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My part of theluminariums exhibition called "Energy". You can check out the other awesome entries here:…

A different attempt this time for a close up planet. I kinda like the result. The picture is available as dual screen wallpaper for widescreen resolution (if you have another setup, just crop it to your liking).


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The world seems like such a vast and encompassing place to us all sometimes. Our perceptions are immediately skewed away like leaves upon the wind whenever we gaze upon its boundless blues and greens all beneath the indigo blue veil of its atmosphere. Whenever we stand upon a mountain peak or look from the shores, its landscapes seem to spread far beyond what we can see, as if it could go on forever...beyond what we would imagine or even comprehend. However this perceptive element are immediately skewed whenever we venture to new places on our planet, we feel as though we may have stumbled into something out of this world or as if it were something out of the ordinary and had the potential of being from another realm. The amazement of the variety upon this planet further solidifies the thoughts we have about our planet feeling larger than we imagine. However, once we leave the atmospheric windows of our world and immediately enter the boundless regions of space, out planet doesn't seem so very encompassing anymore. Like us, the earth simply sits at its fixed position, rotating around the sun as if it were simply a weary traveler looking about for something to take in around it. The universe spread around it like a ebony blanket of celestial mist and glistening stars and unknown worlds. Once our world is viewed from another, it truly does not seem to be the immensely vast celestial mass it once seemed whenever we are on its surface. Rather it now looks that much more insignificant to the vastness of the universe, much like all of us...and many of us feel that we would not want it any other way. Tranquility, created by the skilled space-artist `taenaron, presents us with another celestial viewpoint of earth that we have never imagined we would be able to experience.

As I gaze upon this piece, I am immediately taken aback by all that is shown before.The detail placed into much of the area is simply amazing, showing off every single crease, bump and crack into the landscape itself as well as the surface of the planet. The habitation of the earth is outstanding as each and every atmospheric cloud and mist accumulation is perfectly emulated upon this piece and give a near perfect simulation of the atmospheric habitation of the earth. One can almost imagine seeing each and every planet floating over the earth, watching as they slowly contort and reform about the planet as they fly silently above the earth as they gaze upon their astral viewpoint in absolute silence, taking in each and every glorious moment of this beautiful sight before you. The subtly brushed clouds of the distant nebula clouds really brings all of the compositional elements together and well as further showing off the subtle calm of space as well as the artist's personality in the piece. Even the stars are placed well and aren't overbearing in the background appearance of the piece, making the scene feel better attached to all of its corresponding elements.

However as beautiful as the piece looks, I feel as though there are a few places that should be tweaked or improved a bit. For one thing, in the bottom right corner, I feel that small patch on land in the foreground should be blurred slightly, which would give the piece a bit more depth as it does seem to look a bit flat at the moment. I also noticed near the dark side of the earth has a bit of pixelation around just when the shadow begins to encompass the side. Try and see if your cloud blur the side of the planet as it really distracts from the overall quality of the piece.

Space has and always will be a beautiful sight to see, from whatever viewpoint one might be enjoying it from. The worlds seems so boundless as they float around the universe with each and every one of them filled with countless secrets within their atmospheric plains. However, with each and every time we leave our world in search of newer celestial plains to investigate, we sometimes forget the beauty that our own planet holds before us and how well it stands out whenever we look upon it. How strange how we forget things such as this under the prospect of finding something newer and more mysterious that what we already know. Tranquility is a sound reminder of how much we under appreciate our world's natural beauty and how much more it matters toward us. With a beautiful level of atmospheric detail as well as well as an outstanding use of placement of its compositional elements, this piece is an excellent display of cosmic art skill and design. Excellent work Tobias, and here's to many more pieces from you. :clap:
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First and foremost my eye was struck when I saw the thumbnail on your gallery. When I clicked on it I was very impressed at the amount of detail you placed on the close up habitable moon (blue world on my right). I zoomed up and it still looked incredibly detailed. The shortening and perspective of the close up moon was done incredibly well to the point it almost seems as you journeyed hundreds of light years to take the picture.

Standing back I noticed even more about your picture, I spot a volcano on my top right, there appears to be geological activity on this moon, and a gas giant in the distant partly eclipsing it's sun and a couple astronauts standing on an orbiting asteroid. And as a backdrop I see reddish nebulaes. Usually when I see people try to add all these concepts into one piece they do not really go well together, but you however have tied all these concepts so well together that they basically compliment each other.

Excellent choice of colors, orange-red and blue definitely compliments each other, and the grayish asteroid compliments both the background tones and the blue world.

This is one of my favorite pieces in all of DA, great concept and powerful aesthetic beauty.
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JeltzProstetnic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I can literally feel the size and vastness of space looking at this. Truly impressive!
Neyel22 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
I cannot critique a work that I myself cannot create.

