Ooh, that's super pretty!
And yeah, I think often people just don't find some of these threads - once they start getting used they keep rolling, but too many start and then never see the light of day again.
Meanwhile in the world of considerably lower grade graphics, I've been sweating blood trying to do a ~7 frame animation of a space-beast throwing a rock:
I am not very good at graphics at the best of times, and animating anything biological is a right pain. But I guess it's not really there to be "good" graphics, it's just "possibly a bit more interesting than no graphics".