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Life on other planets



A typical day over a typical scene on some distant life-supporting planet. the location and name of which is entirely up to the viewer's imagination :aww: A myriad of unusual plants growing along this temperate open forest in a valley, accompanied by the passing of two airborne aliens is more than enough evidence of a well-developed and complex ecosystem that easily measures up to that of Earth's. But certain factors of this world are different to ours, first made noticeable from the different coloured sky being a sign of different atmospheric gases and lighting conditions and the size of the planet itself compared to earth is unknown since it's hard to tell from ground level. However these different conditions have led to different flora that tells a different story of evolution :alientwo:

Anyway, I've been wanting to get some alien plant concepts out for a long time, but kept putting it off due to contest entries and such, so I took an opportunity to mash them both together for ~Sangiev's contest series, the first of which allows the artist to draw whatever they want, so like many - I knew that I do best drawing what I love - nature and space, so fusing the two together resulted in an otherworldly garden, the plants of which I wish I could grow for real :XD:

I chose this theme since science fiction themed art is pretty popular, but almost all of it is of grand futuristic cities or epic battle between space cruisers flying past fictional worlds. But one thing many neglect are the native species to those planets, the rural areas far from any great city that are still dominated by nature, or perhaps like here - there IS no intelligent life there... yet :alien:

I made good use of all three of my main programs here, Some smaller plants and the basic shapes of the flying...whatever they are's, were modelled in Cinema 4D. Many of the larger plants and trees are made from using Vue's plant editor to make my own species. But rather than composing the entire scene in Vue, I made different parts separately according to distance so I could move around pre-rendered mountains with ease in Photoshop. Once happy with the overall composition, I did a bit of painting over it to make it appear a bit less harsh and "rendered" and...well, here it is :deviation:

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Beautiful but the signature kinda ruins it you could have but in the bottom right corner in a smaller size and it would have worked