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Campfires (Happy New Year!)
"Hard to believe that it's been ten years since I last updated my "Campfires" series. I've tried to capture a bit of the aurora around the poles with this latest version, which I rendered using Lightwave 11. I hope you all have a wonderful 2013 in whichever part of our globe you call home!"

"Campfires (Happy New Year!)"

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8.43/10 rating (145 votes)

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"3 screen for Asia"
Hope you can do a triscreen for the Asia version.

Thu April 23, 2015 at 8:14 pm
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A New Constellation (Sandy Hook Tribute)
"Like most of you, I was heartbroken by the tragedy in Newtown, CT last Friday. I have been hugging my own first grader extra tight ever since. Here is my meager tribute to the 27 victims. The render has 20 (young) blue stars and 7 (older) red/yellow stars forming a new constellation in the heavens. If you would like to download the wallpaper it will remain available in the free gallery. May the victims rest in peace and smile down on the loved ones they left behind."

"A New Constellation (Sandy Hook Tribute)"


8.33/10 rating (132 votes)

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I thought this was an interesting picture at first. Then I realized "Hey, I wonder if the blue stars represent the... (1, 2, 3, 4,) .. wow.". Then I saw your notes that confirmed the meaning of the stars and .. Mind Blown.

I don't have a child myself but I have nieces, a nephew and a younger sistern and --

All I can say is, Thank you, Ryan.

Wed June 19, 2013 at 1:00 am
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At World's Edge (Christmas)
"Vue 11 "360 Ecosystems" finally makes it possible to bedeck my trees with Christmas lights!"

"At World's Edge (Christmas)"

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Pickle Jar Versions

8.64/10 rating (171 votes)

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Hi, this is a great wallpaper but be better that if you have a dynamic theme.


Fri December 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm
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"The idea for this one came to me after my Bucephalus workstation had finished a particularly long render. This is how I feel moving from working on my laptop to working on my main machine ;-)

This one really belongs with "Year of the Dragon" and "Dragon's Gold" since I started the project around the same time. I just took me a little bit longer to finish."


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8.11/10 rating (166 votes)

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"Take Me Away"
Take me far far away from real life problems and transport me to a world where Dragons assist me battle pragmatic characters!

Nate R.

Tue December 8, 2015 at 0:53 am
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Gotham Garden (Christmas)
"Here is a more "Christmas-y" entry in my Gotham Garden seasonal series. I used the same technique from Sleepwalker Wood to create the lights in the foreground. The lights on the far rooftop gardens are actually texturemaped onto the trees themselves. Vue doesn't let you put ecosystems on ecosystem objects (yet) but I think this was a nice workaround."

"Gotham Garden (Christmas)"

 Pickle Jar Versions

8.01/10 rating (103 votes)

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"GothamGardenxmasblue1 wrong one .. 1680 x 1050"
I am getting the standard yellow light on the trees when I try for the 1680 x 1050 of the blue light Gotham garden Xmas. Is it possible to fix this I love it!

Tue December 17, 2013 at 2:01 am
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Sleepwalker Woods (Winter/Night)

"Sleepwalker Woods (Winter/Night)"

 Pickle Jar Versions

9.11/10 rating (196 votes)

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"Pickle Jar Image Cutoff"
Ryan -

It looks like one of the pickle jar uploads may have failed: sleepwalkerwoodwinternightmixed42x1440p.jpg is missing perhaps the bottom quarter of the image.


Thu December 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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Sleepwalker Woods (Winter)
"I thought my "Sleepwalkers" forest might make a nice setting for a winter scene. What do you think?"

"Sleepwalker Woods (Winter)"


8.22/10 rating (143 votes)

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"Sleepwalker Woods"
So chilling...very cool Rayan!

Wed January 30, 2013 at 9:30 pm
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"An update to 2001's "Winterborn". I wanted this version to be brighter and have a little more "magic". Hope you enjoy it!!"


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8.39/10 rating (195 votes)

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So crisp and sparkly. I can feel the cold. Love all of your work.


Sun January 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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Sleepwalkers (Happy Halloween!)
"For my Halloween wallpaper this year I set out to create a creepier version of "Elegy" and mix in elements from "Forest of the Shades" and "Dark Wings". The title also refers back to one of my first Halloween wallpapers. I may still render another version of this one (the thumbnail looks a bit too dark to me) but I think it looks spooky enough to share as is.

