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By 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 !
Meowth79's avatar
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! 
praetoriansub's avatar
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).    :) :)
max4ever's avatar
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.
very nice. Inspirates me to use my VUE app too again[link]
space-commander's avatar
Very beautiful. For a second I thought the background was from a photograph.
azile0's avatar
*whistles* Wow. The lightning strike just adds to the wild and untamed air of the setting. Absolutely fantastic.
Forgotten132's avatar
WoW !! I wish i could do art work like that !! Absolutely amazing ! were have you learn to do all of this ?!
Vmondude's avatar
Stunning work mate! Keep it up =)
TaikoSenpai's avatar
the hell i enjoy it! THe concept is great!
Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
xXxSp4rtyxXx's avatar
Looks like something from Crysis 2 or something! real good!
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FraNz85's avatar
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 :)
Haykan's avatar
ok this is sick, the details the work, Pure creativ inspiration
uoa7's avatar
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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steve-burg's avatar
I love thiis, great science fiction imagery :)
Volcannah's avatar
This is really wonderful. And many thanks for NOT including:

floating mountains
erupting volcanoes
flying dragons
blue-skinned babes
Magnum117's avatar
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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