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Eclipse

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By ErikShoemaker   |   Watch
Published: October 3, 2015
My contribution for Desktopography 2015, a collection of epic nature themed desktop wallpapers in various sizes: desktopography.net/
Check out the artworks, it's worth it! You can download this wallpaper in other sizes here: desktopography.net/exhibition/…

This Earth-like planet in a fictional solar system is orbited by a lot of moons that frequently eclipse the sun of the system. In such events, the local predators emerge from their cloud cover to go harvesting.

The cloudscape was created using some of my photos taken on a plane trip between Germany and Italy, with the addition of a photo from the NASA image library. The flying dragons are mostly a blend of snakes, alligators and bat wings. As always the elements are tied together with plenty of overpainting. Hope you like it!

Here are some stock credits:
TheStockWarehouse Hanging Bat | nudagimo Alligator 2012 foto und tube by birgit g | syccas-stock | snake 1 |  snake 2


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delphifilmProfessional Filmographer
the clouds look super complex and how all the stocks suit with eachother and look purely as one piece, not several ones :wtf:
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! that's always one of my main goals when I create something so I'm glad it worked out :) Thanks for mentioning it
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Kiwi-R Artist
GLORIOUSLY MAGNIFICENT THIS IS!!!!! :D (Big Grin) Clap 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you! :D
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I love cloud worlds! The way the light glints off the scales is really nice.
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I managed to take some awesome cloud photos from the plane and then spiced them up later in PS for this artwork. It is much more amazing to see them firsthand :)
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Wow great. This could be a world without solid land at all. And native dragons flying like whale sharks filter feeding on cloud plancton.
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
a very cool thought! Might inspire me to explore this further :D thanks for the comment!
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I would want to see that:) For me clouds look like that there must be something abowe them.
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sitting-in-my-roomHobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, that's cool.
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I say to this Dragons flying in the Sky.Wink/Razz 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Just WOW 👍👍
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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i love the giant figures appearing out of the clouds, outstanding!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the compliment! :)
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qcmoffHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!!
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