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SILENT WATCHERS

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Programs - Terragen + Photoshop 7 + World Machine
Time taken - 15 hours
Original resolution - 2000 x 3000
Planets - *Mr-Frenzy, clouds - sxc.hu

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Another biggie from me. Enjoy, or I might cry. Thank you.
Dedicated to =Ladyofspira for being my 100th watcher.

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:icontefeari:
tefeari Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
Nice blending, nice colors, nice planets, nice TG. The planet's bit of blending on the TG horizon could be changed ever so slightly but it's hard to say how.

Nice piece!
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006  Professional
Thanks!! :)
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:iconnelsonp:
nelsonp Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet work there. The clouds work very well.
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Professional
Thanks :)
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:iconpremium-suede:
premium-suede Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
Thats amazing
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Professional
Thank you
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:iconharpzero:
harpzero Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
excellent
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconphobos2000:
phobos2000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005   Photographer
Well done.. thats some proff work :)
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005  Professional
Thank you :nod:
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:iconeccy:
eccy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005   Writer
+Fav
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:iconhauntedbyangels:
HauntedByAngels Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that the Earth I see in the sky.. twice?
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Professional
*corrects you*

I got them from *Mr-Frenzy and they are different planets... I didn't just duplicate one of them or anything :D I dunno, I guess he wanted to make them Earth-like!
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HauntedByAngels Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
Ah, I see. I'd really suggest making your own planets though, givesd you more control and allows for more variety. Just a thought.

And I must say, it's a really nice image, though I'd have personally chosen to drop the stars and lower the opacity on the gradient.
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Professional
OK, thanks for the critique! Yeah I've tried making planets lots before but I can never find textures big enough :(
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
Awesome fade in the sky. :thumbsup:
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Professional
Thanks
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:iconfelixthecat-91:
felixthecat-91 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005   Photographer
nicely titled.
I like it a lot
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Professional
Thanks!!
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:iconjkiner:
jkiner Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
I love the symmetry... a very balanced piece... I like the transition from space to land... A good amount of detail is placed on each part of the transition...

Are those clouds generated? If they are, they are incredible...

Overall... Nice piece...

Vivid color
Great detail
Good symmetry
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005  Professional
Thank you!! No, the clouds aren't genereated... have to wait till TGD for that... they come from a stock image.
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:iconjkiner:
jkiner Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
That's fair enough... Hard to improve upon the real thing... :D
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005  Professional
Yeah :)
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:iconsparkleyes:
Sparkleyes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005
COOOOL .. i love it :) well done
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005  Professional
Thanks!!
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:iconwithinillusion:
WithinIllusion Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
Oh, how cute this right here looks and I like how it always is taking me to another world with your art indeed. Way to go on the 100th watcher. your catching up with me quicky.

Illusion
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Professional
:aww: Thank you!
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:iconstudiodrip:
Studiodrip Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
well done! you've got some skill.... ^_^
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Professional
Thanks
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ShadowGamers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
On the closest planet where the edge gets bright, it seems that the planet outline goes from smooth to rough, may want to fix that, and the light behind it that seems to fade away faster at the top.
Also, the sun compared to its relection seems a little small, either make the reflection a little bigger of the sun a little smaller :shrug:

Other than that, I cant find anything wrong with it, good job :thumbsup:;)
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
OK... ;) I don't like really big sun reflections but yeah I probably made a bit too small this time :D
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:iconmindfire:
Mindfire Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
funky stuff! :)
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconliewqi:
liewqi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
AH PRETTY! <3
How do you merge the terrain to the sky with clouds so well? (since you say the clouds are from a photo?)
TEACH ME MASTER!
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
Well my son... (lol) ... or daughter... or whatever... the bit that I rendered in Terragen went from the bottom of the water to a bit over top of the sun, so I got in everything that I needed in one shot. Now I rendered it at 2000 x 1500 becaue my computer's still pretty slow, so I basically made a new piece at 2000 x 3000, dragged the rendered piece in it to the bottom, so I have the Terragen part, and a big blank space up top. Then I used the eyedropper tool to get the exact colour of the sky above the sun, set the other colour to black, and made a gradient from the top of the new piece right down to where the Terragen layer was. Now, there was still some wonky bits here and there where the sky merged with the space, so I merged all layers, selected the sky, and did a gaussain blur move, to eliminate any problems with the gradient. From there I could adjust my levels, brightness, etc.
For the clouds, I selected around the clouds in the original picture, dragged them it, and set the blending mode to Lighten, to make them blend in with the sky. Some close-up erasing was required, but that's the basic gist of it.

Whew...
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:iconliewqi:
liewqi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
Oooh thank you! =)
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:iconcoodu:
coodu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005   Digital Artist
Sweet Work Man, Great Stuff :)

Sam
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
Thank you :D
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:iconcoodu:
coodu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005   Digital Artist
Pleasure, as always :)
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:iconsilent-m:
Silent-M Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
that is so nice, :+fav: on this, i like the name silent watchers

i need terragen, fast lol
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
:dance: Thanks!!
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:iconp4r0l3:
p4r0l3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
another amazing piece, keep it up ;)
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
Thank you :bow:
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:iconim4candee:
im4candee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
another perfection
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
:highfive:
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:iconzebrazebrazebra:
zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Professional Writer
One of your best yet, I think! I love the almost not-real huge blue of the water.
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconwhy-try-any-longer:
why-try-any-longer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
great mate. Only criticism is that it changes between black skies and blue skies too quickly. Sunset would have been move realistic...
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:iconzebravissimo:
zebravissimo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional
Thanks... and yeah I see what you mean :)
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:iconjaaku-monkey:
Jaaku-Monkey Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005   Digital Artist
Nice, i like it, looks real, does kind of go black quite quick. See you around!
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