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Micael New woke up at 7 o'clock on this morning, alarmed by the radio. Planetary control was requesting report. Micael stumbled into the cockpit cursing himself for not being awake to receive the call. His career as freighter pilot made him a bit lazy and he blamed the rotten jump control console for not waking him up when they entered normal space. When he reached the cockpit he saw that wonderful, window-filling orange glowing planet in front of his ship. The sun just came up on the horizon. Holding one hand in front of the eyes so as to not get blinded he reached for the console to activate the windows uv filter. After giving report to the planetary orbit security he activated auto-pilot to enter the line of ships that were waiting for permission to land. Micael got up from his seat and back into the personal cabin to wake up his wife and daughter. He was very excited and gave a kiss to his wife and daughter and told them that they finally arrived. His wife gave him a warm smile as he headed back into the cockpit to watch the landing procedure and to handle incoming requests. Without interruptions the auto-pilot moved the ship into the atmosphere of the planet. Micael took the ship intern communicator to tell his wife and daughter that they entered the atmosphere now - "please come up here, this is a view you have never seen before" he said. As they were entering the ports authority zone micael began to smile as he first looked over that grand view and then into the stunned faces of the rest of the family. "Welcome to port hope on planet myrana calida... myrana calina... our new home".

thx ~crystaleyes909


first of all thanks to =Cocktales - that texture works wonderful!

the creation of this piece went a little different direction than the usual ways i create my stuff with. a few weeks ago i got myself a gfxtablet and took this piece as a chance to make myself familiar with digital paintings. some elements in this one are painted and combined with my manip techniques. i can say i learned a lot by creating this piece. the work with a pen made it much much easier to work out the building textures or to add freighter and fighters. the part i'm most proud of is the dock in that wall. it's perfectly the direction i want to go with my technique. a mix of manipulations and paintings. that's all i can say. this piece was a lot of work and i hope you can enjoy viewing it as much as i enjoyed creating it.


rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
rendered resolution // 5000x3333
rendering time // 4 rendered pics - ca. 40 hours
render without post process // [link]
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // over a period of 7 weeks
total filesize // two *.psd files each with a res. of 5000x3333 (psd #1 166mb // psd#2 206mb)
total layers // each psd ca. 250 layers
project folder size // 1,34gb (61 files)
inspired by // my mind and imagination

happy viewing... thanks if you read all the way down to this spot

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CRWardenArt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
your pictures are so inspiring for space artworks!!!!
Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Our compliments!
We would like to publish this work on the next special issue of our italian art-zine named S2 CAA -Chiamata alle Arti, themed Hope .
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CrystalSerenity19 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Really awesome job on this one love it<3
Bulska Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Artist
real nice, I love the warm colours you've used.
nickyboy6 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Interface Designer
love it, just gave it a quick crop and it was straight to my desktop :thumbsup:
SapienAscension Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Malware32 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
Ah, i've got so many ideas, if i only had your skill and patiente to make them reality! :)
Belly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
great job man its awsome!
love port hope :) shame its not real as it would be a place I would go when times are hard!

Not to keen on that yellow oval on the far right :S
but apart from that WOW!
iamthejabberwock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice colors. I don't like the regularity of the three planets (all in a line).
GD-gfx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Really nice wallpaper there, such graphical detail, time and effort has worked out a treat because it's really good, well done and keep it up :D
daasen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
what can i say.. brilliant.. :)
OnHorizon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
that picture have so many orange color, and looks so great. Just nice
Suplaa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
awesome colors, awesome detail :+fav:
DistortedTruth Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006 inspire me. :+fav:
eRality Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
Your images beg for stories to be written about them.
xDestitutex Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
So nun werd' ich auch mal wieder. Hab' mir ja auch lange genug Zeit gelassen... da hat sich wieder zuviel aufgestockt ^^

Was mich an diesem Bild vom ersten Moment an regelrecht verzaubert hat ist die Atmosphäre, welche durch die Lichteffekte (den Nebel hier mit eingeschlossen) entsteht. Farbenprächtig, warm, traumhaft schön... einfach ein Bild, welches dir ein Lächeln der Freude aufs Gesicht zaubert. Ich denke gerade diese Atmosphäre spiegelt den Titel sehr gut wieder, denn genau diese Atmosphäre strahlt Hoffnung, Freundlichkeit und Freude aus, also genau das, was man an so einem Punkt in sich aufsaugen möchte.
Wenn man mich fragen würde, welches mein Lieblingsausschnitt in diesem Bild ist ich würde ohne zu zögern die Planeten wählen. Siemsind dir wundervoll gelungen, die Oberfläche einfach realistisch und der Schein einfach genial. Genauso wie die Oberflächen der gebäude und Mauern. Ich finde es immer wieder umwerfend, wie du auch dort solch realistische Strukturen reinzaubern kannst.
Mal wieder ein Meisterwerk, welches nicht nur durch seine Lichteffekte sondern gerade durch die kleinen Details besticht.
Mir persönlich gefällt es sehr gut. :)

