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Halcyon's End by overseer Halcyon's End by overseer
hal·cy·on [hal-see-uhn]
adjective;
1. calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.
2. rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace.
3. happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth.
4. of or pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher.

Some alien probe obliterating or mining a planet. Somewhere. Far, far away. You decide which it'll be. :shrug:

Inspired by:


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Background: Textured environment (starfield), plus digital painting. My work.

Meshes: Mars Probe by Kenny Mitchell. Rendered in sequence to create the 'panel ring' and heavily modified pre-render and PS.

Composition: Scene and lighting setup in LW, final composition in PS, including all FX.

Original size: 2500x1250.

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Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you to *TreeClimber for the usual WIP input! :heart:

Updated SEP 2012.
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:icontadp0l3:
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. The planet texure looks a bit bland, but the effects are really well portraid
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
superb!!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconreaqu:
Reaqu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why, but this reminds me Mass Effect :D. But, this is beautiful!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. Mass Effect is a great game series, so I'm honored you compare my work to it.
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:iconreaqu:
Reaqu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconjkelly26:
JKelly26 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is just inane, I love it!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaxeman3d:
axeman3d Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would never have recognised my little Martian Lander model in a million years. Very nice work.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you have no objection to the creative approach I used it in. ;)
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:iconeuphreana:
Euphreana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
WOW! This is sweetness here! I love the solitary splash of color at the base of the beam/blast. Awesome stuff!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconjscene:
Jscene Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job friend :) I like tho choice of colors here. Blue + Yellow match perfectly.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I find that getting the lighting and color balance right is the most time consuming part of any creation process. Nature doesn't make it easy.
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:iconjacktdawson:
JackTDawson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scuze me while I have a NERD moment..
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Digital Artist
That's quite alright. I have many of those every single day...
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:icondark1evil2:
dark1evil2 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
oh my god,,,,,, STUNNING!!!!!!!!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, your beautiful artwork has been selected and featured on :iconalightindarkness: as part of the Artist of the Week. :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for that.
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconrasgonras:
Rasgonras Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Overkill, much? :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Two or three of them... maybe. ;)
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
This great work has been featured in journal [link]
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for that.
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Every hackers dream, to controll a deathbeam satellite to destroy ever foe in a flaming forum 8D
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Yup. That'd be an interesting 'toy'... ;)
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work my friend and it's good that you shown your inspiration.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. And yeah, I do when I can. Usually I just get random ideas myself, but not in this case. :shrug:
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! It's ok to be inspired, as long as the original artist is ok with it, so I see no problem here :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I've not asked since I haven't used any of the original piece's elements... :shrug:
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:iconmichaeljtr:
michaeljtr Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
awesome stuff! :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconblue-moon-legacy:
blue-moon-legacy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
niiiice!!!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvictorhugo:
VictorHugo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a minunderstood probe. It´s actually melting ice caps on planets to help terraforming them. :)
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
That's a cool idea. Why not? ;)
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work .. :-) ..
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Sure thing!
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:iconthelastgunslinger23:
thelastgunslinger23 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First off WOW, second I don't know why but this looks so familiar. I'm getting this strange sense of Deja vu from it.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.

Well, `alexiuss did something similar recently in one of the comic panels (see description) which is what inspired me to do this, but other than that... the only immediate correlation I can come up with is a James Bond movie. :shrug:
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:iconthelastgunslinger23:
thelastgunslinger23 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I checked the link in the Description but that wasn't what made yours seem so familiar to me and I'm not to big on James Bond. When I saw yours My mind was like whoa I've seen that some where before. But where?
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm not sure to be honest. I can't think of anywhere else. I'm sure if it was in some kind of movie or relatively recent TV show (other than James Bond) I would remember seeing it... :shrug:

If you do remember, please let me know though. I'm curious...
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:iconthelastgunslinger23:
thelastgunslinger23 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I Remember where I've seen something Similar to your Picture I'll be sure to let you know.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
That'd be great. Don't wanna get caught with my pants down having someone scream 'idea thief' down my throat without knowing why that's actually happening! ;)
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