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THE WALL by tigaer THE WALL by tigaer & proudly present: THE WALL

this piece is concept art for an futuristic online rpg that is still in development. check out for more information. =)


THE WALL - the first kind of apocalyptical piece i've ever done. also the first concept art job i've ever done. what do we look at in that pic.

this huge gigantic wall is hundreds of kilometers long. it is there to protect a certain part of land. a part of land that is secure. everything outside the wall is hazardous. no life. only a desert of death. toxic air floating around. nothing can survive out there. remnants of war not long ago. to the people with thin secured area the wall is one of the most important institutions. the wall must hold at all costs. the toxic air is slowly working on the materials though. no one knows how long the complex will survive. while scientists work hard to invent new protection methods. we also see 2 large buidlings. one within and one outside the wall. within the wall it's a generator. generator 56 in our case. the building is approx. 600-800m high and full of technologie. these buildings keep the wall alive. keep all the lights glowing. the other building outside the wall is an immense research & security complex. from there it is possible to search for a solution against the toxic environment outside the wall. the most scientists that work there live in thet building too. there are working and living areas.

this building also contains drones/probes that can be sent out to gather information or simply to patrol a sector for the security division. the drones unfortunately aren't very flexible. due to the very hazardous air no live radio transmitions are possible. that's a reason why the drones must be connected to the tower all the time. a lot of tests with new models failed, so they still have to rely on the wired ones. aside the scientistic purpose these drones are also used for security issues. only god knows what creatures the wasted lands created over the time. protected with, the newest laser and projectile, weapon technology the drones are able to handle and terminate all dangers.

there is one single advantage of the wasted lands. the scientists found a way to use the toxic air and water to gain energy from it. the strong lightsources on the wall are generators too. much smaller than the gen56 towers generators. but still big enough to work out well. the strong lights are produced because of the transformation process. the energies are too much to handle for the smaller transformation generators. so some of the gained energy must be released to not overheat the structure.

this concludes the explanation of the important parts. hope you enjoy the pic as much as i do.

wallpapers in the following sizes are available on


check the art galleries -> terragen -> scroll to the bottom for the wallpapers


rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
rendered resolution // 5000x3333
rendering time // 7 rendered pics - ca. 40 hours
render without post process // [link] <- one of the 7 renders.
post process done in // photoshop
post process time // over a period of 6 weeks
total time invested // almost 2 months
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 5000x3333 -> 305mb
total layers // ca. 736 (a bit excessive huh?) in almost 110 folders
inspired by // alien II
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MrCraptastic Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Your work is so stunning, love it all man!
Coreastos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010   Artist
Awsume Job
K3win Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very nice, I really like this one. :)
DarkMetaller Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
I love this apocalyptic atmosphere!
Silverpelt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007   Digital Artist
The sky is fantastic, the lighting is really fantastic, and the piece just has a really exciting feel to it, keep up the good work!
Aurora-Violet Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Truly awesome piece of work you've done there :clap:
Valethia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
MobiusVyper Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Absolutely amazing. I'm using it as my desktop wallpaper right now and it's on my desktop screenshot: [link]

Hope you don't mind =)
rodericx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer

i use here, it was just for fun i hope u dont mind
Crunch01 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
xDestitutex Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
Ahh endlich mal wieder ein Terragen Bild zum kommentieren ^^

Das Bild sieht klasse aus, was mir hier besonders gut gefällt sind die Lichteffekte. Dieses Verschwommene, welches auch ständig bei Nebel oder starkem Regen vorkommt und hier wohl durch die giftigen Gase ausgelöst wird gibt dem Bild eine leicht unheimliche und düstere Note.
Die einzelnen Gebäude sind wieder mit viel liebe zum Detail gemacht worden und sehen genial aus.
Und auch wenn sie nicht im Mittelpunkt stehen so muss ich diesesmal ein riesenlob dafür aussprechen, wie dir die Wolken gelungen sind. Sie sehen einfach real aus, als ob sie echt wären. Ganz besonders die Wolkenformation auf der rechten Seite(die 2 über den Bergen).
Für mich wieder ein Hammer Terragen Bild, aber vom Meister erwartet man auch nichts anders oder? ;) ^^

