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In the shadow of a giant by Smattila In the shadow of a giant by Smattila
View from a moon...Something I made few days ago..

The gas giant in the background is from [link] so thanks goes to Matthew for sharing those!

Edit: changed colours, higher resolution etc..
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Given 2009-12-07
In the shadow of a giant by ~freelancah
If one of Jupiter's moons would be colonizable one day, we probably would have a view like this all day and night. I could live with that.. In fact, I'd love to live with that! ( Featured by gucken )
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Swiddy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god that is gorgeous!
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bolinz0206 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holly shit~
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Sapo-3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Reaaally good. Looks like jupiter in the background.
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Zodi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing sci-fi art! Bravoooo!
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balokdok Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamzing!!!!!!!!
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KuribosBread Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Wow, this is amazing.
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MikeMS Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very interesting!!!
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Smattila Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it, especially coming from an expert like yourself ;)
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MikeMS Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh -)) Thanks, its pleasure to hear that ;)
I like the color and overal mood of your picture - they realy "placing me to the picture" -)
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esk6a Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding work and great idea!
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Reminds me of the planet surface on the first Alien movie. Great work
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danarogon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
MAN!!!... MAN!!!

THIS SO AWSOME IN SO MANY LEVELS!!! HOW HAVE YOU MADE THOSE ROCKS/MOUNTAINS?! TELL ME PLZ!!! TEACH THESE POOR AND A BIT CARZY PORTOGUES GUY WHO FORGOT THAT THE CAPS LOCK IS ACTIVE!!! PLZ!!!
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Smattila Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   General Artist
lmao. You should start browsing planetside forums and study tutorials, clipfiles, threads ;P
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danarogon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
do you recommend any in particular?
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Smattila Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   General Artist
That would depend on your level of expertise but since I dont know, I would say start from the basics: [link]
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Atmost Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
stunning
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LadyOwl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Magnificently!
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Hrafn2112 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is nothing I can say about this piece that hasn't already been said, I'm afraid. This view is stunning, imposing, and fantastic. To imagine the distance a moon must be from its planet, and to still have that host taking the whole of the sky up with its image. I must say I find this piece hauntingly beautiful.
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Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
This is astounding. (Sorry, I'm rendered speechless)
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Suvetar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: [link] (:
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transcevocare Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
very shocking~
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tigerpaws Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Photographer
Gorgeous!! I love the idea and the color is gorgeous!!
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wyvern83 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
It's quite the view, great job.
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trashbarg Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
very cool! :thumbsup:
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StArL0rd84 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Amazing!
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know how i haven't seen this yet. It's freakin awesome. Very interesting layout.
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rmj7 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Wow. That is epic. And I love the title to this. It bears a lot of weight to it. Fave!!
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing. I've never seen any other image like it
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fabri21 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
a masterpiece :D
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SuperSprayer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   General Artist
that's amazing
really gives a sense of perspective
instant fav
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ZwordArts Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
never really liked the colors. but now, they're great!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
A giant of awesome art !!
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MT-y Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
totally deserve the dd

this is breathtaking, and unlike anything I've seen before with respect to space art.

More of this, please :)

:+fav:
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vmulligan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't remember whether I commented on this when I first added it to my favourites, but I love the feel of this. There's something ominous about the looming form of the gas giant. It's quite unusual and interesting.

Keep up the good work!
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rendereddream Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
thanks for the highres! =D
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evoeight Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a really nice concept, not seen anything like it before!
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Smattila Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   General Artist
Thank you!
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Suvetar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
really great idea... love it! :love:
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ShatterFallen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student General Artist
This is amazing. I've been dabbling with Corel Painter X but I still don't know how to do anything amazing as this. Is there a specific program you recommend? Is this an entirely different method rather than just painting with a tablet? I'm still kind of new to all this.
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Smattila Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   General Artist
Well as most of my work this was also mostly made with a 3D app. In this case the terrain was rendered in terragen2 and the planet in the horizon was a texture applied to a surface with some photoshop postwork.
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willchick Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Really cool idea! I love when people can see beyond what's there and make a mental connection to something else or to the abstract.
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Smattila Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   General Artist
Thank you for the compliment! :)
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kar-ste Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
pressure of gaz. awesome!!
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OConnellFineGlass Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice concept
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DragonBreath7575 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Well deserved first place
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Really neat idea! :D
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Kirue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Amazing view!
Nice work
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OutlawRave Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one!
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ArtVenture Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
this is just gutting me with the emotional knife
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DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
fucking brilliant man. love it. very well deserved DD.
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