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SD - Tannhauser Gate by tigaer SD - Tannhauser Gate by tigaer
tigaer-design.com proudly presents: stellar dreams - tannhauser gate

this time inspired by the movie 'blade runner'. there's this wonderful ending sequence - people that know the movie surely know what i mean. the pic is based on a little speech that one of the characters speaks at the end of the movie.

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe: attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain... Time to die."

one of 'these' moments in movie making history. i love it.

i don't know if there is a region in space that is called tannhauser gate. my search in the net was not successful. so to all you space scientists... if you ever discover a gate-like nebula or nova, then call it tannhauser gate! it's such an impressive name.

what you see here represents one of my hardest works ever.

made with // photoshop cs
working time // ca. 25 hours
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 4500x3000 (made for print) -> ca. 300mb
total layers // ca. 137
inspired by // blade runner
technique // 50% texturing (with own photography) and 50% handmade within photoshop.

UPDATED PICTURE - removed several faults and touched up a few more things.
don't think that you'll see 'what' ;) - the print has also been updated to deliver best possible quality.

UPDATE #2 - reworked a lightbeam that looked a bit strange and again removed some fault inside the pic. no further changes planned... expect this to be the absolut final version. print has been updated too.

UPDATE #3 - lustre print update and panorama print available

enough talk - happy viewing...

FULLVIEW ESSENTIAL!!!!

PS: thanks ~Blade707 for your little gift. :) // print available // my apologies for the large filesize. // wallpaper pack [link]
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:iconsamuelturn-v2:
SamuelTurn-v2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
This deserves a DD!
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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:iconazraeldarkangel540:
AzraelDarkAngel540 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Just beautiful :) That scene always makes me cry for some reason but they're not tears of sorrow or anything similar, it's just a very moving scene.
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:iconlonewolfcs:
lonewolfcs Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
What else can I say? Amazing
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:iconroy-batty-n6:
Roy-Batty-N6 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
It just needed a wall to hang it on:

[link]

Roy
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:iconfiancee-of-hao:
Fiancee-of-Hao Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Student Artist
it's so beautiful *_______________* I love it <3
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Micah461 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
Spectacular.......

I've had those words from Roy in my head for so long......
To finally know that the vision I had in my head existed in another's
can only be...serendipidy

Well done lad!

It will soon be on my wall next to Chesley's "Saturn from Mimas"
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:iconphrostfox:
PhrostFoX Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
Nice work! :D Beundransvärt bra : p använder du photoshop?
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
nice german tries ;) yes the pic was made with photoshop
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:iconplantagenist:
plantagenist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
Stop! Stop! You are bringing tears to my eyes, it was a very sad scene. Your work portrays that very well
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:iconpatgoltz:
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
This is Absolutely Awesome! :jawdrop: :clap:
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:iconkcbird3:
kcbird3 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
That is truly spectacular, and the detail is amazing. Your imitation of and ability to toy with nature is just ... true art ...
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:iconchefc:
chefc Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2005
Raising the bar again :worship: :nod:
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:icongriller:
Griller Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2005
sieht wie immer hammer aus

fette explosion geilomat0r ;)
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:iconterrorcookie:
TerrorCookie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Now THIS looks amazing... :omfg: :+fav:
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:iconedit:
edit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Du hast dich mal wieder selber übertroffen! Das ROCKT!
Will da nichtmehr von weckgucken :D

Das muss in meine :+fav: liste rein!

Frage mich echt wie du das mit dem Nebel so krass hinbekommst. Selten sowas gesehen!

Bis dann!

Edit
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tigaer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
nun jeder hat so seine technik was? ;) ich benutze fotografie von mir um die nebel zu gestalten. was in ungefähr genauso lang dauert wie die techniken der digital zeichner. es erfordert massive manipulationsarbeit bis man alles richtig hingebogen hat. ;) - danke für den comment :) und fav -wird sehr geschätzt!
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rHyMe-rEaSoN Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
The thumbnail is horrid -_-' Brilliant colours....what more can I say? By the way do you know who Greg Martin is? Just wondering cuz I think he's a terragen artist too....
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tigaer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
greg does no terragen art. he's actually a general space artist... one of the best. if not... THE best. so... yeah i know him. ;) but would never compare myself with him... since we both work with absolutely different techniques. glad you like my work... :) very appreciated. :)
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rHyMe-rEaSoN Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Um my bad...*curses own memory*..ahem. Is he in DA by any chance? I can't use the search, hehe >_<
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etype2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
I to saw that movie,my favorite Si-Fi movie,made in 1979.

