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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:…

The resolutions contained in the zip-file are 


You should be able to simply fit smaller sizes to your screen, but if still want me to add more versions, let me know.

The ISS space station and the texture used for the smaller planet provided by NASA:…

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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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fabulous !
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
delaverano Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! Awesome pic!:o (Eek) 

Btw was it really a meltdown or Chuck Norris was there and sneezed too loud? :D (Big Grin) 
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
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.
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! Actually, it was never rewarded with a DD :D
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.
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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