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First Snow by taenaron First Snow by taenaron
:bulletred: All wallpapers also are available at GT-Graphics.de! :bulletred:

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


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edit: deleted river on planet, improved the moon and the lighthouse
edit²: added promised widescreen.sizes
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:iconlassebauer:
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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:iconl15ard:
l15ard Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Nice image, nice use of terragen :D
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:iconweaselcraftarts:
weaselcraftarts Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! It pulls me right in.
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ProfPikachu 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
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ejkaull Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist
That's amazing.....I never heard of terragen....
was it difficult to learn?
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hudshefa2008 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
great really great photo i love that
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:iconboscher:
Boscher Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
did you create that planet in the back? (The far/big one)
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:icontaenaron:
taenaron Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Digital Artist
yes I did ;)
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:iconboscher:
Boscher Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
absolutely fantastic.
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:iconboscher:
Boscher Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
love it
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Wiccanvampiress14 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Love it!!!
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