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Terragen - Erat: leans on books from a well known fantasy writer named david eddings. For fans the books are as good as the well known tolkien works about middle-earth.

Erat is a part of a land called sendaria. A neat, practical country that was founded years ago by the duchess of erat, a notable lady of wacite arendish nobility. sendaria was the place where king belgarion spent his childhood and formed a solid basis for his character.

To the pic: The rendering time for the basic pics took about 10hrs in a res. of 3200x2400. The post work in photoshop took about 5 days - with short timeouts to eat, sleep and to find ideas - all that stuff ;). I'm really pleased with the result - it's definitely under my personal top 3 terragen pieces.

So... happy viewing... =)

*fullview recommended*

*by request here a link to the terragen renderings without any post work. for those who are interested...

pic1 [link]

pic2 [link]
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Stownhart Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2017
Just an artistic note, an auburn-ed sky due to cloud cover and time of day DOES NOT cast a bright white reflection as seen in the water here. Otherwise, this is fairly artistically noteworthy even though the smoke/fog effect in the hilly areas obscure much needed details.
gradyp Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Just heard about this piece from your interview on 3D Art Direct.  The Belgariad and the Malloreon are among my favorite stories.  Though this isn't quite how I imagined Erat, this is still, none the less, very beautiful, and I think the Dutchess would approve.  :D
tigaer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe... nice! Someone is srsly listening to that interview. Well, I plan to remake this thing for years now. Hope to get there someday. :) This one is more than 10 years old now. Goddamn. I'm getting old. :)
Impetuss Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DraakeT Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rendering 10 hrs :wow: Spettacular work!!! :bow:
cuguw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
love it
starfire777 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Fantastic Terragen work!!!
Shiamaria Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
This is so beautiful, amazing landscape
yolandawolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I always knew Erat was a lovely place but you make me wish I could go there!
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Beautiful landscape!
muchmuch909 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
photoshop?? what a wonderfull
Effervescent-Flower Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Krayphon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Amazing piece of work, its just :jawdrop: ing! =P I love it, I would never be ashamed to post this beautiful work, its just as beautiful as ever. :heart: Love it. Simply loving it. .:::heart:::.
Krayphon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Awesome! I love it! Im totally using this for something :D
JCEvidence Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Writer
Hey, this is excellent! Thanks for sharing! :)
jacin-tatt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Amazing work, and I get the reference to Erat from the Belgariad/Malloreon series xD
tm24fan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Jaw dropping...just beautiful!
sztewe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
C0NT1NUUM Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Student General Artist
WOW, very nice, i have seen this picture around on the net, but to find the original artist, that's great.

I my self am keen when it comes to terragen and related type programs, is there any place that you would recommend tutorials for terragen so that i may make pictures like that one?
Valynard Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Beautiful piece of work.
I must admit, its very almost inspirational. =P
Heatherisfire Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
I don't get terragen, can u please help me?
P3dy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking wallpaper :) It already has a sure place on my desktop ^^ Thanks for sharing :)
davy-filth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
EdgeOfBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But no doubt that you've got a very very good handling on photoshop!! That part i think i just can´t get even close...

I have some simple works on terragen and you're the most welcome to leave some comments on them!

Keep the good work goin'!
EdgeOfBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Men, good work!!! Yeah the terragen is the easy part but also the more fun! I like terragen too and most of the times the more simple the atmosphere is the more fun is to put the conditions just right for the most realistic picture! I like to spend more time with the environment lightlightning of each work rather than the rest just because the precise use of the lightning conditions and effects are the "piece of resistance" of each work! And that's what make each work unique!

Again, amazing work! Keep it going that way! You have talent on this!
Hesacon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Shames anything I've ever done in Terragen.
muzski Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Bloody amazing, Tigaer!!! I hope I get as good as you. :-)
EchoStatic Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
that is amazing! your postwork just blows me away.
tehpwnerman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
woah this is amazing nice work
Theakker5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DarkJin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
simply and utterly amazing!!!!
direct fav...:)
dnade Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Lovely picture and book, keep this coming i love it
TrAnKoS74 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o Wow, :+fav:
Mathyous Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Very good use of terragen and Photoshop. Did you use terragen 1 or terragen 2 trial in creating this picture? Also the sky is simply amazing. +Fav +watch
gaidheal1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Student General Artist
absolutely amazing!
what a great job you've done on this pic!
I've done a few half-decent pics using terragen, and quite enjoy doing them, but would have no idea on where to start editing one with photoshop! oh, and I couldn't anyway, seeing as I don't actually have photoshop lol

just one thing..
I have to disagree with your comment that Eddings is as good as Tolkien!
I do enjoy reading his books, but they pale in comparison to such a master of fiction writing!
LizieVamp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Student
Beautiful, looks just like I imagined Erat would look like ^_^
Sorazblack Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Oh my goodness. This is stunning. Love the light.
jsdphoto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice ! :)
Igris Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Really impressive work! Makes all my TG stuff look like junk lol. Well, I love that sky, I wish I knew how to do it. Did you used TG .9 or TG 2?
GhostOfNavigator Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Absolutely amazing work:worship:
talin4 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
Linkette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Oh gosh this is impressive. *falls over* I simply can't imagine making something this amazing. @_@
apt2vanish Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Hmm, I must say you did very well in the post work. Although I have to disagree with you when you said that terragen is the easy part. I've been using it for a little under a year now and I still dont find anythng easy about it, except for using the plug-in to add a .bmp texture to the land, with bump maps. I look at this and think the quality you have above all else would be patience.

Anyhow Bravo
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PhotoDJ Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Flippin' awesome mate!
RevolutionRX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Very good work!
The-Pwnisher Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
WOW!!! jaw dropping action. Can you please tell me how you did this. I have terragen and made some pretty good stuff but your clouds are amazing. Please im serious. Can you help me out just a little.

PS are you using TG2?
tigaer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
well i used a lot of photoshop for this one. if you want to risk a look into the psd file from back then... i have a downscaled version here -> [link]
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