This is the postcard I submitted to the European Space Agency Venus Postcard Contest.

I studied many images of Venus from earlier probes and did an oil painting for the background and

general colors and shapes, then imported it into Photoshop and used different filters to round it out.

Full size image click here.

The contest is over. I didn't win but was fun joining in, I may still get a shot at getting it included in a mural at command center and there's still the last contest to see which entry most closely approximated the real surface.

Click here for contest results