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Cove by AndyFairhurst Cove by AndyFairhurst
This is my second attempt at a matte painting. It actually started off all medieval with castles but I got bored and jumped a few thousand years into the future. Anyway I'm still learning and enjoying this particular form of digital art :)

Photo elements are from myself and cgtextures.com

Thanks for looking

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:icondzhulyet:
Dzhulyet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Beautiful.Take it all off! 
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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yangnyin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how dolphinesque the shapes are. Stunning piece!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :) Great description
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderfully done, Andy!!!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Rita :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very welcome
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very cool and science fiction like :)
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Bella :D
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very sleek my friend I like the added fog for presence or atmosphere!!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude :D
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always a pleasure my friend!
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconsuperkim111:
superkim111 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Cool!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Kim :)
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:iconcheersplz:
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
There's something kind of '70's about this...a James Blish novel perhaps, illustrated by Chris Foss. Whatever...it's the sort of painting to set the imagination off, filling in the story....very nice.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just googled both those names ( I'm ashamed to say I wasn't aware of them ) and I can see what you mean! Cheers Dave :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Your welcome...and you should check out Foss more closely, I'm sure you'd get a lot from his work. He dominated SF illustration in the 70's but has kinda slipped into obscurity now...shame.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just looking on Google alone I see his work is fantastic! I used to love that sort of sci-fi paperback artwork
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I grew up with those type of garish covers....it's exactly what i wanted to do. It's a shame they have gone out of fashion, covers today are very dull, too serious and somewhat up their own asses!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I had a poster in a frame on my bedroom wall when I was a very small kid from Rodney Matthews ( or was it Roger Dean? ) depicting trolls on giant wasps about to attack other trolls on a mountain. It was my dads, but I was fascinated by it. If I could ever get a print of that again I would.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know that picture well (and it is Matthews) I can remember seeing it along with Deans work and many others on the walls of Our Price Records and Athena....lol....damn I'm old!!! There was one poster that fascinated me as a kid, a sort of SF thing with all these instruments depicted as kind of playing themselves....like musician droids or something....like the Dean and Matthews stuff it was all beyond my meagre pocket money but the image and desire stayed with me into adulthood. Some years ago now I bought the cd; Strange New Flesh by Colosseum just to get that picture...it was actually quite disappointing (as was the music) and didn't live up to my wild childhood memory of it!
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The background is stunning. I like the fact that to me it appears as if these "homes" or buildings could, at moment's notice, become a ship and be in space instantly. Well done!

(And I am using the "Approval" emoticon just to be ornery! If that isn't the most annoying thing...like you actually would want my "approval" and would want it expressed by a picture of me patting your head!!! They need to change that thing-but until they do, well, :giggle:)
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Aurora. That is actually something I was thinking as I was doing them! It wasn't intentional but the ended up that way :)
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strange minds think alike! :D
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MartinCp Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
great!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Martin
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MartinCp Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
thks to you for the inspiring works!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words!
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MartinCp Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
(Y)
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LorenzoArt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Lorenzo :)
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
It make me want to visit. I love it. Now where'd I park the space cruiser. ;)
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha thank you Glowyrm
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
you're welcome!
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TheKrazyBomb Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Love the building in the center that's balanced on 3 legs!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D Yeah there is another one back further to the right.
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sdavis75 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, Andy! Nice touch with the out-of-focus flora in the foreground.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That was another last minute thing. Just wanted to add a littl DOP to it

Thanks mate :)
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vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Superb!!!!!!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Vampire :)
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vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Digital Artist
This is a great compliment friend!!!Thank you to you!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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sugargrotesque Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Muy bello como siempre :meow:
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you
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