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Habitable Moon System by ValentiniaK Habitable Moon System by ValentiniaK
To see the whole story of my art collection, please check out my Journal "My Science Fiction Story for my Art Collection." [link]

For textures I used from NASA Visible Earth to help me out.
VISIBLE EARTH NASA [link]
Many have portrayed a habitable world to be a planet, but a habitable world can be a moon of a planet.
The moon in the picture is a somewhat Earth like world named Sulia. There are forests, volcanos, oceans, deserts and mountain ranges. However due to the eccentrically orbit around the gas giant, massive tidal waves wash across the expanses of this moon rendering most of the land into what essentially is a giant beach. Almost all of the landmasses are a beach desert thousands of miles across.

Sulia is one of my favorite moons, I have done several scenes on it.
Check out [link], floating in a hot air balloon through one of it's canyons, and [link] to check out it's wild seas splashing on a rocky coast of an island.

67 Light Years from Earth in the Sunatta moon system.

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IProBerserker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have just proven Avatar's Pandora unscientific. Nice!
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hehe :P 

The issue I take with Pandora is the method of travel uses up extreme levels of energy. Recently, Nasa has stated war drive technology might be possible, which would allow for 10x light speed by warping space time using only about 900 pounds of pure energy. (about the energy the US uses in a year) oppose to the extreme levels of energy uses in going near light speed using propulsion anti matter rockets.
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IProBerserker Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My issue with it is the massive tidal waves that should be washing across the planet's surface.
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I would agree judging by the eccentricity or the moon's orbit, there should still be plenty of green patches, bu also plenty of golden beach color around the shores. 
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Awesome Work !
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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Gurra943 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to live on that gorgeous moon
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iArmando Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love artwork with side info/stories. Great job on the gas giant textures. I should try out the liquify option i guess ;)
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
mind blown
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Mariadominguez Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Gorgeous!
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May6572 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very cool :)
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grssm1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you use brushes for the main planet?
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I used the liquified filters brushes
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grssm1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In English please :)
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
under liquified filter you will be able to brush up textures
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grssm1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright I'll figure it out! Thanks! This looks superb.
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sogfrog13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks:)
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blackholeripper10 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Like Titan or Europa! Except they're a little too far from the sun. But still. I love the picture it's beautiful!
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's made so it in a way resemble IO and the planet Earth, reason why it doesn't get turned into a hell is because it has sufficient mass to keep itself stable combined with 10,000 high tides :D
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blackholeripper10 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That works.
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For the moon I used textures from Saharah Nasa Giss [link] for those who are curious, the gas giant can be done by throwing color first onto a circle in bands of colors, and spending some time practicing liquified filter brush work, than using spherized filter.
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For some reason the discription wont link websites, so check out VISIBLE EARTH NASA [link] for awsome terrestrial textures. When they fix this bug I will post it on the discription....


I hate glitches on the website.
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One-in-amillion Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this is a new one. But it's pretty cool.
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fuck, tired as shit stayed up all night photoshop painting.
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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