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The Emperor's Arrival by moonxels The Emperor's Arrival by moonxels
the emperor is arriving on the golden planet in his HYPERTOWN spaceship...fear!!

before you ask,the surface of this planet is composed of giants cubes of mineral called pyrite ,that looks like gold...

Edit:there's a story inspired by this image here: :thumb311429731:

and here:…
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I would first like to say that this piece is incredible. The texturing, the detail, and the lighting forcibly draw you into this harsh landscape. The elements of speed painting perfectly accent the shadowed background, while the focus of the image is marked with paralyzing precision.

The foreground of shining pyrite columns blurs perfectly at the edges and in the distance to emphasize the speed of the ship, while the three horn-like mountains which rise above the plain create an incredible contrast in lighting with the shadows they cast. The mountains seem to be somehow involved with the suspension of what is clearly the emperor's destination, a truly brilliant ellipsoidal structure that hints at being either a floating imperial city, or a spacecraft of incredible magnitude. And all of this is topped off with a brilliantly textured sky.

The originality and technique are superb in this piece, and even the vision is incredible, except for one thing which I feel is lacking. The entire image is completely awe-inspiring, and the harsh light makes it almost overpowering, but it seems to be somewhat emotionally detached apart from that. The landscape is incredible, but it gives little hint about the story behind it. An emperor is arriving at this location, and the natural and technological demonstrations are immense, but there doesn't seem to be a very obvious human element to the piece. Let there be no mistake, the artist has created an extraordinary painting, but I feel it may have greater lasting impact if it inspired additional emotions besides awe.

To moonxels I would like to say though, great work! Each new piece you release is more incredible than the last. I'm sure we all look forward to what new brilliant designs you will create in the future.
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ZeldaOfArel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I guess writeransom did end up using the picture as a cover. :D Though it's a Hungarian edition.…
moonxels Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what the f*ck?

thanks for that info!:)
ZeldaOfArel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, if you need help with translating Hungarian, let me know. I actually saw the book in an add on the publisher's website.
moonxels Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes please try to find the name of the editor and the actual name of the company, I see that there's no mention of my name also...
thanks a lot!!!
ZeldaOfArel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've been to the book store, and you're definitely not listed in it. There is a Hungarian guy named for the cover. He's also the editor for publishing. I took some pictures. If you could give me an email address, I can send them to you.
moonxels Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
wrote them on their facebookpage
no answer...I hate this behaviour
and the way it's impossible to contact them,I bet they steal all the art they can and get away with it
ZeldaOfArel Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I've been thinking about that too. You may need to try writing them a regular mail. The Facebook pages here are often outsourced.
ZeldaOfArel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'll have a look at the book in a shop, check what they say for cover design. I won't be able to do that today, because I don't have time, but when I do, and it's in the shop, I'll get you the editor's information as well. The publisher is the one that I gave you the link to, they're official name is "Metropolis Media Group", and that is their publisher's online shop.
ZeldaOfArel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! I was thinking that the same guys did it who messaged you last year. Or that was for a different book?
writeransom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Would like to use this as a book cover. Will pay. e-mail me at
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