Wonderful vision of that sequence.

I made a wallpaper back in 2001 based on the movie.

Please view it at:

[link]
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tigaer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
nice work there from you :)
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:iconsmsccr:
smsccr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
:wow: wow...amaaazing, clearly :+fav:
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:iconmcmike:
McMike Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
Starfields aren't your specialty I guess, but the nebula and the planets are magnificent. Great job.
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:iconm0n0:
m0n0 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
thats nice inspiration, one of my fav movies =D you did an awesome job with making this piece!
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:icontice-cream:
Tice-cream Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
:+fav: once again fully deserved :XD:
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:iconroldimus:
roldimus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
Simply Incredible!
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:iconzulamun:
zulamun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the nebula looks very nice, and its just a great color combination

Though there are some things i dont like (whining as usual :P)
whats the swirly thing on the biggest planet? and the starfield just looks a bit plain,

besides that, a great piece :D
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Dowhook Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005   Artisan Crafter
Freaking awesome ;o :+fav:
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:iconnickbos:
nickbos Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
300 MB...at this resolution...man...you must have a monster of a pc, or a lot of patience!

Brilliant masterpiece,
:+fav:
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:iconherbstliebe:
herbstliebe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
amazing work! ein freund von mir hat erst kürzlich ein bild mit gleichem spruch gemacht.
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dchon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
this nebula is very impressive.. the colors and the style.. adds a bit of fantasy to it .. especially love the rays that glow from it!

the planets add a nice touch.. but I think the starfield needs a bit of work.. other than that :+fav:
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etheerea Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
This is the best representationi ever of the Blade Runner style; I've saw some sketches by Carlo Rambaldi (he was asked to do sketch some ideas for a new content of a dvd -- then nothing more, project has failed) but this is something that makes you really feel like being there.
Stars and nebulaes are so close to heaven that I'm wondering if there were another way of draw them.

Compliments, a great job :)
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tigaer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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F4LL3NS3R4PH Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK KKKKKKKKKKKK. OMFG. I-N-S-A-N-E!!!!!
WICKED SICK MAN! (sry for caps, too much emotion!)
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:iconneraida:
neraida Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
really impressive design!
i like the colors much! i'll :+fav: it!

:kiss:
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:iconbraincode:
BrainCode Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2004   Digital Artist
Wow!.
Truly awe inspiring! Very 'godhead'.
The planets are fantastic!
Great photoshop work. :clap: :+fav:
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pegah0304 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
Nice :O :O_o:
This is magnificent. Absolutely lovely my friend. Love all the mix of different colors. Great job
~Good luck to you :clap:
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:icondapejn:
dapejn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
einfach zauberhaft!
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:icontibro:
tibro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004   Digital Artist
its pretty nice dude.. not too fond of the planet though.. but overall it works ;)
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CitizenOfTheYear Featured By Owner May 27, 2004
Man that has to be the Awsomest picture i have ever seen!!!
WiKiD!
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:iconjo-kr:
jo-kr Featured By Owner May 26, 2004   Writer
Excellent work. Talented and brilliant.

No C-beams though :(
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:iconbibble:
bibble Featured By Owner May 26, 2004  Professional General Artist
lovely lovely lovely.
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:iconquelzy:
Quelzy Featured By Owner May 24, 2004
amazing picture :)
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TaoBoogie Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Well done, a great image for a great quote.
Did you know that the quote;
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe: attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain... Time to die."
is an adlib that Rutger Hauer made up himself? At least I'm 99% certain it is :)
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner May 11, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
oh that's new to me... but good to know. makes the words even more interesting. :) thank you :)
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saronix Featured By Owner May 3, 2004  Hobbyist
:D wow this is beautiful as well, nice work!!!!
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:iconpadde:
padde Featured By Owner May 2, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work u have here!
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:iconmkwiakaku:
mkwiakaku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004
Instant fave! It was worth the waiting. Internet @ school is slow -_-. I had to wait like 5 minutes, but I'm still drooling :)~
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:icontigaer:
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like it =) this is one of my most important pieces in my gallery so far. a lot of heart and sweat went into this. :) - thank you.
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