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TerraNova
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Published: November 22, 2007
© 2007 - 2019 max4ever
I started this one as a VUE test. Next thing I know I was caught up in this personal project for 3 weeks :)
The driving force behind this work is the idea that we are not alone in the universe. After all, it would be a terrible waste of space right? So I envisioned the exploring mission of some advanced civilization having first contact with a primitive new world.
I wanted to remove one cliff in the back in order to kill the simetry but I thought it looks cool though.
Render took almost 15 hours at 4000 pixels wide and ultra settings. I painted over in photoshop, keeping the actual VUE shape for a future camera projection.
The spaceship is made in max, with some heavy paintover in PS.
Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it :P
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newgraphiks's avatar
smart the light ! awesome !
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Oh my gosh this one is beautiful, that's the future i like to daydream of.  And seriously, symmetry happens in nature sometimes, that makes it twice as cool when it does! I am a dummy! 
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I'm the kind of guy that switches wallpapers every 2 days. This has been on my desktop for 2 years. Do I need to say more ? :D  Thank you for this amazing piece (and amazing isn't a good enough of a word for this).    :) :)
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max4everProfessional Filmographer
wow man! thanks, I guess :)
hobbitshire's avatar
Fantastic detail. Great clarity over the entire image, especially the lightning and the spaceship. Very dramatic concept.
3dgledis's avatar
very nice. Inspirates me to use my VUE app too again[link]
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space-commanderHobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful. For a second I thought the background was from a photograph.
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*whistles* Wow. The lightning strike just adds to the wild and untamed air of the setting. Absolutely fantastic.
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Forgotten132Hobbyist Digital Artist
WoW !! I wish i could do art work like that !! Absolutely amazing ! were have you learn to do all of this ?!
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VmondudeHobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work mate! Keep it up =)
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TaikoSenpaiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
the hell i enjoy it! THe concept is great!
Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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xXxSp4rtyxXxStudent General Artist
Looks like something from Crysis 2 or something! real good!
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FraNz85 Interface Designer
I love detail and especially tree they are so realistic. I understand that all trees are painted ?.
In that case I want to to ask about brushes :) wchih U have used :)

P.S If U do sky more dark and lighting more contrasted and maybe one more light source, then this artwork could be more climate and tasty for eye :)
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HaykanStudent Filmographer
ok this is sick, the details the work, Pure creativ inspiration
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uoa7Professional Filmographer
very stylish spacecraft !!
KiyaMM's avatar
This is just simply utterly amazing.

Thank you so much for adding your work to Digital Delicacies! :heart:
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EBENEWOOD General Artist
Perfect!!! :clap::clap::sun:
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steve-burgProfessional Filmographer
I love thiis, great science fiction imagery :)
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VolcannahProfessional General Artist
This is really wonderful. And many thanks for NOT including:

floating mountains
waterfalls
erupting volcanoes
flying dragons
blue-skinned babes
and....elves
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Magnum117Professional Digital Artist
I really love the rendered details, especially the lightning and the foliage. The ship itself is cool as well - and the cliffs in the background make viewers think what might be beyond the view here.
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CaliphoneProfessional Digital Artist
*_* so pretty
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