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tigaer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yo da steckt ne menge arbeit drin... besonders in den details. :) freut mich das es gefällt!
joshushund Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
What a huge amount of work! What a huge image!! XLT Terrain "modelling". Du machst es also über bitmap-Import? Hast du mal TerraBrush versucht? Das sichert gleich im .ter-Format. Aber: Geniale Arbeit!! :clap: *verneig* ;-)
tigaer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
ich hab mir alles mal angesehen aber ich kam dann mit photoshop und dem bmp import doch am besten zurecht. hat auch etliche nachteile aber hat bis dato immer ausgereicht. momentan versuch ich mich an ner neuen technik die es mir erlaubt wesentlich interessantere gebäude zu gestalten. cinema4d... ich model die mir da sozusagen und pflanz die in den render. auch recht kompliziert... aber nicht ohne hintergedanke. wenn tg2 draussen is wird es sicherlich das platzieren der gebäude direkt in tg unterstützen. also keine sorgen mehr wegen perspektiven usw... freu mich schon drauf. wird ne menge dinge erleichtern und völlig neue wege eröffnen. hab schon ne menge ideen die momentan einfach nur ewig dauern würden umgesetzt zu werden. wird zeit das tg2 raus is... ;) thx - freut mich das es dir gefällt.
X2thaK Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
Wow I love the detail.fav.
ShadowHarlequin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
so so cool!
it does seem bland at first, but there are so many cool details there :)
great piece of work! +Fav
MissM69 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
M<-- :faint: but not before she favorite this awesome piece of work ...
brokenangel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
Now this is sweet, that's straight out of one of those new SW movies, isn't it? ;-)
I never know where your terragen work ends and your postwork begins - which is good ;-)
soloact-the-bard Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Beautiful! :trophy: B-)
....but you already knew that :)
insaneone Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
very kikass my friend a great piece
brakespear Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Very, very nice....lovely sense of scale to the image :)
Nagie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Omg no words for that Gotta love it, its just amazing !
CinderDragon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
Alls I can say is WOAH. The sheer scale of it and the constant attention to detail is just stunning! Wish i was this good... was this done in 3d 2d or both?
tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
a mix of everything ;) glad you like it. thx :)
BreakComa7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005   Filmographer
when I thought you couldnt beat The Wall, you come out and BAM! you beat it

You are awesome!
tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
hell yeah! lol thx ;p
starryangelicus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005  Student Writer
simply perfect. beautiful piece. <3
yulii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
that is an excellent looks so peaceful the colors :+fav:
Picera Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Sou ... nachdem ich meine Bazillen nun losgeworden bin, bekommst du die (leider etwas verspätete) Kritik:

Aus Prinzip erstmal: Wahnsinnig geile Details. Vorallem die frei "Raumgleiter" gefallen mir sehr gut. Und falls ich dich durch Zureden dafür begeistern könnte *gg* würde ich sagen; Im nächsten Bild mehr "Raumgleiter", "Raumschiffe" ...oder wie auch immer man sie nun nennen will - mehr davon!

Wo ich nun ein Wort über diese Details verloren habe, mal zum genauen Gegenteil: Der Dunst.
Ich mag ihn wirklich nicht, kann mir nicht helfen. Selbst nach mehrmaligem Betrachten und genauem überlegen, bin ich zu dem Schluss gekommen das ein gewisser Anteil davon, im Bereich der Horizontlinie, schon gut wäre. Doch deine Gebäude sind so toll tigaer und dann diese quasi texturlosen Bauten, schon nach der zweiten-dritten Reihe, das nimmt mir irgendwie ein wenig die Faszination zurück :( .

Dafür bewundere ich umso mehr deinen Umgang mit den Lichtverhältnissen. Die Schatten sind toll und grade auch wie das Licht von den vorstehenden Gebäuden im rechten Bildbereich abgeschnitten wird, gefällt mir.

Um jetzt keinen halben Roman zu verfassen, zwei Dinge noch:
Zum Einen wundere ich mich was dieser halbtransparente Streifen da am rechten Bildrand zusuchen hat. Ich bin mir über die Bedeutung nicht ganz klargeworden also hilf mir doch bitte auf die Sprünge.
Zum Anderen war ich von deinen Sternenbildern sehr beeindruckt. Klar ist der etwas sparsam bestückte Himmel (links-oben) für das Bild recht passend, doch ein paar Sterne mehr hätten ruhig noch sein dürfen, denke ich.

