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Still No 1 by DerMonkey Still No 1 by DerMonkey
(don't want to take this further.. -.-)
maybe i've got a little overdose of moon-landing-hype few weeks ago... so i decided to do a little contra-thingy..
an hommage to the soviet space program: sputnik, laika, yuri (ok, i know they don't look like them ;P) and the never failing soyus carrier rockets.

the real interesting thing is, that they are still up to date in space technology; and as soon as NASA is giving up the space shuttle program, they are the only ones to rely on, when sending material and personel to the ISS.
additionally, i think we really need russians in space. they are so fucking badass, if something serious happens, they are the ones who survive with a roll of ducktape and macgyver-styles. i bet the first man on mars will be a russian^^
:headbang:


all ps, maybe arround 5-6 hours. felt quick though.
and it really felt good taking a break from that concept stuff and check out some illustrative settings.
i can add steps, if you guys liked to... ?


// Featured in IFX issue 56
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:iconseansoong:
SeanSoong Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
!!!I like your Artwork
A2rocket! laika!
I am a space art fan!

Can we make friends?
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you!! yes please, friends! :>
i really like your stuff as well
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:iconfilixmas:
FilixMas Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Офигенно!!!
Вообще очень сильно понравились твои работы!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D thanks!
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:iconra-101:
RA-101 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Превосходно. Спасибо за отменный рисунок!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:bow:
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:icontriumviratus:
Triumviratus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Slava cheloveku. Dozdravstvuet smertniy v bessmertiy.
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:icontriumviratus:
Triumviratus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
My hero. Forever first. Forever young. Forever inspiring.
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:iconermeneutico:
Ermeneutico Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
omg! Gagarin..... i love it!
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:iconaran-munich:
Aran-Munich Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, nice job
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:iconshimat-ta:
ShimaT-Ta Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
wow, supper
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:iconjey72:
Jey72 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Всё еще номер один. Да чорт возьми - так и есть! :)
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
xD :ahoy:
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:iconeikoshido:
EikoShido Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student General Artist
OMG! I love this! :la: Gagarin UND Laika! :la:
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:iconausterblitz:
austerblitz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student
This is so fantastic. I love the depth that the contrast in the colors provides. Great job! :love:
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thanks alot! :>
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WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
They say, America had won the space race.

I say, bollocks.
1st satellite: USSR.
1st living being in space: USSR.
1st living beings back on Earth from space: USSR.
1st human in space: USSR.
1st man-made object that achieved Moon: USSR.
1st vehicle on the other celestial body (Lunokhod): USSR.
1st space station: USSR.

And America? They landed on Moon six times. Happy? Spent millions of dollars for a job that could have been done my remotely controlled probes. Only to eclipse the Soviet successes by the Moon landing.
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:iconshroomman777:
ShroomMan777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
the earth is blue but there is no god
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:iconwormwoodthestar:
WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Said Khrustchov and it was later sourced as Gagarin's words.
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:iconmadrussky:
MADrussky Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Great work there dude, would be cool if you'd add the LUNA 2 moon probe - russians where first on the moon !

Luna 2 (E-1A series) was the second of the Soviet Union's Luna programme spacecraft launched to the Moon. It was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon !
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow, i didn't knew that! thanks for telling me! :)
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:icondon-ko:
Don-ko Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for such great art! USSR space program rocks!
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:iconirkendragon:
irkendragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student
makes me think of the song Laika, beautiful colors on this, I love it
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cheers :ahoy:
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:iconmister-cg:
mister-cg Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
You're amazingly talanted. Your works are so vivid and realistic! I got goosebumps when I saw this piece for the first time. I absolutely love it! Good luck creating great things!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow, thanks for such a nice comment :blush:
that definitely made my day! :)
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:iconr7ll:
r7ll Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Great brushwork dude! Nice combination of smooth, soft strokes with hard edged reflections. Knockout colour palette too, very vivid!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot! yes, i'm currently experimenting with hard-soft combinations, one can get awesome effects with that^^
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:iconstrawarts:
strawarts Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Shame the dog died after a few hours
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:icondon-ko:
Don-ko Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
But later Belka and Strelka made their flight around Earth and happily came back.

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:icongibsart:
gibsart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Nice work !
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SergeiMusinov Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Thanks for "russian space"(russky kosmos).
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loucamee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
love that deep blue + that warm contrats... well done
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:iconmikoyan:
Mikoyan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
i think the rocket is wrong, if i am not wrong, Both Laika and Yuri flew on the R-7 rocket? fantastic work though :D
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
oh, you're probably right with that; i guess the reference for the rocket showed a never version.
doesn't matter though, as it (the picture) points towards the future ;)
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:icondyceibg:
DyceIBG Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
thats wicked, great work!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cheers!
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:iconpt200:
PT200 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow nice work
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:icondwpl:
dwpl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Amazing work! Everything looks so good! And we shall always remember MIR space station which is gone now, but it was only human outpost in space for so many years.
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cheers! :)
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:icondemosthenesvoice:
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
this is awesome. reminds me of some the older space artists, like before dA. nice work, keep it up
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconkaber13:
kaber13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love the way you did sputnik. Beautifuly rendered. The rocket flames are well done. Over all excellent job!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cheers! :>
maybe i still do some changes, cb3 was totally right with the face.... :P
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Poor Laikia. :( The flames and explosion are really welldone.
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
don't get too sentimental :D
she was an ordinary stray-dog, yet she managed to get instant fame worldwide... ;)
yet, i feel sorry for her, too.
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just hate to think of all the pain and fear she went through.
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
oh, i know what you're talking about....
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:iconmax-cccp:
Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
CCCP
Cool
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:iconorus:
Orus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work comrade!
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