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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

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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 :)


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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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Vaelto Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
well I bet quite the amount of people would be willing to live there, so much that even you could be bothered by the inconvenience or the uninvited trespassers.
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BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Not pictured: The huge electric fence obstructing any possible entrance. :p

Yeah, I can imagine that as soon as trips to Mars become feasible, it'll get a little more crowded over there.
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Vaelto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
being on mars I could foresee the neglect to build a fence in time, being alone millions of miles away who could possibly travel all that distance? Then only to find many earthlings dwelling in your home after a day working outside, haha.
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BansheeDiTrieste Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love this! And I love the song too... This picture is awesome! :D
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, glad you like it :)
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Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
I love this. It's so awesome. :)
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Salzward Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
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
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Indeed, Ayreon's music is great! Pretty much fitting to any mood one can have :p
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Salzward Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Sure thing, actually The Universal Migrator is one of my favorite albums of all time
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner 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
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Salzward Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Actually is one of my drawing albums, works great to get some inspiration
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LHDip Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Earth and moon from Mars! This is wonderful.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Gadzislaw007 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
U are a cheater o.O
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
No u
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Kaeriah Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Oh my gosh it is amazing! Absolutely love it :)
Fits the song so very well, in my opinion :3


Eeee brilliant!

Ayreon <3
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

Also, yes, Ayreon ftw! :D
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Keitana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
...So beautiful...
The background is almost magical *^*
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Grovyles Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very lovely. <3 I especially like the light that is being cast on the tile, and the faint swirl in the clouds above.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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nikodonburi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Very well done!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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ryderwolf24 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Haha... nice!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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stormwind17 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colors, awesome job 8D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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stormwind17 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :)
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LilGreenRidingHood Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
So much work! Amazing job! Good luck on the contest!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   Digital Artist
Hmm, didn't get into semi-finals. Nevertheless, thank you :)
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LilGreenRidingHood Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Happy new year! :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! Happy New Year to you as well! :party:
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Artist-KGH Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful depth and nice crispness.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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SemiLex Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
looks stunning!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work,very well done!:)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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ErikRoger Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Very pretty!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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abdou1995 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow
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vimark Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Loupu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
awesome lighting :D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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danarogon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THATS NOT MARS!!!..... ITS TATOINE!!!!
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Hmmm, haven't watched Star Wars, so...... IT'S MARS!!!! :p
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danarogon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me good sir but that is not Mars...Mars has two asteroide like moons but in your art work there are two "normal" moons so that is not Mars =P still is very well made and it is very cool but...well you know =/
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   Digital Artist
I am aware of the fact that Deimos and Phobos are rather looking like asteroids than moons -- and they are not depicted in here at all. The two objects that you are referring to are actually Earth and Earth's moon. Yes, they are slightly too large because I wanted to put a special emphasis on them and the desire to return back home. Hope this clears some things up :)
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danarogon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh i see, sorry for the bother =)
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