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My House on Mars by BLPH My House on Mars by BLPH
Daddy where are you now
Forgot about your vow?
You promised you'd return and take me to Earth
Did you have to fight that war
What was it all for?
The honor of one's name, what is it worth?
I'm all alone - we're all alone
My future's unknown - our future's unknown
I reach out to the stars out here in my house on Mars
Mother did you hear me cry?
You never told me why
You put me in this world of rock and dust
No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust
Is this my home? - this is our home

This desolate dome - this desolate dome
I call out to the stars: I'm alone in my house on Mars
I'll never smell the ocean breeze
I'll never climb the highest trees
I'll never feel the burning sun
I'll never meet my chosen one... in my house
Daddy I forgive you now
You could not keep your vow
You will never return, I'll never see Earth
My time has come - our time has come
I'm emotionally numb - emotionally numb
I'm headed for the stars, I'm leaving my house on Mars
No friends in my house on Mars
No foes in my house on Mars
I was born in my house on Mars
I will die in my house on Mars

Ayreon - My House on Mars


This song was my main direction in this piece. I tried to reflect everything in there as it was described in the song (ie., that's why there are photos laying around; I might put them up here as well). This time, I'd like to thank =Smiling-Demon as well as *freelancah for their input.

I'm particularly happy about the fact that almost everything in this one has been made in 3D. Finally, I grasped of how you can use Vue's node-system for your evil purposes :mwahaha:

Also, this piece is my interpretation of the theme "Eternal Reminiscence". We have a man that has spent almost all of his life in an abandoned house on Mars, thus, his memories always refer to his childhood experiences on Earth. This reminiscence is strong, following him for the rest of his existence, giving the particular person the feel of it being life-long -- eternal.

I hope you like this one as much as I do. Enjoy :)

total render time: 61h15'13"
original resolution: 5000 x 3750px
working time: 2 weeks with a couple breaks in between
cans of Mountain Dew: 4
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BansheeDiTrieste Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love this! And I love the song too... This picture is awesome! :D
BLPH Jun 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, glad you like it :)
Aniphine Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
I love this. It's so awesome. :)
Great!!! I'm listening to that song right now and I thought to search en DA and this came out, I really love that record and the image is great
BLPH Oct 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Indeed, Ayreon's music is great! Pretty much fitting to any mood one can have :p
Sure thing, actually The Universal Migrator is one of my favorite albums of all time
BLPH Nov 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Yeah, it's a great album if you want to get into the mood of painting something sci-fi-ish :)
Funnily, I am listening to it right now :p
Actually is one of my drawing albums, works great to get some inspiration
LHDip Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Earth and moon from Mars! This is wonderful.
BLPH Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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