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Million Years Sunset by Shimmering-Sword Million Years Sunset by Shimmering-Sword
A speed paint of sorts. 1.5 hours for most of the build up, then another hour of extra cleaning and tweaking.

Here the near star has been setting at the 'horizon' since the beginning of mankind and beyond. Deep reconnaissance ships admire the view.
(yes I know this stellar composition is very unrealistic, but so is placing 2 planets closer than we are to our moon :D)
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Million Years Sunset by *Shimmering-Sword Sometimes I think that speed painting doesn't get the recognition it deserves.. It is mind boggling how a few strokes, placed just right, can make a wonderful artwork. Kudos!!! ( Featured by Casperium )
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ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Artist
and new desktop found
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l2466 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
The stellar cloud looks like a soldier with one glowing eye to me for some reason.
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hecc95 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn it, I can't unsee now.
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BioMutt70 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
it is just amazing
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InkBleederWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
This song immediately came to my head the minute I looked at this. [link]

Beautiful work indeed. :)
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Mvrcealago Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
for a second there I thought this was some light quintescential reference to Dead Space cause that cloud there (on the left), looked like it shaped the appearance of Issac's suit :wow:
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SS4244 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
amazing
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TheGobo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Good God this is beautiful.
Reminds me of EVE Online
^_^
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Sokolniki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I have my own story set in the Rho Ophiuchi Dark Cloud.

This view could be semi-realistic if the star is still very young and the proto-planetary disc is still disrupted by the shockwaves from the star's birth.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
True, a non massive star with extremely dense dust would work.
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WH5 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
eu queria uma :O
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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MasakariPrime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The background looks both otherwordly and dreamy, very Homeworld-ish. Evocative art!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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BLIX117 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Artist
this is very awesome thanks for making a pic similar to my dreams i have dreams like this thank
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Eradrom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
wowowwwww
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Eradrom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
:floating:
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sightsonyou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
What amazes me is your ability to set a mood... Great job!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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chibineechan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Who cares about unrealistic, space is vast and magnificent, anything is possible :D This picture is beautiful and dreamy.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There's probability and then there are realities. Like you can't fly so close to a star but have a dense enough dust cloud in the way to block it (star and any local planets would have collected this material). Or while you could have planets somehow orbit very close to each other, the conditions wouldn't be ideal enough to live there (like other artists do) and those orbits would probably be un-sustainable. :)
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Gunny-Kilroy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
It still looks amazing even if its unrealistic, besides it looks like a home world setting
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like Homeworld :)
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Gunny-Kilroy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Homeworld for the win
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benjireturns Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Wow.
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Ophiguris Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
(yes I know this stellar composition is very unrealistic, but so is placing 2 planets closer than we are to our moon :D)

^ THAT made my day, because it always bugs me when 'space artists' do that T _ T. Yes it's pretty but. . . c'mon. . .
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeh, would be insane tides and gravity shifts :D
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Ophiguris Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Exactly~

I'm just glad some one else pointed it out x3'
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nirvanaunplugged Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! =O)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Prince-Arcane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dammit Shim!! Stop Amazing the audience with awesome epic saucery of ship goodness!! lol

Great work man! haha
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ForgottenDirge Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
There is nothing I can say that hasn't been already. This is beautiful.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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IoanNemos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! So jealous of your madd speed painting skillz. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks.
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Tiyku Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the cloud city in Star Wars. Love the picture by the way.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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niffenegger Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
great title... turns the picture into a story ;)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Kansaibou Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As usual, this is amazing. I particularly like this one, because of the more "full" feeling it has. Not to say your other pieces are incomplete or anything, just that this has a bit more going on.


It reminds me a lot of Homeworld 2. I don't suppose it was inspired by that at all?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm really into the homeworld art style.
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :-) ..
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Woww that is gorgeous!!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks.
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Nice spacesips and the sky is beautyful.
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