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Desert Storm by priteeboy Desert Storm by priteeboy
An alien landscape that was given the cut from that calendar I'm working on. It's happened before with the last one I did when two scenes were pulled out since they weren't quite what I imagined them to be, yet were still at least good enough to be posted as their own standalone artworks. I spent too much time on this to just leave it to rot on my hard drive :dead:

The calendar focuses on hypothetical environments that could possibly exist throughout the universe. Some are "dead" planets with no atmosphere or life, but are centred around some cosmic event going on on it anyway, some though are a little closer to home (not literally of course) and feature plant life. This one, inspired by a mid-western style desert, features two suns (making it part of a binary system) contributing to excessive heat and occasional wild weather due to the extra solar energy it receives. A main sun is not in view as it's behind where the viewer would be, illuminating the landscape through a brief gap in the storm. A secondary smaller and dimmer sun can be seen rising in the background. The plants are inspired by cacti and succulents and their odd, almost reflective silver/grey colouration could be a response to the extra sunlight that needs to be reflected back out, while their thick stems store whatever rain comes, as similar plants do here on Earth.
Created mostly in Vue with some Photoshop involved too.

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999-8-666 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Photographer
nice!
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kaleemsagard Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like that red light from the sun, marvelous!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Fantastic! Love the atmosphere and the lighting looks great. Looks beautiful but also a scary place to live!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I would agree there :shifty:
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Ryuuka-Nagare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of unique elements, I like it! :D
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Shaylob Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I never thought about the cacti being in the tornado, that would suck. even in just a dust storm. EEP! Very nice.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, cacti somehow are more dangerous when they're flying around at 300 miles per hour :laughing: Glad you liked it :)
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vandervals Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you are a master in vue! I am a dummy!  Can I ask you where did you learn it, pretyboy? :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I learned a few valuable techniques from ~nukeation But he's never around on here anymore. And his video tutorials - while really insightful, aren't free either :p Other than that it's mostly just self experimentation over the years I've been using the software :)
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