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First Snow

First work for some weeks. I just wanted to learn more about terragen. And that's the result. I know, it's no big innovative monster artwork, but I like the mood in it. It's like the first day of winter, snow at evening and everything's just silent and peaceful. Lovely :D

I hope you like it too. :+devwatch: :+fav: and Comments welcome like everytime.

Technical Informations:
- 4000x3000 px 300dpi
- rendertime of terragenpart: 6hours
- some of my own stocks
- Adobe Photoshop CS + 3dsMax9
- 70 layers, 500mb psd

Wallpaper is available in 5 sizes


edit: deleted river on planet, improved the moon and the lighthouse
edit²: added promised widescreen.sizes
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At first glance I thought this was a pretty neat sci-fi image. The composition is very good, and the artist know how to guide your eyes thru his visuals. An overall feeling of emptiness (the bare rocks and no sign of life anywhere), loneliness (am I stuck on this planet? Who left me there?) and unwelcoming atmosphere (the mountains look icy and cold) is the first thing I register.
But then, as your eyes go exploring you notice a small beacon on top of the the most prominent mountain. There is life after all! Perhaps I am not stuck here anyway? Perhaps I live here...I may even be on a trip exploring this planet?
I always love when an artwork tells more than just the apparent story, and this one does so very well.
But the single detail that sucked me into this image, was the small planet or moon situated between "my" planet, and the large Earth-like planet in the back.
That globe makes the whole picture 3-dimensional, believable and lifelike.
The only hickup I have are the distant white mountains and their surrounding white "glow", atmosphere or mist.
They look like they don´t really belong.
Other than that, this is a great piece of artwork that looks like an image pulled out of the NASA archives 2167 A.D.
What do you think?
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ReyFrisson Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Hello, how can I use your images? I would make a lovely cover for a music album. Is what I can use it for free? And give credit to your name on the album?
Thx :)
taenaron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016   Digital Artist
I sent you a note :)
MadSDesignz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hi bruv, sorry for using your photo on one of my designs. I found it googling for a specific image and it came up on a website giving away free wallpaper. It did'nt mention your name or the origin of the designer so I could credit them. I'm just letting you know so you don't think I intentionally used it without respecting your work. Hope you don't take offence to it. Thanks.
ChronicCookie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…; Can i use this on my fb page?  i will state i got it from this site and provide the url if you let me use a few photos for the page?
taenaron Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Digital Artist
haikuo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Which version of terragen did you use and how much did it cost? cause this is amazing
isystem Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
it fantastish!
ichbastele Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool :)
Edward1948 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
very nice
KoyotoShadow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like the view from Palavien...
valentt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Just gorgeous !
Ultragoldenfez Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O :O :O
deniss1131 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice paiting ;)
l15ard Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Nice image, nice use of terragen :D
weaselcraftarts Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! It pulls me right in.
GingerCat-P Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
every bit you look at, it seems unreal to think that someone DRAWN it. i looks more like a photo from an astronaut or an alien. it is an absolute beauty
ejkaull Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist
That's amazing.....I never heard of terragen....
was it difficult to learn?
hudshefa2008 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
great really great photo i love that
Boscher Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
did you create that planet in the back? (The far/big one)
taenaron Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Digital Artist
yes I did ;)
Boscher Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
absolutely fantastic.
Boscher Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
love it
Wiccanvampiress14 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Love it!!!
Tenderis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Small light at the horizon.
Khodu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
really lovely. cant wait to see how this looks on my plasma. Gonna be AWESOME!!!
AndromedaCollision Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I bought my first AdvancedPhotoshop Magazine because this amazing was on the cover
and now 1 year later I put it on my background sometimes

It's just a stunning artwork
taenaron Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010   Digital Artist
haha awesome :) thanks!
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why haven't I faved this? Am I stupid? Apparently....
taenaron Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010   Digital Artist
haha dunno :) thanks!
deviant-dentex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Great picture!
Love the three little figures climbing the hang along the ridge - and the overall detail.
I agree with the critique below about the mist/clouds - noticed this issue too, sorry.
Other than that, IMHO, a stunning work!

Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
A lovely landscape. I want to visit it with my spacesuit...
taenaron Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
mdbruffy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
This is really nice.Love the amount of detail.
taenaron Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks :)
SpaceShipEarth Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Very nice
taenaron Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
thx ;)
mylsthmpsn2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i simply cant take my eyes off this picture!
iancjw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice work! :D
BobInvisible Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Writer
I just found out that you're the author of this magnificent wallpaper. I had downloaded it months ago while I was browsing wallpaper sites. I submitted four desktop customizations of it and linked to your page in my comment. Great work.
saasn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
nice nice and nice agine
aurora2109green Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
This is amazing... BEAUTY
taenaron Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks :)
tedbunnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
great concept very emotive keep on rolling
Phoenix-Roar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Amazing! The cosmos is such a wonderful place. The only thing that throws me off a little is the lighthouse, because it looks out of place at first glance.

But still, totally amazing work, and I hope you make more! :D :love:

Favourited!! :+favlove:
taenaron Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Digital Artist
thank you :)
oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding and inspiring work.
taenaron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
always my pleasure :bow:
butanokaabii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
You could kill someone by being this good, you know.
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