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Wounded giant by Long-Pham Wounded giant by Long-Pham
I didn't think this image would get so much exposure and nice comments :) thanks everyone.

Here is a disturbed planetary system. The moon is too close of it's mother planet. It was thrown of it's original orbit by interference from the third moon.
They are very close and will ultimately collide with each other. But before that the immense gravitational forces between the two heavenly bodies will tear down the moon's crust and transform it into a huge ball of magma.

Original size :
4700*7500 pixels
A few hours of work
Many stock images used here for planetary textures, particularly for the orbital view.
Thanks to bakhoo who pointed out that the photo used was a satellite view of Black Rock city, Nevada. He even created an account expressly to say that xD

Feel free to comment and critic as always.
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:iconaflickr:
aflickr Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
so this is a majoras mask approach? Cool.
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:iconfantasy606:
Fantasy606 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow impressive work man, this is so great! Which software did u use?
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:iconbaraachan:
BaraaChan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
that's one of the amazing thing ever   
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:icontecnolgeart:
TECNOLGEART Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
are you shore this is an art and not 3d ? it's awesome man and looks real to me
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha yeah there's a lot of photos in there :)
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:icontecnolgeart:
TECNOLGEART Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
man that's is cool you have an amazing fantasy How do you inspired this fantasy ?
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:iconoggiegonz:
oggiegonz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
beautiful work
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:iconrelativityboy:
relativityboy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Like burning man :)
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:iconjean-pierrej:
Jean-PierreJ Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
But whats that on the planet?
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:iconxelmon:
Xelmon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Ahhh, excellent use of BM. :)
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Kova031 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
In a scenario such as this, would this actually happen? The "the immense gravitational forces between the two heavenly bodies will tear down the moon's crust and transform it into a huge ball of magma" part?
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DRS2406 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thereīs a map in a game called Mechwarrior Online which now will forever recall this pic in my mind.
It features a partly molten moon in the sky,barely visible cause itīs daytime,but itīs there and always makes me stare at it and gape,even though itīs just a computer game.
Itīs a bloody shame we only got one lousy moon and nobody does anything against it!
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:iconlee-sherman:
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Not only a beautiful astronomical scene, but with detail like nothing I've ever seen before.  Truly amazing.
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !
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:iconreconman252:
reconman252 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Almost looks like desteny's the traveler.
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:iconsparkout1911:
SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Really cool :D I can't really be much of a critic here since sci fi art is definitely not my strength lol. I do love your textures and all in this, very realistic looking :D
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:iconrawglor:
Rawglor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really cool. I really like how the moon looks. Great work.
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:iconstardustshadow:
StarDustShadow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work here, the concept especially is just wonderful
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thx !
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:iconlulolana:
Lulolana Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This looks epic. I love the color scheme. Nice work :)
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thx !
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:iconange10:
Ange10 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great design and very good work
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Love how the buildings/population seem to be at the center of the hit zone.
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:iconblazi76:
blazi76 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good concept and sense of movement
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the detail and your chice of colors! Thanks for sharing.
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
What an outstanding piece. I love the angle and just everything here!
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:icondobermann7:
Dobermann7 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing 0.0
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:iconsnowmonk:
SnowMonk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks fantastic, and very believable.

Very Nice.
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome on a very large scale! =D
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:iconmadmadman01:
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   General Artist
Whoa. Very nice
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:iconfiyas:
FIYAS Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Nice and interesting.
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:iconjiuce:
jiuce Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks very interesting!
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:iconthenightdarkstar:
TheNightDarkStar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful
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:iconfrankandcarystock:
FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Stunning work!!.
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:iconxingj:
XingJ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit this is amazing!!!
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool.
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:iconihavenoname16:
Ihavenoname16 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
It reminds me of my days watching Vash the Stampede.
Awesome Anime.

Awesome image.
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my you're right, vash the stampede was soo cool !
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:iconalia212004:
alia212004 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
beautiful ! This is amazing work!
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:iconsage525:
sage525 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   General Artist
Very cool piece. Love the title too. The details are phenomenal. I can't even imagine the effort put into this. Really amazing!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
If this was a water based planet like ours, the tides would be pretty bad.
I would not speculate on land futures here.

Might be time to relocate elsewhere if possible.

Looks great.
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) I think so too.
thanks
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:iconalchemyartworks:
alchemyartworks Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Fantastic!
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:iconcchomikk:
cchomikk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OO
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:icontadp0l3:
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, loving it :)
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:iconartofjlp:
artofJLP Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool
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:iconartofjlp:
artofJLP Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the little details!
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! :) So what happened to the planet which has the 'rivers' of lava on its surface?
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:iconlong-pham:
Long-Pham Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well this moon got too close of it's mother planet due to gravitational interference of the third moon. It's closeness relative to the planet exposes it to extreme friction in it's core and crust.
That would be the explanation to such rivers of lava
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bakhoo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
You should have mentioned that original picture is an aerial view of Black Rock city in Nevada, during Burning Man.
Anyway, nice idea to turn it into a sci-fi image.
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