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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 :)

Facts:
- 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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Given 2010-02-06
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 )
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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.
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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:
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BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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SKELVAMPIRE Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome1
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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justmeh123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing...
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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justmeh123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ;)
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guidodeo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful scenery! Love it! :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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thevilduke Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I definitively like it
and yes, I'd like you make a tutorial for asteroids in these belts
and thanks again for this awesome pic
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Digital Artist
No, thank you for your kind words! :)

By the way, I've released the tutorial shortly after submitting this pic. You can view it here ;)
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:iconthevilduke:
thevilduke Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
thanks for your help
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Digital Artist
No probs :)
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Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Absolutely fantastic. :)
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
A very beautiful picture
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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MurlocAggroB-MadMAb Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Mac and Me? o.o
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm just going around faving all of your art that i forgot to fave somehow o_O
In case you wanted to know, based off of my other faves, this is not even remotely related, but i LOVE the universe and all of the creepy scary stuff and all of the beauty within it. I actually plan to become an astrophysicist o_O
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow, thanks a lot! Actually, I am planning to go into a similar direction but there are still a couple years ahead of me :p
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :D
And thanks for the llama <3 llamas are awesome :llama:
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BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, yep :p
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Harzlek Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
This is awesome, especially the short paragraph you wrote. I only have one thing to say, just a suggestion. Perhaps you could make the main asteroid ring less sharply defined on the edges.
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BLPH Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks for your input. However, I consider it being finished, which is why an update is highly unlikely. Nevertheless, I will keep your suggestion in mind for the next pieces :)
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Harzlek Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I understand comepletely. Perhaps I could use this for my final in my creative writing class. If you don't mind, that is. Have you ever done a star?
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BLPH Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   Digital Artist
As long as crediting is ensured, I would not mind you going ahead with the creative writing class ;)

About the star-creation... I generally tend to focus more on the surroundings of a star, whether it be nebulae, planets, or anything like that. They leave room for much more creativity :)
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Harzlek Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I decided not to use this picture, but I once had the idea of a multi-colored star. Just thought it wou8ld be awesome.
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AxelOfArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
that's so awesome :heart:
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Cofficremebrulee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
excellent!
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KyleCartlidge Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
wow
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Mickyta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
INCREDIBLE WORK!!!
I'm not a spacescapes fan, but I have to admit it.. you have amazed me!... I love the rock's texture.. And also asteroid belts look great.. Any name for your new planet?? :)
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe, I usually don't name my planets. That's fully up to the viewer :D
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RickFlood Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
this is badass. how do you make these?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! Mostly, I create those scenes by mixing 3D-elements with overpainting.
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Angel-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
oh wow. that's amazing. I love the asteroid field. :heart:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Angel-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
ur very welcome! :D
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ssangie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Orbcreation Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Cool! :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Orbcreation Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
you're welcome
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Darketh90 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
remarkable : o
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lakkurakku Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
great work!! love the ring around the planet
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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meghanking Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mind Blowing! But, somehow, it reminds me of E.T....
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :D
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akeli Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   General Artist
Wow, great job :D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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