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Olympus Mons - Mars - Travel Poster by ron-guyatt Olympus Mons - Mars - Travel Poster by ron-guyatt
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Title - Olympus Mons - Mars
Media - Travel Poster
Method - Photoshop CS4, Self Made - Photographic Textures
Dimensions - A3+ 13x19 Inches
Timeframe - 1.5hrs (Research) + .5hrs (Concepts) + 2hrs (Rendering)
Client - Personal Project

The Project:
Space tourism is still a long ways off, but itís not hard to imagine that someday, tourists will visit the natural geological landmarks of other worlds much like they tour the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest or Ayers Rock. Each of these great tourist destinations needs a classic retro travel poster to entice visitors. Until the day people settle off world and make their own destinations many of these may be the places that people will want to travel too.
I hope that these posters can inspire people to think beyond our world to the limitless possibilities of the Universe.

Poster 1 of a 30+ series of Travel Posters depicting landmarks in the Solar System. Print available in my Etsy Store.
This piece is a fantasy depiction of Olympus Mons on Mars. Olympus Mons (Latin for Mount Olympus) is a large volcanic mountain on the planet Mars. At a height of nearly 22 km (14 mi),[2] it is one of the tallest known mountains in the Solar System, almost three times as tall as Mount Everest. Olympus Mons is the youngest of the large volcanoes on Mars, having formed during Mars's Amazonian Period.

This is a Interpretive look at Olympus Mons, emphasizing the size and height and the power it represents. I wanted a fantasy depiction that shows the Mountain as though the sun had just set and the sides were still glowing from the light. Despite being a dormant/dead volcano I wanted to depict it as though it was active. The circles represent craters and the line throughout the centre being the lava tube. The bottom of the Volcano depicts the massive cliffs that encircle nearly half of Olympus Mons as well as emphasize the size of the volcano as though compared to other mountains.


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jagrier Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Writer
This piece is now in an art feature honoring the MSL Curiosity Rover - If you like it, please comment on the feature here! [link]
ron-guyatt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thanks so much :)
ChrisZuron Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very very nice! I love mars and want to go there when it becomes affordable. The CEO of space X is planning on making travel to this planet possible. In about 15 years you should be able to visit this impressive volcano for a mere half million. :)
ron-guyatt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Thanks so much :) Certainly hope to get a chance to go to space someday :)
doodlescribble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh man, I love this series and how the posters look so retro and futuristic at the same time. Awesome!
ron-guyatt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank-you :) Glad you dig them :)
Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in love with the whole Mars series :love:

Will you set it up as print :?
ron-guyatt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Thanks so much ... Really glad you like them :)

Currently I sell them on Etsy .. I make them myself on a very high quality paper. That way I can sell them cheaper to people and myself (artist :P) get a bigger cut then what DA would give me :) Win-Win

The link is in the Description below the piece :)
Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
K, I'm gonna check it out!
I totally love the Venus serious, too! :)
JanaW Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   Digital Artist
interessting style. very clear but yet not too clean. I love the simplicity of the artwork
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