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The next mission by priteeboy The next mission by priteeboy
A team of Astronauts are desperately working on mining Phobos for any useful elements that can help be used to fix a damaged heat sheild as they have wrapped up their studies taken out on Mars and stop on the way as they head back to Earth. Their suits have been specially designed for such a situation to avoid dangerous amounts of heat and radition getting the best of them when under the Sun, But still insulating heat as the temperature suddenly drops within seconds of the moon turning into the dark side.

Whether man has stepped foot on the Moon is debatable, but scientists have longed for the next goal of setting off to Mars. Mars would actually be safer to land on than the Moon, but the immense distance will be a major setback...It may take around 2 years to reach it, and then the astronauts who arrive there would probably have to stay that same amount of time...No point going all that way just to spend a week there, And including the ride back...There won't be many willing to spend that many years so far from home.

Some previous deviations of mine have now been made as prints. But this is the first to be available from the time it has been submitted. As for the image itself, well I know all the surface features aren't exactly to scale but I wanted it to look stylised and show that a lot of textures and images were mixed and cloned during the long process of the planet creation, which took about half of the total time ( time spent was probably 30 hours or so ). Sorry about the watermark, but after seeing two deviations of mine on other sites, I have decided to protect best works.

Asteroid-Moons modelled in Cinema 4D and textured and rendered in Vue 6.
Everything else done in Photoshop.
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:iconmiguel-neves:
Miguel-Neves Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DIG, on Atila?...
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:iconcariol:
Cariol Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Ahhh yes humans.

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Jane2Audron Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Student General Artist
This is Awsome
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Heh...ah yes...the mission to Mars. It probably would get underway and be a success...if all the people of the world would stop fighting amongst themselves and work together in peaceful world order. I believe that some things should come first before other great things are attempted.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, in a better world, we would have gotten over wars and started this mission already...But I can't see that happening yet :( so long as there is cultral and physical difference between nations, there will always be some sort of feud :fight:

And even so, once there are colonies on Mars for long enough, they might grow jealous of all the priveledges of what those on earth have, and maybe an even grander war will take place.
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Cariol Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Id rather we create a perfect world on Earth then explore the cosmos.

(Yeah that not really a great thing for a me to type when a great artist does such planetary artwork)

And a world without national barriers, and without diffrences I dread the death toll for such a unification.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've got a point though - a task like this can only happen with the whole world in support of the same cause. We won't be going anywhere until we fix our issues on Earth first.
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
*nod* True...for very true.
The ignorance in the majority of the human race seems/can be boundless and catastrophic at times. :no:
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inmc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice, but sorry, no fav because of excessive watermarking.
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Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Great details and colors!
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davidnm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
That's a very cloudy Mars you have there!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, sure is...I knew that Mars has virtually no clouds ( except some thin, icy cirrus clouds ) But I just thought adding them made it look more dramatic, just like how I added extra volcanoes and massive craters that aren't true to life...The real Mars is kinda plain-looking from space, I just souped it up 8-)
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Happy--moon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
At first I was like omg this is really good and it looks so real! Then I realized their were people on that asteroid and let me tell you that... that looks so freaking awesome
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, their grey suits and reflective surfaces make them blend in well...seeing them is like a hidden reward for those who full-view.
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Happy--moon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's definitely a reward, and very detailed.
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pipper-SVK Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Student Digital Artist
hmm mars dont have clouds... hovever avesome planet :wow: ! but its not mars :D i like starfield, i like astronauts :) but i think the big star ( i suppose its sun ) is bit big for me.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm aware of those things, along with other flaws such as the fact Mar's dosn't have a crater THAT big lol. But limiting myself to the real thing would have made a boring-looking scene...the planet details would have been weaker, it would have lacked clouds and that cool glowing atmosphere too. Just like in movies, how they deliberately go overboard to give a more dynamic feel to the scene.

