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The Undiscovered Country by tigaer The Undiscovered Country by tigaer
ďIím 29 years old and was born on board of a colony ship that is now on its course for 75 years. Itís heading to a planet that we think is inhabitable. It must be. There is no turning back. Our homeworld is dying. No, itís not our fault. Itís just natureís course. And our speciesÖ in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It was the biggest endeavour ever taken to create the biggest colony ships to date. Iím one of 25.000 people on board of one of these ships. A lot of precious resources went into these ships. Not everyone was for it. It caused a lot of uprising. But it was important to keep the hope of our species alive. There are more ships. All heading to different destinations.

We just now reached a good enough distance to our target planet to efficiently probe it. One of the first probes we sent took about 5 years to reach the planet. When they ship wide published the results my first thought was "Weíre Home!". All the readings looked perfect. There even was a photo. Man! I canít wait to get there! It looks like paradise! It looks like heaven!Ē

This pic was originally a concept art commission I did a few months ago. It got rejected for reasons I canít exactly understandÖ since I followed instructions from the Art Director. Weird weird thing. However. Instead of leaving this nice piece to slowly fall apart on my hdd, I decided to do something with it. Much like my ĎHadesí duo from 2008, this is the first of two pics showing pretty much the same place. This pic was fun to do and certainly looks coolÖ thatís at least what I think.

Technically itís a Vue 3d render for the base and some Photoshop to get details and atmosphere right. The weird rock formations were done with Zbrush. Experimenting with that stuff lately. Creating rocks and alien looking formations is pretty easy with Zbrush. And thatís all Iím able to do with it. It can do so much more. However. This Zbrush excursion helped me to learn a few things and will hopefully lead into some more exotic looking landscape pics in the future. Weíll see thatÖ

for now I hope you enjoy the view as much as I do.

Vue Ė Photoshop Ė 5000px wide

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zeitschiff Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Superb.
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEETNESS!!!! Now that's what I call an island!!
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faf13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I possibly use this in a guild for a roleplaying scenery effect?
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful!;-)
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LadyMandalay Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So serene and beautiful!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Very good. Great mood of discovery and contemplation of a new place. Well done!
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Im booking passage on that ship too, the photo is awesome
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   General Artist
You have a lot of awesome art ^^ I love it :heart:
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mgtcs Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Amazing worjk!
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Dinjai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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