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Lets imagine we're on a distant planet. Where some fighters train an air combat situation. Or is it no training? ;) We're on a very vulcanic active planet here and the environment is not the lifeform friendliest. Smoke and dust everywhere, which makes it hard for the crews to keep the fighters clean. The harsh environment is quite a challenge to the pilots too. Sudden engine deaths and other malfunctions require top pilots to survive there. A futuristic top gun scene. ;p


This pic is basically a digital painting. Created with an intuos3 tablet. After i blocked in the shapes i added some rock textures to the mountains and surface to gain a glimpse of realism. I really like how the landscape turned out. Not too happy with other parts. But it's all something that helps in the learning process.

35hrs - intuos3 - 5000px wide - 290mb psd

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inspired by: ryan church

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mayurparsekar31 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
plzz send mi psd fail
cloe2816 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
How do you make these? They are so good.
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Good job ![link]
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: you officially became a "Space Cadet" in my new News article >> [link]
Your great image(s) is also featured in my journal you can find here >> [link]
Hope you like it and have a cosmic time!!! ;)
runeskyler Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Nicely done, makes me wish I knew how to use Photoshop.
AlexPanacro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
hell yeah Ryan Church is one of the best out there. his artwork is something else, he needs more shouts cuz hes way talented. anyway nice peice
aryundomiel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this so reminds me Star Wars III, whe Obi and Anakin fight on the lava planet! great!
Linewise Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Two words: Freakin' awesome.
Zirngibl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is really cool-- good use of atmostphere. As a crit, I'd trim up the sun a bit so it's more round.

Your rock texture is wonderful. What program did you do this in? I'm trying to work in Corel Painter, but I just can't get a rock texture. Did you make a custom brush in Photoshop?
topsykret Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
ur works makes my heartbit so f***in fast man...its awsomeeeeeee
W0xg3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
geil :wow:
TwinSol Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Could have sworn I seen fighters like those somewhere before. The landscape in which this "training" takes place is vast and something that would also test the pilots mentally. It's a dangerious beauty that will only be enchanced with combat.
dasAdam Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
me like the look of magma! :O
vor allem die zierlichen kleinen ausläufe :)
croatian-sweetheart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
wow.. all of this was done on a tablet, i think i'm gettin an intuos3.. hopefully.. but it'd be a while till i'm half as good as you are.. have you made any tutorials?
getcarter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007   Photographer
commanderlewis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is....WOW!...words failed
HouseofShame Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
oh WOW! this is awesome! :love: +fav!
ftpaddict Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
If you've ever played Hardwar... the atmosphere is very similar.
Fantastic job :thumbsup:
I'm speechless :o
bleebt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
this is brilliant. The Chase II is really good as well :) you are a master at these! beautiful work :+fav: it reminds me of a planet in one a book i wrote...
yf19-sama Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
this landscape is close to my dream of the month but in my dream it was blue toned and watered intead of lava
Tsubasachan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
you're crazy :nod:
:+fav: awesome-ness
willstumpf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006   Interface Designer
thats amazing great job!!
DVeditor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful - I love the way you place everything in your scenes. Nice work! :+fav:
Jonas72 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
What a gorgeous piece! Love it! Really nice work! :)
RaNdOm-HeRo58 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
Very awesome! Great work!
xDestitutex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
unfassbar... sprachlos... wunderschön...
Ich glaube das sind die drei einzigen Worte, die meine Situation und das Bild gerade beschreiben. :)
Ich weiß garnicht wo ich anfangen soll und ob ich die richtigen Worte überhaupt finde. ^^

Seitdem du das Tablet hast fand ich den Horizont bei dir schon immer sehr gut, aber diesesmal ist es dir gelungen den Horizont mit der Atmosphäre zu verbinden... man kann sich dadurch und der Tatsache, dass Lichtstrahlen und Staubeffekte genau diese unglaubliche Atmosphäre bilden, richtig vorstellen, wie schwer es sein muss dort Luft zu atmen.
Genauso fantastisch sind auch die Rauchspuren der raketen und Kampfgleiter hier sehr hervorzuheben die der Rakete vorne rechts. Sehr schön, wie sich die Spur verschwommen über den Felsen legt.
Zu den Effekten der Lichter und der Flammen, der Antriebe muss ich ja nichtsmehr sagen oder? Für mich ist es immer wieder eines der besten Dinge in deinen Bildern. :)
Gerade die kleinen Kugeln beim Gleiter im Hintergrund sind sehr schön, wie Glühwürmchen ^^
Die Oberfläche und die damit verbundenen Berge sehen auch sehr realistisch aus... der Lavastrom passt sehr gut ins Bild und zum Planeten finde ich schön, das der Lavastrom mit reingebracht wurde. :)

