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Tranquility by realillusions Tranquility by realillusions
Two contrasting scenes. A tumultous sky above a serene landscape. Between them, an eerie sense of calm comes over those whoe view it.

I think I'll use this in a spacescape, but I do like it as it is. Terrain is from....well, I don't remember. I had about ten that I was using, and edited them all beyond recognition. If you happen to recognize it, let me know. I'd like to know myself.

4 hours render time, no post-work aside from border, etc.


Edit: changed a few small things, nothing you'd probably notice. Sorry if it was in the 'ol message center again.
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Professional Writer
Really love this! It's a stunning creation!
eefel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
That's beautiful.... I love the sky and the way the mountains contrast it.
mvodak Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
hmm, neat. just as you said, mate, serene and silent. it really has kind of spacelandscape look.
As for the feeling I get - it looks a bit ... godforsaken, without life, dead. Maybe a few creatures would hel - nothing too complicated, just a few brushes of birds or something.
another thing that would help is a river, perhaps on the left. And, to push the serenity effect to its climax, what about changing the sky to the more blue one, I mean "earth blue" with small white cuddly clouds, perhaps one or two cumulonimbus would do as well.
Still, great job you did. cool. :thumbsup:
softcell72 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
was going to say, I love the terrain, colors are awesome too
jarofjuice Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
I'm tired of seeing water and rock mountain renders - it is refreshing to see some green and a sky that was paid attention to :)
SirCula Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow excellent work
kuhu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a really nice piece. Might I ask what software you made it with?
realillusions Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Terragen, with slight work in Photoshop afterwards.

Thanks for the comment:D
lashanathao Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow... i can see this as an opening for a video game or in a movie scene... just beautiful! wonderful colors!! i love how you can see the light hitting the trees/plants.... such wonderful detail.
judazfx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!!! :clap:
Lemme fave it :p
moshmello Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005
wow amazing view amazing work!!
hentai-mushu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2005   Writer
dang, that is GORGEOUS. like everyone else, i adore the sky.
absolutely wonderful job.
Mesocyclone Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
The sky colour is incredible! Nice effect near to the sun. The terrain is very good, love the surface!
Beautiful work!
Ravielle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
Iíve never commented on terrain art before, but this one caught my eye (it was in my message center for a long time). I love the colors of the sky and the way the seem to flow into each other. The mountains are gorgeous, especially one in the middle. Very tranquil indeed! :nod:
Looks like you have a gift to me ;p
Arandor Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005   Interface Designer
/orgasm ok. I'm good. I promise. Lol daron, at it again. Go and amaze EVERYONE why don't you. Hah, nice work though hoe.

:greenprobe: mmm, and I felt like leaving you a flying green probe.
realillusions Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
I sure do love those green probes :aww:
Ravielle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
:faint: That amazes me
Gravemaster7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
nice, peaceful and detailed picture
bennettua Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
I found you because you posted in my forum on how long it takes to complete a work of art, so I came to your gallery, and I see you're a SATRIANI FAN! Nice to find another Satch fan here! Care to watch swap?
Have yo useen him live? Or Vai? They're both incredible, God-like.
realillusions Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
I've seen vai, satch hasn't come to town. It was :D :+devwatch:
NydaLynn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooooh! I like! :D
x0blivi0nx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
Holey crap Ill, thats sick I dont see one thing i dont like..:+fav: this shit!
phoenixmaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
How on earth did you get those colours in the atmosphere, they are stunning o_0 ...
Dumaker Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
A W E S O M E render, many realistic! yeah, great work! :drunk:
indifferens Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
Beautiful work :hug:
Sweetbellaroe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005   Photographer
Nice work, looks great
Suirebit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
The Terrain is really good :) The atmo colors don't fit, but it's ok
JRose-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005   Photographer
Nicely done :)
CrAzYmOnKeY Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
love that atmo :nod:

surface is really nice :D
axentric Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
wow very nice!!!:+fav:
frozen-pride Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
very pretty its amazing excellent job on this :heart:
flyingstarsurfer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
good work! tell me how you made it so I can be cool like you :hug: I miss you a lot!
chaos-syndrome Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Very atmospheric piece here, I'm liking the bliss effect, and the terrain is great.
BPauba Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Nice peice here. Awesome texturing. It seems that the sky and the terrain were rendered seperatly, but it still looks fantastic :nod: Great work man.
realillusions Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
You're good ;) I did them seperately solely for time reasons. Wasn't sure how long until I'd have to evacuate for the hurricane, but I wanted at least part of it rendered before I left.
tigaer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
uh that one is neat :) some beautiful coloring. great terrain... truly neat!
ArtistGjurich Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really good. How do you do it?
Joyblack007 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Brilliant. I think the combination of the sinister and the serene is my favorite part of this piece.

:highfive: :thumbsup:
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