Check out the rest of my Halloween wallpapers here.


"Sleepwalkers (Happy Halloween!)"

 Pickle Jar Versions

8.00/10 rating (168 votes)

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"No Sleepwalkers"
Love this picture. The setting sun in the background is great.


Thu October 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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Sierra Autumn
" An Autumn version of my "Sierra (2012)" render. I actually had to render this one twice (once with green leaves and once with fall colors) and combine them in Photoshop so I could vary the leaves on a "per-tree" basis.

PS3 Dynamic Theme Available!


"Sierra Autumn"

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9.12/10 rating (401 votes)

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A bit harsh, but there is something weird about it. My initial reaction when in the browser was that it was beautiful, but in dual screen it looks weird. I think a big problem is the floating rocks - like gravity doesn't exist here...yet the water stays so still and down that the rocks don't have water marks.

Thu December 5, 2013 at 9:03 am
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Sunburst Daisy
"You may have noticed the Da Vinci quote at the top of my Works-In-Progress page which reads "Art is never finished, only abandoned". Here is another render which proves this axiom. I opened up my "Cobalt Daisy" scene file (created using Lightwave 7 back in 2002)in Lightwave 11 with the intention of rendering out the original in separate layers for an upcoming mobile project. When I had finished with that, however, I couldn't resist the temptation to tweak some of my textures. A few hours later this was the result... I posted it on my Facebook Page last night and asked folks what I should do with it. The majority said I should post it in the gallery so here it is. Dedicated to my wife Jessica. October 12, 2012 is our 10 year wedding anniversary and this piece was originally created 10 years ago. Te amo!"

"Sunburst Daisy"

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Pickle Jar Versions

8.57/10 rating (211 votes)

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"I'm An Old Fart"
I tend to like black and white photography, expecially artistic (human forms) and scenery (like mountains and streams, but I don't care for this one very much, but that's personal taste.

Wed August 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm
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"A little something I put together after a discussion with a good friend on the merits of "sky porn". This one is still in the early stages but I thought it looked nice enough to share."


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8.79/10 rating (298 votes)

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Your pictures make me want to live elsewhere in the galaxy!

Chris S
Thu May 23, 2013 at 3:28 am
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"This is a project I started on my "Asfaloth" mobile workstation while "Sierra rendered on my main workstation. It is supposed to depict the process of cell- division. Hope you like it!"



8.00/10 rating (148 votes)

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I love the colors and detail here. It's so imaginative and just intriguing, like it makes me wonder what's inside. IT's hard to say why. It just really strikes me.

Billy D
Tue May 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm
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"With this piece I am trying to picture what "Highland Spring might look like viewed from below. The title comes from a scene I put together in 1999.

I may yet tweak a few things in this scene but I think it looks pretty nice for a first draft. Let me know what you think!"


 Pickle Jar Versions

8.84/10 rating (228 votes)

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Probably not until I can build Project Shadowfax. This render took forever at only 3K!


Fri March 20, 2015 at 9:07 am
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Year of the Dragon (Night)
"Quite a few people asked if I could create a night version of Year of the Dragon. Hope you like it!"

"Year of the Dragon (Night)"


8.27/10 rating (166 votes)

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I thought you could've mixed in a bit more color, it seems a bit bland with all the grey. I thought perhaps it could use a bit more dark blue. But it's still a great image (using it for my laptop now).

Fri August 31, 2012 at 9:23 am
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"This is an update to my "Arboreal" from 2003. I put this together on my "Asfaloth" laptop while "Year of the Dragon" was rendering on Bucephalus. The planet is my first attempt at using the "Lunar Cell" plugin for Photoshop and I cannot say that I am completely pleased with how it looks right now. I thought the scene looked nice enough to share as is however while I work out the kinks. Let me know what you think!!"



8.14/10 rating (132 votes)

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"Good but.."
Would almost prefer a bright moon to cap this off. Maybe even a sister view inside the forest with some lightning bugs.

