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Invasion by Acrylicdreams Invasion by Acrylicdreams
I did this as a commission for a cd cover, but without any instructions, I could decide what to paint (it just should fit to the title "Invasion" and should be with aliens).
I didn't have to sell exclusive rights to them, so this could also still be used as a cover for a science-fiction book or something else (except cd-covers, of course).

This was a lot of fun, because I wanted to do some more alien landscapes for a long time (but didn't have the time and inspiration to do that).

Acrylics on canvas, 41 cm x 55 cm


Edit:
I added some details: a plant in the shadow on the left and a skull and bone behind the leg of the creature in the foreground.
I think now it's better.
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Flinxerone Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Faved.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, nice work!! :) I love the intruiging creatures, mushroom trees, moons, the golden spaceship, and the purple death laser. I wonder who's piloting the spaceship, and why they are invading- they could be humans, for all we know...
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Nightwalker50 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Intriguing creatures.
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
amazing!
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Kohakuro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
this reminds me of those old colorful dinosaur toys u could get at the grocery store :) sweeet
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stevofaded Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
:o
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joelosito Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks cool, now what an awesome commission that would have been "paint what you want, get money for it and re-sell it if you like"...a deal dosn't get sweeter than that :D awesome and scary looking creatures, and nice lighting and colours too - makes it look like one of those really old-style alien world depictions :alientwo:
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archanN Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
stunning! im in awe
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Is it ok for me to use this in a nonprofit video i am workin on if i give you credit?
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
What kind of video will it be?
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
A video that will be as a music video to a song I like, this video will feature images of space, planets (both on and from orbit), spaceships (exterior and interior), planetary invasion (where I will use your image), stasis chambers and different kinds of aliens.
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Okay, as long as it's a non-profit thing, you can use it. Just don't forget to place my name somewhere and also the Url of my website ([link]), thanks!
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SilentArtists Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
As mentioned its nonprofit and I will put your name in credits and descpription and link to your page. Is that fine or shall i mention it somewhere else?
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
It's okay with me
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eterniss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
That orange dinosaur-esk creature is just gorgeous! Fantastic :D
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DCBSupafly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Pretty sweet. I love these colors too.
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fractalxavier91 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
This is cool. The similar builds between the creatures, with the vertical mouths and just two limbs, makes it seem more realistic. Also like the two craft in the background rushing towards the planet.

On the foremost creature, though, the toes on the right leg seem a little bonier and more spindly than the ones on it's left leg. That could just be the angle, but you might consider it.:)
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Thanks a lot!

I'm not sure if it's bonier, but to me the angle of its right leg (or foot) looks a bit wrong. But I was in a rush to finish this.

Anyway, I appreciate detailed and critical comments like that, thanks!
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fractalxavier91 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
You're welcome. :) I don't like to comment on art unless I can actually say something that might be helpful.
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ô.Ô OOOH WOW ! :w00t. FANTASTISCH :w00t:

Das ist ja wieder einmal total inspirierendes Bild :worship:

Diese zauberhafte surreale Landschaft mit all den wunderbaren Gestanten die das Bild bevölkern sieht KLASSE aus :omfg:

Die Idee finde ich genial gut und erst recht die fantasievoll Umsetzung.

Dein Bild hat echt Charisma *Applaus*

This is so amazing. I just went WOW when I saw it.
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Vielen lieben Dank!
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marcioyaguiu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
great colors...
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Fantastic! I love those classic colors. It reminds me a little of Rodney Matthews.
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Thank you very much!
It's really a good thing to be compared with Rodney Matthews, although my style is very different (I think this painting rather looks a bit like a mixture of Michael Whelan and Roger Dean)
Okay, maybe the mushrooms look like some shapes in Rodney Matthews' paintings.
Thanks anyway!
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
You're welcome!

I can see the Michael Whelan too (one of my faves!) but though we may draw comparisons...I think you've got your own thing going. And it's just as good. ;-)
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Thanks a lot!
Well, I think I still have a lot to learn to be as good as Michael Whelan, but I also think I have my own style (and he has 20 or 25 years more experience as a painter)
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Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, that's cool! I love the inspiration you took from dinosaurs here - looks like some sort of alien cretaceous period, which is really, really cool. Unearthly Jurassic Park action!
This is really lovely, I really like it!
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Thank you very much!
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Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome (:
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suer0618 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
really CRAZY..hehe..
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halil-art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Very good:aww:
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p41nk1ll3r Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
awesome I envy your color work!
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RefridgingFire Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
GREAT =D
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