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Star of Arabia by Abiogenisis Star of Arabia by Abiogenisis
Completed in the closing decade of the 21st century, the Star of Arabia was a joint project of the Arab League and conceived as the most exclusive and technologically advanced tourist destination in the world.

Construction was handled primarily by Chinese and private US contractors, who had access to the heavy lift vehicles necessary to carry the vast components into low orbit. Once built, the internal nuclear power systems were installed to circumvent the need for aesthetically unsightly solar arrays.

This artwork was commissioned by Australian Geographic and featured in their July/August edition.
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0oCHARGERBOTo0 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb work.
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jebiblue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
My parents are subscribed to the Australian Geographic and I have been taking out pictures of space and pasting them on my wall; including this one! Fantastic work dude! :la:
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Nice! I still have a bunch of the mags from the 80s, so it was an honor to be in one :)
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jokazim Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional
Beautiful!!!!
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gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful clean artwork and fantastic design.  Any tips for keeping this clean?  Did you mock up in 3D?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
I didnt mock this up in 3D, though I often do for mechanical objects like this.

I keep it clean by using huge image sizes, and doing the final details zoomed right in close.
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gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting.  Thank you!
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devEboo Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Call me when they build it, I'd like a tour before passing into the great Beyond. Excellent work. Thank you for sharing. Cheers. Nod +fav Clap 
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
really cool designs, and it's nice to see used a more original "faction" than the usual "west-usa / east-russia-china" :P I want a sci-fi scenario with Switzerland as a major space force! :D (or Italy, but that is really too much sci-fi xD)
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Its true, people assume that whoever is in power now, will be into the future :P
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benfang14 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to learn Arabic tell me the words and I well translate to you and cool pic love all your pics 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thanks! I will keep that in mind :)
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:iconbenfang14:
benfang14 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your alien work
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Your picture are awesome ! :D
But arab's can't do a space station lonely; They Must be allied with US
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
The US space program is falling behind in terms of manned flight. In this future, china has taken over much of the space industry.
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Wow ! Then incidents in space could be usual...Thanks for answering and great picture ! :D
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PlasmaRaven Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Shouldn't that writing be in Arabic?..or at least some form of Middle Eastern writing?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
It should be in both, but I couldnt be sure I could get an accurate translation in time for the client, so I erred on the side of caution.
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benfang14 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 the translation is in Arabic is    نجمعربيّ
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I worked a phonetic translation as Najm Al Arab
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconbenfang14:
benfang14 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can talk Arabic And IM from the USA 
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:iconplasmaraven:
PlasmaRaven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah alright then. That makes sense then!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I just dont trust Google Translate :P
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PlasmaRaven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I don't fully trust it either. I only use it to translate Latin to and from English to try and think of new names for ideas
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Ha I have done that before XD
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MCPaddingtonMoFo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great concept and very well executed. I can imagine that it would be the kind of technology that's represented and/or created by the country of Dubai :D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
They love crazy hotels :P
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MCPaddingtonMoFo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, indeed.
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artserge Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
classic, elegant and beautiful.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thank you :D
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armedconflict Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
superb work my friend!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
:D
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Habbex Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I love it! , well done!
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Photonskyto Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Remarkable Work. :D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Thanks :)
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ARGHouse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Definitely inspired by John Berkey.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Actually based on cold war era Von Braun inspired designs.
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ARGHouse Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Clever ;D.
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iszrian Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Lol, those silly arabs, what'l they think of next. Also i've read somewhere that static electricity in space creates a gravitational field so maybe our space stations won't be wheels after all :).
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MyGoditsFullofPonies Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
well, no, it doesn't create actual gravity, it just creates the same electromagnetic attraction that we see here on earth, its just more noticeable in the absence of gravity. It only attracts oppositely charged things, and only at very close range.
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Ju5tAGh0st Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Epic. Looks expensive!
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Scarfield Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Nice work! Is it based on concepts for real projects?
The only thing though: What would be a more suiting entrence theme:The Blue Danube or the Lawrence of Arabia overture?
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
You do realize your drawing are perfect for satellites with artificial gravity, right?
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malgrumm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
wow.............
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Terror-and-Love Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Quite a beauty.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
:)
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Keldren-Stormraven Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Writer
I am going to have to find the magazine... You have a great sense of near future possible design
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks :D
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