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Red Nebula by vmulligan Red Nebula by vmulligan
I was feeling restless tonight, and had a sudden burst of creative energy with which I created this. The model is the same one that I used for "Among the Moons". It was modelled in 3ds max 2011, UV mapped with Roadkill 1.1 and Maya 2011, textured with Zbrush 4, Darktree 2.51, and Photoshop CS3, and lit and rendered with Maya 2011 and mental ray. The background planet was also rendered with Maya 2011 and mental ray, with textures modified from a NASA map of the Jovian moon Callisto. The nebula was painted in Photoshop, using a starfield stock by the talented freelancah, and cloud photography stock from grace-stock. Additional whisps were generated with Apophysis 2.09.

This image is not in the public domain, and may not be used for any purpose whatsoever without the express permission of the copyright holder. Image and model copyright 2011 Vikram K. Mulligan. Stocks were used under the terms of use of their creators.
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:iconl3ynx:
L3ynx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Wow. I love the colors here. It reminds me of sci-fi art that I loved as a kid, very evocative yet direct.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'm very inspired by classic sci-fi art, so I'm glad to hear you say that!
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SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Really like this.... mysterious, expecting of danger
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjoulester:
joulester Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very powerful image!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvalhalla-studios:
Valhalla-Studios Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For a minute I thought this was Dawn of Victory related, then I was disappointed.
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Darmalucius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Artist
I would love this for a 20 x 30 on my wall! Feels like a '70's cover for Heinlein.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been meaning to look into the whole deviantART prints thing. Will do when I get a few minutes!

Thanks! Glad you liked the image.
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miklosgo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing works
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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saucer-level-0 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   Artist
good result, interesting result too. some nice "details" added.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjim197:
Jim197 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice :)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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tenthchapter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
pure art
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Another TTA-based portrait!!!!
I've always loved the purely-decorative, elaborate paint schemes on these vessels.
I suspect Peter Elson esp. would like this one...
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconreverbero:
reverbero Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. This is massive art
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpopna:
popna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great design of spaceship! :)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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catastroxphe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I just can't say anything it's..... WOW!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconiljackson:
ILJackson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The use of color and lighting here is gorgeous.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   Digital Artist
It's An Awesome Creation And Your Mastery Of The Digital Tools Shows - What Creativity!!!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this, despite being a modern 3D image it has all the feeling of a 70s sci-fi papeback cover. :meow:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm heavily influenced by the sci-fi art of the '60s and '70s.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a good thing to be influenced by. :thumbsup:
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Part of my journal feature, "Here's to the crazy ones..." [link]
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconszabrina:
Szabrina Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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alchemyartworks Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Very nice!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LauraBev Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
wow... great work! :D
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LauraBev Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem! :D
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Sinfuledge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is Intense! I love Space Art!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool :)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Excellent! ;) :thumbsup:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
You're very welcome! ;)
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. :)
I love the red light of the whole pic, and the ship is fantastic.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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