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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.
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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
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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

Thiago
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Thebaniprey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Amazing <:,)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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BakerLylesValentine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my fuck your artwork is stunning ;_;
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you, much appreciated ;)
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onlooker89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
It's like a planet filled with oil...
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cxmbUfuckingasshole Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
amazing job! the planet itself looks fantastic! all of it actually!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, many particularly pointed out they didn't like the planet... :D
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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!
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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!
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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 :)
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BuckHills Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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blazi76 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very impressive, love colours and scale
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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blazi76 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
most welcome!
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LookAtTheUniverse Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Spectacular :O
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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shadowsinthenyte Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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stanzs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
dud this is a powerfull piece I like the way u have rendered the planet and choice and use of colour
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, glad you like the colors! I kinda use them a lot :D
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zeedurrani Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love the colors and the detail, a true story in the making!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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tailsfluffy74 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's so royal...
Very beautiful!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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wafrec Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
:wow: >>>> wonderful artwork!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
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dancingwithrobots Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing lighting effects and textures. This piece is spellbinding! Great job, keep it up! :highfive:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much, glad you like it! :)
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Spectacular image, keep up the good work!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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TattyDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece just looks visually stunning to me.

So i guess you achieved your goal as an artist o.o

In that case! GREAT JOB!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you so much, glad you like it :)
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Praementi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is completely amazing to look at. (:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Dolphinfreakiii Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
awesome !!!! :o
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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aniqe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work:) i love everything about it, the colours the idea the execution is perfect and the final effect is amazing :love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the great compliment :) appreciated
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JohnnyClark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
like it, is a really beautiful work. all the elements work cohesive in the space and the light and the colors. great job
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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digital-fantasy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional
wonderful space scene. and a nice idea to call the ship "black pearl"
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Kataplazm Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
As we say in my town "Amai zeg !"... This kind of art is what I want to be able to draw someday. What you've accomplished is what remains a dream for me, congratulations !
Keep up the good work !
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! That's a great compliment, I appreciate it. :) Was this image featured somewhere?
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Kataplazm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I saw it on #GetWatchers... I might be one of the few that uses this group to actually discover others' art, haha!
You're very welcome ;-)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah okay, thanks for letting me know! I didn't use that tool in a long time though, but I got many comments on this particular image yesterday. I guess I should give the group another try. :D
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OnyisArt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You did a good job on this. Keep up the good work and never give up! :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you! :)
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Vubumasuraha Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Gr8 job! :D
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