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The Ruins of Senn-Vyvehrr by GrungeTV The Ruins of Senn-Vyvehrr by GrungeTV
A team of explorers from Aome set down upon the moon of Senn-Vyvehrr to search through the ancient ruins there. These huge organic structures, which date back to the early days of the Atini Conflict, served as factories within which hundreds of fighting machines were constructed under the orders of 'Rau-Dhossi', the first robot General to lead against the Mesranic Oppression.

Made with Vue and Photoshop.

This was going to be used for an older Lum pack, but never got past the basic render stage. So I decided to work on it for the 'Beyond the Frontier: Lost Lands' contest.

Hope you like it. :)
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Ruins. A gateway into the past of a civilization that is no more. Be they the results of war and destruction or the slow corruption of a culture's lost ways, they have always been a gateway into a world that once thrived, but now stands fragmented and quite literally, a shell of its former self. The Ruins of Senn-Vyvehrr area a primary example of how such a gateway could be used to give us such insight on a previous culture, only to show us the remnants of something that was once a thriving and wondrous metropolis of this desert land.

The shape and designs of the structure give a look of both familiarity as well as originality. The structures are reminiscent of so many different sources (Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey, Star Wars, etc.) that I can't help but like them. The desert clouds looming over the decrepit remnants of this barren land really add to the Ruin atmosphere and feel as though even the skies themselves have forgotten about this land. However as nice as it looks, there is a slight issue with it. Some of the landforms on the lower levels of the picture seem a bit too grainy. Perhaps its sand or dust kicking up, it just looks as though the picture could use a bit of sanding down, pun not intended. Also to make the place feel more barren, it would have been nice to see a sand storm or two licking the buildings to make it appear even more dilapidated and abandoned; it would have really added to the atmosphere a lot more.

Despite its flaws, its still quite a very interesting piece to view and fav. Give it a look, you won't be disappointed. :D
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Keymilart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I like the colors and the mood, great work!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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MarcMons007 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
amazing light
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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pata1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
great
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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pata1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
anytime
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Stunning scene :clap:
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you - glad you like it!
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
these worlds you create are simply fantastic
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot - I'm glad you like them! :)
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3Dave Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I don't think the clouds look so great, but then again, who cares. The whole picture is excellent! I really like the composition and lighting. You really get the abandoned feeling when looking at this. I would be nice to see some dust kicking up, but you can see that there's no wind - Everything is dead, dead silent.

This is only the second work of yours that I've seen, and I am impressed, and now a Deviant watcher. Great work!


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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for yet more great feedback. I'll agree the clouds do look a little 'off' and I should've probably made a bit more effort in making them look realistic.

Thanks for watching my work - I hope I don't disappoint!
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3Dave Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
You are very welcome.

Ha ha. I really don't think that will be a problem. You're very talented. I fave when something is really good, I watch when all of it is really great.


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FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Silloueted sunset scenes like this, especially with sci-fi or fantasy elements are just so magical aren't they?
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They certainly are! Glad you like it! :)
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pizdUrRart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
simply amazing. So deep.
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it! :)
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:iconartmanax:
artmanax Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Beautiful!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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artmanax Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Your welcome!
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napalm-bs Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what version of vue did you used?
I have not used vue for a long time , my last version was vue 7.
however, nice work! you sould maybe go into details of the sky , clouds (essentialy on the left) are too illuminated. but I like this picture.
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I used Vue8 - the free version (I think it's called pioneer) so it's only the basic version.
Glad you like it!
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:iconkrodil:
Krodil Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice :D
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconarraxxon:
Arraxxon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Excellent scifi image and idea - composition, object style and atmosphere look and feel are outstanding !
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey mate, a big congrats to your win! Well deserved :D
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot mate! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome. :D
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:iconmilitant-jester:
Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   General Artist
...instant fav. Wonderful atmosphere and highly evocative.
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :)
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:iconmilitant-jester:
Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010   General Artist
You're very welcome. :D
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
congratz
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It's great :D!!!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
You got it :D
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
CONGRATS!
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man!
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
NP :)
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:iconequiliari:
Equiliari Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
A well deserved win, congratulations :D
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot mate! Congrats on getting 2nd! :)
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:iconsrsmith:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010   Writer
This is pretty cool. There's an entire history here, implied and left to decay, or possibly destroyed. Who were they? What happened? Where did they go?
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Steve - glad you like it! :)

That comment pretty much underlines my current signature/quote by Francis Bacon!!
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Writer
Indeed!
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1ALPHA1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is rad man, reminds me of playing red faction guerilla.
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:icongrungetv:
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear it mate! Thanks!
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shapesfactory Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Digital Artist
very cool work man
+fav =)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! :)
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