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