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A simple wallpaper for your desktop viewing pleasure =) submitted with the newest exhibition of 'The Luminarium': Illuminate V. You can find the complete exhibition here:…

The resolutions contained in the zip-file are 


You should be able to simply fit smaller sizes to your screen, but if still want me to add more versions, let me know.

The ISS space station and the texture used for the smaller planet provided by NASA:…

As usual: thanks for stopping by!

My first attempt at creating a planet core from 2009:
Rage of Silent Gods by ErikShoemaker
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Well what can I say. I like different digital art about space. I like it cause that special beauty of the space which artist can show us making bright detailed pictures. And ofcaurse I firstly must say that here we got all of this. Impressive detalization of not only the entire planet, but also a space around it. Far away stars, other small planets, satellites and spaceships, parts of the farer galaxies and even light from closest star I guess. In this way all is perfect.
Can't say that pictures of space is something really original, but in this case when we can see planet explosion from the inside, cause of unstability of the core I think, that's something we don't see so often in such a good quality. So this is enough to up originality on 4 instead of just usual 3.
Great technique. I never knew how to make such pictures and for me that is something close to impossible. I just can't immagen how can anyone draw something like this by his or her own hands. With this level of detalization, number of objects and other things...
So after all I can say that today I've seen something beautiful. This is not the picture what always will be in my mind, and what can really have a big impact on anyone's life. But this is surely deserves to be seen and admired. Great work, a picture what I always would be glad to add in any of my "space theme" collection ( if I ever will have one ).
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Thank you for the nice critique, I really appreciate it!

(Actually, I think space art is quite easy to learn, especially for beginners, as you get nice results quite quickly. The nebulae are the harder part, but you can keep them simple for a start. In case you are interested in learning how to do it, here are a few links:
This is an old but still nice planet tutorial:…

This tutorial and resource collection is quite nice as well:…
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Thanks !

But with my "godly" PS skills even this work is really hard XD

Tho still thanks for the link it will be useful if I ever will get to planet creation :3

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It's indeed a long way, but it can be worth it. Let me show you my first planet creation from 2007:Sleeping Stars by ErikShoemaker
I really loved it back then. :D
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Well yeah that' maybe not so awesome as your new works, but it is still good XD
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That's pretty amazing
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What exactly is going on here -- implosion from inside out, or the earth itself being pulled away by something/-one to reveal the core?
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This moon was once hit by something huge and since then the crust has been falling apart over time. Gravity of the nearby planet pulls the debris and fluids out of the core.

I believe that was my initial idea, it's been a few years since I made it so I don't quite recall. :D
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Hi guys happy to participate to get a look at my designs
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Looks like there will be no more waves and moon.
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luckily it's just one moon and not actually ours :lol:
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Is this the origin of the moon?
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more like the end of it ;)
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Looking damn good!!👌👌
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Thank you! Glad you like it!
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This is what called Masterpiece
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well thanks for the huge compliment :D
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