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Reign of Fire by Gate-To-Nowhere Reign of Fire by Gate-To-Nowhere
The image is painted in Photoshop. In the beginning I did no know how to make it and I rendered an image in Terragen. This did not do it at all in so I overpainted it. :)
95% of the image are painted with brushes(the sun with the help of a "differencial clouds-filter" and a warp-filter) and 5% are remnants of Terragen which I used as textures.

The is the Terragen-Image:


For the moon in the sky I used a Terragen-Texture es well.

What you see here is a planet surrounding an active M-Star(cooler than the sun) in a close orbit. At least as far as I imagine it to look like :)
Because of the heat of the sun the surface melts and gets solid again.

Many thanks to the APOD-Team for featuring my Artwork!
Today(may 21. 2008) this image became Astronomy picture of the day!
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GunsInTheSky Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
"Bound and Dagged,
You're In A Reign of Fire.

Spells and Magic
In The Reign of Fire"

Armoured Saint - Reign of Fire…
DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Evil-Queen-kitty Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hey very nice coloring and art amazing i even seen your gallery full of amazing art, honestly the world needs more people like you !! 

one question may i use this peace of yours in my forum as a back ground picture of a certain topic i would write about ? :)
FabricatedJoy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Used here;… Just let me know if you want it taken down or not. c:
MisterTotality Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I saw your wonderful work on APOD over a year ago. However, :iconpriteeboy: just brought to my attention that you are, in fact, here on deviantart. :dance:
SnowTightFrostBite Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW! Can I use as my computer background?
betelgeux84 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Gliese 876d
Varia31 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
foxthepoet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Well done. I just saw your image used on, too. [link]
FOTOMASTER03 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omoreau Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
hot place !
oscyria Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I see that they are repeating pictures on APOD - today you're picture is APOD again: [link]
thespecialneedsgoup Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
And I followed a link in a Slate article here. [link]

Beautiful, by the way.
blackdragonmike9669 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
love it awesome!
Japhari Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Looks like home to me:D Great job!
hurrayforsocks Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Freelancespy87 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
I would like to know how to go about doing this kind of art, i could make the best fantasy landscapes!
Nussfluss Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the flowing landscape
dashrogue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
i can't believe i finally found the artist who made this!! it's like stumbling upon a meteorite
rszabolcs Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Beautiful image!
TheSPunk3d Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind Blowing!
Oumpah Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
mermaidsrreal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
You make such buetiful art.
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Technically, wouldn't the planet be tidally locked to the star if it was that close?
Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
True but even if it was tidally locked, it would still orbit. It just wouldn revolve.

And they said nothing about it revolving either.
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
"Because of the heat of the sun the surface melts and gets solid again."

I think you misunderstood "tidally-locked." It means the same side of an orbiting object always faces its parent (like our own moon does the Earth). How would the surface re-solidify if the tidally-locked side had no reprieve from its parent star's heat? :confused:
Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I did not misunderstand what tidally locked means.

It could happen during eclipses BUT there could be the superheated surface is like submerging crust. Where the hot material sinks and the cooler material rises up from the force of the hot sinking.

This solar object obviously must have a form of plate tectonics.
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
True, true.

Its moon is far too small and the system too close to the star for an eclipse to have any effect. And I kinda doubt the inside of the planet is any cooler than the outside; I've never heard of such a phenomenon. :confused:
Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well at some point the center of our earth will cool. The radioactive decay going on in the core will cease. So if thats what happened to the object here, it would make sense for the crust to sink and rise.

Just it was either one of Jupiter or Uranus... but one of its moons is constantly being pulled and stretched by the gravity of the larger moons and the planet, this makes it turn inside out constantly. The volcanism on that little object is so intense, my college astronomy professor said its amazing the poor little guy is able to endure what it goes through. lol
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I guess I should concede, then, to someone who obviously has a greater grasp of planetary activity than I. ^^;
Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no no its fine ^^ Healthy debates are good for you xD

did you know that when stars go supernova, they create metals, gases, etc? And like... the same iron in our blood was made by the stars...long long ago. its amazing if you think about it, we're children of stars.
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NuclearDuckie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I found this picture in a higher resolution on the site

What does this mean?
Meeewy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Can't explain what I feel, it's amazing!
Fallencypt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Artist
It is called breathtaking...
quandry247 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010   Digital Artist
work of genius!

- thanks for the tip on over-painting terragen terrain. I'll give that a try myself.
sexy-colours Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
is this ok to use for non-commercial purposes??
barghest4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
How can something so hellish be so beautiful? The sun is astonishing, the melting rocks amazing. Fantastic.
Greyhamster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009

It's fantastic!
I'm getting a bit of a scared feeling from it, though. It looks ominous. And some of the rocks look like emerging monsters 0.0
LadyUndone Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: you've been featured in my journal
hope you don't mind.
WedgeFactor Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Simply outstanding. All that detail is so important, I can't imagine having the attention span for it.
JohannasGarden Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Someone entered this in artwork in a contest on I'm removing it because I believe someone just took the image and entered it as their own. If by any chance you are meety on Kongregate and did upload it there, please leave me a message on my DA account here. You may want to check out the contest anyway, your art would be popular there.

You have a lovely gallery.
midnight-mysteries Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I love how the hanging features appear similar to hunched figures. ^^
9hand Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
rafeleons Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Student General Artist
supah cool
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
My god, that is awesome as hell...

Although, that probably IS hell. But still...just imagine if one could experience that kind of view for real...
blackwhitebubbles Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
bloody hell, i had this as my desktop background about a year ago, never thought id find it again.

by far one of the best or the best desktop background i ever had btw :)
SeraphOfMortality Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
This is amazing. And I noticed this first (odly) that melting figure on the left looks like a woman throwing her head back. kinda cool. I love the sun!
Louzifer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Gorgeous representation of apocalypse ... great work :thumbsup:
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