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Deus Ex Machina by ErikShoemaker Deus Ex Machina by ErikShoemaker
I haven't made a single classic space scene in 2011, even though I have my roots in space art. So here you go. ;-) The main motivation for this work was to practice angles and perspective and it took a lot longer than expected.

To complete this image I made use of several different techniques: While the station in the foreground is mainly painted with addition of a few textures ([link] and, the resource for the people in it is stock photography ([link] [link] [link]). To render the planet and the spaceship the 3D functions of Photoshop came in handy. The ship model in the mid-planes is based on one of ~dmaland's renders ([link]) and edited with the usual addition of textures and effects. Thanks a lot!

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Telian24 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gerade wieder gesehen, als ich durch den Kalender geblättert habe. Ich liebe diese Bilder, die Technik und Natur verbinden zu diesem einmaligen 'sense of wonder', den in dieser Form nur SciFi bei mir erzeugen kann, egal in welchem Medium.
War die Wahl des Roten Meeres mit Ägypten/Nil, Sinai und Arabien als Textur für den Planeten eigentlich mit Hintergedanken verbunden, oder war es eher Zufall?
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nee, ich hatte einfach eine schöne Textur davon, die ich für den Planeten verwursten konnte. Aber gut aufgepasst! :) 
Vielen Dank für den netten Kommentar, freut mich zu hören dass es gefällt!
vagepaul Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
whou :D
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again :D
mellowsonic Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome pic :)
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
arely1716 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I really like your work, you have a great imagination to do all these amazing images. I always wanted to see images like these but I didnīt know where I could find them, finally I know the place. =)
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for the nice compliment :)
AdelDisrespect Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Wow you are just awesome dude :)
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you, I appreciate it :)
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