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Well, it's done.

Had to submit it now, my computer could not handle a bigger filesize. This was hard work for me and took me quite a long time. But finally I'm happy with the result.

Some stats:
Time to open the artwork with my PC: ~5 min
Time spent on working: ~90 hrs
Original size: 3000x6000px
Layers: ~180
Filesize of the PSD: 560 MB

Thanks for everyone commenting on the work-in-progress parts, including:
:iconthe-least: :iconsnedex: :iconinventor: :iconp2sk:
:iconxred-thunderdragonx: :iconfloydier: :iconalyn: :iconbabypea:
:iconoggyb: :iconladydicapolis: :iconwillyb246: :iconsamodj:

And all the spaceartists on DA, who were such a great inspiration.

You won't even see the details in Fullvie so check out the detailpack [link]
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dara1hunter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know the words to describe how much I love this. There is just SO MUCH here. The DETAIL!! (am I allowed to swear here? F*CK!!!), the way it's all placed, the colors, the vibrancy of each plane/planet contrast to everything else but they're all so alive. Just   :awe:  OMG watch that o_O -above-    sparklesparklesparkle   
Not to mention the number of layers and the time it took to open the image OMG my computer would die.  I wish there were better options than just Favouriting. 
JSNzC0re Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Can I use this for a Movie Poster?
vitainuka Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Woe super genial la pick :)
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent Work !!!
n3oka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
very nice!
10Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Hey! This piece has been featured at *10Thumbs!
noirfiction Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
really, really good work! awesome
Hibarinrinrin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Just awesome
Excellent work!! Wich program do you use? Photoshop? looks very very cool!! the sky and the colours in the space. it´s, i dont have words. really, its a incredible job
dadrian Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

It's a combination of Photshop, Terragen and 3ds Max, but most of the work was done in Photoshop...
Hibarinrinrin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
aah I see. looks awesome with such combination. your welcome = )
Sorazblack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Wow, beautiful! so many details:P fave (I love it:D)
LonerHeart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Have no words to describe it dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HyperCannon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Student Interface Designer
There are times like this when I like to say......HOW THE HELL DID U DO THAT?! Amazing!!! The detail is stunning; the meteorites hitting the planet is a great idea that worked perfectly with its surroundings.

What programs did u use, BTW. Its just amazing, the collab of different elements payed off in the end. A job well, WELL done!!
benni3005 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Das Bild ist der reinste Wahnsinn. 90 Stunden, ich wär froh wenn ich so geduldig wäre :D

Nee, sieht echt absolut geil aus. Schon allein diese ganzen kleinen Details, wie die Sternschnuppen und Einschläge auf dem Planeten sehen super aus.

Aber eine Frage hab ich noch: Kann es sein, dass die Landschaft mit Terragen oder sowas in der Art gemacht und dann in Photoshop eingefügt wurde? Das ist mir nämlich sofort ins Auge gesprungen ;)
benni3005 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Was mich auch noch interessieren würde und ich jetzt glatt vergessen habe zu fragen ist: Wofür machst du dir diese enorme Arbeit? Einfach so zum Spaß oder als Auftrag für irgendwen?
dadrian Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
jop, landschaft in terragen ^^

die planeten in 3ds max

Zur Arbeit: Damals hatte ich noch die Zeit, das einfach zum Spass zu machen. Inzwischen hab ich sie leider nicht mehr, obwohl ich gerne mehr so Bilder machen würde :/
Die Bilder zu machen war aber keinesfalls Zeitverschwendung. Was ich mir damals in den Programmen angelernt habe, nützt mir heute sehr viel in meinem Studium.
benni3005 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Ich find des Bild immer noch absolut geil. Ich bin ja schon froh, dass ich mehr oder weniger mit Photoshop umgehen kann, aber das, was du machst ist einfach nur Wahnsinn. Mit Terragen hab ich auch mal versucht was zu machen, is aber leider gründlich schief gegangen und von dem anderen Programm hab ich noch nie was gehört.

