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Gaia by fonky Gaia by fonky
According to Wikipedia, Gaia theory states "that the entire Earth is a single unified organism; in this view the Earth's biosphere is consciously manipulating the climate in order to make conditions more conducive to life."

As many of you have noticed, I got the idea from Final Fantasy: the Spirit Within (which IMO was really good movie).

Interestingly (and again), I was almost done and was about to reduce the size to save it as JPEG, I pressed some weird button and photoshop exited without even asking me to save it and I lost almost 1/3rd of the file! Funny how same thing happened while I was working on "Eclipse". So I basically had to redo the entire starfield and not surprisingly I could not get the same effect as before! (Maybe the computer was consciously shuting down PS for some reason like the theory ^^)

This took me 2 Fridays and 3 Saturdays to finish because I couldn't work on it during the weekdays...

Time: 20++ hours over 5 days
Layers: 78
File size: 700mb (I have no idea why the file is so huge!)

Anyway, enjoy!
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:iconbluewingfairy:
bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Hello friend, so beautiful, Gaia is our mother!!!!. 
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Sel-Diora Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
wow wow wow super cool
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:iconbrentpeters:
brentpeters Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Love it!
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:iconkhnrakgaias:
Khnrakgaias Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
<3<3<3
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:icondrewbydooby:
Drewbydooby Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
is there a way to buy this as a poster? please message me and let me know. Thanks
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:iconajhege:
AJHege Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
I submitted your beautiful representation of our World to EarthGaia: [link]
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:icongresh8980:
gresh8980 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
In that case, Pluto and the asteroid field are miscarriages, Venus is Earth's little sister by a few minutes, Mercury is an infant, Mars is a toddler, Jupiter and Saturn are the big twin sisters, and Neptune and Uranus are big brothers.
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:iconchibininja72:
ChibiNinja72 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow... O.O

Amazing!
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:iconanriczek:
AnriCZek Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:typerhappy: AMAZING !
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:iconaurorlefae:
AurorleFae Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm constantly amazed by what people can do on this site.
This is beautiful and you've done very, /very/ well. Desktop background? Oh I think so : )
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Animebabiex3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG DID U DRAW THIS?
AHHHHHHHHHHH
SO KAWAIIIIIIII DESUUUUUUUUUUUUU :iconlaplz::heart:
amazing!! <3
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:iconjecle:
jecle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing pic i remeber my mom telling me of mother gaia really interesting
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:iconelyghtning:
elyghtning Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is insanely and epically awesome! To have the patience is just wow, it is a beautiful piece!
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:iconthe-cow-gos-moo:
The-Cow-gos-moo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
thats how long longcat is.
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:icongaiosha:
gaiosha Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
it is very beutiful i love it :')
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:iconadrilucieno:
AdriLucieno Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Reminds me of when they fired the Z.E.U.S cannon. xD
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:iconfreddjuh:
freddjuh Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
:damphyr::heart::damphyr:
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:iconmewrazzberry:
MewRazzberry Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
:love:
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:iconzeikjt:
ZeikJT Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing... :faint:
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:iconsaa-rue:
saa-rue Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Hi there :)
This piece of your work has been featured in my journal. I really love it.
Take a look: [link]
:heart:
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:icongamer-grl:
Gamer-Grl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconmorya-h:
Morya-h Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Simplemente maravilloso!
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:iconheavensmorbidangel:
HeavensMorbidAngel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omfg::thumbsup:
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siddhartha19 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Wonderfully done... Awesomeness...
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:iconmadman-1805:
MADMAN-1805 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Nice use of color!!
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:iconmadman-1805:
MADMAN-1805 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Nice use of color!!
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous and amazing! :love:
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:iconthethirdstone:
TheThirdStone Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I don't know if you do believe in the Gaia Theory, myself I am a firm believer in it, none the less, I love this idea and the way you shadowed the Earth in red green and blue, very nice touch.
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mh5397 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Lovely, the energy is so complete and twists like DNA the structure of life unto the planet. I love the detail, and wish i could have seen the complete piece, alas technology strikes again.
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jessejgm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
nice

you psd for download?
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:iconluzbelito92:
luzbelito92 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
GENIAL O_O
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:iconalgonquinpaddler:
algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Makes me think of blown glass balls.
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:icontrotun:
Trotun Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
I"m sorry you lost the first part of your work. But it came out supremely awesome, personally I"m fond of the rough texture of the on the sky.
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SentimentalJourney Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Fantastic! :+fav:
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blas3nik Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Wow... I think it does not matter in this case, that the file was that big, this is just awesome ... If you don't have the space, I'll send you a dvd to write it on :D
Absolutely amazing job... :+fav:ed.
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RavengerX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Great picture
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DizArmada Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
At first glance i thought this was a poster for a movie or something, saw "Gaia" at the bottom and thought there was going to be a film about the site

geuss i was wrong.... BUT IT'S STIL AMAZING!!
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11thagency Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
ALL PHOTOSHOP ?
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:icon11thagency:
11thagency Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
THIS IS SO COOL AWMS WORK MAN LOVE IT FAV FOR SURE
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:iconlhinelle:
lhinelle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007   Writer
this is absolutely wonderful. ^-^ What did you use as the 'earth' here? the moon maybe? (thought I saw some craters)
Gorgeous! :hug:
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:iconcomaprophet:
comaprophet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
That is so beautiful

:) My eyes thank you for making this

:clap:

Peace
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:iconkiki-kiti:
Kiki-Kiti Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
that's very cool and beautiful :+fav: :) nice work
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Sporenza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006   Writer
I think the word 'magic' can be used well here. I seriously love it.
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:iconadam-b-c:
Adam-b-c Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
very very nice
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Deathwish-Odalamort Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
it's beautiful !
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:iconinner-space:
inner-space Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
Hot stuff :thumbsup: :nod:
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:iconsarimin:
sarimin Featured By Owner May 24, 2005   Digital Artist
Holy crap, this picture is amazing! Very, very, very nice job!
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:iconcammis:
cammis Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
that is really stunning work! beautiful colours and textures!
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Destiny-Gundam Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Man this thing blows! Jkz. It looks pretty cool ,better than anything i could pull off. Whacky grammar in your first post fonky. Odd name too, but im supposed to critique this pic so I am. I am a bit confused at waht is happening at the top of the pic, but now knowing makes it even cooler. Could have added more stars but is till superb. Overal a 9.6/10. GJ ^_^
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Jaaku-Monkey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005   Digital Artist
Very good, i like it alot i may try to do a simular one :) when i can be bothered and have some time. The star field cauld do some intensity differences, but overall its good. Feel lucky as you have my 21st :+fav: :D
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