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MISTRAL COAST by tigaer MISTRAL COAST by tigaer
`tigaer-design.com proudly presents: MISTRAL COAST

This project started as a commission and ended as a personal project. I had some wonderful photo plates i started to fiddle around with. Then the client jumped off and i continued on it myself. No big story behind it actually. Just another scene that i would love to witness with my own eyes… ‘for real’ so to say. I have had this ‘big alien monolith’ kind of theme in previous paintings too… and i guess it follows me. Let’s just say we colonize other planets and happen to find these huge structures. Scientists are trying to analyze them. Soon they find out that they’re some alien relic. They emit some sort of energy to the planet atmosphere. But what exactly is happening? It could end in a surprise…

Maybe a bit inspired by the mass effect game again. But it was more the opening sequence of wing commander III. There was this huge spaceship crashed into the sea and the name of the place was ‘mistral’. I always liked that name and the idea of a beach scene on another planet.

Technically i worked with digital matte painting techniques to get it done. I wanted to have a photoreal look for it. I did not do a photoreal painting in a while… so i wanted to have something done again. Stocks used for the beach, own photo material used for other elements. The monoliths and some vegetation done with vue. All combined in photoshop. I took myself some with this one so the work took place over a period of two months. Maybe 40hrs of work in it.

intuos3 - 40hrs - 5800px wide - photoshop - vue

wallpapers here: [link]

progress viz: [link]

print detail: [link]
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:icongalati8825:
Galati8825 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Writer
This is one of the coolest paintings ever!
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:iconedis2704:
edis2704 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
demn *U* so w0w
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:iconpsychotronone:
PsychotronOne Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Great work.
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:iconjst2345:
JST2345 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH what are those floaty lava looking things?! those look epic! i wonder if one of those could form on some planet if somehow metal and magnetite ore with opposite polarites was on the ground and in the rock masses or something....
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:iconcapperz:
Capperz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Simply breathtaking!
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:icongermanskywalker:
Germanskywalker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student
this is just Beautiful!!!!
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:iconartmanax:
artmanax Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Beautiful work!
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:iconslavazarkeov:
slavazarkeov Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
to Favs, Great work tigaer!
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:iconzloypolzun:
zloypolzun Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
like monoliths)
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:iconharlequinhybrid:
harlequinhybrid Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   Artisan Crafter
cool
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:iconsaasn:
saasn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
hello
wow

nice pic
i like it
^^
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:iconsyst-eeem:
Syst-eeem Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great!
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:iconazzitay:
Azzitay Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Too much footsteps for my taste in the sand , looks too ... erm .. realistic imho ... but else its fantastic =)
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:iconseth1983:
Seth1983 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
It's beautiful. I loved the tranquility of the foreground against the unknown, raised to full height in the back.
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:icontrgamer8:
TRGamer8 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
WOW! :wow::faint:
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:iconclarkisch:
clarkisch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Bloody Brilliant.
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:iconlisadora:
Lisadora Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
freakin awesome :)
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:icondorsy11:
dorsy11 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Wow that is pretty O.o
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:iconslackjaw10:
slackjaw10 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Yeah, those monoliths are definitely reminiscent of Sovereign.
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:iconmytechnique:
MyTechnique Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
awesome
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:iconjaileeworthy:
jaileeworthy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student General Artist
wow. reminds me of one certain part of cairns...
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:iconkatsumikat:
KatsumiKat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Der Strand ist dir ja mal übelst geil gelungen und erst der Himmel! Absolut genial! Tolle Arbeit!!
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:iconaquairis:
AquaIris Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
waaaow =) very nice
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:iconnapster89:
napster89 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Amazing, outsiding!
Will you back on terragen man? Your terra-renders are the best!
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:iconmrastro316:
mrastro316 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super azom
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:iconshakz09:
shakz09 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
beautiful as usual:)
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:iconangelus2402004:
angelus2402004 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
AMAZING!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Excellent job!!!
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:iconkurenaisakura:
KurenaiSakura Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Otherworldly
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:iconlonglaz:
LongLaz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Unbelievably detailed and moody!:)
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:iconmurka666:
murka666 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE IT!!! I've been away from DA for so many years!!!
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:iconthelumpster:
thelumpster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
just WOW, truly amazing
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:iconbetulanigra:
BetulaNigra Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Superbly executed with wonderful lighting and great attention to detail. As always you provide an example of what is possible with space/fantasy art. The addition of people on the beach pushes this one step beyond. Congratulations on another great work.
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:iconchrike:
chrike Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
that is... pretty fucking cool!
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:iconfeni0x:
feni0x Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow man, this is crazy, nice work and awesome sky
+fav
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:iconlexidh:
lexidh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
:heart:
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:iconpebcak:
pebcak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Orange!
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:iconfrettsy:
frettsy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
what the frizook ARE those things?

it would be fav'd & on my desktop if your tags at bottom-right weren't so huge.
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:iconroj:
roj Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
I neglected to Fave this. however, I'm not sure if the massive downsize didn't somehow degrade the effect. It's a georgeous work.
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:iconthe-danzor:
the-danzor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing, the scene has blown me away!
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:iconforbiddenwhispers:
ForbiddenWhispers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Simply awesome piece, we have featured this in our journal,[link] please visit the forum for more details.
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:iconvocorus:
Vocorus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008   Writer
:thumbsup:

hehe, haven't commented in a while - nice work mate :)
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:iconvidea:
videa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
beautiful scene
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:icondvotar:
Dvotar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
amazing :)
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:iconmuetze:
muetze Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Bin ein wenig hin und her gerissen.

Das rechte Drittel des Bildes ist absolut fantastisch. Ich habe die linken 2 Drittel spasseshalber einfach mal abgedeckt und war sprachlos.

Sobald ich den linken Teil mit dazu nehme fallen mir kleinere Unstimmigkeiten auf.

Deswegen von mir 2 Wertungen:
linker Teil 8/10
rechtes Drittel 10+/10

Auf jedenfall eine gute Arbeit! Hut ab.
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:iconzugo:
Zugo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Another Amazing Work... Damn You're Good :ahoy:
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:iconuribaani:
Uribaani Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Might just be the most realistic work of yours. Great work. ;)
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:icondoozerdan:
doozerdan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Chris, every picture you stick here blows me away. This one no less. Indeed, I think this is my favourite for awhile. :D I'm gonna have to do a sci-fi themed album for my band next, and get you to do the art again, 'cause you rule at sci-fi pics. :D
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:iconbka-ratte:
bka-ratte Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
veeeeeery cool!
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:iconxxdisillusionxx:
xXDisillusionXx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
very beautiful. good job ^ ^
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:iconrustycaffeine:
RustyCaffeine Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is spectacular :) It is almost like a paradise land.
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