Was studierst du denn, wenn ich fragen darf?
dadrian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
medientechnik & -design an der FH Hagneberg, Österreich
benni3005 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Das ist ja quasi das gleiche, was ich auch machen will :D
Ich hab vor ab nächstem Schuljahr an der HTL Salzburg Mediadesign zu lernen.
nym-ph Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
:faint: holy christ.. this is beautiful!! i think that nebula doesnt look like one.. well, it may not be one.. but the detail to is r0x! and geez.. that tg render..!!! O_O

stuning work!! keep on the posting :D
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
MJoel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
That is fucking BEAUTIFUL
RoyalBlade Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
love the space dude, nothing to say about that. However i do think the render could use some work :)
MegaBill Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
Oh my God, 90 hours!? I can tell it took quite a long time. I was tihnking you spent a lot more time doing this. You have some extreme talent here, I only wish this was on the top five. Maybe adding this as a favorite will help out :)
rOrtes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005  Student Artist
i like it, especially that red lighting
alexiuss Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
a rather delicious space scenery.
the mountain is most sharp.
PlasmaX7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
Very nice details, such as the small asteroid impacts and the comets flying through the sky... and the planet textures are great. So that makes this piece beautiful! Excellent work.
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005   Digital Artist
One can see every beautiful megabyte. Thumbup
khorask Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
I cant believe that after 8+ months only 21 people have commented on this ??
Compared to alot of the crap Terraspace people put up these days, this is a gem.
I luv the transition of color which is what drew me to it originally, but I luv it all.
Good work with the water.

Good Stuff ;)
dadrian Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :hug:
Halgrim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005
Wow this is awesome! You have improved so much since your first deviation "collision" keep it up
madbrainsurgeon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful except maybe the mass reflection makes it all a little too busy on the eye, the boat is a lovely little touch
Eclipse-CJ3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005
Beautiful, I love it all, the impacts really add to it! I'm lovin the postwork, good job man. suggested for dd also :) you deserve the attention.
dadrian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thx a lot for suggestion :hug:
Nestorx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
wow its just amazing!
everything fits together!
Brandon12345 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
You rock my friend, nuff said.

Schwig Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: :wow: ...holy mother of god...this....holy crap dude, you MUST make prints of this...this is a :+fav: X5...
realityfaery Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my god, this is gorgeous! your detailing and texturing is amazing, very beautiful work :+fav: =D
revers3volution Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
planet and nebula = very nice
but you kinda mix 3 types of nebula styles in there which is kinda weird, though all three are very good
the landscape is great but a little to over saturated

i think u did a great job with this :)
Inventor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
great composition really nice i like the combination of colors and planets with the nice landscape, Its great to meet this peace :p
ssdEternity Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful :+fav:
Novacron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo wow, this is awesome. So much going, so great to look at. Everything here was done up perfect. Nice work.
xRed-thunderDragoNx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
...yeah, gorgeous!

ok, just going to fav it, but I ask you to scale down the most distant barracks, cuz in the actual size they seems to be in the same distance as the most close ones.
(hope you have understood me....)
the-least Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that is stunning work! Your attention to detail is awe-inspiring. My only crit would be that it seems a bit... umm.... 'busy', there's so much going on that the image doesn't have room to breathe. It's beautiful though :)
dadrian Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
It's strange, your crit is exactly what I wanted to do. It's how I think about life (Vita). Lot's of colors, lots of details, some things don't seem to fit (@floydier) and and everything is busy,alive.
floydierCG Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love all the details in this and yes the color variations rock! my favorite part is the lower planet and moon, one of the best planets ive seen in a long time. composition wise (and u might hate me for this) I think the largest planet would work best if it were removed. it looks superb, but imo it doesnt suit the composition because it seems it's just 'in the way'. just my personal tastes though.

it's still a great piece with it anyway :D
P2SK Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
wow, the complet image is very great! like the many colors! very powerful. ahh and great terra render! :)
Thatskal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
O my freaken GOD :jawdrop:
Snedex Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
:wow: sop much colour and variation to this piece and the dynamics are amazing :) well done :clap:
acidround Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work, Christoph. Instant fav!
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