Here are both ships. Maybe this gives an idea of the scale I as thinking of. The nebula is a stock free image which I tweaked the hue on. The planet is flaming pear. Created in photoshop, used as a background in Carrara 8. Rendered twice (once for the clouds) and then both layers tweaked again in Photoshop.
As mentioned before, influenced by a lot of artists. Probably mostly Stephan Martiniere.
This is a big image. Please look at the full sized image to see the detail.
Thanks for looking.
This image, along with the asteroid one "may" be featured in issue 136 of 3DWorld!
Aug 31, 2010 12:12:14 pmby waldomac Homepage »
Exceptionally cool. It's always so tricky to determine the appropriateness of lens flare, but, in this case, not only was it the perfect call, but it lends a stylistic completeness to the whole image, I think. To be concentric circles over the planet is just plain great composition. Woohoo. Love it.