Fri October 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm
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Year of the Dragon
"This piece started out as a commission for a rather well-known individual, but for reasons beyond my control I was never able to deliver it as a private piece. I thought the idea behind it was pretty cool however so I went ahead and fleshed it out. I wonder if anyone can guess who the original recipient was supposed to be..."

"Year of the Dragon"

 Pickle Jar Versions

8.16/10 rating (181 votes)

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I was born in the Year of the Dragon and have been looking for something special like this. Great work.

Wed May 14, 2014 at 2:20 am
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The Eye of Aquila
"After creating my Magnetar last week I set about putting together a scene depicting the view from a nearby planet. "

"The Eye of Aquila"


7.95/10 rating (172 votes)

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"FYI, DB signature in wrong location on 3840 x 1080 (dual 16:9) image"
FYI, the Digitalblasphemy logo/signature is not located in the right hand corner of the screen on the 3840 x 1080 (dual 16:9) image, it is midway on the second monitor.

Wed August 1, 2012 at 9:25 am
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"It was recently suggested to me that it has been a long time since I've done an astronomical wallpaper. Time to remedy that!

Here's one for the astronomy geeks out there. As I am sure they already know, a "Magnetar" is a special type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field. My representation is a bit on the fanciful side, but I hope I mananged capture the violence and dark energy of such a body.

I modeled most of this using a new program called "Incendia". I hope you like the results!"


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Pickle Jar Versions

8.23/10 rating (137 votes)

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I have my Win8 laptop set to cycle through a folder full of DB images at random. This popped up on my desktop today and I was stunned at how beautiful it is!


Sun August 30, 2015 at 2:19 am
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Mistveil Mountain
"This is my first project rendered and developed on "Asfaloth". It is a continuation of the work I started with "The Unveiling" and thus I have left the word "veil" in the title. I'm still exploring Vue d'Esprit's new "height conforming" clouds.
I thought it would be fun to add my family to the scene. Can you spot the four of us?"

"Mistveil Mountain"

 Pickle Jar Versions

8.02/10 rating (170 votes)

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"Original is still great"
The original Mistveil Mountain is really good. It just popped up on my desktop and I didn't recognize it in comparison to it's more colorful counterpart. It really reminds me of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. All it needs is a dragon perched atop the mountain :)

Thu November 14, 2013 at 8:10 am
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Dragon's Gold
"A little project that branched off from a commissioned piece I have been working on. The eggs were a late addition and gave me the idea to release this as a Father's Day wallpaper.

PS3 Dynamic Theme Available!


"Dragon's Gold"

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Pickle Jar Versions

8.72/10 rating (260 votes)

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"Grand yet secret"
I love this. It's an epic scale but being closed in it still feels like a secret place. It has a real sense of presence, of atmosphere, of being someplace special.

Wed July 10, 2013 at 8:18 am
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Building Blocks
"For the past 6 months or so the only program that wouldn't crash my MacBook Pro has been Mandelbulber. This is a render I put together while waiting for "Gotham" to finish processing on Bucephalus.

The goal here was to explore "hybrid" fractals which combine up to 6 of the different 3D fractal types."

"Building Blocks"

 Pickle Jar Versions

6.95/10 rating (120 votes)

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"Not my favorite"
Looking at this makes me think of two things. From a smaller (thumbnail) version, it looks like a close up of those lava cave monsters that Spock communed with in Star Trek. From the larger version, it reminds me of scabs on skin.

While an interesting experiment, not my favorite by far. Still one never knows when you start these things how they turn out.

And of course, the blue version in the pickle jar is my favorite of these. ;o)

Wed October 3, 2012 at 10:19 am
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"My "Anemones" wallpaper from 2000 has always been a favorite and folks have asked many times for an update. I haven't decided if I will go for a macro image (the close up above) or pull out to a colony of anemones..."


 Pickle Jar Versions

8.02/10 rating (114 votes)

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Awesome colors

Fri August 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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Atoll (Nightfall)
"It wasn't long after I posted my "Atoll" update that the requests for a night version started coming in. It sounded like a great idea to me, but unfortunately my first version took far too long to render for me to considered doing even a multiscreen. In the end I decided to tear down the slow-rendering version and figure out how to process it quicker. I finally found the answer (NO PROCEDURAL TERRAINS!) and was able to produce a well- received multiscreen version as well as this night render. I'm not sure this is going to be the final version of the night scene, but I thought it looked nice enough to share. Let me know what you think!"

