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This piece was commissioned by :icon5thraven:... He supplied the panoramic photograph, and requested a 'ringworld'... This was the result.
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:iconiskandros:
Iskandros Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
This is exceptional. I love the Ringworld series and this just brings it to life.
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:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Very nicely detailed.
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice a full Dyson Ring
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BUTIFULL!!:D
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Miluiel-the-Friendly Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
FANTASTIC! BRILLIANT! GERONIMO! I can't say enough how utterly XOOL this is. =D
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:iconfreyr58:
Freyr58 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Fantastic!
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:iconmoriturimax:
MorituriMax Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Wow... I am trying to learn this type of skill for a project I am doing. A solid Dyson Sphere where THAT (stuff above) is in every direction.

But, wow, probably in 10 or 20 years if I study hard. Thanks for this wonderful vista.
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:iconvernii:
Vernii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
With the smaller scale, it makes me think more of a Culture Orbital than a Niven Ringworld. Great piece though.
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:iconxervir:
Xervir Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
This looks like a modified photograph, I'm very impressed and it's an excellent depiction of Ringworld, but Ringworld doesn't have a moon.
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:icontonystardreamer:
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop:


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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This gave me the "sidesailer" idea.
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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconermahgerdplz: an epic classic!
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:iconelhigh1:
elhigh1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dammit! I keep trying to scroll up to see farther up the ring!

Nice.
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:iconwillpagan:
Willpagan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
This is a fantastic picture. There should be a group dedicated to artificial structures in space.
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:iconec4370:
ec4370 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Probably the best ring world depiction I have seen ... very good work!
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:iconinfinitehands9991:
InfiniteHands9991 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Worlds in the shapes of rings are awesome.
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:iconmrjmzack:
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have yet to read Niven's work, but I yearn to. I really like this! Great composition. :D
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:iconcmdumestre:
cmdumestre Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Absolutely impressive...!
Love your art.
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:iconmagicalidiotsquigoo:
MagicalIdiotSquigoo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I remember that book. It was good.
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:iconajtalon:
AJTalon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Writer
Huh. The Ringworld didn't have tall buildings in the novel. Good picture all the same.
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:iconp4trickst4r:
P4TRICKST4R Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I can see a lot of thought has gone into this. Nice work!
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:iconguitfiddle:
guitfiddle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:)
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:iconcarvergurl:
CarverGurl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Wow, I really love the detail here! Especially how you can't even see the ring begin to curve up due to the sky; shows just how big those rings must be.
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:iconricardoandres71:
ricardoandres71 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Your work is always impeccable. But in this case I think the giant mapped fin looks implausible. Anyway the image is fantastic.
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:iconsheilo:
Sheilo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh finally, thank you! I'm glad that Ringworld is more recognized as Larry Niven's rather than something from Halo. This is beautiful.
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:iconjeturcotte:
jeturcotte Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hah, I've designed a ringworld as well -- though the physics are a little different; from the surface you wouldn't even be able to tell there WAS a ringworld... you'd see to that horizon and nothing more. My only argument with this piece, though, might be that the parts of the ring that are darker than the sky itself should 'blend' or disappear as with our own atmospherics (the dark side of the moon, etc, is never darker than the sky in front of it.) Lovely ships; nice to see something different than normal! =D
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:iconguitfiddle:
guitfiddle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Well observed.. I generally try to maintain a sense of perceptual realism in my matte work. I'm uncomfortable with the "unnamed light source" school of space art, not to mention the recurring violations of the Roche limit; however, as this piece was a commission, perhaps a bit of artistic license might be forgiven.. :lol: .
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:iconjeturcotte:
jeturcotte Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh sure oh sure; license is ALWAYS [for]given. Didn't mean to sound too critical =)
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arlojeremy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Great stuff. I'm reading through the Known Space series right now. I read Ringworld when I was in my teens and it was really inspiring. Just read it again and I was really shocked at how little Ringworld inspired art there seems to be out there. Just threw up a to-scale model of the Ringworld in 3DS Max and realized how difficult it is to accurately portray. Thanks for this.
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:iconguitfiddle:
guitfiddle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thanks for the comment.. truly appreciated.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
This would actually be a perfect artistic accompaniment to Larry Niven's Ringworld. The picture is much more evocative of the book than the rings of the Halo games, as some have said. :)
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:iconguitfiddle:
guitfiddle Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Thanks.. The books (and the cover art, especially that of John Harris) have always been a real inspiration.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love those ships :3
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:iconpkpg:
pkpg Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
:iconhalo3plz: :D and yes i know it was based on "Ring World" I read the comments... but you have to admit it looks just like halo :noes:
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:iconeriktheguy:
eriktheguy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
gj
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:iconholygarbage:
HolyGarbage Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Influenced by the game Halo?
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:iconguitfiddle:
guitfiddle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I was thinking more of Larry Niven's novel "Ringworld"..
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:iconholygarbage:
HolyGarbage Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I've never read it, is it some good sci-fi?
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:iconguitfiddle:
guitfiddle Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Yes.. It won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards in 1970.. It's the first (and best) of a series..
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:iconholygarbage:
HolyGarbage Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Ah, awesome! I'll definitly read it then. Thanks!
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:iconlonebuddha:
lonebuddha Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
great work =)
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Divinorum913 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Simple amazing. I like how conventional agriculture is the sub-dominant element. When people try to paint futuristic things, they almost always go for cities, and rarely are there ever future-farms. Might have been better if you had added in a semi-truck sized carrot, but I suppose that's a little too Woody Allen...
Awesome job man! :D
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:iconnassiem:
Nassiem Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
i realy like this one,
Looks like the ring from halo
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:iconsoler7:
soler7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
I keep looking at this and keep thinking awesome !! Gotta ask what is the circumfrence of this ringworld ?
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:iconguitfiddle:
guitfiddle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
I tried to make it seem about the size of Mars, which has a radius of around 3,400km., so say 21,000km. in circumfrence...
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:icontheretic:
tHeRetiC Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
maybe someday humanity could erect such structures... awesome concept
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:iconajtheartmelder:
AJtheartmelder Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Interface Designer
It is physically impossible.
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:iconstickersticker:
stickersticker Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the planet part confuses me and doesn't seem to make any sense...
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:iconajtheartmelder:
AJtheartmelder Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Same here,but still stunning :(
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