However, in my eyes, this is an absolutely astonishing piece of work, and I am simply floored by your talent. My hat is off to you.
Jupiter514 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
i couldn't agree more with that statement...
praetoriansub Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Too awesome for words. So many things I really like in this picture :) :)
Ark-Instruments Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
One of my favs!!!!
StellarReaches Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
What a great work of art! The use of scale and colours makes this a stand-out piece...
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
ronocco Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
superb, only the real thing would beat it.  They should find a suitable building somewhere, university, museum, spaceflight facilty, etc.  Put a fifty metre long copy on the wall in a good spot, dining room, library, foyer, etc.  Somewhere where people can sit drink coffee and be inspired to dream.

Followed link on io9 story to find this.…
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   Digital Artist
yeah that would be pretty nice ;)

thanks a lot!
mister-scarab Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Wow! This view would be every space fanboy's dream. To stand there on the moon and see the earth like that would be breathtaking. (Admittedly, our home looks much smaller from the moon but still :D)
The red nebulous cloud in the background looks beautiful and fitting. The texture of the moon surface and the earth with all the swirling clouds in the atmosphere just look so real. The whole scenery has a sense of grandeur.
I love that you added astronauts on the moon and a bursting volcano on earth. It really brings depth to the scene. The astronauts and the volcano look about the same size and yet our awareness of the power of the volcano puts a lot of things in context.
Finally, I would say that... I want to be there. This scene makes me want to be be there in that very spot and view the world and the cosmos in all its glory.
Great work! :)
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Digital Artist
hehe thanks a lot :) would be could to have such a sight for real one day :)
ElleAnn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made this?! This has been my absolute favorite picture in existence, ever since I found it on Google Images a year ago. This is the most beautiful piece I have ever seen, and it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Digital Artist
hehe I'm glad you like it that much :) yes I'm the one who made it! You should think about getting a print maybe :)
Wooden-Paws Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Using this for my dual monitor. It's a complete materpiece :iconamazingplz:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image! Beau travail ! Félicitations ! Une suite qui a du sens et qui donne une profondeur et de la beauté à notre belle planète ! Bravo !
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I love the natural sharp contrast between the ocean planet and lifeless moon
LaNaturelle23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome and beautiful :)
VeiledInShadow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
this is an overall incredible image. have to say my favorite part is how you pulled off the volcano, it looks awesome. great work sir
killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
god dam you that volcan blasted my eye tell me how you did that
anton2877 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
GideonAdams Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
This is literally one of my favorite science fiction images of all time. It was my desktop background for months. What an amazing piece. The depth and feeling of being so elevated into the heavens is breathtaking. I love this. The volcano is a nice touch as well. It's like looking at the very essence of space exploration.
cestnms Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Do you have any kind of "making of" video or workflow or something? I'm really intrigued about how the hell you made this stuff, awesome job dude
gregck3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Wow! I am not worthy of giving a critique. Your skills are light years beyond mine. Thanks for sharing.
Vladinakova Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
man i can't stop comming back to this.
Vladinakova Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Out of curiosity did you paint those clouds or used image stock like NASA, cause if you used NASA then I might try something like this very soon.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I used normal cloud photos, my own stocks ;)
Vladinakova Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thats so cool, I will try it because I have literally thousands of cloud pictures that I have no idea what to do with until now.
DarkFlameGFX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I'm truly blown away by this!
JimmyJimJim89 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
One of my all time favorites. Currently using it on my retina Mac, so I can finally enjoy all the little details (I don't have a dual display). Simply gorgeous. Shame that it gets stretched vertically, but it still manages to looks good, in spite of the astronauts being a little taller and the planet/moon eclipsing the star isn't a perfect sphere. Love it so much, that I don't really care about any of that.
HikageArashi Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This view is literally breath taking. I hardly saw something equally awesome compared to this.
LordReserei Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm planning on doing dual monitors soon (x2 19" at 2880x900) so am gathering wallpapers ahead of time and came across this. There are no words to accurately express how stunningly beautiful this is is.

Thank you for sharing!
Jason-C Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. AWEsome.
TJ756 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing the attention to detail is astonishing.
uAe-Designer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
man you are genous
Hoodstomper Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, I cannot even begin to think how you could have created this! :eyepopping: It is amazing!
LarryRaisch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
You have some wonderful work here!
Samarai Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Love the volcano [?] erupting on the planet.
And, seriously, this moon is really close....
Foxypala Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
holy fuck. this is epic.
wasabili530 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
this is absolutely stunning! i love it!
delmagni-momentis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have done a colossal and well done piece of art!
Thanks for it. (Maybe someday I purchase this, i will think about it)
Skylooks Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Hardly any words are capable of expressing how beautiful this space scene is...
Drydareelin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing :O
supahfilms27 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hey can i feature this art on my site
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Digital Artist
sure :)
supahfilms27 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
is there any way you ca n give me the 3d model
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011   Digital Artist
what 3d model?
supahfilms27 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
i want to use this for a short film not commercial
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Digital Artist
there isn't any 3d model hmmmm
supahfilms27 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
oh but is there any way that it can be video how did you make it
austinguidry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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