"Atoll (Nightfall)"

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Pickle Jar Versions

8.94/10 rating (203 votes)

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Loving this one! Great colors and shadows!


Sun January 31, 2016 at 6:35 pm
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"I set out in this piece to update "Atoll" from 2002 using Vue's new water rendering engine. Unfortunately the clouds and fog that I added to the island itself caused Vue d'Esprit all sort of trouble during the final render. The final render took far longer to produce that I am happy with. There are still some elements in this piece that I would like to fix up but that will have to wait until I have added more renderers to my stable."


 Pickle Jar Versions

8.56/10 rating (135 votes)

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On the dual screen of this wallpaper, does anybody else have the planet cut off then restart at a different angle?

Shelly K.
Tue September 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm
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Synthestructure III
"My first render using objects modeled with "Structure Synth". I roughed out these objects on my laptop while watching my Ian's tennis practice and then imported them into Lightwave 11 for rendering. It's a cool program and I can think of some interesting uses for objects such as these..."

"Synthestructure III"

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Pickle Jar Versions

7.11/10 rating (123 votes)

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"Synthestructure 1"
I really prefer the color scheme of synthestructure 1 (the dark green and rusty red colors). Just wanted to leave that feedback. I wish there to be a multiscreen of that version :) Either way though, it's awesome.

Ben K
Sun August 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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"A floral experiment (using Xfrog and Lightwave 11) I started after seeing a photo online of a Blue Anemone Windflower. The end result didn't turn out a whole lot like the original flower, but I kept the name. Still a few issues to work out with this one, but I think it looks nice enough to share as is."


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8.38/10 rating (210 votes)

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"Pixelation on Dual-Screen"
The left screen on 3200x1200 has a lot of pixelation on the leaves... very incongruous with the sharp flower...

Thu February 7, 2013 at 9:59 am
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A number of folks have mentioned to my that I should update my " Login" wallpaper. This piece is in the same spirit as "Login" but also continues an idea I started in "Portal". The whole idea was inspired by the old Star Trek episode "All Our Yesterdays" where folks could escape a current disaster by venturing into a planet's past via different portals.
The images I used here, from left to right, are "Extrasolar" (flipped horizontally), " The Beginning of the End", "The Fisherman", "Planitia", "Tropical Moon of Thetis", and " Phraxis Moon".
This is my first render using the release version of Lightwave 11. I had to do a special render for the 2048 x 2048 (and 1024 x 1024) versions so all 6 windows would fit on the screen.

This piece is dedicated to my Dad, who I lost in a fatal accident Jan 29, 2012. He was a big Star Trek fan and I know he's out there somewhere. "


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9.14/10 rating (581 votes)

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"My Favorite"
This is my favorite wallpaper. One suggestion to enhance the 'portal' theme would be to add a bridge/stairs from the central pedestal to each portal. As is, my brain accepts this as a 'window/view' to each world. With the the addition of the bridge/stair component, it would feel like I had a choice of choosing which would I would like to travel to, instead of only viewing from afar.


Fri May 13, 2016 at 8:33 am
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Red Sky at Morning
""Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning." The reason has something to do with dust kicked up into the atmosphere by approaching bad weather (which usually moves from west to east at the latitudes most familiar to whomever coined the original rhyme). "

"Red Sky at Morning"

 Pickle Jar Versions

8.05/10 rating (154 votes)

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"How did I miss this one"
Love the reds. I stopped by to pick out a new desktop and was surprised by this wonderful render that I seemed to have missed all these times.


Sat January 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm
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Redfern Forest
"I was inspired to create this scene after seeing a cover photo on one of my Facebook fan's profile page. Once I got into putting things together, however, it ended up looking very little like the original scene. I still have an issue or two with this one to resolve, but it took over 27 hours to render so I thought I would share it as is while I continue working."

"Redfern Forest"

 Pickle Jar Versions

7.59/10 rating (142 votes)

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One of my favorites.

Joe Nobody
Thu October 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm
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 Pickle Jar Versions

7.77/10 rating (93 votes)

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i noticed that only the original render has a .png version, do the picke jar renders not get them generally? this is at 1440p if that makes a difference.

