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February 22, 2008
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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.

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

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


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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Sallar47 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work... looking forward to more :iconilavplz:
jorgenial Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Kick ass dude.!!! very cool
Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
The foreground is absolutely awesome !
graudon7507 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Amazing work man.
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.
SepticemicPlague Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. :D Keep up the awesome work!
b2blackhawk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, can I describe it as a setting in one of my stories?
milo13200 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really impressive work! congrats!
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Pretty impressive and deeply amazing !!!!!
Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How do you make these?!?
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