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The New Beginning by BPauba The New Beginning by BPauba
I look into this valley wondering how I came to be. I have had such a hectic life the past 10 years. And now I am burdened with nothing. 11 and a half years ago I was confronted by a secret organization called O.A.E.. They told my this ludicrous story about the sun exploding and Earth being engulfed in superheated gases from this explosion. Mike, which was the head of this secret agency told me that an American satellites picked up a major formation of asteroids nearly 20 light years away. These comets were moving at unorthodox speeds though, Mike told me they were moving at just under 2 light years a year!. I didn't understand, “why do these rocks matter?” I asked. He went on to tell me that they were heading directly towards our light source, the sun, “Once these masses hit our sun the sun will be broken up into billions of smaller stars, these stars will be hurled at earth at ‘earth shattering’ speeds...” he added.

They had a plan though. A sub agency of NASA was developed 21 years ago to search for a second planet that humans could inhabit in the future. They completed their objective just 14.5 years ago. They have found a planet in the Triteon Nebula, it was hidden beneath the clouds of gases, but it was perfectly suitable for humans. O.A.E. has given me, my family, and the Baker family the opportunity to flee this horrible anomaly. “You have the genes” he said to me, I still don't understand why they picked us, but I thank God everyday for it.

So this is were I reside. On the morning of April 17, 2127 I woke up knowing that this day will change the human race. I look into the sky to see what I have been fleeing from for the past 11 years. The new beginning has just begun.
I told you guys that I would be submitting a more manipulated version of "The Night of Day" so here it is... The atmosphere was alot of fun to make, I spent alot of time on my wacom to learn how to paint these "clouds" Hopefully I will refine my painting skills some more :D. Rock and character stock from

orginal Terragen render: [link]
Favourites are appreciated, and watches are treasured ;).
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Given 2006-02-12
The New Beginning is a sublime one and *BPauba should be proud. ( Suggested by Verticae and Featured by alyn )
Andy1979 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Amazing work.
ImperiumWorlds Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Magnifique! :) 
CrisisHalfPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Won't they do all the earthly mistakes again
What did this planet do to deserve the human parasite itching on its untouched surface
"they came from far away" it will say one day when it is bruised and weakened "and nothing could stop their greedy claws from digging into everything's skin that had something they hadn't" but humanity won't care; it won't witness the doom it has forced up itself; it will flee from its charge once again and leave behind the abused host to force its presence yet upon another involuntary star
danieljknight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
those clouds remind me of some like, old matter dog hairs or something
Terror-and-Love Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
I am impressed
Timeship Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Writer
Your artwork is as good as the short story attached to it. Bravo! No wonder I somehow clung to your style some years ago, not knowing what force had brought us together. Now I know. Cheers!
DFMike Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Except for the white spots on the right, I really love everything here :)
ShinjiTakimuri Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful both the story and especially the picture
vexensfanboy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
I believed the story at first.. and then I had to realize it was fiction D:
I am stunned
Silverwolf4000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
I love the clouds, this is amazing work... looks like tornadoes of smoke... And the rest of the picture is amazing too, of course! :D
Congrat's. :) :+fav:
redirectLightning Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work, man. And the stories that go along with each image. Great stuff.
lordstench Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
you cannot go at 2 light years a year. otherwise awesome.
hannizh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
this photo really takes my breath away, truly amazing :D
seancruz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Student Interface Designer
omg I was fooled into thinking your story for this artwork was real until I read the year and stuff at the bottom. I thought O.A.E was an extremist/fanatic group that says stuff like that lol.
BPauba Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
hah, well i guess that means the story has some good attributes to it! Thanks bud.
Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Excellent work!
calico1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Marvelous painting. Lovely concept. The story had me going, at first.
stickersticker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is still growing on me. good work
Duvina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007   Photographer
Awesome, very well done, it's outstanding!
Sapphire-Petal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Goregous! I love it! :+fav:
bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional
This is great
gummy-bear-power Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
i really love the aoft coloring and use of light in this. its gorgeous.
alistersvperstar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
nice one.
Essencephotos Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
wow absolutely amazing. i dont really like the stars and things in the top right
fasterthanlight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Very very impressive
Xtitan77 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007   Photographer
whoa looks so amazing :+fav: and a :+devwatch:
crystaleyes909 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006   Digital Artist
wow, this is gorgeous =p dunno how I didn't notice it before ^^;
love the intricate clouds, and the dusky colours. That guy is blended perfectly too :nod:
DareToBelieve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Great picture! Really!
fractalinda Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006   Digital Artist
Baro Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
truely amazing! And i'm not faving it just because it was dd. This is what people call eye candy
roy-sac Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice... very romantic
VeritasLiz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
its beautiful, the story with it is the perfect touch it gives it a great feal! its stunning!
deviantanonymous Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
There's something very emotional in the whole composition, whether from the lighting contrast or the human figure standing in the vast emptiness of the landscape... you really did an amazing work, congrats! => :+fav:
bobyo4 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006   Digital Artist
wow this is great work
sweat--man Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
that is AMAZING!
Raghveer Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wow dude
that looks sweet
Mr-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006  Student Digital Artist
a pearl
w3sr Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006

Why didn't I see this before now? :o

I really love what you did with this one.

The skies look freakin' amazing!


Smattila Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006   General Artist
Very nice mood in this
GhostintheDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
:wow: I totally agree with the first comment ..absouletly flawless in my eyes ..really differnt from what i normally see uk terms its work lol worship:
L2Mc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
wow, really cool. good work
nuGFX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
amazing, i love it
Steelpengu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Something about it has a certain melancholy to it... makes me want to start quoting Poe... or something... Really gorgeous
tefeari Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
Everything is amazing, but the person doesn't quite blend into the scene. Hard to say why, maybe he just is too sharp, maybe making him semi brushed would have really helped. This is still a really really great piece though.
BPauba Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
Yea I do see your point, it might be because of the condensed jpeg format though, when looking at it in ful view it doesnt seem to sharp, but on the jpeg it does :nod:. Good critique. Thanks man.
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
A terrible story to such a beautyful pic. Left me with mixed feelings. And I remember reading about comets and asteroids heading for Earth in the paper and the risk for impact. Gives me vertigo to think about what happens on stellar levels and how it might affect us, and at the same time we humans are so pathetic, being ruled by greed and superstition and making war over things that really should matter little.
BPauba Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Thanks for the indepth comment :nod:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
You're welcome!
Kaayana Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Totally gorgeous :heart:
AaronO Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006   Digital Artist
I know this may sound crazy but I feel there's something missing from that picture, however, at the same time I'm drawn to it--probably due to the vast landscape, I don't know. You earn a :+fav:

... no doubt about that.
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