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arsheesh
07-08-2012, 07:36 PM
Hi all, well, here was my entry for last month's challenge. The challenge was to create a map of an extreme environment. I chose to do a sci-fi piece depicting an ice-moon (Boreas) that was home to a mining colony. Here are two different versions of this piece: one of which is more of a planetary view, and the other of which is more "map-like".

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

eViLe_eAgLe
07-08-2012, 11:39 PM
I love it, I especially like the subtle textures on it, and the statistics by the side. Simply brilliant!

Jaxilon
07-09-2012, 08:57 PM
I love the planet version because it feels like I'm in a ship flying towards it at the beginning of a movie. I can imagine the music playing already. Well done man!

Gidde
07-09-2012, 09:28 PM
Ha! Your mappy one almost perfectly matches my current desktop. My transparent taskbar is exactly that shade of purple and the desktop image is a slideshow of saturn's moons. Needless to say, I LOVE that version. It's nice to see a sci-fi overlay that isn't green.

arsheesh
07-10-2012, 07:45 PM
Thanks guys!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

AaFen
08-08-2012, 07:43 PM
Have you thought of lighting up the colony, it being on the night side? I think that would give a really cool accent to the picture.

gen
08-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Great science-fi depict! I really like the smooth quality of the lighting and the minimalist style is quite accomplish. Not too much, just enough. :)

arsheesh
08-09-2012, 12:55 AM
Have you thought of lighting up the colony, it being on the night side? I think that would give a really cool accent to the picture.

I hadn't considered that, but it's a good idea. At the moment though, I'm knee-deep in my studies (I'm in the middle of a PhD) and don't really have the free time to play around with the map.


Great science-fi depict! I really like the smooth quality of the lighting and the minimalist style is quite accomplish. Not too much, just enough. :)

Thanks Gen, nice of you to say.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

khumphries
09-25-2012, 11:18 AM
This is beautiful! I love the planetary view. It is so realistic looking!

Kolyana
09-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Stunningly gorgeous. Love the map-like labelled one.

arsheesh
09-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Thanks guys, much appreciated!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

sim97fan3
10-02-2012, 08:56 PM
What program did you use to make this?

arsheesh
10-02-2012, 08:58 PM
I used GIMP for most of the map, but I used Inkscape to make the tick marks on the Meridian.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

jtougas
10-02-2012, 09:53 PM
Awesome as usual !!

GrimFinger
10-24-2012, 01:08 AM
The one on the right is wonderful.

arsheesh
10-24-2012, 05:08 AM
Thank GrimFinger and JT.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

jtougas
10-24-2012, 05:19 PM
No Nexium or Uranium.... Or are you just hiding your findings of it? INTERWORLD ENERGY Inc might have to take an interest in this planet.... :)

Lyandra
10-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Beautiful! The "mappy" one looks amazing. :)