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Commission: Vextrea by Planetrix Commission: Vextrea :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 29 13 Punch Through by Planetrix Punch Through :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 48 6 [OPEN] Icy Planet 003 by Planetrix [OPEN] Icy Planet 003 :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 51 9 [OPEN] Forested 001 by Planetrix [OPEN] Forested 001 :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 31 13 In Plain Sight by Planetrix In Plain Sight :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 96 19 The Castor System by Planetrix The Castor System :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 47 27 WIP: The Castor System by Planetrix WIP: The Castor System :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 20 9 Sun practice by Planetrix Sun practice :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 30 6 Treasure Planet (Collaboration) by Planetrix Treasure Planet (Collaboration) :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 108 39 Art Trade: Inreliqua by Planetrix Art Trade: Inreliqua :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 85 20 Too clever by half by Planetrix Too clever by half :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 48 5 Commission for grantenier: Planet Kylex by Planetrix Commission for grantenier: Planet Kylex :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 53 29 Planetrix's Commission Sheet by Planetrix Planetrix's Commission Sheet :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 8 4 Raffle Prize: Slivr by Planetrix Raffle Prize: Slivr :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 54 6 The Solar System Necklace by Planetrix The Solar System Necklace :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 21 13 Raffle Prize: Vigil by Planetrix Raffle Prize: Vigil :iconplanetrix:Planetrix 79 9

The Final Frontier

Reclamation by QuantomStarBox Reclamation :iconquantomstarbox:QuantomStarBox 49 8 The Gem among a Giant by QuantomStarBox The Gem among a Giant :iconquantomstarbox:QuantomStarBox 374 38 Cosmonaut by VadimSadovski Cosmonaut :iconvadimsadovski:VadimSadovski 8 2 Gemina Terram by half-rose Gemina Terram :iconhalf-rose:half-rose 12 0 Astridra-III by P0MG Astridra-III :iconp0mg:P0MG 19 0 Last dawn by VadimSadovski Last dawn :iconvadimsadovski:VadimSadovski 2,146 82 Reya by Vyter Reya :iconvyter:Vyter 1,826 70 00-00-01 by Vyter 00-00-01 :iconvyter:Vyter 62 12 7-11-2012 by Vyter 7-11-2012 :iconvyter:Vyter 100 9 18-10-2016 by Vyter 18-10-2016 :iconvyter:Vyter 533 15 Insomnia by Vyter Insomnia :iconvyter:Vyter 1,126 118 Enigma 42 by Vyter Enigma 42 :iconvyter:Vyter 97 16 From the Ashes by TylerCreatesWorlds From the Ashes :icontylercreatesworlds:TylerCreatesWorlds 2,338 134 Travellel by Vyter Travellel :iconvyter:Vyter 58 7 Guest of a seventh planet. by Miakhano Guest of a seventh planet. :iconmiakhano:Miakhano 72 4 Ice Moon Alpha by uncledon Ice Moon Alpha :iconuncledon:uncledon 11 0



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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Software developer, writer and game master, branching out into visual arts. I started using GIMP years ago for small photo alterations, then gradually moved through online tutorials into more advanced territory. Would like to create art for several space-themed games and apps, but I'm definitely still learning the ropes. Feedback and comments are greatly appreciated!

Stepping back again today from solar bodies to showcase more astronaut pictures.  Because without them, we won't be going anywhere.

Coincidence Wallpaper Edition by msinanucler
Yuri by spkregar Astronaut by thomaswievegg Destiny by LolliponyBrony Astronaut by FredStesney
Zero G by BoldCat
Frozen Clouds by imaKuteMole Exploring the Unknown by Kaioshen
Drowning by GabrielGajdos
.Inktober Day 1 - Exploration by iLDS Skull 17 (50Skulls) by crazycolleeny
Space Surfing by NicebleedArt Cosmonaut in asteroid field by VadimSadovski
A New World by SpartanK42
Mission Mars / Book cover by Dofresh Crash Site by JG1723
Stellarnaut v2.0 by JoeyJazz Commission for Wintersweet by longestdistance
Mission failed by PedroDeElizalde
Martian etude 2 by Unita-N A window into infinity by Unita-N
Good morning by tebeprivet



JULY 1969, A.D.

-- The words on a plaque left on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.

That's it for today!  If you ever wondered about the minutia of space travel and all its weird, yet mundane details (how *does* one test a toilet before it goes into space?), I highly recommend the book Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.

Here's my first feature on astronauts, for those interested:

The Planetarium: Ep. 11 -- Astronauts 
 ~ Looking Out ~
In the entire course of human history, only a handful of us have escaped the Earth's atmosphere and gazed out at the burning stars.  
This feature is all about astronauts (and cosmonauts), our first cosmic explorers.


Astronaut Trio by Saccstry Interstellar Fan-art by DanarArt
Astronaut in outer space by VadimSadovski
“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We a

Until next time,

-- Planetrix

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The Planetarium: Ep. 26 -- JupiterThere is very little that could surpass the natural beauty of Jupiter's swirling clouds.  The images coming back from the Juno spacecraft last year were, quite simply, stunning.  To capture that in art is a task undertaken by the brave souls of this week's feature, and they did not disappoint!



 Planet Jupiter by marquis2000
Meeting of moons by JustV23
Jupiter Assault by JonHrubesch


Planetrix has started a donation pool!
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Saving up for CORE, and for future raffle prizes :)

Donate points here to adopt a planet from me, and be sure to mention the planet's name in the description of the transaction, thanks!

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If I haven't been as active on here lately it's because we're working on selling our house at the moment.  Hoping to post some more art soonish, but it's had to take a back seat to other areas of my life.
Happy Christmas, my friends! I'm going to try and sneak a cup of coffee by myself before the chaos starts. Hope you all find your perfect moments of peace and joy today, and best wishes for the new year!
Decided to put this week's episode of The Planetarium on hold, in lieu of doing the #TwelveDaysofFeatures challenge.  Will be returning to the regular feature schedule soon.  Watch for an upcoming artist interview on the 22nd, and the next episode of The Planetarium on the 29th.
NaNoWriMo: The Aftermath

Well, I did it.  I've participated in NaNo four times, and this is my second win!  I clocked in 50,113 officially validated words and finished perhaps 3/4 of a novel last month.  As a motivational reward, I promised myself that I'd grab the 2-for-one CORE membership deal if I finished on time.  So, it looks like I'll be able to create nicely formatted feature journals for awhile yet :P

Thanks to everyone who supported me during my period of literary abandon.  I appreciated every comment and all the words of encouragement.  You guys rock!
NaNoWriMo Day 29: 49,152 words. Our heroine is being forced to work for the bad guy, with her mother and a friend held hostage against her good behavior.  What will she do next?  (No seriously, what *will* she do to get out of this?) XD


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