasic idea behind this: chunks of ice, dust, and rocks are forming together to build a solid planet with geothermal activity (because, heck, flames dashing out of the crust generally make things look cool :P).

So, I hope you like it! If you do, I'd be really happy if you dropped a :+fav:. Little click for you, big boost of motivation for me ;)

Enjoy! :)


Facts:
- Original Dimensions: 9402 x 4000 pixels (print resolution)
- Photoshop
- Wacom Intuos 3
- Working time: ~12h
- PSD filesize: ~720MB (guess I should've merged the texture-layers onto a single layer :p)



Edit (12 Oct, 2011):
Woah, holy smokebeans, a DD! :faint:
Thanks a lot for the feature, ^casperium! And thanks to you guys who have dropped by a fav or a comment, I really appreciate them! :)


Moar edit! (18 Oct, 2011)
Upon popular demand, I took the liberty and uploaded the image in the most popular single-screen-ratios as well now (which are 4:3, 16:9, and 16:10), sufficiently large to fit. Enjoy! :)
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CaroRichard's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Really nice work! All the details and textures you gave this picture makes us feel like we ARE facing a real scene. And the "dust, fog or whatever you call it" is reall well render.

The only thing that could be modify is the sharp, pointed shapes of the "star clouds". Those really catch my eyes and turn them from the main subject, the forming planet. In fact, my eyes pass from the flam to that pointy shaped cloud endlessly, "blocking" my sight there. But that's only me...

As for the rest, the light on the rocks and icy blocks is really well done and it feels like they are really floating in the picture, adding depth to the entire piece.

The light "lens flare" in red on the planet (if it's a lens flare <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/> ) is ok too. Just enough, not too much.

Congrats for the ensemble!