Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
November 1, 2010
File Size
6.9 MB


33,563 (12 today)
1,293 (who?)
The Black Pearl by ErikShoemaker The Black Pearl by ErikShoemaker
For EvokeOne: "Voyage"

This is a piece I created just for fun during my trip to Louisiana. My roommate had some experience with the freeware 3D software Blender and assisted me on my first steps. Creating planets and asteroids in Blender was so much easier than I thought.

I used a model by ~dmaland as a base for the space station. Thank you!

I've added a wallpaper pack which contains the following resolutions (press download to the right):

1280 x 800 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 1920 x 1080 | 1920 x 1200

In my experience these are the most frequently requested resolutions, but if you need a different version feel free to comment right here.

Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
Visit my website: [link]
Add a Comment:
Hmm, if I wouldn't have to write a Minimum of 100 words, just one word would fit - AWESOME!

I love everything on it. The colours, the awesome Composition, the lights, the action and of course the story. Because of those little Spacestations and Ships it acutally looks like a scene from a movie. The asteroid field near of the blue homeplanet is the perfect place for young Space piolts to practise and train their skills. The big station is the home of those pilots. Those rings in the upper right part are doors to another galaxies and colonies of the home planet.

I just love what you did whith the nebula and the colors. The nebula is vell textured (or painted?) and looks like a nebula =JoeJesus could do (in my opinion he is one of the three best nebulacreators on deviantart). The Starfield is very shiny but also quite realistic and fits the whole piece more than just perfect.

Those asteroids and stations are also quite awesome, especially because you did them whith Blender(read my note ;)).

The only thing I don't like that lot is the texture of the planet. Sure, its very detailed but like `priteeboy said, you see too much details of the ground like a beach and so on for such a big planet.

But thats just a litte detail which isn't really necessary for the impact^^

PS: I hope everyone may understand my english and doesn't mind my grammatically fails :D
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
37 out of 38 deviants thought this was fair.

First of all
Critique an art work from this guy
is a great responsability for anyone...but here i go

At the first moment my eyes are very pleased with the colors
Blue+purple, a very good combination in art and specially in the space-art.

The foreground: that spaceship and the rings plus the close asteroid give a nice sense of scale of this image.
Going more far, the others asteroids are very well done. The luminosity on them are very real.

The background: i know that you good with most of the elements "commons" in the spaceart, but this nebula is very very amazing. One of your best.
Starfiled is superb!
That far planet was placed nice too.

The middle ground: Space crafts , far rings, and the big planet. Well done. The color on the planet is good. I think that darkside could be less "dark", but that is an idea. The light in the top of the planet are very hot. the blaze are very nice too. About the texture...this part take my eyes in other direction. That big plate maybe is given another scale to the image. The ground is very blue too, maybe less color in it could help. the idea of the big plate wasn't bad, but maybe off for the rest of the scene.
I love moons, maybe more of them... :D

That upper light is very good too.

A very well done scene, form the darkness of the space to a light hole in a nebula , lost in space, in the middle of an "race" with some spaceships and rings..hahahah
ok, maybe it's my imagination right know :D

What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
43 out of 44 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

Thebaniprey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Amazing <:,)
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BakerLylesValentine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my fuck your artwork is stunning ;_;
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you, much appreciated ;)
onlooker89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
It's like a planet filled with oil...
cxmbUfuckingasshole Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
amazing job! the planet itself looks fantastic! all of it actually!
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, many particularly pointed out they didn't like the planet... :D
cxmbUfuckingasshole Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
wow really? i like it the most because of the textures visible in it! It makes me feel like it's an alive planet and not just a rock!
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thank you I appreciate it! Initially I liked the texture too because it's not an ordinary one. But the critique is reasonable, namely that it has too many visible details (like beaches and so on) and it's not extremely realistic, like there's a very long and narrow strip of land, which couldn't exist in reality. I'm really glad you like it though!
cxmbUfuckingasshole Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
ah well , i guess that is where i digress with others, i have a special attachment for all that is not ordinary hehe, and even more if it's unrealistic when it should be realistic, you know what i mean? haha
But then again, that is just my very personal taste :)
Add a Comment: