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Aftermath by MatthewJMimnaugh Aftermath by MatthewJMimnaugh
:new: EDIT :new: uploaded the alternate for your viewing pleasure! [link]! Also I just broke 100 :+favs:'s on this! You guys totally rock!

:new: EDIT :new: : Updated the lighting; let me know if you like it. I am not sure how I feel :?


“I don’t think either side won this war, skipper.” ~original (too long) title.

The Story:

Two rival factions were so obsessed with destroying each other that their respective superweapons ended up destroying the planet on which they resided.

The Reason:

So my mates had already expressed an interest in a destroyed world, which gave me a pretty good idea. Then I saw Beyond the Frontier’s Lost Lands competition and I decided to do one to really stretch myself. So for three days I went pretty much nuts on Photoshop, bringing my A-game.

The process:

Started off looking at Voyager’s guide here [link] to get an idea as to what to do, seeing as there are no other destroyed planet tutorials. I am not a speed painter, but the idea got me going.

I also cruised some stocks to get some idea; I used these [link]§ion=&global=1&q=asteroid#/d3czr9, [link]§ion=&global=1&q=asteroid#/dpxgsz, [link]§ion=&q=dead#/d1d9fco, though there were many others that got my attention.

Hope you love it!
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:iconrabidwater:
RabidWater Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   General Artist
Incredible! Took me a while to notice the skeleton! Great job :)
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks so much! I am glad you like it!
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:iconlifeless-endless:
Lifeless-Endless Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks so dangerous! But way awesome. Keep up all the good work!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Haha yeah; wouldn't much want to be the team exploring this wreck! Will do!
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:iconpkingsora:
PkingSora Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
;w; such a dangerously awesome image<3
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Haha, thanks! Not exactly a tourist destination, eh?
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:iconpkingsora:
PkingSora Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
;w; ah yes yes
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:icongormed:
gormed Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
really really good work!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Writer
thank you very very much :D
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:icongormed:
gormed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
no problem at all (:
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:iconartconscript:
artconscript Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
...aftermath...

This work of you shows the story directly to those who will see it...
I can feel the emotions with this one...so great...and it tells the story behind it easily,full of details...
The effects you used were so effective...once again:Great work!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks so much. I am glad you like the story, I am trying to do that with all my personal art :)
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:iconartconscript:
artconscript Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
You already succeeded!Great work!
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:iconsoccerartist2010:
SoccerArtist2010 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
very nice
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks :)
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:iconhrwilliams:
hrwilliams Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Writer
CRACK!

Wow. There is so much detail and motion and BOOM in this image! It really has an overwhelming effect.

I think it's VERY important that you included those demolished human bones in the image. I see a lot of works like this, and as good as they are they never quite move me. The presence of something relatable, something that also adds perspective, really makes this piece stand out against other similar ones.

Keep up the awesome work!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you so much. I am so glad you like it :heart:
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:iconhisashix:
HisashiX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good job!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you :D
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:iconhisashix:
HisashiX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob
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Justine123456789 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! the deatil is great! the reddish molten rock stands out beautifully against the dark sky ^^ the stars in the background are great and also love the disintegrated skeleton! great touch! excellent job ^^
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks so much! I am glad you like it!

Can I ask you a favor though? I ave an alternate with darker coloring [link]

Could you check it out and tell me what you think?

If not, its okay :)
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Justine123456789 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You welcome! i will most definitely check it out! your work inspires me so much adn it is so beautiful! you have a great imagination!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! I truly appreciate the kind words :)
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:iconjustine123456789:
Justine123456789 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ ur wecome!
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crazyxav Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome ! Impressive work on the details and the canyon.
This is dark but we can see every details and almost feel the "death" of this planet. Really good !
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MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks so much; it was actually darker at one point, but people complained a but so I lightened it. I think I will upload the darker one now as an alternative. Thanks for the comment!
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DeathlyToxicity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
How do you make the texture like that? :o all my stuff ends up looking too smooth and thus unrealistic >= but excellent work ^_^ i envy your epic makin skills
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Writer
This piece took 30ish hours and, I am not going to lie, almost every second was a pain in the ass. I didn't have a tablet yet, thus it all was done with a mouse.

As far as the detail is concerned, there were 100+ layers at the end of this monster and most of them had various effects on them. I am thinking of doing some tutorials later on how I do what I do; it all depends on time, I guess.

Thanks :D
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revAndrewAnarchy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Artist
featured your work here [link]
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Writer
Oh dude, you totally rock! :iconheadbangplz:
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:iconrevandrewanarchy:
revAndrewAnarchy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconbawnii:
Bawnii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ugh. Things like this always make me love people.

u_u the colours are perfect.. The sky is perfect. it's all perfect. ;.; I love it, Nice job...
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Writer
Aww, such high praise! I am glad you like it! Thank you so much :)
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:iconbawnii:
Bawnii Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
^^ Of course, nothing less~
You're welcome.
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:iconoutlawsarankan:
Outlawsarankan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Writer
Thankies :iconbowplz:
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:iconoutlawsarankan:
Outlawsarankan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob fam
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Lucy95Draw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
really beautiful!!!! *___* i Luv it!!!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconleonidasplz::iconthanksplz:
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:iconmothskin:
mothskin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
O.O I agree with ~NeFauxArtistePas, this is simply amazing. I cant describe it, i guess i'm faving it ^^
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you so much; I am glad to please :heart:
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:iconnefauxartistepas:
NeFauxArtistePas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
That's simply amazing!
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you so much :)
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:iconjemineye226:
Jemineye226 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! =D
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks!!!
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:iconeterriol:
Eterriol Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just incredible! О.О
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it :)
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:iconblubjee:
Blubjee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah, this is very nicely done :clap:
And a merry christmas :santa:
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:iconmatthewjmimnaugh:
MatthewJMimnaugh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank you so much :D
Merry Christmas to you too :iconchristmastreeplz:
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