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Iceworld by Pr3t3nd3r Iceworld by Pr3t3nd3r
Tristar Pictures presents! :D

Little background story:

I've wanted to use Vue for the landscape and spent several days trying to make those cliffs. Well, you don't even want to see what I've got :D

So I thought of using good old manip. I've browsed [link] and [link] for nice glaciers stock and found around 30 photos of glaciers. I think I used them all in here.

Idea:
I wanted to show a distant world with tristar system and a gas giant like Neptune on it's very boarders. The picture shows a view from one of it's moons, that is totally covered with glacier-mineral rocks. Maybe something similar to Tiberium but blue :P

Some of you may say: "Those stars look very similar!" - yes, they do! And how would they look when they are same stars of the same system! And believe me, if I spent that much time on this work I made those stars look exactly how I wished them to look :)

Some of you may say: "Planet looks pretty simple to me!". Well, it may look pretty simple but it's not. Actually it's even more detailed than the gas giant from my previous work. Another problem is that because of the shadow you can't really see that much. But if I make that shadow lighter, this won't be realistic and I prefer realism over artistry. And remember, I wanted to show a gas giant like NEPTUNE! Does it look detailed? ;)

And some of you may say: "HOLY CRAP! THAT'S AWESOME!". Well.....just fav it! :D

Tech stuff:
Res - 4000x2500px
Layers - around 100
Time - ~20 hours

Wallies
Now there's a wallie pack you can get if you click 'Download' button. You can find following resolutions there:

1024x768
1280x960
1280x1024
1440x900
1600x1200
1680x1050


And one more thing! I wish to thank following guys for their help with this piece:
:iconmelya: :iconakajork: :iconphoenix-06: :iconmcchaz: :icontaenaron:

EDIT: Removed the asteroid on the left and blurred the main stars a bit.

EDIT 2: erm... I feel ashamed for posting a pic with such a boring and simple space part! How could you all let me do this?? :D
Anyway, this picture is one of my faved but there always was something I didn't like. Finally, I could've guessed that was the space part... so I just had to remade it and here you go :)

One more thing - all those people who had the previous version - DELETE IT AND DON'T SHOW TO ANYONE! :D
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:iconsallar47:
Sallar47 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work... looking forward to more :iconilavplz:
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:iconjorgenial:
jorgenial Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Kick ass dude.!!! very cool
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:iconludo38:
Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
The foreground is absolutely awesome !
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:icongraudon7507:
graudon7507 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Amazing work man.
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:iconperturabo93:
Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is one of my most favourite space art pics. When I look at it, and get into it, I always feel like some sort of vertigo in my stomach that I only feel at space, when I think about it. One day I listened to the Apocrypha theme from EVE Online while looking at it, and it was one of my best experiences. You have the link below to the song, so you can experience it too :)
Many congratulations for making this, and many thanks too.
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:iconsepticemicplague:
SepticemicPlague Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. :D Keep up the awesome work!
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:iconb2blackhawk:
b2blackhawk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, can I describe it as a setting in one of my stories?
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:iconmilo13200:
milo13200 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really impressive work! congrats!
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Pretty impressive and deeply amazing !!!!!
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:iconauthor-bat-pegasus:
Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How do you make these?!?
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:iconposeidonschild:
poseidonSchild Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah
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:iconbrigitte-fredensborg:
Hi :iconbluebplz: This wonderful work is featured in :iconbeingblue:'s new journal [link]
We hope you like it! :iconblhplz:
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:iconalecmagician:
alecmagician Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow , "Epic Nosebleed Right here"
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:iconexcalibur-64m3r:
Excalibur-64M3R Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
This is very great.... I want!
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I like the stars, the planet, and of course, the iced rocks.
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:iconnuukeer:
Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Great, although there is a layer border visible above that big black spike and to the left of the biggest flare in the upper-left part of the picture. Also, what's that unshaded thingy on that gas planet?
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:iconcutrow:
Cutrow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
No words to qualify. i can say great, but thats not enuff, i can say beautifull, but its not the good word lol ! seriously thats a good job, its allready on my favs ;)

keep posting, and no matter what people say about the stars : let them shine for ever
:) !

Peace
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:icontr1umph:
Tr1umph Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Favourites:
666 [who?]

опасность
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:iconroronoa-forte:
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Reminds me of the many hours I spent harvesting ice in EVE Online. Cold, blue, and silent. :D
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:iconerwinthehedgehog:
Erwinthehedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Wow it's really good :)
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:iconst4lk3r-12:
St4lk3r-12 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
fav becouse this pic is very very nice
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:iconriveroflife777:
RiverofLife777 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Wonderful.
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:icondroopysama:
DroopySama Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Good work!!
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:iconaminkazama:
AminKazama Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
My chin just fell off :-)
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:iconshader1983:
Shader1983 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg huge
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:iconsaintnazaire:
SaintNazaire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship: Tell me your secret master xD
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:iconemillarsson:
EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is one thing that really bothers me; what is that thing in the top-right of the gasplanet?

Except from that, it's awesome! :)
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ouch , this ice burns my eyes ;)

Magnificient
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:iconindigowolfe:
IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Man, you got the cold atmosphere to permeate every aspect of this piece. Nice job!
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:icondemorafairy:
DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that looks amazing.
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:iconcorycow-aka-genesis:
CoryCow-aka-Genesis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Excellent work. This is very cool. No pun intended, lol.
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks a lot!
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:iconalphaabsol:
AlphaAbsol Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Beautiful.
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconaca985:
aca985 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
amazing! :)
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you greatly! :)
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:iconmateria-arts:
Materia-Arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Nice effect, grabbed me and pulled me in.
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconphoenixrage333:
PhoenixRage333 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
just...Whoa...
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconsynax444:
synax444 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Such an epic piece man!
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wait untill you see my new one :D Thanks!
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:iconsynax444:
synax444 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
CANT WAIT!!!!!
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:iconresic:
ReSiC Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
such a nice piece with a great depth
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you liked it :)
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:iconbottacchi:
Bottacchi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Waow ! This is fantastic work. Everything is : I like the softness of the planet.
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconwillyb246:
willyb246 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Oh, yea! One of my faves!
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
:handshake:
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:icongasparas:
Gasparas Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Artist
The mood in this one is really convincing.
And technically it looks very professional.
One of the bestfaves :)
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