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Dust by Regulus36 Dust by Regulus36
Here is a collab with :iconhoevelkamp: It took us a while, but I think it was worth it :D

Backstory:
The natives of Raenil have evolved to live with the strange rhythms of their binary solar system. For all of their recorded existance they have worshipped the distant second sun that
comes briefly near every 638 years. They have adapted their bodies to live with the rising temperatures and radiation every 319th birthing cycle. But when a strange phenomenon appears
in their sky, a glowing ribbon of sunlight that is bright enough to be visible at high noon, they are terrified. Their religions scrambled to come up with explanations, and their
scientists observed and discussed it just as fast as they could. But their only real hope is their fledgling spaceflight program. Armed with the knowledge that they have roughly 160 years
until its arrival, they built and armed a gigantic spacecraft. After countless trials and awe-inspiring tragedies, they have created a warship upon which rest the hopes of their entire
species. Built out of a hollowed-out moon and propelled with gravity wave engines, they point their craft towards the brilliant enemy and pray toward their gods that their weapons
will have an effect, any effect. Then without warning they are hailed in a bizarre language from an approaching craft. After only moments, they newcomers are able to understand their
own language and speak it back to them. Standing on two legs with pale pink skin and tiny eyes, they offer their aid in only a handful of sentences. But there are those on the titanic
spacecraft that would rather see what their own weapons are capable of before submitting the fate of their race to anything so bizarre looking. Deep inside the moonlet, enormous engines
of war are powered up ....

Explanation:
The "ribbon" is actually a cosmic string that is inexplicably stable, a phenomenon that has been theorized to exist. It is a one-dimensional distortion of spacetime created during
the early universe, and the glowing visible element is actually the 'ripples' that it's existence creates. Wikipedia says: "The formation of cosmic strings is somewhat analogous to the
imperfections that form between crystal grains in solidifying liquids, or the cracks that form when water freezes into ice." The strange looking newcomers are humans, who have advanced
technology able to either destroy the string or deflect it from its current course. But the big question is: will they get the chance? Or will war break out during the aliens' first
contact with another species.

For more info on cosmic strings: [link]

And go check out Hoevelkamp's post [link] and give him some :+favlove:
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:iconc0rwyn:
c0rwyn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
FantAAAstic. 
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:iconmetal-goddess:
Metal-Goddess Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
featured [link]
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:iconprimalscientist:
PrimalScientist Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I know I have mentioned about this before, but every time I look at this I am in Riddicks world, and not a home...
I have just finished my first piece of work by the way...
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:iconregulus36:
Regulus36 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate the comparison :)
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:iconprimalscientist:
PrimalScientist Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Was it you that was kind enough to send me two links earlier to Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial websites?
I did not click the links and now I cant seem to find the original messages??
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:iconregulus36:
Regulus36 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't think so, I sent you 2 links in a post above, but for diff things
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:iconprimalscientist:
PrimalScientist Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Okay, thanks though.
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:iconprimalscientist:
PrimalScientist Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
How can I aspire to do things like this??

HELP PLEASE!!
This is fantastic.
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:iconregulus36:
Regulus36 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a good start ;) [link] also you might want to check out Solar Voyager [link] it's completely devoted to space art, and there's a lot of helpful people there :)
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:iconprimalscientist:
PrimalScientist Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Thank you!! You have been very helpful!!

Daz.
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