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Collaboration between *ChrisCold and `taenaron.

It actually is my third collab and I'm very pleased with the outcome. The original concept was made by *ChrisCold. The overall appearance changed several times during the last two months. *ChrisCold was responsible for and middleground and I did the background. But both worked on the whole pic, improving little things etc.

What is it? Ask your imagination...

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Go check out his version as well :eager:
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So hi; I really love this piece. Way better than anything I'll ever be able to do myself, hence the high number of stars given. Still, I just wanted to offer this critique not of your technique, but of the content itself which is astronomically questionable (at least slightly.) Better than most, please don't get me wrong... and I understand that without the nebulae, the artwork would have seemed emptier... but in terms of raw physics, what is displayed isn't realistic (outside the glass, that is.)

Basically, Nebulae exist on a much grander scale than solar systems and planets do. 10x, 100x, 1000x, 10000x larger typically, and at the scale of an individual planet, the gas is so fine and dispersed that it would barely be able to be picked up with star-light streaming through it, much less be so ... I don't know... viscous as seen here. Granted, stars and planets are born within densely packed nebulae, but as they come into fruition, they scour out a hollow within it and then when the sun 'ignites' (for lack of a better term) the gas and dust is pushed out of the system (mostly.) We see this in 'bowshocks' surrounding stars still in close proximity to nebulae all the time.

So yeah, beautiful work; just a science hiccup and not one I'd suggest doing anything about really. This critique is just offered to inspire future works of course. Feel free to keep this private and for your own sole benefit!

Keep up the good work! =D
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coldmist1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
I keep coming back to this picture as one of the best desktop backgrounds I have.  After several years.  I love the colors used, especially the little alien writing around the ship, and how sparse the ship/bridge is.  How the curves are all smooth, no corners.  It's not a cramped, boxy 'modern' design.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016   Digital Artist
thanks a lot :) I'm glad you like it that much!
ShroudLord Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Hahaha I was about to rip you a new one for stealing a piece from chris until I saw this was a collaboration.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015   Digital Artist
drakenstark Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Would love to ask for a commission if possible.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Sure :) just email me:
drakenstark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Email has been sent! :)
Sacowea2 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
its... just... breathtaking.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015   Digital Artist
thanks :)
Findae Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
This looks absolutely killer on my Galaxy S4 with the scrolling background. Love it so much. You guys do incredible collaborations. Truly stunning.
killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
NiceIceEdward Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I scrolled past all comments so they would not affect my impression.

I see this as a commander of some form stepping out onto a viewing platform. He seeks an answer to a dilemma, in the view beyond the glass. He asks the silence eternity of space to guide him. His subordinates await his decision. I have the impression that it's a moment of peace, but chaos waits nearby. However, I may have just seen one too many science fiction flicks.

Wonderful work.
serenitize Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Have this set as my desktop background right now, spans perfectly across 2, 22" Samsung T220s. Thank you.
blutherz2001 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Mein Lieblings Dual Moitor Desktop Hintergrund, manchmal lasse ich PC einfach an um zu träumen das ich grad ausn Fenster einer Raumstation sehe beim einschlafen ;-)
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Die arme Stromrechnung :D
Aber freut mich wenns dir so gut gefällt! Danke ;)
matrixeffect Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Been using this as a wallpaper for my 2 screens for almost 1 year and it's Awesome!
PsychoBackflip Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Is it possible to get this magnificent spacey creation in 1680 x 1050 somewhere ?
3RDAXISDesign Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is Awesome
boguslav4 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Very nice colors and original design of ship.
In one word - amazing. :)
Numlock4ever Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student General Artist
for a very strange reason, i find your drawings easy to masturbate too...
levitan71 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhh O.O pwetty!
Niteshader Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Should've become the daily deviation. This piece is spectacular. If you guys ever considered working as concept artists for the game industry, then let me tell you that you all have the competence to do that.
iNside-kun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
amazing work dude!!!
matrixeffect Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Dude I freaking love your work!
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Digital Artist
:) thx
switchmind Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Hello, I'm Spanish and I wanted to ask you a question... I'm using a translator that my English is mountain jaja, well my question is that I have liked the images you've created and I am currently writing my first book and science fiction is I thought could put some images from you, I gladly I assure you put your name on each image as a thank you to it'll send you a copy though This is not published, I'll be vigilant if you give me permission, thank you, enters here to see if you answer,
Greetings, await response. now it has been translated better hehe, this is the frist of yours that I see that I like and also I would like to put it, look for more artists
BennyBrand Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Photographer
awesome.. love it ;)
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Digital Artist
danke ;)
BennyBrand Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Gern geschehen.. mach weiter so mit den großartigen Werken ;)
4our-Foxtrot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
BE-A-Utiful , Bliss! thank you. :D
neverdying Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is superb. I am amazed it hasn't got a DD yet. :+fav:
exero Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Very, very nice
sky-2011 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Very cool!
archangel72367 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This masterpiece featured in the Shameless Plugs section of my journal!
TheDarkMichael Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
well wow.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   Digital Artist
sithmaster56a Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
this one is brillant
congratulations to the both of you
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks ;)
Artbyspirite Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance et la lumiere de cette scene. J'ai beaucoup à apprendre de votre travail !!!!!
Oblivionbolt1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Space is a very Mysterious place isn't it?
Mikhel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I love this piece! Truly amazing.

While it is far greater a piece than to simply be used as a wallpaper - it is currently my wallpaper @ 3840. It set the mood perfectly! It is dark but not depressing. It is Space which ignites my imagination and eases my troubles. It is Imaginative in its 'bridge' design and technology. The depth of field with the personnel makes me feel I'm on the structure with them. The space features (Planet, moon, star, and gas) provide a very entertaining and attraction to the piece while never being too distracting as a workspace.

While I do agree that the 'cloud' (nebulae) around the start isn't "accurate" in terms of physics - it doesn't change the fact the the piece is incredible and without the nebulae it would lose some of its character. Amazing work!
esk6a Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really amazing.
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
these are so amazing, i would cover my entire wall with this if it was an actual wallpaper. keep up the excellent work fellas =)
corpseweles Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
RStrato Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Scared the shit out of me, when I realized (on 4 o'clock in the morning), that there is a shadow on my right display, which looks exactly like me right now. For a moment I thougt my computer turned into some kind of mirror. >.<
PG-for-Mild-Peril Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Writer
This is beautiful! I love the scope and feel of space you've captured; it seems so real :)
jedgraph Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent image :)
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I have a theory that the machines and computers do most of the work here. The humans have access to details of what the ship is doing (with the very cool looking projections), but they probably don't need to look very often!

Perhaps they are clones who do a bit of repair work and then die off before the next set of clones are brought to life!

Added -
Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
MaraJade94 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Definetely my new desktop!
Uldons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Amazing !
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