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Anseleqsue
"Anseleqsue"

7.50/10 rating
(125 votes)

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This one started out as a revisit of "Planitia" (which turns 10 years old this year!) using some of my custom-designed Plant Factory models. The plants used some of the techniques I learned creating "Dreams of Avarice".

It took an unholy long time to render on Shadowfax due to the all the SSS and refractive globes. Somewhere about 2/3rds of the way through the render it occurred to me that perhaps the bottom of the screen was a bit on the busy side, but I let it finish rather than start over.

Let me know what you think!

Member Comments

Ben K
"One more try ???"
Worth it to me for another shot at a great crystal / planet-scape background :) This "theme" is possibly my favorite... maybe 2nd to your abstracts.

Sun June 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm

BobC
"Certainly !"
This has been my favorite of your recent work!! It evokes the dreamy atmosphere of the original. I like the ringed planet, the green lighting, and the weird wetland plants. As "amateur art critic" I advise revising the composition however you see fit. I would love it!

Thu April 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Ryan
"One more try?)"
PS: Any revision would probably still take between 3-7 days of render time.

Thu April 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

Ryan
"One more try?"
Would you guys be interested in me trying one more version of this or should I just move on?

Thu April 27, 2017 at 9:03 am

Ben K
"Concept is 10/10, execution is 6/10"
Trim out some of the shrubbery and you got a really sick background here. It's just too busy. The globes and crystals in the trees look SICK but there's just too many to make a pleasing background. Make it a focal point, rather than a smothering. Enhance the size of the crystals and the globes and really make that the focus I think???? Would be sweet.

Tue April 25, 2017 at 9:42 am

horcruxhp
"Wow!"
As always, Ryan, you've outdone yourself again. I love this! Any chance of a dual monitor version anytime soon?

Tue April 11, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Donna
"Night Globes?"
This really interested me, then I saw the globes. They look as though they could start to float upwards. So cool! I can imagine it at night, maybe a little more lush foliage (those "crystal points" blooming), and those globes. I'll leave the rest up to you!

Fri March 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Shelly K.
"No Man's Sky..."
This reminds me of what one might find playing "No Man's Sky."

Tue March 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

Mike
"I WANT to love it"
I like the design and I loooove what it's trying to be. I keep coming back to this over and over and I get lost in the picture, but my eyes keep telling me to find the sharpness slider :(



Thank you for making this and thank you for making me struggle over it!

Mon March 6, 2017 at 11:42 am

tecbuddy1
"exobotany"
The only reason I don't rate your art is because I just don't like the subject matter of the print. That doesn't mean the quality isn't great! As usual your artwork has gotten so much better since you first started this website. I've only been a member for a few years but have watched your work for at least a decade.

Sat March 4, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Hoverwolf1
"Revisit"
I like the idea of revisiting older renders, provided they stay true to the original spirit or theme of the work. But, this misses the mark, because (with Planitia) part of the theme was a sense of solitude: how far away from Earth the viewer is and near lifeless the planet. The sense of a real struggle to stay alive is apparent in Planitia, because it looks barren. Also, the tree thing blocking the view of the planet and mountains doesn't help.

Wed March 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Dustin S
"Very creative"
Very fun idea. I love the color and "other worldly" feeling.

Sun February 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Rodewaryer
"Surprising"
Very creative and unexpected, I like it.

Sat February 18, 2017 at 4:59 am

Holly
"creative"
original and excellent

Thu February 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

Kristen
"Ringed Planets"
Your ringed planets are my favorites. Don't listen to that sass.

Wed February 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

youngrama15
"Exobotany"
Yes it's busy, but who said busy has to be bad? I do like it very much. So much to see, so little time to do it in! Keep up the good work Ryan, I come to this site just to look and revisit some of the renderings and daydream!

Mon February 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Ozaawaagosh
"Other Worlds"
I simply love the off worldliness of this one, your planetscapes are bloody Awesome

Mon February 13, 2017 at 5:17 am

Davin
"Wonderland"
My first reaction is that this belongs somewhere in Alice in Wonderland. I absolutely love it, though the planet in the sky could be left out.

Fri February 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Nick
"Really interesting!"
I like how unique this one is - the more I look at it the more I like it!

Fri February 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

Simon
"Looks seriously dated"
Nope, this doesn't work for me at all. i can cope with the busyness of it, but the whole look of it seems very dated, as though it was rendered 5 or 10 years ago. And yet another ringed planet?

