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Argosy-Planetfall by Drell-7 Argosy-Planetfall by Drell-7
The great dream of the age of space exploration; planetfall on another world of our solar system. Project Argosy's main goal, the landing of a manned, scientific expedition on the dusty plains of Mars. The fine Martian dust has been kicked up and blasted outward by the lander's descent engine.
I built the landscape and textured it based on various reference materials, and distributed random rocks procedurally.

Lightwave 10 and Photoshop CS3. Thanks for taking a look!
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mannazman01 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Love this!
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Something's going on here...I would SWEAR I have fav'd this piece like four times already. Heck, it's in my desktop gallery! What gives?
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Drdrozdart Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Wow this is so good that NASA should hire you for artworks of their concepts and missions!
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I suggested you! [link] :squee:
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Si!
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
You're welcome! :D Apparently it's a little more complex than suggesting some thumbnails. :(
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Mysterious are the ways of the Keepers of DDs...
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Blah, a fave from me is worth a hundred million DDs ;P
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are so right!!
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
:bow:
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:iconabakon:
AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Download...turn sideways...set as desktop...DONE!
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
HA! That's the orientation I rendered it in! Glad you have a new wallpaper!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Funny - it REALLY accents the fact that my monitors are not well color balanced. Mars is looks very different on each monitor!
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jagrier Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Writer
This piece is now in an art feature honoring the MSL Curiosity Rover - If you like it, please comment on the feature! [link]
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NefariousDrO Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Amazing work, I wish I'd been following you when you did this entire series, this is awesome stuff.
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, its not done yet--I'm just taking a break. There's the Mars exploration, redocking with the motherships, the fly-by of Venus on the way home(and dropping atmospheric probes) and rendezvousing with the Bio Isolation Station back in Earth orbit still ahead.
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That looks great! :D
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alchemyartworks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
beautiful...
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Big deal.
Red rocks.
We got those.... and you can wear shorts to gather 'em! ;p

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Great to vicariously tag along on this mission. If only....
Great surface detail!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Amazing!
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StudioOtaking Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Awesome (in the awe inspiring sense).

I really like the storytelling that you add to these illustrative pieces from well picked angles to capture/view the subject.
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unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful. Tom you're keeping the Mars dream alive with these images!
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karanua Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks fantastic, especially with all the habitat components so strategically placed in the descent module for ease of deployment. 10mb might be classed as atmosphere but still any structure such as the colony's greenhouse will have to be reinforced to prevent internal pressure exploding the structure (the opposite effect to underwater habitat construction), I personally think you've done the most realistic study of the whole mission that anyones done anywhere on this topic, very well done indeed.
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Schweet! Love the composition and color of this!
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Writer
You are a master, Tom. Nothing else to be said.
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