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Qanesia: Organic and Metallic by Horhew Qanesia: Organic and Metallic by Horhew
A lot of time went into this one... 3D modeling/texturing/rendering, then PS compositing, further painting and all that really took a lot of time. Plus the huge resolution didn't "help" at all, my old PC could barely handle it at just 1GB of RAM and 2GHz AMD processor.

This image was done in March 2006, with some minor touch-ups in 2012.

Original resolution: 7000x7581

Tech info:

-Lightwave 3D 8 for pretty much everything (planets, machinery, house, wooden bridges etc.)
-Vue 5 Infinite for additional palms and background
-Photoshop CS2 for post
-stock used for bottom engines and pylons

I can't believe I got a Daily Deviation...just like that. It's something that I did not expect to happen until much later, when my work would be better. I see everyday amazing DDs from very talented artists and, to be honest, I thought the road to a DD was much longer. Now what can I say? ....WOOOOHOHOHOHOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! There, that should do it;)
My big thanks to :iconurus28: for suggesting it and to :iconaeires: for featuring it!!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-03-31
Qanesia: Organic and Metallic by ~Horhew has the most unbelievable detail. At 9 minutes just to save the PS file, that's dedication to quality art! ( Suggested by Urus-28 and Featured by Aeires )
DronArtThemes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
this is something different and unusual. I am in love.
NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Very cool and beautiful
lordkorv Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
amazing! every inch of the pice looks intresting! what is it for?
Horhew Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
if you mean what the picture is for, it's just a personal piece. if you mean what all the machinery is for...i've no idea. :D
tryingtobeanangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
nice my friend:iconnewlaplz:
blibla48 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice job:) the colours are awesome, the mood is great, wish I could make stuff like this:)
Can't say anything bad about it:D
stylezk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really really cool... that is attention to detail and perfection at it's finest... great piece... :meditate:
Waffles-the-Third Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Love the details, not to mention how much time you spent on this. I'd personally lose patience after 10 hours or so xD
ZaHawK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
wow! instant :+fav:
GARDINGDEVIL Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good Work
tommicrazy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Artist
very good work, amazingly rich with details, little bit crowded, but I like it
phreakish1219 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
solgf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Only I can say WAW
Shiny-chi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student Interface Designer
O_O impresionant!
Dusk-Vanguard Featured By Owner May 31, 2009   Writer
Three years on, still takes my breath away.
TrueZombie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Thats so amazing! Everything fits together perfectly!!
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have no idea what's going on, but when a scene looks this cool, who cares? :XD: Really interesting mix here, a whole bunch of time zones from raw nature, to modern and even futuristic constructions, and the lighting and overall shape of the landmass is really cool too, kinda has a goth feel ( not that I'm into that stuff, but it sometimes yeilds cool effects )
aziroth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like something out of the myst series. great job on the detail!
Miguelz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Great fantasy art dude. It is really amazing!!
x-fallen-x-angel-x Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW 200+ layers. how long did this take?

anyway, i love the crouded, crammed togetherness of this place. it just seems amazing how something could look so realistic yet so severly unreal...

that probably didn't make any sence but it did it my head... lolz
Horhew Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hi. thanks for your appreciation, i'm glad you like this one. :) to answer your took a LOT of time. several hundred hours, I really don't know. it could've taken less, but at the time I first made it (I operated a big "facelift" on it recently), I didn't have a very good knowledge of the applications I was using.
thank you for passing by.
Vocorus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008   Writer
that is an amazing piece of work; very clean, very stylish, very nice!!!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

should i go on? :)
fatalx2 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Dude thats amazing, its perfect.. those assholes who say its too 'Bright' or too 'Busy' just do NOT know the meaning of true art.. this scene makes me feel cozy on the inside and i feel like i wanna be there =P.
xCannibalVampire Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Woah! That is magnificent!
Logixal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
holy hell, thats awesome
PhoenixFlameX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
So eye-catching.

When I'm a Bachelor in the midst of my career - I'm going to fill my apartment with photos like this one.

Absolutely mind-blowing work, my friend.
BackgroundBailey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Student
This amazing! Proportion, modling, shading, atmosphere, mood, it's all there!

My only two questions is was this some kind of project or did you just felt like making a tribute to the Myst series? And is this based on an actual Age or did you just felt like making one of your own?
Horhew Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hi. the answer is quite simple: I am a die-hard fan of the Myst series and of adventure games in general (I used to be an adventure freak actually, there were times, years ago, when I used to spend whole days playing and solving and, if you believe it, filling entire sketchbooks with solustions, sketches of all the machinery and landscapes, own ideas and countless adventure-related stuff). Thus, being for many years in such an adventure-rich environment, all these games had their influence, more or less, on my artistic taste. Myst had its share of influence, but not in such a way as to determine me to make "more of that".
This image (Qanesia), had, surprisingly, nothing to do with Myst. It has that myst-ish mechanical feel to it, but it's not really going in the same direction. I made the sketch for it in the Botanical Garden, while looking at some odd trees while asking myself "How would it be if those trees were metallic?" That's the long story short. ;) Btw, I have an "image-walkthrough"about Qanesia in my gallery (explaining creation processes and stuff). You should check it out if you want to know more about it.
One of the more powerful influences in this image had Oddworld's Abe's Exoddus with it's "age" (so to say) Necrum (it's the jungle, the 2nd one).
that's it..phew, haven't written such a long comment reply in ages. anyway, was my pleasure. have a nice day
drTroX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
very great work!
i like it :)
j14v6 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
:wow: this is incredible...brilliant work
oibyrd Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:worship: this is incredible - I am at a loss for words :o
Eru142 Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
fllnthblnk Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa! Myst 10!!! Can't wait to play it!
paralel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
MrDru Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007   Photographer
incredibil! :wow:
cine te de treaba! ;)
Mproducktionz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
THiSZ ONE iS VERY NiCE!!! :kitty:
lutz-kleinau Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
DeanArt16 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
wow... just wow.
Dee-ehn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
dude this piece is just friggin' awesome... I don't think I'll ever come close to making something like this.. it's just perfect, the composition, the perspective etc etc.. truely amazing..

I have just one remark: you really should offer a print!!!
MidnightRider13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Love it!
lizrenemonrue Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
7-dust Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006   Traditional Artist
damn hot
wah-ra Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Dude those are 3 months very well spent!
polarpaul Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
A wonderful piece which reminds me of Odd World too. This could be an artifact of having to shrink the image down so much from your original, but the cliffs on the left side seem a bit too dark so you don't see all of the wonderful detail. The storage tank in the lower right hand corner seems out of focus too. It'd be nice to see a little more detail on the intermediate plateaus and perhaps vary their over all shape a bit especially on the left side of the picture. These all all very minor issues though. Any chance we'll be able to purchase a poster sized version of this piece printed from your full sized file? It would look even better, I suspect, viewed in feet rather than inches on the screen.
Horhew Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
oh, and the "power cylinder" that seems out of focus was meant that way ;)
Horhew Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hi. i'm very glad you appreciate my work.
yes, i thought about all those small issues, but i didn't have any more patience to fix them -you can imagine, after 3 months spent "in the making"...
about the prints...I think i will most probably get a prints account here on DA after mid-August, I promise I'll let you know when I do.
that's about all. thanks for visiting and have a nice day.
mehmetsahin Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Perfect :)
Aldalambe Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
This really reminds me of the Myst game series. Believe me, that's a compliment.

Amazingly rich scene... Kudos!
XtraVagAnT Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
Exceptionala opera!
A meritat timpul petrecut pentru realizarea ei!
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