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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! :)


Facts:
- 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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Given 2011-10-12
Terraforming by *by BlPh Totally awesome! ( Featured by Casperium )
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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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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWesOME WORK!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconedenablujul:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A Great pleasure :heart:
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:icondigigamer:
digigamer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great....... awesome
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontechz59:
Techz59 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this look amazing... nice work! o_O
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconswiftlook:
Swiftlook Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
nice !
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
You are so great at this. It's positively mind blowing.
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:iconreinahw:
ReinaHW Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Writer
Very nice, very eye catching.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconi-like-blue:
I-like-blue Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
That's really fucking awesome.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconwhisperofthepast:
WhisperofthePast Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Not a whole lot to say that hasn't already been said, this piece of work is nothing short of awesome:).
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconnoldomire:
Noldomire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Of course, you realize that terraforming is not about smashing rocks together to form a new planet, but rather about taking an existing planet and manipulating it (primarily its atmosphere) to create Earth-like conditions? ;)

Also, if you smash a bunch of rocks in space, they don't immediately form a nice, spherical shape. The shape we see, when we think of a planet, is the result of millions of years of stuff colliding, eroding and gravitational effects.

Still, nice to see a new space cadet! Keep on the good work. :)
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EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, you realize that he probably named this "Terraforming" because of a more artistic than scientific reason, since the word itself could describe general change of a celestial body. I am, and *BlPh is probably as well, aware of the true meaning of the word. Trying to correct a smaller term-error in a picture that was obviously meant as art, not science, is just foolish.

Also, even though he stated that a planet was formed, no where could be found a statement saying it would happen overnight. This knowledge is to be found in kids books, it's not rocket-science. ( No pun. )

Lastly, funny that you comment about the lack of sense in the picture and then say something this ignorant. If you would spend two seconds loading *BlPh's gallery you would see that he is not new nor a bad space-artist.
Bitch, I'm a mage.
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SereArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woo, chris amazing work! and happy belated birthday :D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! :D
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SereArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np
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:iconconcretecar:
ConcreteCar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's definitly a special peice! I really love it! It's so cool because it shows how you would think our earth formed!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it! :)
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:iconouzo216:
ouzo216 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
It's quite lovely, one of your best.
I like your new icon, by the way. =)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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:iconkennethjensen:
KennethJensen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work of art. Congrats!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconkennethjensen:
KennethJensen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem mate:D
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AlbeltheWicked111 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY CRAP AMAZING XD
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
THANK YOU! :D
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:iconschnarre:
schnarre Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
This is nice enough to be extended further I think (with curvature to go past one's peripheral vision & give an "all-around" quality)
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:iconfeelmywraith:
Feelmywraith Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: That is cool, I like the dusty look the local nebulae make...
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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:iconfocallength:
focallength Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Very cool. Great work.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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focallength Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
You're welcome. :-)
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Darkstar1013 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the graphic flow within the matrix of elements. I am a fan of this genre of art that depicts outer space in all of its magnificent glory. Well done and pitch perfect in my opinion. Star
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words!
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:iconconuiron:
Conuiron Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is crazy sick, I love it. Should be in a movie, nice, real nice! :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconcharizard632:
Charizard632 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
This looks incredible!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkylehoo7:
kylehoo7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its a graphical art piece looks sort of abstract :la: :spyedvsjark:
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smash10101 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
awesome! I'm using it as my new background (not quite the right size though)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

Which res do you need? I can make it ;)
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smash10101 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
my monitor is 1440x900, but there is a status bar at the top (it's a mac) and I don't know how big it is, but just 1440x900 is fine
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
The updated version with some single-screen-sizes is now up. Feel free to check it out! :)
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