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October 17, 2011
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Where Eagles Dare by TylerCreatesWorlds Where Eagles Dare by TylerCreatesWorlds
I've always loved the way the sun reflects of rivers and lakes so I wanted to capture that. I don't know how well I pulled it off but I gave it my best shot. I re-worked the layout and nebula like 10 times and could never find something I was really happy with.

Original dimensions 4500x2581

Moons done with 3ds max
Planet and space done in Photoshop
Atmosphere made with Terragen

Terrain and cloud textures gathered from NASA.
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Woooo! So this is my very first critique :), so I apologize in advance if I say anything that might upset you. :hug:

I love everything about this piece. Details of the planet are top-notch, the nebula looks beautiful, the colors and lighting look very natural, and the starfield is well done. It's amazing, very realistic.

Vision: Perspective of the planet is great, plus the position of the larger moon and angle of the sun makes you feel that you're really flying across this planet in a spaceship. It also has that classic sunrise in space feel.

Originality: The nebula in the center is a unique touch, but I've seen many images like this.

Technique: Haha, I'm dumbfounded. =D The technique is excellent. Great work on the planets' details, I love how you made the suns reflection on its surface, and the colors and shape of the nebula is very well done.

I want to suggest one thing about the sun though. If you dim your computers brightness a little, it looks a cold, over saturated orange patch. Using a warmer orange color (a bit more toward the yellow's side) for the streaks and some more detail around the core should fix that and make it hot 8-)

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sierra223 Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! The name suits it just right, well done!
TylerCreatesWorlds Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
thejoker1997RBX Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this could pass off as a picture! Beautiful :) And I think the nebula came out great.
TylerCreatesWorlds Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much.
thejoker1997RBX Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome, you have serious talent! I'm going to check out some more of your work :D
NeyoPro Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that ATM is perfect! well done :)
TylerCreatesWorlds Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
drkzin Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just stunning!! Fantastic! Very nice work and I love the warmth that this artwork gives me. :)
TylerCreatesWorlds Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well thank you very much. Im glad that you like it so much.
Kurysu Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :heart:
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