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Gallifrey from Mount Perdition by Lupus-deus-est Gallifrey from Mount Perdition by Lupus-deus-est
A NOTE ON THE EDIT: You'll notice it is a little different.Well, recently I was asked to rerender this piece as wall art and in the process I updated it using new skills. Here is the new version - and here is it on the wall. Many many thanks to Barry Marshall ~BMdesigns www.barrymarshalldesign.com and Marek Mihok www.animax3d.sk/ for their invaluable aid - and the use of Marek's render farm (and unidentified friend).
A bit more of a pimp for www.animax3d.sk/ here - they offer a wide range of services including the render farm-ness. Far from being just that though Marek helped me every step of the way, both by suggestions and actual alterations to reduce the somewhat phenomenal rendertime of this piece. He also helped further to get more realistic lighting and did tests in both most recent versions of Vue... he was amazing. I never felt lost or anything. Definitely a big recommendation to anyone out there. :)


As it says - the Citadel of the Time Lords, on the planet Gallifrey, with views across the Shebogans' wastelands.
I was a little unsure about how to portray the Citadel. In www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHhgzY… it is depicted as being in a steep valley between 2 sets of very large snowy mountains, but in www.google.com.au/imgres?imgur… it is different again, there being a river, but more clusters of buildings. In www.google.com.au/imgres?imgur…, a scene later in-world chronologically, the mountains have flattened out somewhat. Puzzling, eh.
I also had my memories of The Invasion of Time to draw on (not many, okay.) But I remembered the wastelands and how flat it was, yet so close to the Citadel.
The hill in the foreground is Mount Perdition; it is described as having vast slopes covered in red grass. I've also included some "trees leafed in silver".
My citadel model was based on this early concept image for the base section www.google.com.au/imgres?imgur… and this image www.google.com.au/imgres?imgur… for the building detail. Mine doesn't have quite so many narrow buildings, the spire-y looking ones, but if it's an earlier version of the Citadel they may not have been completed yet. The details I have in the Citadel also have not come out well in this image. :( There are something like 200 buildings all up in that bubble. DX.
The sky was definitely the easiest part in all this.


"It was beautiful. They used to call it the Shining World of the Seven Systems. And on the continent of Wild Endeavour, in the mountains of Solace and Solitude, there stood the Citadel of the Time Lords. The oldest and most mighty race in the universe. Looking down on the galaxies below, sworn never to interfere, only to watch."


EDIT 08/07/2013: My first Cream of the Crop on Cornucopia3D! Woooo!
EDIT 01/08/2013: MY first Pic of the Day on e-on Software! Woooo!


(have no idea how to insert that image properly, sorry)
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ashangel101010 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
May I please use this for a "Doctor Who" PowerPoint that I am creating for my speech class? It's really spectacular.
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Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Artist
If you can slot in a tiny reference, go for it :) And good luck! :)


(Also, a big big thank you for asking.)
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ashangel101010 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Don't worry I made a little caption in my PowerPoint to credit you! Also, no problem.
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Dagger888 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely spectacular
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EOrr321 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Gallifrey  Falls No more!
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PavelAndro Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Fantastic! as Nine would say
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TARDIS75 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Quite Excellent work! 
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Akonit-Nord Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
excellent
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regates Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
probably the best representation of Gallifrey I've ever seen, good job :)
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stuff-I-do Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
this is the most perfect Gallifrey i ever see :iconperfectplz:
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theDoctorWHO2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Beautiful piece of work! :)
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AmylaMacFie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This is an absolutely stunning piece of work!
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AmylaMacFie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
P.S., I posted your image to my Tumblr, with credit and linkback.  I hope you don't mind.  :)  

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tclego Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!
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Betawhofic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
That is awesome! I love the red grass and silver trees.

This actually makes Gallifrey come so much more alive.

(I actually recently wrote a First Doctor story about him seeing Earth for the first time, and being surprised by green grass, because "everyone knows grass is red, a blazing crimson stretching to the horizon."

So your picture came at just the right time for me. It shows the Gallifrey the First Doctor would have known. And it is utterly beautiful. Thank you.

If you'd like to read the short story (only 163 words) you can read it here at - Beginnings)
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Betawhofic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I hope you don't mind, but I put a link to your picture in the description of my story, so people can come see this amazing artwork.
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crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my giddy aunt! :iconseconddoctorplz: that's freak'n amazing!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very beautifully done!

~D~
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Keldain Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Beautiful picture of Gallifrey; very well done! :)
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Arabella33 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Beautiful....... amazing........ stunning
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MrWillshire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
That. Is. BEAUTIFUL! Good looking work!!!
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PTPENDING Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Hi. I'm making a room in my house into Gallifrey, and looking to make giant wallpaper murals, any chance to get this in a bigger size?
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:iconlupus-deus-est:
Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Working on it :) I have sent you a note to this regard.
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TheGlitching Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I hope you dont mind, but Ive used this as my facebook Timeline picture.. appropriate somehow.
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Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Hehe, go for it :)
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The perspective in Sound of Drums is a little different to some of the other views, so it might not be in as steep a valley as it appears. Still good job at finding a compromise.
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wolvesbear Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You might be interested in the Dr Who comic im working on, especially in part 3 when you see my version of the Citadel?
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:iconarcizz:
Arcizz Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just so beautiful..
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LostTardis Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
That is.... beyond words....
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gazzatrek Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
featured in my journal :[link] ;)
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Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artist
:blush: Thank you :) And sorry about the delay in thanking lol, it's been over a year.
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoooaaa!!! now that's what I call panoramic & on fire LOL :lmao:
awesome !!! :love:
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Deriliarch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Gorgeous! No wonder he misses it so much.
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Hex-Reinette Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Just...damn, that's cool
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OrStayHypnotised Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Oh, that is absolutely beautiful.
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH WOW!!
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of the most beautiful renditions of the Timelord Citadel to date. Beautiful.
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InsideTheRedHead Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Wow.wow. :O I'm still amazed by that... :D
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nancywho Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
wow, this is beautifull
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AlisonAilfinnAllan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Wow!
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
well done this color scheme works well.u can still see the detailing in the mountains etc!
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Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Artist
You have no idea how much I fiddled with the positioning of the sun lol. A little further left and it didn't do the nice reflective thing, and a little further to the right and the Citadel turned into a shadowy lump...
I think I would like to edit the wasteland material a bit more (you can't see the lava rock piles) and add some falling flakes of snow. There are also still too many trees on Mount Perdition. I also want to add the rock formation the fully dressed Time Lord randomly stands on in the Youtube clip.
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
well sounds like a "revamp" might change the whole perpesctive, let me know if u do it,want 2 see result ok
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AzaliaFallen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Ah! The beauty is blinding me! Excellent job, especially with the bubble-ness.
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Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Artist
It's a hollowed-out sphere of pure diamond... the closest I could get refract/reflect wise!
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