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The Orphaned World
Stellar birth is a messy affair.  Planetary birth is even worse. The chaos of young planetary disks does not only cause huge collisions, but also the ejection of entire planetary bodies.  It's very likely our own solar system lost a planet or two due to interactions with Jupiter.  Here I'm envisioning a gaseous planet with a companion moon still gravitationally attached which has been ejected far from its parent star. Its place of birth was originally in a vast star forming nebula which is also in the process of tearing itself apart due to strong stellar winds blowing off the massive young stars. As the rogue planet enters the void of interstellar space to endlessly orbit the center of the galaxy, it can (for now) look back at the spectacular nebula which was once its birthplace.  

Photoshop was used to create everything in this image.  I used my personal set of cloud brushes to paint the nebula as well as the texture for the gas giant. The planet is a modified version of my Saturn stock image which can be found here:  fav.me/d8f7djy

The nebula from this image was also used in my recent terraspace scene "The Mists of Niflheim" found here:  fav.me/dc1z6i0
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The Mists of Niflheim
I've wanted for some time to compose another image which focuses primarily on a nebula as the central theme.  In this scene, which I'm calling "The Mists of Niflheim" (Pronounced NIF-el-hyme), I've drawn heavily on my previous work "End of an Era".  However, rather than focusing on stellar and planetary death due to the demise of a star, here I'm focusing on a spectacular landscape which must surely be repeated millions of times in our galaxy alone.  I've often wondered, what view must be visible from a planet which lies near an extensive gaseous stellar nebula?  This is my answer to that question...

I decided to call this place Niflheim because this was one of the Nine Worlds from old Norse mythology and basically translates to "Mist Home", "Abode of Mist" or "Mist World".  Niflheim was primarily a realm of primordial ice and cold which held the frozen rivers of Élivágar and later became the abode of Hel, the goddess daughter of Loki.

The landscape in this scene was composed using Vue while the nebula was painted separately in Photoshop then added as an alpha plane during the final render.  Turn off your lights, view this scene full-screen, and let me know what you think!
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Warmth of the Morning Suns
My new work, which I'm calling "Warmth of the Morning Suns", depicts the sunrise of a double star system as viewed from a very Earth-like moon in orbit around a gas giant. I recently traveled to the east coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula where I had the good fortune to watch a number of beautiful sunrises over the Caribbean ocean.  The rocky limestone outcrops common to the Yucatan's east coast got me thinking about doing this scene.

In this image the viewer stands on a warm and water-rich moon just inside the entrance to a rocky sea-cave.  This moon enjoys a warm and balmy climate due to its proximity to a double star system seen off in the distance.  Most of the warmth and light washing over this particular "Cosmic Shore"  comes from the much brighter of the two stellar companions.  Had conditions been a little bit different in our own Solar System, perhaps Europa would enjoys views like this.

I used Vue to render the landscape and moons for this image. Photoshop was then used to add the moons and gas giant to the final scene.  The planet itself started out as my "Saturn Planetary Texture Stock Image" found here:  fav.me/d8f7djy which I then altered for this scene.  I wanted to create a very warm image so I stuck with many shades of yellow and orange to illuminate the landscape.  I think I succeeded quite well.  As always I love to hear what you think so drop me a comment!
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Mirrored in Stone
I had the idea for some time to create a scene where a stone circle (similar to Stonehenge) was built to mimic a nearby ringed gas giant.  This idea is not so far-fetched since Stonehenge as well as many other stone circles and structures around the world are astronomically aligned.  In this scene I'm imagining an ancient circle built to mimic, or perhaps honor, the magnificent view they had in their sky.  Built to be observed from a certain vantage point at a certain time of the year, the stone circle still honors the Gods of the sky with remarkable accuracy.  Making this image up got me thinking what many of the ancient civilizations of our world would have done if a planet like this was always visible in our sky?

I used Vue to render out the landscape for this image, Daz for the female character, and Photoshop to add the planet, moon, and clouds.
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Nebula Stock Image 1
The first half of my recent nebula created in Photoshop.  This image was done entirely in Photoshop using my own set of cloud brushes based on photographs I took myself.  You will find this image fits seamlessly with Nebula Stock Image 2.  fav.me/db9280t Just piece them together using PS or similar image processing program.

I’m offering this as a stock image for anyone who wishes to use it, but please respect the work that went into producing this image and be sure to credit me.  If you do use this, please credit me, link back to this page, and if you can drop me a note, I’d love to see what you did

Conditions of use:

You can NOT use this image in any commissioned work or other commercial product without direct permission from me.

You CAN use this image in any deviations you want to make available as prints, provided they are only sold as deviant prints like most artists do here.

You MUST credit me and link back to either this or my main page from any deviation you use the image in.

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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
have a fun and safe birthday
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Thank you
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Eric-S-Huffman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
Birthday Link ~ www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-28jA…
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Thanks!
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PapaGolf54 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy-Birthday by PapaGolf54  
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Thanks!
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Terring Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Happy birthday :)
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Sel-Diora Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
nice drawings... and WELCOME TO MY HALL OF FAME!
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
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Irsanna Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Happy birthday! :)
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Thank you!
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Crysis328 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
amazing dude :D
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Thanks.
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Irsanna Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Happy birthday! Let your dreams come true!
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Thanks so much!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Happy birthday :)
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday!!! :)
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Thank you very much!
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