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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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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I've seen some amazing artists that use the mouse :omg: but I'll admit they're rare and will also say life has been made so much easier since I got my tablet a year ago :phew:

Funny you should make that comment, this was my last image I made before getting my tablet :lol: though I still use the mouse for 3D and the tablet for Digtal painting, this was mostly 3D anyway :nod:
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bruised--vein Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Man you honestly deserve the biggest applause in the world.

>> Jealous. I want a tablet but I can't afford a decent one D:

Talk about New Zealand being a crappy supplier for artists!

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Leif-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
i love the shadow on the moon :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks (even though it's hard to see :giggle:)
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Kiracuils Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this just HAS to be one of the most beautiful landscape painting I have EVER seen. You sir have TREMENDOUS talent.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, this is the best of them all? :XD: well some parts are painted, but theres a lot of 3D used too. Probably could have made it more detailed again if it weren't for a deadline I was given :nod: glad you like it :)
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Kiracuils Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yup.

I wish I could do 3D unfortunately I just can't sit still long enough too :XD: *ADHD PLZ*
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HANxOPX Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome bro I like your Vue work, I think this one can make an awesome 3D concept-art for the atmosphere on futuristic games.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, yeah - Vue is being more recognised in the concept world when it comes for anything needing a lot of scenery, particularly movies but probably games too 8-) hopefully I can have that kind of job someday :aww:
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HANxOPX Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! my dream is to work on the game industry. ATM I create maps for UT3, I have reached the level where I create my own models and textures from scratch, still there are other things to accomplish. I'll hope that you and me would get that kind of job someday.
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mygreymatter Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
I love this picture for the theme!
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
can you hear me now??? lol jk but out of all seriousness its a really good deviation, but fyi your moon has too many craters.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are plenty of bodies in space that really are just that heavily crated :nod: Mercury and the back-side of the Moon are pretty much nothing but craters all over :nod:
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
lol, how much astrology do you know???
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I don't know the exact, mathematical facts, like the exact size and distance of each planet, or the temperature of each star etc - I focus more on the physical attributes, like surface environment, atmosphere, any geological features of interest and so-on :D
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
cool :D
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
The landscape is barren but there's hope with this beautiful lighting and the bit of greenery. All the elements blend beautifully and credibly together. :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou, there may be no hope for the lower parts of the canyon as they would be loaded with salt in the rocks due to the impact in the story above :( But maybe life will manage to seep into every opportunity as it tends to do anyway :earth:
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artmanax Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Beautiful work!
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JelmerBV Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great!!!
Is it OK with you if I feature it on [link] ?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, glad you like dmy work enough to want to feature it. I am honoured :bow: But I'd rather just keep to features withing dA only (like journals or news articles) but thanks anyway :)
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cybernetichero Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Awesome stuff.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for commenting and faving, as always :handshake:
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akaPREDADOR Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
great image man :D

vue do amazing things!!

hug
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure can, though I spice things up a little further in Photoshop :D
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FF93 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Simply stunning artwork! Have you thought of being a game designer?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think about that almost daily. I might see if I can try and get into that buisness, but I'm not sure how "big" that market is in Australia :hmm: would be cool though. Thanks for faving too!
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FF93 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
I don't think it would be a problem for you to get in to the business :)
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Blackangel031190 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Student General Artist
love it!!!!
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myrobalanum Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
That's beautiful! I'm not sure that the laws of physics are being obeyed here, but hey! this is fantasy art. I like the clouds in particular - the Cirrhus overlaying a few Alto Cummulus I think? J. :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I did stretch realism here when it comes to the laws of physics, an dyou the clouds pretty accurate too, the highest ones are cirrus clouds, the lower ones are just some regular cumulus clouds, I thought they made the originally clear sky more interesting :floating:
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Poopgoblyn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
what programs used for this?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 3D landscape and trees are made in "Vue 6" - that's a 3D landscaping program, the 7th version of which has just come out. But there was also some digital painting done in Photoshop too, to make it more interesting 8-)
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Poopgoblyn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
It looks good, ever try using Grome? that's a really nice program to make terrain in.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, i just went and found their site...It looks pretty good, but if anything, the terrain-generator I'm eyeing off most is GeoControl 2...But I'll wait until after I get Vue 7, since with that - I might not even need an outside terrain editor 8-)
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Poopgoblyn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
well the thing is with Grome is it's procedurally done and then generates a black and white alpha map of the terrain. Like you could really get a good looking terrain in a manner of minutes, and add various affects and brushes to it. It also handles a number of terrain qualities...But I will look at geocontrol 2,
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Iyadaethras Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so gorgeous! I've never seen anyone else (that I've come across anyway) that does stuff like this and I just love it!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's actually plenty who dod similar sort of art, it's just that they are harder to find. I think I watch most of the good ones, some nice examples can be seen in my faves too (they're all in the "Space" folder if you decide tolook :alien:) Thanks for faving too!
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Iyadaethras Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool! I will have to go look! Thank you ^^
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