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October 9, 2011
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Terraforming by BLPH Terraforming by BLPH
Hey, thanks for all the birthday-wishes! This is my way of saying "Thank You!" to ya'll: a wallpaper! :D

The hyperbasic idea behind this: chunks of ice, dust, and rocks are forming together to build a solid planet with geothermal activity (because, heck, flames dashing out of the crust generally make things look cool :P).

So, I hope you like it! If you do, I'd be really happy if you dropped a :+fav:. Little click for you, big boost of motivation for me ;)

Enjoy! :)

- Original Dimensions: 9402 x 4000 pixels (print resolution)
- Photoshop
- Wacom Intuos 3
- Working time: ~12h
- PSD filesize: ~720MB (guess I should've merged the texture-layers onto a single layer :p)

Edit (12 Oct, 2011):
Woah, holy smokebeans, a DD! :faint:
Thanks a lot for the feature, ^casperium! And thanks to you guys who have dropped by a fav or a comment, I really appreciate them! :)

Moar edit! (18 Oct, 2011)
Upon popular demand, I took the liberty and uploaded the image in the most popular single-screen-ratios as well now (which are 4:3, 16:9, and 16:10), sufficiently large to fit. Enjoy! :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-10-12
Terraforming by *by BlPh Totally awesome! ( Featured by Casperium )
Great coloration to start with.

Originality: concept, not new, HOWEVER seeing the terraforming process occurring is new to me t least, and it is nice to see planet coming to life. It's gerat but a smentioned down in impact, some of the more striking parts of this get swamped by the vastness of the image. 4/5

Technique: I'll just say 5 because I feel it is awesome, and this is not the type of art that I make.

Impact: This is the first time in over 2 years that one of my own pictures hasn't been my home desk top. So impact is 5/5

On top of that, I think this may have finally dislodged my writers block for a novella I'm writing.

Vision: I like where you went with it, very good, must have taken some time, BUT the sheer scale of it makes some areas that have more impact than others get lost in the background.
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Really nice work! All the details and textures you gave this picture makes us feel like we ARE facing a real scene. And the "dust, fog or whatever you call it" is reall well render.

The only thing that could be modify is the sharp, pointed shapes of the "star clouds". Those really catch my eyes and turn them from the main subject, the forming planet. In fact, my eyes pass from the flam to that pointy shaped cloud endlessly, "blocking" my sight there. But that's only me...

As for the rest, the light on the rocks and icy blocks is really well done and it feels like they are really floating in the picture, adding depth to the entire piece.

The light "lens flare" in red on the planet (if it's a lens flare ;) ) is ok too. Just enough, not too much.

Congrats for the ensemble!
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A Great pleasure :heart:
digigamer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great....... awesome
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Techz59 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this look amazing... nice work! o_O
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Swiftlook Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
nice !
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
You are so great at this. It's positively mind blowing.
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