Mon April 9, 2012 at 9:48 am
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The Floating Garden
"I would just like to say thanks to everyone for the kind words posted here and on my Facebook account regarding the recent loss of my father. I am still reeling from all of this but it helps that my four brothers and my sister are all together now sharing stories and laughing/crying through our memories.

The saddest part of all of this, for me, is thinking about what my two boys are going to miss out on. I feel like I am greiving for the three us. Seven years ago my wife and I made the decision to move our family from sunny San Diego back to my hometown in Illinois so my kids could grow up with two grandparents around. Rather than rue the past however, I will try to be thankful for the few years we did have together.

One thing that I always knew about my Dad was that he loved to make things, whether it be music, painting, or Christmas presents for his grandkids. He loved telling stories.

I would like to think that his creative spirit will live on in my work. I am looking forward to sharing some of his paintings with you in the weeks ahead.

I've been working on this project for the past week or so and the render finally finished yesterday. Now I haven't decided if I am truly finished with it or not, but I thought it looked nice enough to post as is. I am not sure when I will be able to pick up work on it again.

I had thought to dedicate this to my father, but decided against it. I will create something more fitting in the future. Thanks again to everyone for the condolenses and prayers. "

"The Floating Garden"

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8.39/10 rating (180 votes)

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So many of your pictures invite stories. I imagine a peculiar mineral growth that results in the hexagonal (octagonal?) pillars, which break down when they reach air, creating soil for the plants and trees. I wonder what lives of the inhabitants of this world would be like? I imagine humanoid primitives living amongst the small archipelagos, possibly swimming & playing with the dolphins. What would their culture be like, their world-view, being so connected to three elements; air, earth and water? Amazing.

Chris S
Wed May 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm
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The Unveiling
"This is a sequel of sorts to Enshrouded which I have put together to test out Vue d'Esprit 10's "Advanced Cloud Modulation" techniques.

Basically it allows me to contour the cloud layer to the curve of the terrain, so they appear to drape naturally over the landscape. It's a tricky procedure which I hope will be made simpler in future versions of Vue (so I don't have to height maps in Photoshop hopefully). It is a powerful tool however, and one which I hope will bear more fruits in the future.

Your thoughts?"

"The Unveiling"


8.30/10 rating (156 votes)

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This looks SO real. It's just amazing! You're skills are awesome!

Tue March 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm
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Dark Fluorescence
"DB is not going dark today, though I do stand with the rest of the Internet in calling for the defeat of SOPA/PIPA. I make my living off of my creative work and I have seen it pirated in just about every way imaginable. Still, I would rather endure that than give the government carte blanche to shut down sites without due process.
Rather than darken my whole site I have turned off my "Fluorescence" mushrooms for the day on my home page. Members can download the wallpaper from the links above.
Wikipedia has a great resource for contacting your elected officials and showing your displeasure with SOPA/PIPA at http:/ /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CongressLookup.

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8.22/10 rating (123 votes)

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"So Cool"
This is my favorite in the "Fluorescence" series, and one of my overall DB favorites. It's almost like black leather...

Steve W
Wed April 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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"I own a MacBook Pro which I use for "light work" while my main machines are rendering. I really should have picked up a Windows notebook, because I have all kinds of problems running Vue and Lightwave through Boot Camp. It crashes constantly!
One program that does work is Mandelbulber. I created this fractal while my main machines were busy with "The Gardener" and "Gotham Garden (Winter)". I "finished" it and rendered at 7680 x 4800 on Bucephalus.
The term "Archaea" refers to a group of single-celled organisms similar to bacteria."


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8.09/10 rating (140 votes)

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"zip archive"
How come the db640x480 archive doesn't include anything after dec 2009?

can we get an updated zip?

ty^ Love the art!

Sat January 21, 2012 at 0:59 am
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The Gardener
"This was either going to be my last project of 2011 or my first of 2012. This one continues themes that I first explored with "The Gardener" in 2000 and 2002 and "Atrium" in 2004. "

"The Gardener"

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8.61/10 rating (203 votes)

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Remind me of "Silent Running" (the movie)

Sun February 24, 2013 at 1:17 am
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