Hoffe mein Comment war dir nicht zu ausschweifend :giggle: und auch wenn du eigentlich schon genug davon hast, kriegste von mir zum Schluss noch nenn :+fav: ... ;)
tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
der streifen is lediglich nen kleines designelement für wallpaper... wieso tun sich nur alle so schwer damit lol der dunst... war ne notlösung. ich saß an dem ding jetz 7 wochen... nehmen wir an ich hätt wirklich bis ins details gearbeitet... dunst weggelassen... na da kannst du dir denken wie lang sich das arbeiten hingezogen hätte. wenn man lang an etwas arbeitet kommt man irgendwann an einen punkt wo es einfach nich mehr geht. da wünscht ich mir ich könnte paintings machen, da muss man nur halb soviel arbeiten und es wird auch noch weitaus mehr anerkannt. thx für den roman. ;) knuddl
quatzacoalt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
This is awesome! Excellent work :)
Well done :D
paranoidinhell Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
splendid athmosphere like all your pieces. Textures look a bit bland here and there tough. Tough im not quiet sure if it adds on the athmosphere or not ..
KatsumiKat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Geniale Arbeit! ^^ Das Warten hat sich gelohnt! Man sieht das du dir wahnsinng viel Mühe gegeben hast... wohl noch mehr als beim letzten Terragen-Projekt, hm? Ich finde deine Arbeiten wirklich ausserordentlich gut. Mach weiter so! ^^
suckup Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
o_O ... wow!
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Well Tigaer, such a worked on piece truly deserves a comment to analyse all the incredible details you put into the piece, & i shall say, i will analyse it. :) Because really, these are the sort of pieces that deserve it; You spend so much time on it, yet it is nice to know when people notice more hard to notice details you spent so long on. ;) Plus if i can find anything to suggest, im hoping it should help! & in general i say, you did a great job overrall. :)

Ill start with the first & in my mind the most important thing besides from the visuals; the concept, thoughts & idea's behind the piece. The storyline (I presume it was made by ~crystaleyes909) is interesting, reflecting a new hope to go with a new home, perhaps their own planet was destroyed or such, & they had to find a new hope, a new refuge? This was the perfect place. :) & indeed you have visualised this port of fresh hope well, a warmthing & comforting scene.

Onto the visuals... Ill start from the top down, so lets talk about the sky. I love the cool sort of purple/blue colours mixed with the warmthing yellow/orange/reddish colours, it is nicely mixed, & has a cool & yet comforting effect, However there are things i would suggest to better in this sky; First of all, it is common from the initial terragen render & i know it can be annoying to fix, but there are those compressed like bands all across the sky, seemingly it usually happens when you change colours or saturation in photoshop from the original render, or sometimes is in the render initially, & it is quite a plague. All i can suggest is that you try to smudge or somehow blur it out without it seeming out of place after fixing it. But it is an issue that is hard to ignore in a finished piece. Secondly the sun; It may be what you where going for, but it seems peculiarily over dodged & shaped, like i said it might be the effect you wanted. But to me, it seems, wierd.

But besides from that & even including that, its fine, just trying to give suggestions. So ill focus on the other part of the sky; Yes the planets, & of course the stars. The planetary textures are very well detailed, they really hint at the landformations of the planet(s), also they are very spherical which brings in even more realism. Also the lighting crescent fits quite well & seems to shine amongst its spherical form, a rare thing people do, but you do it very well, so it pronounces the depth of a three dimensional object. I also like the positioning of the planets, aligned & yet nicely varied. I love the stars, they are only the large ones as to pierce the atmosphere, & they are well spaced & have nice variable luminence, well done.

Onto perhaps the most worked on part, the port, Port Hope. Ill start left to right seeing as there is so much detail. But first of all the horizon; I know it is meant to be sort of like a fog perhaps covering the distance, but to me, it feels like the port/city cuts off too soon in the distance, Especially on the left seeing as the fog buildup is not as bright, i feel it should be seen further into the distance to smoothly fade away. Just a suggestion, as it might seem alot more apealing. But onto the true structures. I can tell you have been doing a good job with your new Wacom, it shows, especially with the finer details. ;)

I love all the details on the left building, the strange energetic glows from the exhaust; same goes with that black smoke escaping one (although for that one i really would suggest you can see it is escaping the building somehow; it feels solid, my suggestion would be for in between the gaps, make it seem like clogged metal gaps, so it looks like a building exhaust.), Furthermore the details are incredible, exquisite tiles, & wonderful lighting. The 'Port Hope' logo is also well lit & does not have a fake feeling; it fits in well with the detail while still being a text orientated visual. A feat indeed. :) Those arches (about where that very well done space ship is on the bottom left just flying away from the left structure) are perhaps my favourite part in this area, they have great lighting, a lovely smooth realistic metal sensitivity to them, & of course are well detailed. Also i cannot ignore the immense POV/Perspective you have worked into this structure, not just with the initial rendering but with the application of the textures also.

