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Moon Base by JonHrubesch Moon Base by JonHrubesch
Painted with a Wacom tablet on Photoshop CS3. Used Google Sketchup to built the 3D environment. My original sketch was much simpler. I guess I just got too involved in the 3D build and ended up creating a much larger painting. This was a lot of work and to be honest I feel like it ended up becoming a little too busy.

I will work on a simpler painting next time.

I used [link] for my reference for the anchor woman.

Thanks everyone! It was a nice surprise to find that Moon Base had been given a daily deviation.
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Given 2011-07-27
Moon Base is by *PangeaWizard ( Suggested by EmotionalFireball and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
FellowTranshumanist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Bloody hell, it's absolutely fantastic, would it have been too busy to put Earth in the background?
JonHrubesch Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Ha ha.  I have to admit this was not as ambitious when I started the original sketch.  It was only going to be some military guys hanging in one of those circular seating areas with large windows over looking the moon's surface.  I feel like I should still do that original sketch the way I had intended.  Then I could add the Earth into it too.  This image has gotten a lot of attention so I'm happy for that but I still feel like I should do the painting as I had actually envisioned it.
Quietus416 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, this is how I would picture a Rapture in space. (Bioshock)
2DXMurdocfan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fact that this is Tranquility Base has absolutely nothing to do with Tranquility Lane in Fallout, right? o.O
JonHrubesch Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm just referring to the location on the Moon. That's all.
Worgen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Man, those people don't seem worried at all that they're about to get hit by a solar flare. I guess they got some powerful shielding protecting 'em, eh?
JonHrubesch Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I figure they must store their water in tanks above the building. But I would hope they don't run low. Ha ha!

I've heard water can protect against a solar flare but I'm not sure how safe they would be.
InsaneNekoCutie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: I had a dream a while back and I think this is where it took place. :icondizzyplz:
JonHrubesch Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds fun. If this was a real place though, I would probably be too afraid to make the trip. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to afford it anyway. Ha ha!
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