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Farthest Outpost by Rahll Farthest Outpost by Rahll
Started as a speed painting, trying out a new process to learn more and get quicker. Worried more about jumping into the flow and being dynamic and loose at first instead of over-designing things and getting too tight.

Didn't clock in at speed paint time, somewhere between 10 and 15 hours, but it's still quicker than my normal paintings. I'm sure I'll get faster as I practice more. I really enjoyed the change of pace and process.

Also, some of you might recognize the vehicle. It's based off of one of ~teemunkle's designs. Check him out.

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Thanks to `adonihs for the input and help, and =CaelestisTrucido for the continued support. Also, big thanks to *AndreeWallin for convincing me to get back into speedies.
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:iconbriannadasilva:
Briannadasilva Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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:iconsilveressa:
Silveressa Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Beautiful render, well worth making desktop wallpaper :D
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Von-Krupp Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Silent Cartographer, new and improved!

Query: why is there almost always a giant storm spot whenever people paint a gas giant? Is it because it's a photo of Jupiter that's been transformed or force of habit in referencing our largest solar body short of the sun?
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I think it's probably because artists are always looking to add visual interest to things, and it's an easy way to put something extra that helps tell a story or give a better sense of scale.
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:icontheclever158:
theclever158 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
endless? timeless? SO clever....
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:iconinvizabledragon:
InvizableDragon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
almost looks like a mongoose and the silent cartographer
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:iconroronoa-forte:
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Very nice; kinda has a Mass Effect feel to it. :D
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:icondart3rocks:
dart3rocks Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
B-E-A-UTIFUL
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:iconsorefinirode288:
SorefinIrode288 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
bad ass forerunner artifact
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:iconatmost:
Atmost Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
reminds me Halo game, silent cartographer level..
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:iconpurplejub1993djc:
purplejub1993DJC Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
:omg: That is one awesome picture
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconoverlord-zakaru:
Overlord-Zakaru Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have got to make this in Forge World when Reach is released. Awesome!
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:iconfreshbott2:
Freshbott2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
This is incredible!
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:iconliquidsolstice1337:
liquidsolstice1337 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Holy. Shit.


Mad, mad props, friend.
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:iconurmom12325:
Urmom12325 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Woah simply beautiful.
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:iconboomah:
Boomah Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Looks very Halo-esque. Great job buddy.
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:iconfiery-fire:
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: you officially became a "Space Cadet" in my new News article >> [link]

Hope you like it and have a cosmic time!!! ;)
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:iconigii:
Igii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
that's so cool work :-) I like Sci-Fi so much :)
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:iconscheherazadenerai:
scheherazadenerai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   Digital Artist
Jesus this is incredible. The water especially blows me away. May have to watch you!
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:iconchaosacidgrave:
ChaosAcidGrave Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
dude you the man lol this is my desktop background of my mac love it dude well done to you
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:iconoliver-kun:
Oliver-kun Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Love this piece, from the sunset to the buggy driving onto the beach. Great work. :+fav:
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:iconrunway-optimist:
Runway-Optimist Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This just bleeds beauty. :heart:
All of the detail makes me want to pet it. Wonderful job.
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:iconliquidfire3:
Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Breathtaking. Seriously, I was left speechless after admiring this beautiful piece. I wish I had this painted on my wall. :D
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:iconspartanx118:
spartanx118 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Awsome work a real Piece of art
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Great piece, Reid. Has a real sense of grandeur and scale. Very nicely done.
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:icongensanity:
gensanity Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
beauty
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:iconkanta-kun:
Kanta-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Damn Rahll... are you even human?
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:iconstarsturdy:
StarSturdy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
no...no he is not =P
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:icondoorkum:
doorkum Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
keeewwwwl....
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:iconabstractfragment:
AbstractFragment Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Reminds me part of Halo and part of Mass Effect, very well done though. Beautifully illustrated.
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Hey there,
Your wonderful artwork has been featured in the latest edition of Stunning Digital Painting - Special Edition
That's right, special edition, would be great to see you check it out and maybe give it a :+favlove: and maybe a comment :)
Again, congratz and enjoy !

Sangiev,
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:iconjanaschi:
janaschi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
veeeery great textures!
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:iconcaitastrophe:
caitastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009   Photographer
This reminds me of Oregon Trail.
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:iconkai-chama:
Kai-chama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
This is really pretty for something done a little faster than normal. The lighting used is really nice, and provides a nice atmosphere over all. ~
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:iconthewyteangel:
thewyteangel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
holy crap that's amazing...
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:iconsilent-uproar:
silent-uproar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
epic piece from an epic artist :D loving the lighting and colours man. keep up the great work
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:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
For some reason this reminds me of old nintendo games when I was 112 or so. things like contra. Great color range man!
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:iconkommandant-karlson:
Kommandant-Karlson Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Nice work once again reid.
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:iconmikemonaghanphoto:
MikeMonaghanPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Very beautiful scene.
Is Chief driving that little vehicle? To go fight some Covenant?
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:iconschneekatze09:
SchneeKatze09 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am taking another gander at this and it looks even better it may be this moniters resolution or something but this very very good! I really enjoy this image and cant wait to see more from you.
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:iconbohemianmatt:
BohemianMatt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Halo......?


Great job. Even in a "speed painting" your attention to detail is awesome.
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:iconrumaiisa:
rumaiisa Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
mannn you amaze me!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
incredible! such a beautiful view and very cool colours. the scene looks wonderful. i especially love the colours and textures to the water and the sand. well done :-)
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Dvotar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
amazing! :O
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:iconraptorarts:
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMFG This is wicked!!! It instantly reminded me of a scene right out of the first Halo game! :wow:
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:iconsrath47:
Srath47 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Very nice work, love the sun rise/setting either way its great work.
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drinjix22 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
looks very nice. ;)
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pinkxfuzziexkitties Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Def thought of Halo. Ha. It amazes me that even a speed painting can be so detailed and realistic. The water..... gah! So good! And... did you use any reference? Or make up the scenery?
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