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The Day Earth Died by BLPH The Day Earth Died by BLPH
Earth had become an arid and deserted place. The few humans still alive were scattered around the globe. There was not much to see besides dried out river beds, dead trees, and the like.
Destiny had put Mars onto a new course. Every day, the red neighbor came closer ultimately intersecting with Earth's path. It was just a matter of time until the remaining life will be extincted by a collision that could not be larger in scale.
One man saw it happening, the day Earth died.


Some of you might remember the old version, Last Witness. It was for quite a few months my most-faved deviation and, at that time, my personal favorite, too. Until a few months, when I decided to redo it, only having the same basic concept in mind: a planet, preferably Mars, crashes into a deserted planet Earth.

I wanted to see how much I have advanced over the last year, combining my current style and knowledge with an old idea. This one is more emphasized on realism, not so stylized. For example, I used an original Mars-image and even put Deimos and Phobos in there.

I hope you like it as much as I do. Enjoy :)


Facts:
• the man is my dad; the original photo is over 2 years old
• original dimensions: 4200x3150px
• software used: Vue 6, Photoshop
• hardware used: Canon Powershot A610
• time invested: ~10 hours, spread over 2 weeks
• amount of candies eaten: ~1kg
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
That is too awesome. :)
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:iconlukerocks:
LukeRocks Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Remove the clouds. Because clouds = water and water = life. The planet lives!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   Digital Artist
The planet won't live long :mwahaha:
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:iconxeon120:
xeon120 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow!!! you have a really amazing imagination!!!!:D:D:D:D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Writer
:+fav:
The work done here is really a wonder to behold. I'm also amused by the last in your list of Facts:":bulletblack: amount of candies eaten: 1kg." And I'm pleased you used a photo of your dad for this. I very much like the realism, it sends shock waves through what is otherwise a 'sci-fi-ish' piece. Well-done!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Writer
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: ...very much.
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:iconfusiondragon101:
fusiondragon101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
this is like wow and more of wow
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you :)
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:iconfusiondragon101:
fusiondragon101 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
wazzuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Not muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch
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:iconsusuke-lok:
susuke-lok Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the composition is amazing, is really looks to be devastated and all
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that would be breathtaking if it were real..awesome work because this pic almost looks real enough and it IS breathtaking!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:icondormas:
Dormas Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
This is awesome! :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icontrappedinacoffin:
trappedinacoffin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww that's so sad, but very impressive! Great job!<33
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsimon1988:
Simon1988 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great Job!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconratcabob:
ratcabob Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconratcabob:
ratcabob Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcomes.
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:iconswayanouk:
swayanouk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjaclav:
Jaclav Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
great work! I like it!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjaclav:
Jaclav Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
youre welcome :)
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:iconbishie-stalker:
Bishie-Stalker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Haunting, great job
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconxxztrexxx:
xxZtrexxx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
The end is here!
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:iconcrabbuckit:
crabbuckit Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Scary concept, awesome image.
Very cool.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondrachorn:
Drachorn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooaa that looks really cool! Really well done man!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconanalyticalactor:
AnalyticalActor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
this was awesome, hope to see more (:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh, I'll give my best :p
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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Amazing work on this, and interesting story behind the piece.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome =D
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:iconkamillapaulsen:
KamillaPaulsen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist
That pretty cool :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzavitala:
Zavitala Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Hm, if it's Mars, shouldn't it be a bit bigger? Anyway, it doesn't really matter. I like the idea and execution. ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Well, if it's entering the terrestial atmosphere, it'd certainly be filling up the entire horizon, but for an artistic sense, I depicted a scene similar to when it's still some couple hundred kilometers into orbit :p

Thanks!
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Lunix17 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
coolio
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:iconcudajd:
cudajd Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn this really makes me wanna recycle. :D
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, go for it! xD
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:iconlovelyfantasy:
lovelyfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this true and its sad to see the earth died

your art is really amazing
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