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Towering by tadp0l3 Towering by tadp0l3
Alright, another wallpaper for you fellas. Relatively quick piece, nothing special.

Comments would be appreciated.
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DarkBlack315 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
truly amazing
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xybre Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
From your other comments, it seems you intended the planet as a gas giant. Personally I thought it was terrestrial with some sort of massive dust storm in the lower hemisphere. The edges of that dark "storm" seem strangely illuminated, perhaps an additive lighting effect with the rings?

The small moon, the highlighting on the planet, and the detailed nebula are all great looking. :)
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darthpenguin42 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Really cool. Very well done.
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Thealmosthalfdead Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student General Artist
What programe did you use to make this :D:D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
That gas giant texture threw me for a loop at first, but after carefully pondering it :P I think I like it
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks ;)

Texture is made using displacement maps - and the map I used didn't exactly give the normal horizontal pattern one would expect from a gas-giants. But instead created some nice vertical storms. Granted it's not the perfect texture, I probably should have post-worked the texture using conventional methods. Was a quick piece though, and I kinda like how the gas-giant came out anyhow :)
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Interesting, I love the stuff you can get from experimenting ;) I wonder if there is a way that storms/clouds like this could form in reality? Of course we only have a handful of gas giant planets to study right now, but who knows....
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   General Artist
so cool!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   General Artist
welcome ^_^
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