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RED DAWN by tigaer RED DAWN by tigaer
Most of the time i sorta like my work. I'm never 100% happy. And basically, as an artist, you should never be 100% happy with what you do. Just to stay motivated and inspired. Now with this piece i'm almost 90% happy. And that's a lot.

I'm a sucker for backlit, sunset scenes so here we have another one. I would also say that this is pretty much a matte painting quality again. Haven't tried myself in that for a while. Now the plate i rendered myself with Vue really kicked a**, and i wanted to make it look somewhat photo real. The rendertime needed for the plate was something around 26hrs. Global Illumination and some good quality settings took some time there. I also got some nice photo reference material from =tendence and used some in my painting. Thanks for that. :nod:

Hope you like it as much as i do!

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5000px wide - photoshop - vue - intuos3

Plate can be found [link] here
Print detail can be found [link] here (Large file).
Wallpapers [link]
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:icongalati8825:
Galati8825 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Writer
This is genius!
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:icongiovanino:
giovanino Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow super job
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:icon99sebuko09:
99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
nothing in life is perfect... except for the things that you perceive in your dreams but I think THIS is perfect in every way ;)
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:iconludo38:
Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is fabulous...
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:iconnachomon:
NachoMon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Beautiful alien landscape!
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:iconstripeddreamer:
stripedDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
wow, i love the lighting :D
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really incredible work!
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:iconltdalius:
ltdalius Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
This is absolutely amazing!! I totally love the colors and how you composed all together ^^
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:iconkjarnold:
kjarnold Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009   Digital Artist
riiiiigggghhhht.....
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:iconsybexmed:
SybexMed Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
wow that planet would actually be a very hot desert imo
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
depends on the power of the suns. just because they're glowing... doesn't mean they're particularly strong and hot. :) a desert would be very boring :nod:
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:iconlost-hope-:
LosT-HopE- Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Tigaer! My Hero!!! Wonderfull wallpapper xD ty for this fantastic piece or art :)
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:iconnihonjoe:
nihonjoe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Wow. Just wow.

Your landscapes and spacescapes are simply awesome. I wish there was some way for you to send to my art show as I think your works would sell well.
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:iconmaysam:
maysam Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I can't say how I feel!
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:iconzikrostag:
zikrostag Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tigaer, I've watched you evolve over the last couple years, I've gotta say this is excellent. Your definitely stepping it up.

Good work.
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:iconn3oka:
n3oka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
mal wieder ein Masterpiece ;)
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:icondjborap:
DJBoraP Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Love the light! :)
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:iconsouldragon95:
Souldragon95 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconomegawolfj:
OmegaWolfJ Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
*gasps*
Wow hun, that is beautiful! you always do such wonderfully detailed pics, but this is a step above.
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:icongiuliame:
giuliame Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Nice mood and colors mate. The result is quite powerful.
I like how you made the atmosphere so vibrant on the left hand side of the picture.
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:iconwhitetigerdance:
WhiteTigerDance Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
amazing!!
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:icondarrenchapman:
DarrenChapman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the shear depth and thickness of the atmosphere, and the way the twin suns shine through it. It would be a spectacular place to visit.

I agree with you on the sentiment that artists are never happy with their work. I always try to improve some aspect of my work in some way with each and every thing I create. It's that desire to improve that keeps me going :)
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:iconrijkjavik:
rijkjavik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
awesome, great shadows, and light
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:iconsixwings:
sixwings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Amazing work! It's been a pleasure watching you grow as an artist. I've watched you since your early Terragen days.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aren't Binary Sunsets fun :sun: :sun: I'll admit that parts of the landscape seems to be all over the place, but it looks like this world was probably shattered at one point and brought back together by gravity :D I do like that mountain near the middle 8-)
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:iconrasonjowe:
rasonjowe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Great work. I love the brush work with the sons. I also like the little detail touches like the birds and the stars. The textures are also quite good. There is one thing that bugged me a bit. In the background on the right there is the mountain that is lighter because of the way the atmosphere is lit. It is a little distracting for me. I believe that if some more of the red from the left made it's way over there the overall composition of the piece would be better. It seems like the density of the fog drops off a little too quickly. Anywho great work.
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:iconpipera:
Pipera Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Your ecosystems are wonderfully made, keep it up.
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BordomBeThyName Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Th placement of the mountain in the background on the right (bottom left on the moon) seems a bit awkward. I'm not sure if it was supposed to be "framed" by those two jutting rocks or not, but it just seems like an awkward angle.

