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Sinking Satellite by priteeboy Sinking Satellite by priteeboy
The nearest and smallest Moon of a large Earth-like world has been inching ever closer each year, disaster is inevitable. Probably struck by a comet and knocked out of orbit, or maybe interfered with by two larger Moons nearby are likely reasons for such an even to happen...

On approach, anyone or anything viewing from the ground notices a growing disk blocking out the Sunlight, darkening skies, and magnetically-influenced aurora's and lightning appearing in the most unlikely areas, their flash of colour illuminating just what exactly is about to come crashing down. The ground shakes due to gravitational stress acted upon it, and storm cells in the atmosphere go haywire as they move above turbulent seas, their world will end before the main event even happens...the impact!

Well heres my successful entry to :iconterraspace:'s first artpack they have made ever since I was finally good enough to stand a chance lol.

Can you beleive that the "base" render for the storm clouds in the blue planet about to be hit was done in Vue? yep...clever use of terrains right there, thats all I will say ;) ...who needs Terragen 2 for dramatic orbital renders?

Wallpapers of this and some other cool space-themed art can be found at TerraSpace's Moons pack...I won't be putting WP's here, but print is available.

Copyrighted artwork. Wallpapers from TerraSpace are intended for personal desktop use only. No images from there or my gallery are to be used or reproduced in any way without permission from the artists
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:icontrinitas127:
Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing yet... tragic. The disaster in this is anything but avoidable. And again with the amazing masterpieces from you? You certainly, definitely have talent, and no less than that.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one of those horrible things that you know you just can't get out of. It gives a sinking feeling, which is quite fitting to the piece really ;p
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh definitly! No doubt about that. If I knew and/or thought my planet would be horrifically destroyed by some sort of incoming celestial body, i'd feel helpless too. :'(
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Acorn83 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
It would have to hit quickly. I don't think it would take very many orbits for it to be torn apart by the difference in the planet's gravity at different points along the satellite.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a good point :nod: Maybe it got knocked inwards by a comet on the other side or something :D
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:iconffvii-caius:
FFVII-Caius Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing ^^ I love your pictures so much.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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:iconffvii-caius:
FFVII-Caius Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to :D
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:iconmr-brass-man:
Mr-Brass-Man Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
P.T.S.D. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only no scary face on the moon :lol:
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DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
And no Giants to stop it's descent!!!
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:iconcjankowski:
cjankowski Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
wow! Fantastic!
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:iconastiebean:
AstieBean Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HI CAN I PLEASE USE THIS PIC ON MT HOMEWORK I REALL NEED IT
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I don't give free images for stuff like that :P

Though a homework assignment that would require an image of an oncoming meteor impact sounds pretty cool :O
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AstieBean Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea it is cool
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Looks great.
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:iconstarwitchstone:
starwitchstone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
That's amazing.
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:iconmycolourpalette:
MyColourPalette Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Lovely work :heart: :D
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Majoras Mask much? :P
Lol XD

I never knew that the moon came closer each and every year..
And possibly giving off a Cataclysm. :|

THANKS FOR CHEERING ME UP. :iconanimefaceplz:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It dosn't...Ours is moving further away, this isn't even our planet :earth:
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student General Artist
:|


