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Meltdown by ErikShoemaker Meltdown by ErikShoemaker
A simple wallpaper for your desktop viewing pleasure =) submitted with the newest exhibition of 'The Luminarium': Illuminate V. You can find the complete exhibition here: theluminarium.net/v3/exhibits.…

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The ISS space station and the texture used for the smaller planet provided by NASA: www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imageg…

As usual: thanks for stopping by!

My first attempt at creating a planet core from 2009:
Rage of Silent Gods by ErikShoemaker
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Well what can I say. I like different digital art about space. I like it cause that special beauty of the space which artist can show us making bright detailed pictures. And ofcaurse I firstly must say that here we got all of this. Impressive detalization of not only the entire planet, but also a space around it. Far away stars, other small planets, satellites and spaceships, parts of the farer galaxies and even light from closest star I guess. In this way all is perfect.
Can't say that pictures of space is something really original, but in this case when we can see planet explosion from the inside, cause of unstability of the core I think, that's something we don't see so often in such a good quality. So this is enough to up originality on 4 instead of just usual 3.
Great technique. I never knew how to make such pictures and for me that is something close to impossible. I just can't immagen how can anyone draw something like this by his or her own hands. With this level of detalization, number of objects and other things...
So after all I can say that today I've seen something beautiful. This is not the picture what always will be in my mind, and what can really have a big impact on anyone's life. But this is surely deserves to be seen and admired. Great work, a picture what I always would be glad to add in any of my "space theme" collection ( if I ever will have one ).
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Aikonni Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Wow amazing! This is incredible. The first attempt was great but this improvement it breath taking
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praetoriansub Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
I find this simply amazing! The concept, the original idea, how you did everything, just wow :) I thought you definitely deserved 5 stars for originality and impact, which is why I thought this critique was slightly unfair. Slightly. Because it's not 5 stars everywhere :p :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks so much, I really appreciate it! The star ratings are very subjective in my opinion, and besides, four out of five is still a very good rating for me. :D
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RA-5X Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  New Deviant
IT IS WHOLE AND YET IT IS DISINTEGRATING. STRIKING.
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
One of two: gargantuan mining operation or mini death star. Nonetheless that's amazing the planet's core the chunks of rock falling towards it...
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner May 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful. Serene and terrifying alike!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it! 
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daniel-falin Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
best thing I ever saw on this topic, epic, congrats!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :bow:
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sed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
EXCLNT! :iconhetaonialienplz:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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sed Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
:iconbluemoodplz: :iconyourewelcomebubble:
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
amaizing :D
do you believe in aliens ? :D cuz i yes XD
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there could be billions of earth-like planets out there, many of them out of reach for us, but a couple we have already seen. 
It is very likely that on one or more of these planets biological life could have developed. So my answer is yes. They might not be green and slimey, but I believe in aliens 100%. ;)
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:D   cool :D   you right :D
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korblborp Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
oops.
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Raze-Two Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
the astronaut on that ship:
"Uhh, guys... I think there's something wrong here."
D:
but great job :D deserves a DD
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! I appreciate it
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C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Whoa,
That's so breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it! :D
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Artist
that reminds me soooooo much of the movie Ender's game!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a cool movie indeed! :)
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Artist
i loved it!
i cried so hard at that ending, man D:
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Dreigonix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was thinking the same thing! :squee:
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Artist
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE 
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fabulous !
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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delaverano Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
WOW! Awesome pic!:o (Eek) 

Btw was it really a meltdown or Chuck Norris was there and sneezed too loud? :D (Big Grin) 
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Dreigonix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet it was Utsuho. XD
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Artist
i bet it was chuck
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who knows.. :D thank you!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you do! :D
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
  this is quite possibly one of the most beautiful space based wallpapers i have ever seen, and ive seen a lot. every minute detail is absolutely perfect, DD well deserved.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! Actually, it was never rewarded with a DD :D
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
i... just noticed that... ill try and have that changed. i know shue... ill have him take a look.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I appreciate it, but don't bother. He knows my stuff pretty well, and also I just got a DD very recently, so it won't happen either way. :)
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
awww... this one SO deserves a DD.
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Bluenight01 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg!!! O_O i have no words to describe how much beautiful it is :3 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's more than enough for me, thank you! :)
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Bluenight01 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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DRAG0NBLADE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of when the black hole swallowed Vulcan in that Star Trek movie XD
Truly beautiful work, if I look really closely I can see all the little spaceships flying around, which adds a real sense of depth to the picture. Fantastic job :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like the details! Those always take most of the time, although they are very subtle and don't affect the scenery as a whole much.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
you have to teach me how you do your space scenes one day.. they look so damn professional! seriously this could easily be concept art for transformers or something like that!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you man, it's a great compliment coming from you! To be honest I just sticked to the less-is-more philosophy here to make it more convincing. Many space artists tend to put a lot of stuff into their backgrounds which is actually quite far from reality. :)
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
oooh I see! I'll have to try it out some time :D
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Rawglor Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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huMAC Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Digital Artist
"really a lot better on 2009 piece. Great work
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