A pair of explorers look out to the flying cities of Ordalla - an advanced civilization. The Ordallan Homeworld.
Matte painting/spacescape several weeks in the making. Finally finished. I originally made this for Troy CLE's "Marvelous World" [link]
however he thought the landscape did not fit his story(but he still thought it was cool). I am glad he rejected it, because I could then do anything I wanted with it, and this is what has resulted.
Used many stock images from istockphoto, stockxpert, and others. I've even recycled my terragen renders from previous artworks including "arctic sweep"(the base landscape), "First TG2", and "Summer Calling" into this. Works quite well.
Images used: [link]
I had a lot of fun with the nebula using photos of marble tile. I might put up a tutorial in the future.
Enjoy it folks, I'm now going to go back to working on the "Swift Project" (read journal for details)