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The Arch of Protection by DarinK The Arch of Protection by DarinK
Backstory:There is a tradition that dates back several hundreds years for each graduating class of newly minted fighter pilots. After the completion of graduation ceremonies, each pilot immediately boards his jet and flies through what is known as The Arch of Protection.

No one knows who the first pilot to do this was, or exactly how the tradition started, but flying through the Arch was said to offer protection and safety for fighter pilots while on patrol.

Done with Vue 10, 3ds Max, Geocontrol2, and Photoshop. Textures on the planet from NASA:…
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Venusvirgintomarz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there Darink,

As you may have heard before your Art is off da hook yawwwwl !  Just love the way you craete worlds within worlds,,,we must talk.

Also a huge fan of Mandel Werk & certain others in the community of Deviant.
I'm wanting to ask you if we can collaborate on a few art pieces, where i am going to be shot with a
fabulous Fashion Photographer , and the thematic is futurism and......a glimpse for the future, i would like to incorporate you art with mine, as your art would be the appropriate backdrop for the Galaxy Goddess . Mizz Venus Virgin Tomarz who will be the realistic character. So the idea is to blend 3D digital art with realistic still high end fashion photo stills and to come up with an amazing result piece we both can be proud of a a collaboration.

I would also like to assist in the promotion of our artist talents as part of my new almost built website (currently in progress)
with links to you if required and full name creditation just as my team will that are working with me to get my series of conceptual shoots executed. I'm setting the direction , but i am very excited on sharing the direction with you as a mixed medium.

The question will be what is real and what is surreal ? that is my art to create !


Venus Virgin Tomarz (facebook its my real name toooooo)
Whendell Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow, awesome work, I love the rock formation! :clap: :clap:
DarinK Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
Whendell Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :wave:
INNXX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013

"I looked at some of the wallpapers in the thread, the very first one is mine too." 

One thousand pardons for the non-acknowledgement..:(....

That was prior to my doing this gig. I will speak to the people involved. Thanks for the reminder.:)

DarinK Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No need to speak to the person who posted it, they linked to my page so it's all good. :) I'm glad they featured it!
SKELVAMPIRE Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DarinK Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   General Artist
An to this world, the place looks like sites of the red stone structures of Utah. The idea of fighter jets flying though this seems like it be daunting, but I figure impressive to witness. Again, another impressive landscape to witness, and the form well done I do say, it is nice work in this design. :)
DarinK Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! :)
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