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Arctic Sweep by z-design Arctic Sweep by z-design
Boy that was fun.. I took a break off that damn brushset and made some art.
Something I really wanted to do for a while is make a space scene with a city. Inspired by *aiRaGe . I spent several hours implementing dozens of stock night city pictures and making dot brushes for other lights.


Rendering: 15 hours, 29 mins
Postwork: 2 days


*Produced with AMD Athlon FX series processor
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RJL7983 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Something to think about as far as types of civilizations. A type 1 civilization has colonised it's entire planet and moons, a type 2 one has colonised it's entire system even if multiple suns and a type 3 has colonised it's entire galaxy and dwarf galaxies. I wasn't going to put this but here is an expanded recursive description of what type 4 civlizations and beyond be like.

If a civilization becomes so advanced that they start creating dimentionally recessed technology meaning objects or buildings that are bigger on the inside and if they start thoroughly colonising throught their entire domain then it is inevitable that they will start puttong objects inside this dimentionally recessed layer of space of a large portion or all of their colonies are connected. Eventually they will start putting entire planets and systems inside this inner layer of space or collective subspace inside the colonies. Eventually they become so advanced that the space inside their colonies becomes larger than all the lightyears of space that these coloniese straddle. Because they are dimentionally recessed the space inside keeps growing up to a point even though in normal space outside their colonies has not gotten that much larger. Because of all this entire galaxies eventually get placed inside this space so in an average colonised galaxy in normal space there are maybe hundreds of galaxies inside thissecond layer of inner space inside the colonies. This is what a type 4 civilization could be.

I'm not sure of this but it is possible that each new type of civilization is based on soemthing tens of billions of time larger in scales than the last level. Because the normal galaxies in normal space have been so colonised and because galaxies have been placed inside these colonies; even though it doesn't look it from the outside, it there by stands to reason that they would start to thoroughly colonise these inner galaxies and make a third layer of space or a second layer of dimentionally recessed space and place many more galaxies inside these that the galaxies on the outside. Then making a third layer of dimentionally recessed space from the colonisation of the third layer of galaxies these have galaxies inside them that are colonised and so on for tens of billions of layers one inside the other. This is what a type 5 civlization might be.

Take the patturn of recursion of a type 4 and 5 civilizations and expand this to tens of billions of levels and this is what a type 6 civilization might be.

Imagine the 10th type of civilization, type 100 or type tens of billions. Because this is based again on multiples of ten billion then this could be a second layer of civilizations wich could be expanded to another layer of civlvizations and so on.

There could interestingly be tens of billions of civilization layers making an unthinkable number of advancment of civilization.

This was just a thought experiment in recursion but this is possible what types of civilizations could be beyond 3 so anyway thanks.
MsT4GFX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Exceptional art !
Can I use it into a web template? (I will add credits)
mlowther99 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Now THIS is the type of work I enjoy coming across.

The rendering and craftsmanship are just right. I like how you indicated civilization, but didn't force the detail. This lets me invest some imagination into it and that is why I really enjoy it--it pulls me in and prompts for my participation. Yeah, no doubt you nailed the coloring; That is gorgeous. This is not only going to be a favorite, it will be one I post on my inspiration cork board above my drawing table.

Thanks so much for sharing this landscape!

crazyneko17 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
OMG ! This one is going to be in my faves ! Just Breathtaking ! =)
SiberiumAbyss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours of this piece and the atmosphere of the composition make my heart melt. :D There's a nostalgic, cold feeling, which oddly clashes with a tingly, warm, homely sensation.... It's a little hard to describe. ^_^' But I love in particular how you've given it an other-worldly impression... I sorely wish I could use this as my desktop background, but I doubt you'd permit me... Or at least, you probably wouldn't approve of me doing so without your consent.

Anyway, outstanding work!! This piece has given me an uplifting feeling I'd been pining to feel for such a long time which no other has given.
z-design Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You can use it as your desktop background. There's no reason why I wouldn't allow that.
SiberiumAbyss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really? O_O Oh my goodness, thank you!!! :icongrin--plz:
Acidalium Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
wow man, i just found you on Deviant art not 10 min ago and im seriously impressed with the stuff you make.
CarbonCruisers Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
This is just AWSOME !!!
I love the whole work on this
Well worth the time you took to do this , got to add this to my Favs
leviathen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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