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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 cgtextures.com), 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!

step by step-progress and 75%-details below:


Thanks for stopping by. :)
See my website for other art: www.xkire.de
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vagepaul Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
whou :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again :D
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mellowsonic Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome pic :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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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 didn´t know where I could find them, finally I know the place. =)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for the nice compliment :)
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AdelDisrespect Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Wow you are just awesome dude :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you, I appreciate it :)
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bdheks2134 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Erik, your work is mind blowing. I need you to make my logo for my youtube account. I will even promote your art on there. email me at musictavern1996 at gmail
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Akira500 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a scene from Halo =D
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