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abstract-virus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Final fantasy meets Judge Dredd meets Dune. Very illuminating.
c0ntr4d1cti0n Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
Wooooow! Very very nice ^_^
fire-and-blood Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if its the colors or some unseen aura that surrounds it, but there is just something that draws me to this piece. Good work.
Tiagoto Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice job!
Alex-E Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005
Awesome detail man, it's clear your hard work paid off. Left a comment on GfxArtist too ;) Im a new member there now. Peace.
tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Zorlon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Reminds me a bit of something out of Frank Herberts Dune.
Great work.
suckup Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Professional General Artist
wow... sehr geil :)
wie schaffst du es immer so viel zu deinen bildern zu texten? :P
xellerate Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah that's really cool and futuristic. For some reason I think of Halo2 when I see this.
zelta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
That's a beautiful industrial scene. I love how the soft light give a nice contrast to the edgy industrial scape.
Really nice job again!
dunkst3r Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
I'm annoyed i was on holiday to see this coming out, finally :p
Awesome work. Great manipulation of the terrains, great everything!!!
Centercore Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
very nice but how dare you start sentences with no caps :( .anyway great work reminds me of allexius's work with the colors and overall look. i like the dark moody look even though its bright it still feels dark great work man.
crystaleyes909 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005   Digital Artist
:lick: its gorgeous, those details :+fav: ;)
MissM69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Looks fantastic great job on the details and color tone :thumbsup:
brokenangel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Excuse me for a second while I collect my jaw from the ground. This is effin awesome!
Du schaffst es immer wieder, mich zum Staunen und Schauen zu bringen!!!
tigaer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
sehr gut... ich liebe es die ladys zum staunen zu bringen. ;p hehe - glad u like it! :w00t:
brokenangel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005
Das ist Dir ja auch bestens gelungen ;-)
Yer mostest welcome!
RoyalBlade Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
love it man :)
garcia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
Amazing work! =)
delmarco Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
beautiful...agree with everything else said....
interesting this picture reminds me of my novel in progress (Ellegua). A woman architect who assisted in the building of an immense walled city on a colony planet is wrongfully jailed and escapes after a civil war
breaks out. She must travel across the desert to rescue her mentor from long ago who retired to the more rustic and natural side of the main continent of the planet. Anyway rogue assasins are soon deployed to track her down and kill her and her mentor who hold the key secrets of the impenetrable walled city.
your picture was what i had in mind when i wrote section of my novel. Hey. if I'm published I will definately seek your art work out for my book cover and book art.

BTW parts of my novel can be read at my site:


tigaer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
sounds interesting ;p :salute:
yulii Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
perfect image for a wall and a print..gorgeous as hell..i love this one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):clap::+fav:
sniprz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
WoW ! :D :+fav:
ThomasBrewsterDesign Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
Simply awesome!!!!
GreenGlow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
amazing man i absolutely love it
joshushund Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
Fantastisch mal wieder! ARTIFICIAL oder dieses werden meinen Desktop zieren. Ich kann mich noch nicht entscheiden... ;-)
SpyG Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an interesting idea of what might the future holds =D
froggerlotr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Awesome concept.

And nicely executed as well.

This is probably one of your best skies, IMHO, even though it's flows so nicely...The dirty brightness really conveys the toxicity of it...and makes it seem more realistic. The structures look real and solid. Overall, great job--worth all the time and effort [and layers =)] put into it.
BinaryDigit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful detail as usual! I like this very much! :)
tigaer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
thx mylady :bow:
BinaryDigit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp: s you :aww:
PatTheRat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
wow this is awesome. i love it. :+fav:
shricory Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
this is just... brilliant!!! wow!!! i wish i knew better words for it lol >.< juz amazin
aarora Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Amazing work, really like the colors.
zc456 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
:+favlove: I think I just died and gon to heaven ...twice! :faint:
heidorn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Nice job. I especially like the colors you used this time around :-)
VahagByurat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
holly crap dude very nice work. O_O :+fav:
mortalcoil02 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
This is absolutely sublime!

I'm breathless looking at this. Amazing work! The first piece I've looked at where I thought "oh yeah--I can BUY this and hang it on my wall"
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