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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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aalnantria Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
All ur art's is incredible and magnifient sul 'wut' icon  waaoooowwwww
moonxels Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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: 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.
moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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

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 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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