So wie es jetzt hier ist sieht man kaum dass es ein reines digitales Painting ist, zwar kommt es in der Detailansicht schon raus, aber wenn ich bedenke wie dein allerstes Bild mit dem Wacom aussah und wie dieses hier nun seine Betrachter erstaunt muss ich sagen, dass deine Vortschritte erstaunlich sind und mich sehr freuen, so bekommen wir alle noch schönere Bilder von dir zu sehen. :)

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Digital--Ice Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
I may have already said, but this is amazing! The detail you but into the texture of the rocks, the smoke on the ships, :+fav:
bjarne-MAN Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
its action and its great! The only thing bugging me is its rather hard to make out anything of the ship being chased.. I dont know if he should be nearer or maby burning or something.. naaahh dont listen to me.. its awesome!

Auroter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006   Photographer
Beautifully inspirational and imaginative. Your point-of-view, perspective, and design all add motion to this image... it does not look like a still shot in my mind, no matter how many times I tell myself that nothing is actually moving. Well thought-out and structured landscape as well... beautifully harsh, very good attention to detail, everything contributes to the mood. The sun is a nice touch, looking exceptionally hot and destructive, the glare catching the smoke trail of the fighter at it's engine is perfect. I especially love how the horizon is not existent due to the smoke, dust, and fog that obscures any line between the apocalyptic ground and poisonous sky. An incredible feat. :+fav:
NashBen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
Ich will in diesem Flieger sitzen.. :D

Gefällt mir wieder mal wunderbarst. Kann ich nix meckern. Ich will einen SF-Comic mit solchen Bildern lesen.. das wär was. :aww:

passenger-nq Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
:wow: da sieht alles perfekt aus. die lavaströme, der rauch, die flammen von den triebwerken, einfach alles. ein meisterstück :+fav:
Virtical Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
oooo, uuber sexay!
Katterrena Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to say it: It looks like Mustafar from Episode III. Be offended if you want, but since I'm Star Wars geek I think that's fairly high praise.

It is just stunning.
tigaer Featured By Owner May 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
naw i'm surely not offended since the mustafa scene was an inspiration. i would have loved to recreate the movie scene with my fighters flying through a canyon. lol but there's still a long way to go. :) glad you like the pic :)
TheFirstAngel Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
awesome, anotehr piece wish a fantastic mood and tons of details :) love your works
Dalex-Dragoon Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
:eyepopping: :eyepopping: :eyepopping:
mastercyrix Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing work.
brokenangel Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
One word: WOW! :-)
Herios Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Exellent, good realisation, action is present ...
QaysA Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
A very appealing piece of digital art. But i have some constructive critisism:

Some of the digital painting is flawed. It seems blocky and the brush strokes are visable and really detract from the feeling of the image. There are many areas in the painting enhancements which look rushed or not very detailed. The mixture of textures shows the digital painting flaws.

Otherwise, nice colours and perspective.
tigaer Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
rushed. i worked 5 weeks on that thing lol sometimes there's a point where you have to say 'stop' now... or you'll ruin it. the difference, to my tg/manip work, is that we're not looking at a clean 3d render. of course a render has to have clean edges etc... but a painting... there it's more about 'suggesting' shapes... instead of really detailing them out. when you're in an exhibition you're not going to see the full painting when you're 30cm away from the painting, you have to step back. so... on a screen... open the pic and fullscreen it. go back a meter or two... THEN you see the actual image like the artist wanted the viewer to see it. of course you're right. this is not a too detailed painting. partly because i'm not skillful enough and partly because it's not necessary to detail out everything to bring over/express a certain feeling. :salute:

ps: to the textures... well... every pro artist will tell ya: "it doesnt matter with what you work or how you work... as long as it works..." - and i think it works. ;p
QaysA Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for explaining, I was just expressing my views that it would be a good idea to blend in the painting a bit more, but your reasons are very valid (About the painting thing) :)

Excellent job though, I really am liking your new approach to art, rather than terragen renders, I was just trying to help with some possible constructive critisism (Which you dont see much of anymore :()
tigaer Featured By Owner May 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
sure dude and i'm thankful for any help i can get... ;p so thx :salute:
eRality Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Sci-fi action, nice! So I often on DA I see very "quiet" sci-fi scenes, which are nice, but it's cool to see something reminiscint of a space adventure. Beautifully drawn, and I especially like those hour-glass-shaped spires in the background.
Hextacy Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
Hey I'm a friend of WolfPrincess, amazing gallery. I'm going to :+devwatch: you
tigaer Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
Hextacy Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
No, Thanks for your amazing work :)
yoda2031 Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
:+fav: nice work :)
lexidh Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
Lovely work =) :clap:
fallen-sephiroth Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
so cool!i defintely fave this!
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