The swirling strokes in this were achieved with the liquid ink pine preset in Corel Painter 2016. Tap or click image for ~2K resolution, free for personal use. Here's a link to prints and merchandise available at pixels.com, and another link to prints available at ImageKind at up to ~ 35" x 56".
The following variant and resource images which I made along the way, I release into the Public Domain:
Variant via the Filter Forge "side to side" filter by Skybase:
An alpha resource via the Filter Forge Terrain Hightfield Generator by LigH; I used this (and variants of it) as a transparency channel in filter layers to make uneven interesting application of filters:
Variant adapted for 1:1.5 ratio:
The first thumbnail here links to a 9000px wide image. The other two link to 2400px wide images.
Software used: Solidworks, 3ds Max, Filter Forge, Photoshop. The horizontal and vertical painterly streaks and stripes are a side effect of the Sketchy Painting Filter Forge filter extending the effect from where an opaque area borders a transparent (alpha) area in an image. I deliberately used that side effect here. It may only work with a previous version of Filter Forge and/or the mentioned filter :/ A hoity-toity robot talks about these at:
Pending: A variant composite of all three of these.
If you want a print, leave a comment and I'll make one available.
You, Janus Thaddeus, appear to be the only human gifted with the ability to merge into an alternate time-stream.
Here is the book cover art (front half, with titles) for my short Science Fiction story ebook, "TREACHERY."
A version of this with the back cover also and without titles is published in a previous post; here is the link.
Author: Richard Alexander Hall
Publishers: Smashwords, Inc. / Amazon
Smashwords-assigned ISBN: 9781310539671
VERY SHORT DESCRIPTION
Janus Thaddeus, Squadron leader in humanity's final battle of survival, is offered a chance by his enemies to save his race, by way of his unique gift.
SHORT CONTENTS DESCRIPTION
An original science fiction short story with a new and unique take on time travel.
VERY SHORT BARELY SPOILER-EY SUMMARIES
TREACHERY: Janus learns from his enemies how he may save humanity with his unique gift. Features a unique take on time travel.
SHORT SORTA MORE SPOILER-EY SUMMARIES
In TREACHERY, Janus Thaddeus, Squadron leader in humanity's final battle of survival, falls planetside when his fleet is wiped out by orbiting atomic blasts. He is rescued by the intelligent Salamander aliens who wiped out his fleet. Salamander Commander Xenon advises him: "…you appear to be the only human gifted with the ability to merge into an alternate timestream." Salamander Assistant Commander Idan claims that Janus' human family remains alive, despite everything Janus' eyes told him. Janus is offered by these, his enemies, a chance to save his race, by way of his unique gift.
This work predates all of my other numbered, published works here, which other works began here in this prior post.