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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:
www.wattpad.com/story/2495621-…
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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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:iconaalnantria:
aalnantria Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
All ur art's is incredible and magnifient sul 'wut' icon  waaoooowwwww
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconwriteransom:
writeransom Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014
That Hungarian book is not my work- my book isn't out yet. I purchased the art (The Emperor's Arrival) from David (Moonxels) for a price we negotiated but I haven't used said artwork yet, and I would show the artist the final result beforehand as a courtesy, anyway. Not sure what that Hungarian book is. Looks like there was some infringement. That's ridiculous and sad. I maintain an honest an respectful business relationship with all Deviant Art artists. David was one of several people I did/do business with. So sorry to hear and see that someone clearly has no respect for someone's creative investment. As an author, I'm always scared out of my mind that someone is going to re-produce one of my ideas and claim it as their own. Must be a nightmare to see that violation, David.

FYI my novel(s) will be in English, although there is a children's book that I'm working on that might get translated into Russian.

I finished book one in a series recently- cover here: postimg.org/image/nkuk3z14f/ and as David is well aware of via e-mail, his artwork is slated for use as the cover art for book two, and I had talked to him a bit about possibly using after the giants war for book 3, but that particular art piece I never acquired.

David, if there is anything I can do or you would like me to do/change due to the actions of this Hungarian whoever, just let me know.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hello,
do you know them? if not don't worry
the sad part is that my name isn't even mentionned on their book...that's makes you crazy

also contact me for any needs you have

thanks!
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:iconzeldaofarel:
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.
galaktikabolt.hu/termek/jack_m…
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what the f*ck?

thanks for that info!:)
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:iconzeldaofarel:
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.
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:iconmoonxels:
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!!!
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:iconzeldaofarel:
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.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  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
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:iconzeldaofarel:
ZeldaOfArel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  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.
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moonxels Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
someone contacted me, they keep saying it's a mistake...
and they offer to be printed in their magazine...<
they really suck 
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:iconzeldaofarel:
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.
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:iconzeldaofarel:
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?
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:iconwriteransom:
writeransom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Would like to use this as a book cover. Will pay. e-mail me at literaryfederation@gmail.com
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ok!
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Latitudezero Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
There's a classic UFO sighting ... I believe it was in 1964 in New Mexico (I used to read up on that stuff when I was in grade school) where the object was described as a large metallic egg. That is what your deviation reminds me of.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think I remember that one too...
thanks a lot!
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7-Nation-Army Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Great work! I have to say though I slightly disagree with the critique. I think its a great piece worthy of any wall. And the little stories that you add to the description really go along with the paintings. If you familiar with the photographer Duane Michals, he used text underneath most of his photographs to tell part of the story, he said that if in the future he could better interpret his images by adding a tap dancing number to each one, then thats what he would do. I think your stories add to the images and bring the humanity and relativity to your images that 'darkknightoftroy' says it lacks.

But either way its a great piece, adding to favorites :)
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't agree with the critic either ,and most of the time scifi paintings are lacking human presence...that adds a "cold" and mysterious element.
I also love to add a little story to my images,it adds a lot.
thanks a lot!
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spawndon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I am just absorbing the details.
Any comment I come up with won't be worth making.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well , thanks!
I appreciate that:)
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:icondorshiffe:
Dorshiffe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ça me fait penser à la caste des métabarons de Jodorowsky. Les blocs de pierre et le vaisseau ville. C'est inspiré de ça ?
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
c'est inspiré de DUNE...(le livre)
plus ou moins,mais j'aime beaucoup gimenez!
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dash-of-mystery Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   General Artist
I absolutely love the amount of detail you put into the ship and the city in the background. This is beautiful!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot dude!
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:icondash-of-mystery:
dash-of-mystery Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dudette sorry!;)
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RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Very alien seeming; love it!

Added -
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
nice collection
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:iconrizarlogic:
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
My pleasure, and thanks!
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:icontheswordsman77:
Theswordsman77 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is too epic. I love the sense of scale here.
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ,this one is my personnal fav
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
crazy
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
good!
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:iconinline-coder:
Inline-CODER Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
engine glow is awesome!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!:)
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:iconmonarxy:
monarxy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really nice, i really like the shape of the two mountains :)
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot,it's one of my personnal fav
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ClearlyObvious Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Whoa :O, this feels very powerful. Just awesome :w00t:
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
sci fi rocks!
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:iconjazzlizard:
JazzLizard Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hypertown XD This is another beautiful piece, I love your style!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconjuicethehedgehog:
juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student General Artist
you have a habit of making epic art, dont cha? >_>
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
epic is my second name!
well ..I try to!

thanks!:)
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:iconjuicethehedgehog:
juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student General Artist
lol k, then i'll start calling you Mr. Epic!
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Fantastique , comme toujours ! :clap:
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
merci ,comme toujours
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Omenirea Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I know, as an artist, we all want a good critique to pick at the things we can improve on... But I feel it'd be out of place coming from me seeing as how you're more knowledgeable... not saying I could pick anything out, because I love this picture's entirety. And even if there is a flaw, and you feel that you could do better (if you do), all I could say as a comeback is that art isn't perfect. But in the eyes of the viewers, they may judge it as so..

What I like about the image: mixed textures, painting techniques (It looks like it's digital and traditional & physical, which is really cool!), dynamics, lighting, complexity mixed with simplicity...
Might I just say all your work & time is what I like? So much so, I think I'm going to ask if I could get as a Christmas present xD I really would like to hang this up on my wall.
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moonxels Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey!
as you know i'm open for crits ,because it's the way you improve ,nobody can say that he "knows it all"...even as an experienced game artist ,I can learn something new everyday...if you don't act that way ,you're just DEAD...

so of course it's not perfect but I love it the way it is...
I like what you say about it:
"It looks like it's digital and traditional & physical, which is really cool!"
because it reflects exactly how I paint!!

take care,thanks for the support and love!;)



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