Aside from that, this picture contains the usual jaw droppingly beautiful scenery and masterful painting that we've all come to expect from Tigaer peices. On a "normal human" scale of things, I'd give it a 194/100, on a Tigaer scale, Probably a 92/100.
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:iconhanechan:
HaneChan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
YES !! YEEEEEEEES!!!!!


Your hand and you are so fucking awesome xD :la:
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:icondevilishbat:
DevilishBat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Very nice! :clap:
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:iconmundm:
mundm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Tigrange! :D
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nenene... tigrange is nich so dunkel. das is ne ecke heller. ;p
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:iconmundm:
mundm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Ausreden!
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:icontonare:
tonare Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice job man. :)
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:iconsimonsawsunlight:
SimonSawSunlight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
hübsch.

aber gib's da n lidl in der nähe und fahren regelmässig busse?
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:iconermy31:
ermy31 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Très belle réalisation. L'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette image est surprenante. Les couleurs et les ombrages sont très bien réaliser.
Je suis aller voir ton site, je vais le présenter sur des forums en France pour que les français découvrent ton talent. Merci pour tes splendides réalisations. Si tu es d'accord bien sur.

Very nice achievement. The atmosphere that emerges from this picture is amazing. The colors and shading are very well done.
I'm going to see your site, I will submit on forums in France for the French discover your talent. Thank you for your wonderful achievements. If you agree of course.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Die plate war aber auch schon sehr geil, und dann noch die Idee mit der zweiten Sonne... :love: wieder mal fett, wenn ich das so sagen darf. :D
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:iconlulzbane:
lulzbane Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this image wins at winning... serious winRAR. amazing
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:iconskillzombie:
SkillZombie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yet another breathtaking and beautiful piece you've made. The atmosphere looks wonderful and the detail on the landscape is superb. Good work.
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:iconsimonweaner:
SimonWeaner Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the mountain in the foreground could been a bit more redish but otherwise...amazing!­
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:iconmuetze:
muetze Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sehr gut gelungen. Das Gefühl von Weite, vor allem im linken Bereich, ist fantastisch. Der Wald sieht ebenfalls Klasse aus.

Die Texturierung des zentralen Felsens in der Mitte des Bildes ist perfekt, aber die rechte Kante des Felsens erscheint mir im Gegensatz zu den ansonsten weichen Kanten des Bildes etwas zu hart. Bei der linken Kante desselben Felsen stört mich die der harte Übergang nicht.

Der Felsen ganz oben rechts wirkt nicht so gut wie die anderen. Eventuel ein bissel mehr Schatten um die Dimension zu betonen. Wirkt irgendwie platt und 2-dimensional.

Top Arbeit!
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hrm... gute punkte da. ok nun bin ich nur noch 80% happy mit dem ding :D hehe danke fürs feedback :)
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:iconmuetze:
muetze Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Falls es dich trösted: Ich wäre 110% zufrieden damit! :)
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:iconthesprunk:
TheSprunk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Outstanding work :wow:

Love your stuff :#1:
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
rock n roll son! :) glad you like it :nod:
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:iconacxtreme:
ACXtreme Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
...I can see why your 90% happy :D
I would be too

outstanding work man
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man :)
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:iconzulusplitter:
ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Gefällt mir wieder gut Tigaer :-)


Das einzigste was mich stört ist die Bildqualität... Sonst TOP
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
alter das sind mehr als 80% jpg quali *g* - liegt vermutlich am detail das es nicht gescheit komprimieren kann. kA
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:icongetcarter:
getcarter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Photographer
sehr schön, hat bestimmt eine menge arbeit gekostet.
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