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Water Moon by JustV23 Water Moon by JustV23
Moon of a gas giant planet with 98% of it's surface covered with shallow ocean.
It is so shallow that you could easily walk across entire moon without any risk of drowning. Deeper places can be found almost only in the middle of old impact craters where waters reach about 10 to 15 meters deep.
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StrikerTheStrange Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this scene! It reminds me of a landing point on Laythe in KSP, as it has a couple well-defined crater lakes and almost completely covered in liquid! We can only imagine what these places would be like in real life!
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DVhuizen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how you make up backstories that are grounded in realism. It adds a layer of depth to a detailed painting that already has some storytelling of its own.
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always like to imagine these scenes as a little pieces of whole, distant worlds.
That helps me to understand better how things should look and work there.
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DVhuizen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art has that ability to bring those infinite distances just that little bit closer. I can imagine that there really is a place like this out there.
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bluedemon456 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your paintings are beyond incredible. I also do space scenarios but i will never be this good.
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, don't you say things like that!
We all start from zero. My first pictures was as horrible as they can get, but with time i started painting a little bit better.
Even now when i start new picture i always have doubts because at the beginning  it looks horrible :D
Just keep working on your stuff and you will get better :)
Thank you for the comment buy the way :)
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
this is awesome!
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx! :)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The clouds are the mightier, more majestic mountains of the heavens!
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JustV23 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! And since there is no mountains in my country, clouds replace them for me
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So it does for me! But there are rich with mountains in Norway where i live, do you live in Denmark since you said there are no mountains there?
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JustV23 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I live in Lithuania. Here we have only a few hills and everything else is pretty much a flat terrain covered with forests and lakes.
And yes, Norway's landscapes are amazing! You very lucky to live there!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're right, Lithuania seems to be very flat indeed. If mountains is the origin of your inspiration to clouds then i'd like to invite you over here one time for a little roadtrip to one of our most famous mountains.
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JustV23 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be awesome!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How does September sound? :D
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
September sounds great! :D
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wasmic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
This is just beautiful. Your work is absolutely completely amazing, I love every single one of them. I'm not going to fave them all, it'd be a Little weird and result in a lot of clutter, but believe me, your work is outstandingly beautiful.

Oh, and when you say "Water Moon", I think Laythe. I've probably been playing a little too much Kerbal Space Program lately.
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Your kind words means allot to me :)

And yay! Kerbal space program! :D
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NeptuneGate Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This world and its moons had to accrete near the sun's snowline, and then migrate inwards, melting the ices. Awesome concept.
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yllaria01 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant idea. I like the water-filled crater.
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al1babaa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Great clouds
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EXPIDITOR Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
AWWESSOOOMM!!!
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za4em9 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, your works are the main attraction now whenever I visit dA. I'm also in love with the clouds, I can feel your happiness while you create them. And that moon in the background - the one that looks like an eye - if life ever develops on this planet that's what the aborigines would worship, instead of the sun like on our little earth.
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is exactly what i thought while painting that moon :D
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AexlPls Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome. I love the concept and the ejecution.
It looks like a dead world, which is fascinating. The presence of water doesn't necesarily means that there is life, so that water adds a lot of that subtle quality of the good space art, composed of equal parts exotic and familiar.
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly, far away worlds does not necessarily have to be full of life to be beautiful.
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ChiefRunningWall Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol. 98% covered in ocean but only 2% water.

Very nice, I especially like the clouds. Is there any reason they form that way?
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the atmospheric motions in this moon's atmosphere is different when Earths.
First, it's seasons is a lot longer. Its midsummer in north pole, warm breeze which almost doesn't change direction flows to south and in return colder winds come from south in higher altitudes off the atmosphere. So warm water evaporate creating these thunderclouds which rise high in the atmosphere until they reach colder atmosphere layers. Here this cold breeze i mentioned before flattens the tops of these clouds and blast them in one direction creating long cloud tails radiating from main clouds...
I hope this makes at least a little bit sense :D
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ChiefRunningWall Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cool! I like that you thought about the mechanics, not just the asthetics, as a story teller, I can appreciate the depth it adds to the setting. Although since warm air rises, it would be the warm air that blasts the thunderclouds into streaks, and a star (or two, or geothermal heating) that evaporates the water.

On more careful thought, it facinates me that most of the water on your world is in the air! Amazing work.

I love all your work. Some day, I'd like to fly to your worlds.
In fact, your "Red Dwarf" picture is my current desktop background. Beautiful!
Keep up the Good work, I await new places with barely kept excitement!
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!:w00t!:
And about the warm air, if I'm not mistaken warm air cools down when reaches higher layers of the atmosphere. Just like in Earths atmosphere the higher you go in the atmosphere the colder it gets...
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ChiefRunningWall Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's right, and when it does, the moisture cools too, and condenses, and that's how clouds form.

I want to be here so badly. I wonder what biology might have developed here. With so little water on the ground, what would arial organisms look like? If life exists in the groundwater, is it amphibious? What if a creature's puddle evaporate's and the creature is too small to find other puddles? Could it be small and light enough to be carried by the heat of the rising water vapor, to swim in the clouds?

I'm pulling together a sci-fi setting, although the focus of technology is on communication, not travel, because it's an extrapolation of present day, it is shaping up to be more cyberpunk, and less western. Even so, the invention of the alcubierre drive allows speedy transportation around interstellar space. I'm sure worlds like this will be found.

Does that make sense? It's very early in development, and I'm tired. Maybe I'll upload what I have tomorrow. After sleep.

Just curious, what programs do you use to make these? They're perfect.
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JustV23 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this idea! Keep working on it! It have a potential to turn into pretty awesome sci-fi story.

I am using PS5 and Wacom intuos4 tablet...
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peccatori Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg: Fantastic work! :D :clap: :dance:
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JustV23 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :bounce:
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templep2k2 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Awesome!
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! :D
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theamc2000 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Artist
Woah
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