This is a recreation of a drawing I did some years ago. The original inspiration was Doug Chiang's concept work for The Phantom Menace, and then I sort of trailed off with my own ideas.
Modeling and scene setup with Lightwave, textures (what few there are) compositing and light adjustments in Photoshop, rendered with f-prime.
Background sunset image is from a sample scene that came with LW.
The image was done in layers, with plate rendeered seperately. About 25 - 30 passes in total. Original size 3000x1500 plus border. The image was printed, framed and is now hanging on my wall.
I considered entering it into the Spectacular challenge, but because i was halway finished when the challenge was announced - I thought it would be unfair on the rest of the contestants.
All critiques are welcome.