Fri February 10, 2017 at 3:58 am

Pouncytaur
"Another busy one."
As the others say, don't change it, there are those that enjoy the busyness. It's not my favorite cup of tea though. I think it's kinda cool to have the bubbles being held by the tree, and it might be cool to have a background made of a closeup of a singular bubble, with a couple of the other branches being viewed through it.. but only two or three, in the spirit of a minimalistic picture. (Haiku and Mushrooms sort of basic)

Fri February 10, 2017 at 3:24 am

Pouncytaur
"Another busy one."
As the others say, don't change it, there are those that enjoy the busyness. It's not my favorite cup of tea though. I think it's kinda cool to have the bubbles being held by the tree, and it might be cool to have a background made of a closeup of a singular bubble, with a couple of the other branches being viewed through it.. but only two or three, in the spirit of a minimalistic picture. (Haiku and Mushrooms sort of basic)

Fri February 10, 2017 at 3:20 am

Tairdelbach
"Don't change it"
Actually, there are those of us who prefer busy to simple, simple gets boring after awhile. I thought of the bubbles as water bubbles with a thin see through skin. It is another planet, so of course both "fruit" should exist on the same plant. I like the color scheme also. It's different. Sometimes visions are much more interesting than "art."

Thu February 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm

DarthSync
"Busy? Well, yes..."
Is it a bit busy? Yes, it is. But still an awesome picture.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Dan
"Great start"
What if the spheres and crystals were separate plant 'species'? They could intertwine but wouldn't coexist on the main tree, I'd also love to see the crystals as hanging fruit. A path (game trail) or even some rocks could unclutter the foreground. Something about the lighting seems off, too much darkness on the right/foreground. I do love the concept.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm

BobC
"Well Done"
I especially like this one!! I really think this is a proper update to the "Planitia" original, with a similar mixture of a sort of surrealism and space art that you seem to "get" better than anyone else. I quite like the "busy" foreground--evokes a really weird version of a semiarid desert. If there's a composition problem, its how the shrub thing dominates the planet.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Doug Attig
"Excellent!"
Great one! One of those you keep looking at and always find something new. Thanks!

Thu February 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Doug Attig
"Excellent!"
Great one! One of those where you keep looking at it and always find something new. Thanks!

Thu February 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Nick
"Awesome work, gave me an idea."
Could you do a closeup of the tree, but fill the bulbs with galaxies in them? Kinda like the marble bag at the end of Men in Black, but in tree form?

Thu February 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

George
"Love the globes"
I particularly like the "crystal ball flowers" and the creeper vine-like tree roots. I like the distortion of the background through the globes. However, like others have said, the yellow and orange crystals seem a little "off". Too pastel, maybe.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

orvenn
"Great work"
This one is a piece of splendor!

Thu February 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

Ryan
"@CHSpera"
They aren't exactly crystals.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 11:31 am

Ryan
"Re: Multiscreens"
Sorry about the lack of multiscreens lately. The "True North" multiscreen is rendering on Shadowfax now that it's free. The "Hyperborea" multiscreen will take quite a bit of work to produce because Vue mangled the scene file.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

Mike
"Where are the multiscreen versions?"
Love it but more of the wallpapers seem to be single screen only. Where are the multiscreen versions?

Thu February 9, 2017 at 11:29 am

CHSpera
"Those Don't Exactly Look Like Crystals..."
I'm just sayin'... not to be crass or anything, but those don't exactly look like crystals when viewing the graphic on a 1680x1050 display.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 11:28 am

Kristen
"Interesting"
I love the idea of the "glass bubble" plants. It reminds me of Labyrinth! However, I'm not a huge fan of the orange and yellow crystals. Maybe just a version with the bubbles?

Thu February 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

someone31988
"Great stuff"
I agree, the bottom is a bit busy for a wallpaper, so I'm curious what a next version would look like. However, I set it at the wallpaper on my third screen that doesn't get used much and doesn't have any icons, and it looks great there!

Thu February 9, 2017 at 10:32 am

Littlemom
"2"
Wow I so don't like this render from the colors to the candle things, to how incredibly busy it is, but I do look forward to your next render.

Thu February 9, 2017 at 9:50 am

kody
"awesome!! "
its an awesome ok piece Ryan! i do kinda have to agree though. The bottom is a bit busy. I think the best part of planitia was that it was simple in the foreground to allow more focus on the planet. but thats just my opinion :)

Thu February 9, 2017 at 9:36 am

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