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Galaxy Rise by Gate-To-Nowhere Galaxy Rise by Gate-To-Nowhere
Done in Photoshop. Again I used a simple Terragen-render as reference for shapes and colors. But there is not much left of it :D Even the surface got a new texture(sparkling sand - only visible in highest resolution :D )

This began as a study a galaxy's belt, like we see the Milky Way during the Night. But the stars alone looked a little boring and needed a foreground ;)
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:iconzeppelinrose67:
Zeppelinrose67 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could camp out there....
You know if it weren't for the lack of oxygen or probe-prone green men o.O
lmao
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gennaro397 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
amazing..thought-provoking.....awesome....extraordinary works.....Congrats and Grazie...........
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MiReinoEncantado Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Heart Heart Heart 
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Enchantress003 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Wonderful images!
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Atsuko-09 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the quality on the sky and stars and in the whole piece in general! :D
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trumanlakequeen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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:iconmor1din:
Mor1din Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
awesome
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SnowTightFrostBite Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice job!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Wonderful!
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:iconjaradconroy:
jaradconroy Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
O.O my god
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
how did you do the rocks?
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Blackmamba15 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
love the stars
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:iconthespartacat:
TheSpartacat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
stunning
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Abasur Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Probably my favourite picture of all time. There's such a mysterious air to this, I love it! I don't really think the two landscapes collide too much either (though, not an artist, so my opinion doens't mean much), because I like the way the atmosphere is so low, as if the sky is overtaking the world (and you do have that brown tinge over a lot of the sky to help).

I love the surface most too. Immediately, I was attracted to those surreal rock structures, so unique!
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newgraphiks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
ya really i love again your work very hard!!!!
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:iconmdmeister:
MDMeister Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Using this as my new wallpaper @ work, thank you! :-)
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esk6a Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice scene! The sky looks really beautiful!
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OliverCJ Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
you can never have too much stars!
if there were a billion more i wouldn't care,
they'd still look amazing to me.
good work!
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rememberingtheself Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
nice
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:iconpkmpl:
PKMpl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
wow, this looks awesome :)
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:iconszelena:
szelena Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Good job! I like how you played with the colors and everything else :D
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StrykerCoyote Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Humm all i can say is wooof um i mean wow !! that is so beautiful :3 very nicely done .. visions depth but a silent calm all in the same breath .. Thanks for uploading this .. its awesome ^.^
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Tresdiasdegracia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
woww amazing!
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Devitt222 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I really like the sky and the alien surface. Nice work [link]
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:icongerberc:
gerberc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Stunning!
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QueenAnnesRevengeSK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
WOW! It’s great! Could I use it for my website?
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
"A still more glorious dawn awaits, not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise, a morning filled with 400 billion suns, a rising of the Milky Way." -- Carl Sagan

Gorgeous.
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COFFEEPREDATOR Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
AWESOME WORK! can you also make ground textures with photoshop? like land layouts?
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:iconhypercuts:
Hypercuts Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love this
So mysetrious and out of this world,I feel so connected to it.
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:iconmalificenttheevilque:
This takes my breath away.
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:iconirio:
Irio Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i didn't know this terragen soft! thank you so much for making me discover it! your work is awesome i'm completly fan!
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x0oSaraho0x Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah This is awesome. I fullviewed it and it felt as though I was walking in the image. Great shot :thumbsup: possible one of my favourite out your gallery.
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18music18 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
That is so amazing. I love the stars in the picture and everything else is just fantastic too!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, this is very nicely done.

I think priteeboy has a good point about how the two environments collide. Personally I don't mind how this looks given this is nighttime and the night sky doesn't take on a tinge of light or color until almost right on top of the horizon.

However, it might've been cool to very subtly extend that sky effect upwards, and maybe imply some stirring dust clouds in the distance for extra pop to balance the land with the starscape.

I also like the creativeness of your terrain, although some of your standing stalactites seem slightly repetitive. Not repetitive enough to be annoying or boring--just enough to be noticeable.

Overall, very cool. It's great to see a spaceartist tackling evironments like this rather than just focusing on the planets in the sky and a good Terragen piece. Seems to me you take that extra step to push the whole "world."
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turq-dorian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Magnifique! What inspires your art, if I might ask?
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abusadiq Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
:+fav:
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So cool :)
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AkramX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
You don't know how much I like you works 'cause we share a common interest; Astrophysics, Astronomy generally... glad to find you... God bless you.
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kishu27 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
i know how hard it have been to draw those stars...

been thru that and still feel lame in front of ur work... cool again...

checkout my gal for what i m talking abt :)
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anastasiyacemetery Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that an atmosphere 0_о
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
I'd have to agree with the aforementioned comments that the galaxy is a little overbearing on the composition, considering the landscape. Perhaps some selective blurring would help here? Otherwise, I love the sheer detail of the galaxy, and the sheer creative alienity of the landscape - which is one of your 'trademarks' that I thoroughly enjoy.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :wave:
Thanks for sharing your great art with the community! I've featured this work in my journal :)
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katelit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Looks beautiful. wish i could full view, but for some reason i can't...
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rizzle2k7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
im not big on landscapes...but i absolutely love this ^_^
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Though the galaxy is the main feature, I actually like the landscape more, its the stuff of classic sci-fi illustrations, made before all alien worlds are said to be like Earth.

The two seem to collide too much, both the stars and landscape as themselves are great, though put together, I think that many bright stars is a bit distracting, like on the far left where the tall pillars seem to dissapear among the stars...But thats just my pickyness, its still attractive, and the first deviation on my watchlist that I rushed to see :omg:
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Gold-copper Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Awesome!!!!
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Flamegfx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
very well done :)
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cbards Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Incredibly detailed and eerie as usual, I like it. :clap:
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Kalidassa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phenomenal. I love the over-emphasis on the stars. It's much harsher than the foreground, but it gives it a very unique style. Love it. :love:

And, as always, I love your abstract rock formations.:D
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