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Desert Planet

by StellarWind Elsydeon

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StellarWind Elsydeon As the harsh daytime sun sets and the moons begin to rise, the hardy organisms clinging to life on the dunes and rocky outcroppings of a sand-blasted, sparsely-inhabited fringe world awaken into activity. Sessile plant-creatures anchored to the rocks spread out their feeding tendrils whilst a small lizard-like creature, its tail superficially resembling its head as a means to fool would-be predators, regards a techno-organic tunneling construct - part-grown, part-built - with intrigue.

In the distance, a lone Alectan mechanic is hard at work, repairing an old atmospheric processing unit in an isolated outpost. This is hardly one of her usual haunts, but out here, sometimes odd jobs take you to very unusual places…
  1. Sky5372
    Sky5372
    Whoa, that's impressive. Interesting planet you've managed to build, and the picture reflects that perfectly. Great job :)
    Apr 19, 2017
  2. Mystic Zander
    Mystic Zander
    The background reminds me of 'The Starry Night'. Very relaxing to look at actually, great work. :)
    Mar 31, 2017
  3. Psycho Monkey
    Psycho Monkey
    I love the level of detail you put in Stel! One normally wouldn't expect to see a desert teeming with life but you managed to pull it off spectacularly.
    Mar 30, 2017
  4. *that* gay guy
    *that* gay guy
    A desert planet tasty! XD
    Mar 30, 2017
  5. Andrewski
    Andrewski
    Whoa, no doubt one of your best works yet! Nice job!
    Mar 30, 2017
    Kragn likes this.
  6. Kragn
    Kragn
    This looks so amazing! And this is an actual painting too?? Wow!
    Mar 30, 2017
  7. Teapot
    Teapot
    Gosh, this is incredible. I find new details every time I look. Superb, superb painting.
    Mar 30, 2017
    Linkachu and Kragn like this.