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Red Sands



This picture started as a project for a movie. They had some scenes on Mars and approached me if I would be interested in trying myself on it. I did some concept work and was playing around with a Marsbase kind of idea. I sent them my ideas and they promised to come back to me on how to go on with it. Well, that was 1 1/2 years ago. Nothing happened. Not a single word. So I decided to not write off the extensive work time I already spent on the project and finished the pic myself as a personal project. The guys I wrote with obviously have no interest anymore. And if so... too late. I finished it up right in time for the Mars hype that's going on right now! =D Flowing water on Mars. That's amazing news and opens up great opportunities.

Technically I started this one with Worldmachine and trying to create a landscape that sorta kinda could serve as a Mars landscape. I'm sure it's not 100% realistic (if at all...) but I managed to get some nice variation into the terrain that works well enough for the eye. I combined various terrains with Photoshop and imported them into Vue. Adding the base was a difficult task. I had to work the terrain quite a bit to make it fit the parts where I wanted to place the structures. I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out... but it's good enough for me to work. Sometimes you have to make a cut and stop working on something. To make it even more unrealistic I played with the idea of some local terraforming around the base.

Overall it's one of my more realistic 'looking' pieces. At least when it comes to the visual feel and photographic presentation. Hope you enjoy the view and who knows... maybe the pic is at least a tiny glimpse at how our future on Mars could look like.

6000×2740 – C4D – Vue – Photoshop

For Print Detail & Wallpapers: v5.tigaer-design.com/?p=2094

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Kind of puts me in mind of the colony depicted in Arthur C. Clarke's "Sands of Mars". You have really done a marvelous picture. To bad they never got back to you on the project. Best of luck in your future endeavors. Cheers.