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Heatwave
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By ErikShoemaker   |   Watch
Published: December 28, 2017
Outline of the concept: The neighboring planet is 'erupting' (shown by the yellow lava pools) and is sending intense heat towards the futuristic city plane. The dark sphere in between is a wormhole that connects with a distant region in outer space as a way to escape. Wormholes are often used in scifi scenarios as a means to travel large distances in space and time, which implies they are opened up by some advanced civilization at will - and so is this one.

This artwork was made for the week 4 challenge "Aerials" at mattepaint.com. The task was to create an artwork from the pack of stock photos provided by the site for the purpose of the challenge. The Aerials-pack included a number of sky photos and city-skylines that I used to complete this scene. Additional photos I used were purchased from photobash.org. Other stuff was painted, which is a bit more than in my usual works. I also tested a different 'finishing' this time. Hope you like it!

Process animation:
Heatwave Animation by ErikShoemaker

For more of my art, find me also on artstation: www.artstation.com/kire

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MZRAnimationHobbyist Filmographer
Cool but, there is another feeling inside of it. It's called "Beautiful".
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! :D
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you! <3

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WangleLineHobbyist Digital Artist
SUPER cool O:
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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narkissa03Hobbyist General Artist
Cool as fuck dude. 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thanks a bunch!
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This is truly mesmerizing. Where can I find it in a higher resolution ?
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This is the highest I have at the moment and 2k is about the most I would be comfortable with to share freely online. :) What size would you want? 
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I feel you, I'd be the same if I was sharing my work online. It's just that I really like this one !

About the size... well, that's the downside of having a 32" 4k screen : everything looks small under 3840x2160... ^^; It makes browsing Deviant Art pretty frustrating at times (and I'm not talking about your picture, the size is fine, by today's standards).
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ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
That....is sublime and scary - this is an epic piece!! And no Daily Deviation? Scandalous!!

To me, this is an eye of Satan moment :)

Out of curiosity - did you win?
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks so much! Glad you like it!
I already have a few DDs, so it probably has to be really mindblowing to be considered at all - but that's fair. :-D
And I did win as well! Admittedly I had only 5 or so contenders, but I was still very happy about it. :lol:
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ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, ya won! You earned it - so score sir, score :D

And well done for doing this image :D and sharing it with us :D
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
:eyes: click bait? 
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specialized666Professional Interface Designer
Very cool ;)
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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Great 
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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gamerghost-12Student Digital Artist
Awesome.. 👌
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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