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Meltdown by ErikShoemaker Meltdown by ErikShoemaker
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: theluminarium.net/v3/exhibits.…

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2560*1440
1920*1200
1920*1080

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: www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imageg…

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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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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brightberries Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Student Writer
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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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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samad1372 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hi guys happy to participate to get a look at my designs
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JaysPityParty12340 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like there will be no more waves and moon.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
luckily it's just one moon and not actually ours :lol:
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JaysPityParty12340 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Oof
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Corvina52 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Is this the origin of the moon?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
more like the end of it ;)
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RdomGaming Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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gamerghost-12 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Student Interface Designer
Looking damn good!!👌👌
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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TwitchGlitchSleeve26 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thanks ;)
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LemieuxWolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Student Artist
Rip
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Paradox3759 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
This is what called Masterpiece
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thanks for the huge compliment :D
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Paradox3759 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
No problem.
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YunaTsukuyomiko Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so purrfect ♡
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D Glad you like it!
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YunaTsukuyomiko Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How could I not?
I don't want to know how many hours you spend on this picture>_<!! It must have taken you like forever!
Also I totally love the universe ♡
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abdullah2012 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Excellent
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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sitting-in-my-room Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm getting giggly how cool this is on my desktop ^O^
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sitting-in-my-room Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WELL DONE
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RiverWolf28 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
I added this as my laptop wallpaper a few days ago, and I wanted to let you know that it makes me happy every time I see it! I love art that combines the reds and blues that you have used effectively. You do the feeling of heat from the reds and cold from the blues well!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply - thanks for letting me know about it! I'm glad you like it that much to put it on your desktop :)
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JhimmyAngel7 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Gran trabajo!
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Devil-Mech-Irons Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ragnarok Has begun
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TheLivingEnigma Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like Darkseid is creating another Apokalips. Clap 
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LelReaper Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
Awesome artwork! Do you mind if I use this for a song cover? I'll credit any artist links you want if so. :) (Smile)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if it's on Youtube and it's noncommercial then it's fine by me. Please link back to this image if you do, thanks! And I'm sorry for the late reply. I was kinda swamped lately :)
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LelReaper Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
No worries! Thanks for the response
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LongviewRailfan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This reminds me a lot of Peragus II from KOTOR.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's been so long since I played that game, unfortunately I don't remember that planet at all :D I take it as a compliment though since it is such an awesome game. ;)
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FighterMonsters Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
This is so FUCKING AWESOME. I watch you definitely.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks a lot, I appreciate it!
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Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Absolutely stunning.
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Inferno-Graphics Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your work on the planet's crust is amazing, the crumbles are carved out so beautifully and they have an excellent position, great job!
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anno78 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
I've just had to pick up my jaw from the floor!  One word...STUNNING!!

Also, anyone else thinking of a certain Klingon moon that went KA-BOOM?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks so much! Unfortunately I'm not so good with the Star Trek lore, so I have no idea which moon that is. :D Might catch up on Star Trek at some point though!
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anno78 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Praxis was a moon of the Klingon homeworld that exploded due to overmining and poor safety measures.  It's destruction created a shock wave that was felt by the USS Excelsior in Federation space, and ultimately led to the Khitomer Conference (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country).
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JaysPityParty12340 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wo-ow!
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pixerthehedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student General Artist
WHOA *0*
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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fairyice Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Excellent.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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lgwildwomanofthenort Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I am also drawn to space. Must be the Alien in me! LOL
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol ;)
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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Wow! :wow: Very interesting 3d effect on/in the planet. :love:
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