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Phenomenal View by BLPH Phenomenal View by BLPH
"When we first landed on this moon, our view was impaired by a mountain range. Giant peaks were covering the horizon. The only thing visible were lots and lots of asteroids hovering over us.
It was just a matter of time until we would investigate further in that matter. So, we climed onto these mountains, despite of all hazards. At day number three, we finally reached the peaks. What we saw was looking phenomenal. Those asteroid belts were belonging to a humongous gas giant. We have never been so close to one before! The sun was just setting - this was the first sunset in months! These mountains surrounded us entirely, thus keeping our base in seemingly eternal shadows. If I could, I'd stay here forever, watching the sun and the planet in harmony with each other..."

So, my last project kept me away from submitting anything new for quite a while. That's why I'm especially glad that I could realize a concept I have had for almost a month by now. So yeah, basic concept was to create a planet with a ring-system. By accident, I created two rings, and since it was looking more unique with 2 belts, I sticked with this version.

I'd say that 95% were created with Vue, the remaining 5% were post-working in Photoshop. Just some really small edits, so I'd rather call this a 3d-piece than a drawn one. At this point, I want to thank `priteeboy for his Gas Giant resource pack from which I used one as a reference for the planet. This was a great help and I believe that without it, the planet's texture would have probably failed miserably.

In case you are interested in the way I create those asteroid-belts, please tell me so. I'd like to know if it's worth to create a tutorial ;)
EDIT: I released the tutorial. Go visit it here: [link]

Comments and favs are highly appreciated, as usually. It gives me a lot of motivation :)

- original dimensions: 7400x4000 pixels
- render time: ~6 hours thanks to my render farm consisting of laptop and desktop ^^

DD? For me? Awesome pwnsauce :D
Thanks a lot to you two, =Zhachrod and `gucken!
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Phenomenal View by ~BlPh
The suggester says: Might be just me, but I think this piece is awesome as hell!
That piece really is awesome as hell! ( Suggested by EmilLarsson and Featured by gucken )
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Writer
I used the title here for #TheTitlePage's found poetry, here - [link] and linked it back to you.
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh hell yeah, that is indeed a phenomenal view. It's the kind of thing I dream about, standing out there and simply taking in the beauty of the cosmos. Absolutely beautiful :clap:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
SKELVAMPIRE Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome1
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
justmeh123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Digital Artist
justmeh123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ;)
guidodeo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful scenery! Love it! :)
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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