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The high life by priteeboy The high life by priteeboy
Made for the #Attrius art-pack given the theme "Alive", and I have given my work here an appropriate story to go with that as seen in the next paragraph. First, this was an entry to a contest they held, the prize of which was the position in their exculsive group for talented Terraspace (landscape with space) artists! and I was one of two winners :D

A tall column of eroded sandstone is seen holding up a small platform of rock that is supporting some plants found growing on this planet. This pillar and Canyon looks like the kind that would have taken millions of years to form, but was actually created almost instantly in a terrible disaster.
When a comet made its impact on this world, the waves from the ocean came several hundred kilometres inland and carved dramatic canyons out of the once flat, forested areas...This pillar of hard rock shows just how high the plateau of land was all over beforehand, it managed to stand throughout the event, saving the plants on top, one would expect that vegetation would start growing again in this area, but all the saltwater from the sea has rendered it deadly to plant life, so the only good growing soil is left up top...these lucky few managed to stay...ALIVE!

The far-back canyons was a base image seen here [link] It was contest rules to turn that into something more interesting. Please note that only the contestants were allowed to use that pic. The rest is all mine, the closer Canyons are made in Vue 6, as is the rock pillar and trees, and even that cratered texture on the closest Moon (you can do cool stuff with terrains ;)) But as usual, there was manipulation in Photoshop!

I know it's not my best, but I had a deadline =p Besides, I havn't made a Terraspace scene in ages.

Artwork is copyrighted property, please don't use this artwork as stock or display it on other sites without permission
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I first thought of our U.S. Grand Canyon when I saw this but I let my eyes take a full journey on this. It was so enjoyable, everything was right where it needed to be. The moon, planet, and star complimented each other and all of them complimented the landscape. Thank you for sharing this one.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Grand canyon has been an inspiration in multiple of my artworks actually, and I haven't even seen the real thing :XD: While I wouldn't want to live in such an environment, I do think that whole general area has some very interesting landscapes :)
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is beautiful and remote and a different world and eco-system so unlike lets say Hawaii or Fiji. This planet has more diversity than any of the others in this Solar System, unless the Gas and Ice Giants are hiding something beneath their clouds.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my crazier moments I wonder about the possibility of life on Uranus and Neptune, while freezing on the outer layers there's a lot of heat coming from inside both (especially Neptune) and both have a lot of methane in their atmospheres, which here on Earth primarily comes as a waste or "fart" gas from living things :fart: Maybe a dense, warm and wet atmosphere deeper down on these planets could be home to some kind of flying or air-swimming lifeforms. Probably not, but for some reason I'd sooner count on Uranus and Neptune having life over Jupiter and Saturn, though we could more likely just be the only ones in this system.
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We have assumed what we they are like but that doesn't mean we are right. I kind of hope there is really something down in either one of them just to prove that we don't have all the answers and that life is even more than we could have imagined.
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silver3260 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
wow life on the edge, very cool
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The-Fantasy-Goddess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: So awesome!!
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konoplevd Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
<3
Just a suggestion, Have a similar sky to the one you have here, as in moon sun and planets, and have the hanging gardens of Babylon as the earth?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember ages ago I thought about doing something relating to the hanging gardens of Babylon...but never knew enough about or or even what it looked like enough to try (guess I didn't search :shrug:) too bad something like that dosn't still exist.
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bruised--vein Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
That's impossible O_O

You couldn't have done this with a mouse

:O *claps for you*
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