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The Undiscovered Country

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“I’m 29 years old and was born on board of a colony ship that is now on its course for 75 years. It’s heading to a planet that we think is inhabitable. It must be. There is no turning back. Our homeworld is dying. No, it’s not our fault. It’s just nature’s course. And our species… in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It was the biggest endeavour ever taken to create the biggest colony ships to date. I’m one of 25.000 people on board of one of these ships. A lot of precious resources went into these ships. Not everyone was for it. It caused a lot of uprising. But it was important to keep the hope of our species alive. There are more ships. All heading to different destinations.

We just now reached a good enough distance to our target planet to efficiently probe it. One of the first probes we sent took about 5 years to reach the planet. When they ship wide published the results my first thought was "We’re Home!". All the readings looked perfect. There even was a photo. Man! I can’t wait to get there! It looks like paradise! It looks like heaven!”

This pic was originally a concept art commission I did a few months ago. It got rejected for reasons I can’t exactly understand… since I followed instructions from the Art Director. Weird weird thing. However. Instead of leaving this nice piece to slowly fall apart on my hdd, I decided to do something with it. Much like my ‘Hades’ duo from 2008, this is the first of two pics showing pretty much the same place. This pic was fun to do and certainly looks cool… that’s at least what I think.

Technically it’s a Vue 3d render for the base and some Photoshop to get details and atmosphere right. The weird rock formations were done with Zbrush. Experimenting with that stuff lately. Creating rocks and alien looking formations is pretty easy with Zbrush. And that’s all I’m able to do with it. It can do so much more. However. This Zbrush excursion helped me to learn a few things and will hopefully lead into some more exotic looking landscape pics in the future. We’ll see that…

for now I hope you enjoy the view as much as I do.

Vue – Photoshop – 5000px wide

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RSchlenkerProfessional Digital Artist
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FearaJinxProfessional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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Hi tigaer!! I must say, that your work is stunning! Beyond words... I just went through literally thousands of matte paintings, because I am searching for a proper material for the cover for my new orchestral film music album called Imaginarium. It will be my portfolio for any possible film directors and producers. It took me three years to finish, because I aimed for the highest quality possible. Same goes for the cover. I believe that whole package is as important as individual parts of it. So when I stumbled upon this picture, my jaw literally dropped and left hanging:-D Could I reach you somehow (email, Facebook), so I could elaborate about possible use of this picture for the cover? I would be honored if I could do so! Thank you!
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Mr-unicode1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exactly like a web comic I'm working on.
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burningrage8-13Hobbyist General Artist
SWEETNESS!!!! Now that's what I call an island!!
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faf13Hobbyist General Artist
Could I possibly use this in a guild for a roleplaying scenery effect?
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supermarioARTHobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful!;-)
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LadyMandalayHobbyist Artist
So serene and beautiful!
ArthurBlue's avatar
Very good. Great mood of discovery and contemplation of a new place. Well done!
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Im booking passage on that ship too, the photo is awesome
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You have a lot of awesome art ^^ I love it :heart:
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Amazing worjk!
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DinjaiHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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ArtcraftingStudent Digital Artist
Wow, unglaublich gut * staun* =)=)=)

sehr inspirierend btw.

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LightDrop Digital Artist
Starkes Bild - nette Story!

c u
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turquoisesparkleHobbyist Digital Artist
whats not to like about it?! I'm guessing the art director can't explain him/her self well...
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satanfrezeHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's like the world in "Avatar"... just better.
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sir, your art is an inspiration! Thank you!
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tigaerProfessional Digital Artist
thank you very much. :)
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philcopainProfessional Photographer
Incredible ... Eden like ;)
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