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September 13, 2007
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First Snow by taenaron First Snow by taenaron
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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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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
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