Moving on, i think it is well done that you make the texturing less as the buildings go towards the sun; it gives the sense of the bright sun blocking out these features to our eyes, & makes it so we all focus on perhaps what you want us too. I like that, & as a sidenote, i like those blue lights you painted. ;) I adore the space ships; ESPECIALLY the ones to the right just under the sun, that are seemingly in a traffic like view, are they ships or something else? Whatever they are, i love their alignment & sense of movement & traffic.. Even perhaps if that was not what you where aiming for. ;) As not to rave, i think its best to move on to the final point & conclusion.

So, my last thing to point out; You did a great job implementing where to put the text with the name & such, something i was have problems fiddling with. & i am quite a fan of the logo like feel to the 'H)PE' you made, the ')' is so crisp & smooth, perfect typography. :D Plus setting the text to overlay seems to have worked well. However there is something i will say; I know this was what you where going for, but the crescent that goes throughout the whole right side of the picture to me feels like it cuts the picture off in a way that makes it seem more like a lighting mistake than a implementation of the logo, i know it fits in with design well, but i dont know, it just feels like that to me.

In conclusion; A very well done piece with immense details, Tigaer style! ;) & i am glad you are working with the Wacom better everyday, i can really tell, & i am definitely looking forward to your next piece. :) On the other side of things; There are always things to improve on, & these things i hoped my suggestions helped with, you grow each day to become a better artist. :)
Keep up the great work tigaer! :) :thumbsup:
tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
uhm... i read that later... :faint:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Ok. :XD: Remember to reply later too. :P
tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
1. the story i mine... crystaleyes just read through it to delete spelling faults... :)
2. the lines in the sky. hell i know what you mean and trust me i invested two hours to get that stuff away but it doesnt work! it's a very weird issue... neither a simple blur or a smudge did the job. the smudge helped at least a little bit but not enough. normally you would think a large scaled blur could make these lines away but no... they're still there after applying the filter. very weird - experienced it so often now and found no true solution.
3. the sun was rendered that way and i like the look :D
4. the background yes i could have worked it out a bit more but hell... 7 weeks are enough. ;)
5. yes these lines under the sun are ships... little freighters... fighter... all sorts of stuff. worked out parts of that detail very early because i needed some traffic in that area to make it really look like some sort of port.
6. finally i'm through with reading. lol

thanks for your analysis... - let me tell you that i completely agree with your sight of things. you have a good eye. ;p

once again, thx :salute:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
1. Ah i see, well you did a good job on the story. :)
2. I definitely know what you mean there Tigaer, it is indeed quite a plague as i said, & it is strange.. Sometimes smudging & blurring does remove it well, & then sometimes, it dosnt seem to help at all; Which dosnt make much sense really because as you said, such methods should remove jaddedness. I definitely feel for you when you say you spent 2 hours trying to remove it, especially to no avail, but it was a good try.
3. Fair enough, like i said, it may have been the way you wanted it to be. :)
4. Yeah, well after 7 weeks i would feel pretty much tired on working on a picture to the point that i would just submit it & never want to open the psd(s) again. ;)
5. That is what i thought, i absolutely love them. :)
6. :rofl:

Thanks, im glad you say i have a good eye! ;p & im glad i didnt offend you, because overrall, you did to a great job & you spent a tremendous amount of effort on the picture. :)

No problems! :) :bow:
TwistedScorpion Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
One word: AMAZING!!
epitapheX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005   Interface Designer
amazing detail... i wish i had such skill ^^
supernova7 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Cool, I hadn't realized the building basic shapes were made in TG...that's impressive :nod: I find myself wanting to see detail in the various background layers, but I don't see it there. If that was a purposeful style choice, then cool (I assume it was, knowing you rarely back off from detail work) The detail that is there looks amazing though, that tablet must be treating you well :D
philcopain Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Professional Photographer
Amazing ... Wonderful ...
Another Masterpiece !!!! ;)
xshadowx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Good stuff, very impressive. I really dig this piece, great work.
loornadune Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
:clap: amazing, as usual :D
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