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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 I originally made this for Troy CLE's "Marvelous World" [link] however he thought the landscape did not fit his story(but he still thought it was cool).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)
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Given 2010-01-02
Homeworld Ordalla by *z-design ( Featured by gucken )
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MusicAndArtIsMyLife Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
ok this is amazing :D I really want life to be THAT beautiful :)
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:iconjefderaldo:
JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
You certainly get those imaginations inhabitants of other dimensions and other planets with existing lives. I know you have a lot of talent in this kind of work, but if you believe in other people is certainly with the thoughts and ideas focused on this element type.

I've had some imaginations alike that when I woke up I did not want to return, are things that I do not know how to explain, but able to demonstrate in Art. But I do not have any tool to be able to express these views I have.

I really wanted to be able to draw so that neither you, Congratulations.

NOTE: (Google Translate) I'm from Brazil and unfortunately I can not speak English.
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:iconacid-flo:
Acid-Flo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent !!! :-)
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:iconhavendancehero:
havendancehero Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Writer
Simply breathtaking.
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:iconnestharon:
Nestharon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Writer
This remind me of Dalaran from World of Warcraft ;p
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:iconbergamind:
bergamind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
nice atmorphere... looks old school
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:iconthesyfyfan:
TheSyFyFan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
cool!
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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:icongkcnsrma:
GkcnSRMa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Very Nice Amazing :)
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:iconlordporksword:
LordPorksword Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Awsome pic which is now my new desktop!

Cheers!! :D
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:iconlordjamesconnors:
LordJamesConnors Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Magnific
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:iconinvariable-muse:
Invariable-Muse Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Wow.
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:iconmag889:
Mag889 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MEEEEOOWWW!!!!!
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:iconprakorimas:
Prakorimas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing artwork!

Colors, composition, lightning are just stunning!
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:iconm0m00:
M0M00 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! :) I love spaces with atmosphere like in Star Wars :)
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:iconjonjon74:
JonJon74 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Just stunning :-)
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:iconarttraveller77:
ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, absolutely love it. It's beautiful colored and beautifully designed. This would be cool to see in a movie, bring on the unique sci fi.
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:iconbillymachette:
BillyMachette Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
well done with the city!
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:iconaefyn:
aefyn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Writer
This is seriously epic!!! :D
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:iconmrunsmiley:
MRUNSMiLey Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That background's colors are so beautiful - I love red plus those stars!
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:iconmace66vw:
Mace66VW Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic. No other words can describe it. Great job!
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:iconherpderp448:
HerpDerp448 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Some things are just awesome in the world. This piece of art is a perfect example. Amazing work!
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:iconkinnika:
Kinnika Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
What would be required if you were to create a world for a writer? Right now, I'm developing 2 worlds and possibly a third, and I'm just curious as to how to go about looking for, or asking an artist to help me out with creating a visual for my stories.
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:iconhkdk:
hkdk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that's amazing! :D
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:iconrothexp:
rothexp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done. Speechless, really.
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:iconkseksaka:
Kseksaka Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing work :)
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:iconaeryzias:
Aeryzias Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
iSpy the Space Needle.
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:iconaurora2109green:
aurora2109green Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
The city looks quite easy, but the landscape and space scene is STUNNING! I really like it!!! :D
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
gorgeous scene my friend !!!
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:iconthevilduke:
thevilduke Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is very interresting. I really like the way you made the two guys. Outstanding.
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:iconrbadh:
rbadh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Photographer
amazing..
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:iconsilentartists:
SilentArtists Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
May I use this in a noncommercial video? I will give credit
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:iconalwaysnothere:
alwaysnothere Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing shot !!
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:icondarkancientlight:
DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Holy cow!!! OMG, that's very nice! *faints*
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:iconrethiamat:
Rethiamat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
truly a masterpiece to behold!
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation as well!
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:icondred101:
DRed101 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
hey i was wondering if you wouldn't mind sending me the Original file my email is DRed505@yahoo.com i want to use it for personal use im building a story board and this is PERFECT!
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:iconz-design:
z-design Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is the original file.
Or do you mean the layered source file?
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:iconbloodarrow97:
Bloodarrow97 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
You modeled this? WOW that's detailed!
What program for making an render?
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:iconskelvampire:
SKELVAMPIRE Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very freeking cool
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:icon3rdeyelab:
3rdeyelab Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
blah blah blah great blah
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:iconshinji2010:
Shinji2010 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Oh got this is awesome.
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:iconigreeny:
igreeny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
:jawdrop:

do you have it in print version ? I would love it on my wall !!!


btw. how to make matte painting ... :D Last times and this especialy matte painting are my favorites .. i want to do one but how too with all the sci fi elemts .
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bigfoot904 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Beautiful! I love the colors in the sky!
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:iconxeronoxic:
xeronoxic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
truely stunning!
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:iconrizarlogic:
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
My story for this. Fresh explorers escaping from a barbaric culture, looking up to idealists to wonder at how they can join to get away. But they likely cling to their old values, and would send word to their loved ones, bringing spies, invaders, and equalizers who want only to diminish the advancement of Ordalla. Ordalla knows this and keeps away high above the barbaric cultures!

Added -
Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
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:iconthe-doommaster:
The-DoomMaster Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Hi, I was wondering if I could use the picture as a design for my credit card. Please let me know, thanks.
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:iconz-design:
z-design Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Go ahead.
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:iconthe-doommaster:
The-DoomMaster Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconkyuubigetsugya:
Kyuubigetsugya Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
i love it when i see an artists imagination thrown into a piece of art!> its amazing> as is this piece nice work dude,, or dude-ess, lol
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PoizonShugarTrippXX9 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow....that is amazing! 8D
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