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November 19, 2009
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This is your chance to get a view of all my calendar artworks without the distraction of a composite deviation letting you appreciate each work one at a time. I even took the liberty of putting a brief description of what type of land you're looking at and a thumbnail of the planet as it appears from space in the corner. The month is listed on top once you start browsing. Sorry, all text is English-only. The artwork in the calendar itself does NOT have any borders or text, just the image taking up the whole page alone

I must give a HUGE thanks to :iconblph: for doing the flash work for this, while I created all the frames and little parts here and there, he's the genius that strung it all together in this interactive slideshow of which I hope works well on your monitors. If you have time go check his gallery out too! :highfive:

No critiques please!

Calendar can be purchased here!

All artwork remains the copyrighted property of me and Flash animation of ~BLPH and should not be used or displayed elsewhere without our permission
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Elitanna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what program did you use to create the jupiter one? 
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was pretty much all just painted. I did use some Vue terrains at weird angles in a hazy atmosphere to give me some kind of base and depth to start with, but they came out very "plastic-looking" so it required many hours of tedious overpainting in Photoshop.

Since then I've done better gas giant "landscapes" in a newer calendar… Try clicking on March, July and November there. I think they're more realistic but still "idealized" since I really think you wouldn't see much at all in a gas giant, probably more like an endless fog or haze as the cloud formations are too big to really appreciate like you can with ones on Earth which are on a much smaller scale. Though the "July" image may not be a gas giant like March and November definitely are, I was undecided about that. It could be a "Super Earth" covered in a boiling sea and a dense atmosphere :idea:

But maybe I'm wrong about the endless haze view of a real gas giant fly-through. Part of me hopes the cloud formations are like fractals - they repeat on a smaller scale, so we only notice the big ones from space but up close smaller cloud details might still show up :fingerscrossed:
ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Amazing, great calendar! :)
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
So beautiful. :omfg: You're so talented, Matthew!!
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :hug:
ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
man that is incredible! :clap: :clap: the images are so atmospheric and attractive! :)
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm trying to beat it with my next calendar :nod:
Tazunee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an AMAZING series! I particularly loved your depictions of the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune! You truly captured an unearthly beauty in skyscapes human eyes may never see. Yet, I was struck that among all these wonderous worlds, none is more peculiar than our own. Earth is truly the jewel of the solar system. All this just around one ordinary yellow dwarf star. Just imagine what awaits us in the rest of the galaxy.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was fun creating the gas giant atmospheres, especially since I can really imagine them without being held down by real photo's of them (since none have been taken yet, I'd love to see them drop a camera into the atmosphere of Jupiter and see what we get :camera:) But indeed we only get bored of Earth because we see it every day. If we were on the outside looking in, such as an alien race for example - we would definitely be much more interested in Earth than all the others. I know I would, if I saw any other solar system my first wish would be to see the life-supporting planet (if it even has one :earth:) Though the skies of the gas giants would be a close second :D
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