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Greenrise by ancalinar Greenrise by ancalinar
A landscape study loosely based in reality - I peeked at a photo and decided to fuck with the colours and do my own thing. Since I can't draw mountains worth a damn without a reference, the geographical features split away from the reference pretty much instantly. With their powers combined, it started to look like a completely different world, and, inspired by the recent Curiosity events, I chose to run with the alien planet idea.

Now, this isn't Mars - although, I have to admit, the blue star-rise was inspired by the red planet - while painting it, I kept thinking about the likely details of this strange world. I'm not sure why it's red. Or why it has a salmon stripe of some deposit at the foot of the mountains in the far area. Some odd chemical, perhaps? I don't know enough about world-creation to take a stab at it. Is the planet's sun green? Can stars be green? I sure as hell gave everything green rimlights, so perhaps, it's something in the atmosphere that tints it so? Is that a river in the centre? Or, was it one?

I guess the only question that doesn't really worry me is whether or not there's life on it. I think that lifeless orbs, frozen in time are incredibly fascinating - simply because they are so outlandish as to be unavailable to life forms. I invite you to invent whatever details you want. :]

Painted while listening to select tracks on [link]
I highly recommend the whole album if you like all things SPECE. To know that there's so much wonderful and incomprehensible stuff surrounding us is probably one of the main reasons to live. XD
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I can see sentient orbs of light living here. Hell, I want to see that.
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GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well, this basically looks real. It looks like the mountains over the islands where I live, in the evening in fall. Doesn't look oddly-colored at all!
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ancalinar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Really? You see green skies frequently? That's unbelievable! :]
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GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh, pooh. [link] <-- see how it looks greenishy between the blue and the gold? ;P
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ancalinar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
haha, you're right, looks pretty cool. :]
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really cool landscape! And I love all the speculation you introduce in the description.
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ancalinar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! If you have any answers for the questions I posed, I'd love to hear 'em. :b
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, any explanation I can come up with would be psuedo-scientific at best, but I would imagine that the coloration in the soil is very plausibly caused by minerals!

As faras green stars, I just did a quick Google search and found this article you might find enjoyable: [link]

So I think that atmosphere could cause a green light for sure! At least, these are my opinions. :D
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ancalinar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
How curious! Reminds me of how magenta, the colour, doesn't actually exist.

Thanks again for digging this up, I'm quite fascinated! :]
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ThunderGoddesKino Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the colors in this, your landscapes are so rich in tone!
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