As for the Sun, well it was going to be smaller, but on a universal scale, Mars isn't THAT much further from it than Earth is, and the fact it is being viewed with no atmosphere to diffuse the light means it would be a huge, blinding glare when looked at from space. But if you could see the actual body of the Sun in this, it would have been pretty small.
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nukeation Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Nice!
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kosp Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this work is trully amazing...:star:fav'ed
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so !
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kixtg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Loving it.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you are. And thanks for faving it !
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Nocturnal-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Great work as usual dude =]
at first I actaly never noticed the watermark but I agree you should protect your works =]
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for understanding and I'm glad you love it !
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Nocturnal-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
=D Hehe, always :P
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Digital Artist
Argh, I hate the watermark but the picture is great. :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, it didn't look as bad as I thought it would. It came out small and faint but now I have finally become good enough for people to actually want to steal my art so I had to...Even if better artists don't. I might change my mind back later though.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   Digital Artist
Well, I decided to post smaller versions of my pictures. Mainly so that they can be used on the screen but not as a print. I still have the original size on my hdd and if it comes to questions who the picture did... tata: Here's the original version. I got ripped a few times now and I tend to see it as some kind of weired compliment. ;)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do the same. I like to make them appear large enough for the good viewers to appreciate details, but those that are really large are uploaded as smaller versions and I keep the big ones.
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Syco2194 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
This piece is truly inspirational.
I love it.
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Callithrix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Beautiful work and great description!!!
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dr-druids Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work. great sense of scale with the little guys in the corner.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adding explorers actually only came to mind when I was halfway through making it. And like You mentioned, their main purpose was to make Mars appear larger by comparison.

Thanks for noticing.
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taxicabyay Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
amazing
good work :)
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Robstasy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Saturn?? Ô.o

^^ Anyway :D Pretty kowl. I love the astronauts in this one. Makes an Adventure out of an odd landscape.
Espacially in addition to the name.
And, of cours, I like the Guys because you get yourself to some figures again.
And better then all the last.

Stop making me proud! XD
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admit the astronauts are photo-manipulated. I normally try to do as many from-scratch areas as I can but unfortunately I just have no skills at drawing humans, which explains why some of my original characters and fan-art in my gallery dosn't look so great even though they were done to the best of my ability...I'm really a landscape and space artist.
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Robstasy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Oh, a shame ^^

But never forget that you have to practise the opposite of your mainskills, too to become "real" good!

The wider and broader you see this the better it works. Its a way of life and training ^^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats why I continue to draw human characters sometimes...even if I risk spending all week on it just so it can get 3 favs. Some get by doing the same genre of art all the time...Ever noticed how those who do nothing but space art are usually the best at it, or how those who only draw their characters and fan-art manage to do it so well ? These are some of my favourite categories and I would like to master them both and there are so few here that can do multiple categories and be equally good at all...Theres usually a favoured one.
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Robstasy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Yes, of course.

Me, for my part, is on spaceartist ^^

And I try to grow in everything. But it is real hard.

In my pretty increased freetime are dozens of skills I train. But I cant spend a full day on it, what would help me in the spacial cases.
But we all will see:
Theres a lot in fornt of us we just habe to grap.

For me, and for you ^^
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Robstasy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Wuooah! DEcreased freetime!

This just makes no scence like this!

Damn languages ;D
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komiks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
oh my god, the detail in Saturn are amazing.
you're still improving my man.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saturn ?...You mean Mars right.

Glad You like it though.
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komiks Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
heh, yeah i figured out it was Mars after commenting.
whoops.
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lionbaby120 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
OMG..... thats so pretty haha LOVE the detail in that theres LOTS of it awsome job!
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DarkMoxx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, nice picture, nicely composed
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SeetherFan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Nice view.
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Poshu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Kick ass planet, i like how the subject is over in the corner
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Decided to make something different. To some, the astonauts are the main subject while others would think that the planet is, so I balanced it out.
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Poshu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
I think they definitly go together, but I think the planet is more of a stage cue thhan a subject... but that's just my opinion....
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brittchick Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
very sweet =D
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