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Inverted Earth / Day and Night by Mygrapefruit Inverted Earth / Day and Night by Mygrapefruit
Where would you want to live?

Individual High res can be found here: [link] [2000x1189 px]

Photoshop CS 5

Satellite photos from NASA and Google Earth.
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To take something that is already beautiful, and then add your own personal touch to make it even more breathtaking is very close to impossible.

But what you have done here isn't just that. What you have done is taken what exists and made it yours. Imagination and possible realism existing side by side.

Great use of the source materials, and with an excellent experimental knowledge of PS CS5, you have allowed us to cross boundaries with your simple, yet layered artwork of your controlled imagination. If there is ever another creation cycle, I wouldn't be worried, God has you in his corner. And just maybe you were there when He created Earth the first time.
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I love this idea, and the time and energy invested in this is undeniable.
The amount of detail in the land masses is amazing, with use of ocean ridges as mountains, and the idea of the Pacific becoming a vast desert are all really awesome ideas. The mountain ridges and frosted areas look realistic and believable.

But there are some areas that I have some concerns over. The ocean areas don't appear to have as much care put into them, they seem kind of last minute to me. That, and the lack of frozen oceans at the poles seems to snap me out of my suspension of disbelief; as well as the lack of an Antarctic Ocean.

The second half, the night-time map is a really interesting piece of work, and show careful study of real-world maps and mastery of replicating such looks, while creating his/her own work.
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BaddyPony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i see this in polish magazine ''focus'' :)
VMJML1er Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Digital Artist
super idée
CompositeGames Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
That looks fantastic
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
>wants to do it's political map
Sagjig Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Really cool! :D
Deltamatrix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
The Gulf of Mexico.
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd totally live on Lake Supe-... Superior Island? The biggest of the Great La-... Islands, since I actually live by Lake Superior IRL.
chaos30k Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Your North pole is accurate, but Antarctica is a chain of hundreds of large & small land masses. I saw your art on IO9. It's beautiful.
Wayne. Winnipeg.
DungeonmasterCal Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Is there a globe map? Please? Please?
linnan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I think right south of the Atlantic Mountains, between the Cuban and the Haitian Lakes.....I want to live there! :)
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