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:iconaudioinjectedsoul11:
AudioInjectedSoul11 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
I love the story. And my favorite part, is undoubtedly that lightning of static between the 2 masses. sucks to be on that planet!
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:iconchris000:
Chris000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I wasn't a fan of apocalyptic art, but this is a sad beauty. A paradise is about to become a hell. Makes me feel sorry for this rare jewel.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, would be a shame if it happened after life evolved on the planet, considering how ridiculously long it takes to evolve...by the time it makes a comeback (if ever) the Sun would probably be on its death bed anyway :doh:
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Chris000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah. We should count ourselves lucky we haven't lost our hand yet.
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korblborp Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
looks like chewie's about to die...
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not if Hollywood's ways of getting characters out of certain death has anything to do with it :laughing:
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:iconkorblborp:
korblborp Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
so you've read some of the 'new jedi order/yuuzhan vong invasion' books?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, sorry ^^;
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:iconkorblborp:
korblborp Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
cuz my comment was about the fact that chewbacca got crushed by a moon impacting it's planet (actually torn apart by conflicting gravitational forces, really)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I can't believe they'd kill off a main and beloved character like that :shocked:
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Karapetyan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Thanks.And I thought that every time you can get your money. can you handle a little as explained to conveniently register? There are 3 categories.CREDIT CARD, DEVIANT DOLLARS and PEYPAL.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if I understand. Maybe try looking at the help and FAQ section, they mention everything :idea:
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:iconkarapetyan:
Karapetyan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Thank you very much. I don't know english very well, but I hope you understand me.
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Karapetyan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Is it compyuters graphics?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah :nod:
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:iconkarapetyan:
Karapetyan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
It's very kind of you, that you answer to my questions.means if you sell your work on $ 50, you get 30%? And how do you know that your work bought? You can see in the site, or just the money will be send to your credit card? Are you satisfied? Sell your work?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If someone buys a print, you get a message saying they did and how much you get, but it dosn't tell you who bought it. Every 3 months deviantART allows people to withdraw their earnings, unless it's lower than $20, then it's carried over to the next quarter-year until one has enough to take. I have mine sent to PayPal ;p
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VeissWynd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh whao. Beautiful but that faking scares me! I adore this concept though ! D: But I think you forgot the effects that the gravitational pull should have on the water ~
That whole part of the planet should be flooded or something, no?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scary perhaps, but it's not like anything of the kind is set to happen here, when I was a kid I used to be so paranoid about it though but now I see how unlikely it is :phew: The whole planet seems to show no land anyway, it could be flooded already ;)
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VeissWynd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
o Ao But there's so much cloud in the way though you may be right. It does look very watery and blue.

xD I'm still paranoid of something like that happening. Though it's not a moon that scares me, but large rogue rocks in space. That and black homes o 3o
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transcevocare Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
this is cool~ The two gravities would allow one to sort of float then yeah?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would probabaly have to be much closer to the smaller planet in that case :meditate:
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dogsofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Generally, I only visit DA for photography, but I must say, your work is quite impressive. I love this image.

I just heard that there's some crazy meteorite headed this way that should be hear in like 20-25 years. Your image could have much deeper meaning then....if we don't manage to divert or destroy the meteor before then.

Anyways, great work, wonderful gallery.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, sometimes I'm amazed at the stuff I find myself commenting and faving, lucky accidental find sthat I wouldn't have activly looked for myself =p

Some say Nibiru, a stray small planet will be responsible for the end of the world in 2012, while such an event is possible, I find it a little hard to believe it will happen so soon, as for your theory, we'll have to wait and see in the next 20 or 25 years ;)

Thanks for faving too :handshake:
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dogsofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm only 31, but I'm hoping that I live that long. Hee hee.

My theory on 2012? If you're interested?

Our current calendars run on a 12 month cycle and therefore end once a year. I think that they Mayan (is it?) calendar that seems to be fueling the whole 2012 thing is the same situation. I imagine them creating it and saying "Ok, 2012 is far enough into the future. Let's just stop there and make a new one when the time comes" Or, something like that.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I think too :lol: did they really expect to even live to 2012 in the first place? ;p far enough indeed (but one would think it would have been more practical to finish at 2000 ;p)
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dogsofeternity Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Good point. Funny math I guess. Cultural differences I imagine. Ha ha.

I must say, we're certainly more well equipped to ward off would-be space attacks than we were 20 years ago.
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Robin-B-Drawin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Epic!
*+Fav*
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deoroller Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
absolutely stunning; Greetings to Mr. Emmerich :D
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