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Waters of Europa
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Published: August 7, 2009
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Info by Greg Martin:

Covered with layer of constantly renewing ice
ten kilometers deep, Europa has been called
the next best possibility for life in our solar
system. As such it isn't hard to imagine we will
one day send submersibles beneath the ice in
search of the upwelling heat and nutrient
sources needed for life as we know it to

Fourth piece for ETP. The most fun doing it, the most time spent on it (so far). You see - there isn't much light beneath the ten kilometers of ice, so the light sources had to be artifical. Robotic submersibles were the first (and right) choice. It's not reality, it's a possible future but not complete science-fiction. And what is better than one robot? TWO! - They are called Ecco and Hello (which shines right into our eyes so we can see just it's flashlight. And yeah - it's more like a waterscape than spacescape :)

Oh, and the making of: [link]

Criticism, advices and feedback were given by *sirgerg, ~edlo, =VisualFour and ~Kaioshen- thanks guys!

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This is amazing! I've actually been dancing around the idea of a book set on Europa and I was wondering if you'd mind me using this as a part of a cover that I'd make? I would give you credit, of course, either by your Deviantart name or whatever name you prefer, and there isn't a guarantee that it will actually be published ever, but I would absolutely love to use this art if you'd allow it!
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JoeyJazzProfessional Digital Artist
It's no problem if the book is for free.
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Well, It might never actually be published, it' more of just a thing that I want to do!
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JoeyJazzProfessional Digital Artist
Then it's for personal purposes and you may use it - rememeber, the moment it is published, you will have to pay for non-exclusive rights at least.
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Alright, well thanks!! :D
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How ironic, I find this just after watching the movie Europa Report. :D
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glassoceanHobbyist Photographer
Pretty cool... reminds me of the film Europa Report
(I hope they make another one like that except where they visit that moon called Titan)
I actually wasn't very impressed with Europa Report but then again I think they were trying to be a little less fantastic than most space scifi stuff.
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glassoceanHobbyist Photographer
Maybe its a planet made entirely of Poweraide :)
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The liquid could be acidic.
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JoeyJazzProfessional Digital Artist
the Ice would melt - impossible.
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VoadorChamaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh.......I wanna travel there now. :D
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I am shocked.
You are epic at drawing and painting!!!!
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terthiiStudent General Artist
This is my favorite entry of ETP.
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draenei-friendHobbyist General Artist
JoeJesus has once again given DA a fine piece of artwork :thumbsup:
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StarkitecktDesignsHobbyist Digital Artist
my faith in digital art is renewed!
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jizzyjizHobbyist Digital Artist
quit amazing!
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ChaosTheory116Student General Artist
EUROPA!!! Best moon ever :dummy:
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i remember when i first saw Europa through a telescope. this brings back memories...

i love the eerie lighting and the texture.
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Wallpaper is in use <3
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Been studying your work for about 2 hours and I just love it! Breathtakeing scenerys.

Keep up the good work!
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JoeyJazzProfessional Digital Artist
Thx - I'll try my best!
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blueheat23Hobbyist General Artist
awesome lighting, details and concept...
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Or we could call it hard SF, which is often the best since it inspires scientists to make it into reality!

Added -
Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
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This is really good :D
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