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Eternal Moment

:bulletred: Eternal Moment :bulletred:

This is the second picture in my series named "First Snow". I really had fun doing the image and I love the mood I finally got there. I would love to see such a morning.

Used Terragen as base, but only the smaller mountains in the background are original, rest are own stocks. I also tried to improve my flares. And, of course as usual, some little details such as the pengiuns standing there an chilling :D

:bulletred: Wallpaperpack :bulletred:

The wallpaper is available in the following sizes:
- 1024x768
- 1280x1024
- 1440x900
- 1600x900
- 1600x1200
- 1680x1050
- 1920x1080
- 1920x1200

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Rahll's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Let me start by saying I love this. I think the balance of colors and the mood you achieved is fantastic, feels like a place that I'd like to visit, despite the fact that it feels almost inhospitable. The snow and mountains are especially well done, I've probably got myself a new wallpaper now.

One of the things that bothers me, though, is it seems almost like you have a a very slight lack of direction. What I mean is you have three different man made elements in the painting, and although it's good to have variety, having singular instances of those things I think weakens the piece. You have the ship, the block of buildings, and the little structures/figures to the lower left.

I feel if you perhaps took one of the three elements out, or repeated additional instances of some of them, the piece would feel more cohesive. One thing they do well, though, is lead your eye through the piece, which is great.

The only other thing that I think stands out a little bit are those buildings you put in. I love the sense of massive scale you have, but I might put some more in to the left, or maybe some indications in front of the mountains, so it doesn't feel so much as one monstrous construction, and more like a city.

Other than that, I might indicate some lighting from the star on them, they seem like they should be getting hit on the edge at the very least, and I think it might help you tie the two halves together by bringing some orange into that side.

All in all, fantastic job dude, I really love it. My critique sort of comes down to nitpicking, but when a piece is so solid, that's really all you can do. I admire the quality in your work and cant wait to see what you do next.
Kalshion's avatar
Rahll took the words out of my mouth, meant to critique as well but got pretty busy over here. Ah well, I concede to Rahll's critique and agree :)
TobiasRoetsch's avatar
Thanks a lot man :) I see what you mean and it sounds logical. I'm done with this image but I'm going to take your advices for my next image.

As I said: thanks a lot :manhug:
Rahll's avatar
No problem dude! I know exactly how it is, hard to go back into something once you've decided you're finished. Seriously looks great, though.
GoldenFoxy101's avatar
Omg until i read what you had to say, I didn't see the penguins!
jedibartek's avatar
Pure epicness. Colors, effects, everything.
GingerCat-P's avatar
this has to be uber!
Triumviratus's avatar
This beautiful work reminds me of a pivotal point in the story of the Trojan War as penned by Homer himself, not the fake and twisted crap we saw with Braddy Pitty. That moment is when Menelaus sees Helen standing atop the walls of Troy during the first battle. And as their eyes meet, the goddess Aphrodite sees their lingering love and decides to turn Menelaus' thought into reality. The thought that suddenly stopped time for the lovers was "Stand still, thou moment, for thou art beautiful".
sebbylvr555's avatar
so beautiful...the title, eternal moment, highlights the whole piece.
it's because it is eternal.
to see something like don't need a camera..something that amazing, something with that much of an impact, will last forever in your mind, eternally...
:happycry: it's beautiful!! awesome awesome 10\10
doublecross256's avatar
Finally, something that works after my hunting for a new wallpaper XD Thanks so much for making this, and I hope I gave it justice by doing what I did here:


Hope you like it!
Alosa's avatar
Very beautiful work :earth:
Oh, it's beyond beautiful, and past the realms of being stunningly gorgeous... Now if only this was a real place that could be visited...
Gypsy-'s avatar
This is so beautiful. It would be amazing to see a scene like this in person. One can only imagine :heart:
aurora2109green's avatar
This is so nice! Perfect!
Tygerson's avatar
Beautiful colors!
A-Real-Shame's avatar
wow..your stuff is just breathtaking...normally i go through and say all the stuff i like about an artwork...but here i just don't know where to start :P
Fiery-Fire's avatar
you right this is exactly how first snow looks ..doesn't matter on which planet I guess :heart: :snowflake:
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