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Black Hole Rising by Gate-To-Nowhere Black Hole Rising by Gate-To-Nowhere
About the image:
Painted from scratch in Photoshop CS3 in 7906x4937 and 16bit/channel with a Wacom graphics tablet. That took a while ;) In this case a while means 42 days (I like that number :D ).
No textures, references or Terragen used, just a set of brushes, several layers and patience.

Wallpaper resolutions:

Some details: [link]

About this world:
In the sky of this alien world you can see an accretion disc of a black hole and two particle jets being emitted from it in opposite directions along the poles. The black hole might have been caught by this planetary system and now accretes matter from the sun.
In order for plants and other life forms to survive gamma-ray emissions from the black hole, the planet itself needs to be protected by some sort of shield which indicates that it is inhabited by a technological advanced civilization :) Since the black hole probably caused an orbit shift of the planet and thus the habitable zone, it is also likely it was "terra"-formed long after the black hole had joined the system.
The plants on this planet do not mainly use green pigments like the plants on Earth, but red pigments.

And finally:
You are welcome to stay tuned :) I have a Facebook page and since recently and Twitter page as well:

Twitter: [link]

Facebook: [link]

Have a wonderful day everyone!



Woaaaahhh, thank you so much qaz2008 and Infinite705!!!!! :) And thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!!!!

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Given 2012-02-09
Black Hole Rising by *Gate-To-Nowhere ( Suggested by QAuZ and Featured by Infinite705 )
JQuasarD Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This is accurate, awesome and awrange--all aces!

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JuliaWoodmanDesign Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
simsage Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
Gorgeous Fantasy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Helyss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
marijeberting Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Amazing, congrats for your well deserved DD
Zeppelinrose67 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What we have he'e is a masterpiece O.O
Really love the colors you used, this is marvelous n_n thankyou muchly, for sharing =)
CaptainFaybs Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
WOW this is beautyful
juju951 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
so cool
Shirlz-Art Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
timeshark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
love it
ChrisDKilbane Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student General Artist
wow great! colours and composition :)
Hello "Gato-no-where" (Inga Nielsen) .. .and THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR ART. LIKE TRAVELLING through SPACE !
Also Hello to others, that read this in passing by "Gate-to-Nowhere"'s art ... and who are interested in ideas about the univers .. this strange "container" we are in ...
I just "clicked" wallpaper suggestions, and found your wallpaper in fourth row or so, so generally quite in the "top" . .;0) ... I got aware of the title: "Black-Hole-Rising" ...
After looking at your digital work, and reading the thoughts behind it, and your profile, ...
... I felt like sharing something, that could be of your interest.
I have no other agenda, than wanting to share something that I myself have along a way of thinking about the univers.
I have two influences:
*** 1) 1998, science seminar called "Spontaneous Order of Life" at the Niels Bohr Institute of the Copenhagen University. Here Lee Smolin gave a lecture on his book from back then: "
 The Life of the Cosmos."
I was greatly fascinated by the line of thought he presented about black holes and its connection with "new universes" ... I just wat to share this, because I think it is interesting. Maybe you or others think this too.
Here some links about this:……………
Maybe it could inspire you as an artist .. I have always been wanting to see this theory put into visualization by an visionary digital artist. That is my motivation for sharing this here.
*** 2) The other influence is the Buddhist theory about cosmology. Simply that it is not "our univere arising", but it is "The arising of universeS" ...(plural), which just is in alignment with Lee Smolins theory about the a black hole gives rise to the birth of a new univers, and that there is a kind of natural selection of this "new born" universes. .. 
I thought this fitted with the theme of your work: "Black hole rising" ...
I thought the two above mentioned lines of thoughts are intriging, maybe you also.

That was all!
Apologize for taking up time and space (many characters in this "comment")
and may(be) it will be of benefit.
Greetings from a danishWoodCabin
(middleaged pre-pensioned formerly scientist interested, enjoying weekend time here with my wife)

Vladimir-Zharkov Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2016
Why do you use quotation marks so liberally? Also what is going on with the trainwreck formatting in your first few paragraphs? Why would you cut apart sentences half way through to start a new paragraph?
davood2524 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Color and beautiful design. Excellent
domino6713 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I decided to do a search on 'alien' today and your picture came up.  This is amazing!  You're very talented to have painted this from scratch.  I just love the colors and the detail you've put into it.  
SuperFacePerson Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
One word.
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
omg soooooooooooo spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace
LittleBoYL0sT Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Epic Clap 
AngelaMariaDenna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
pBaesse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A nice other planet to live in :D
August-Eleven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Wow, brilliant! Great job!!!
shegookinawa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I love this!!Pikachu want it 
DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, it has two things I love: alien life and black holes, perfect combination.
Lucifer4671 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice :love: 
BigBerry777 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like this pic <3
Psilocinhaze Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
acid land <3
hussain789487 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
not bad 

good work

flammeryrose377 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Breathtaking. :O I love it so much! Love 
zak2 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
absolutely brilliant. Breathtaking
AnotherUser666 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Scenic, and surreal; what more to say?
Lord-Iluvatar Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masterpiece artwork. Just brilliant.

If i look this art, i feel sadness. All those beautiful and peaceful life on planet will ends soon.

Everything that has a beginning, has an end...
SnowTightFrostBite Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation!
Candy-Lov3r Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
thats beutiful
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Amazing work!
SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Wow, that's gorgeous. I could stare at that view for ages.
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
well taken together with the description this is very badass
ostojaoki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Excellent done [link]
Moebiusium Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Verry realistic
LCERancientArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
wordless. too epic.
JS-Nietoperz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful :D
Utromchromedome Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The description you give for the relationship between the black hole and the planet as well as the landscape in general really make me want to know more about this world and it's inhabitants.
133eevee133 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Artist
wow this is awesome! the things on the trees look like brains
LightDrop Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Wunderbar - wie immer! Gratulation zur DD - wohlverdient!

c u
nahojis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Very beautiful
Flinxerone Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Qwuilleran Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
simply breathtaking~ I love the beautiful detail of the black hole, but even more I love that you have a descriptive section that includes more than the usual "I used this and that." You use technical terms and include _why_the scene looks the easy it does. Very thought provoking *two thumbs up*
Patpolar1971 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Real nice!
Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
The world looks like Dathomire from Star Wars.
ZeWqt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is simply stunning, so wonderful and with an elaborate story! I use this picture as my wallpaper.
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