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Originally started out as a recreation of one of my older projects, namely time travel ([link]). But I changed course along the way and this is the result!


Information: A little over a week, consisting of ~90 layers. As before; the planet is an earlier creation created and manipulated out of satellite images from NASA's Visible Earth project - with additional manipulations by brushes.

Wacom Graphire 4, Photoshop CS4

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Critique by T-MAN16z Dec 28, 2009, 6:38:30 PM
First critique, go easy.

The first thing I notice is the light effect, which is absolutely stunning, and gives it a very powerful feel.

Next I noticed the small planet towards the center, and the fact that it's small compared to the anomaly is very powerful.

I think the color choice in this picture is very excellent, and the way there is no perfect shape to it makes it seem even better.

The way the shape of the "cloud" (I know its not a cloud) is layered to give it depth suggests that this anomaly is much larger, and the brilliance of the light coming from the center makes a stunning effect.

Amazing work, you should be proud of it.
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Dactik Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
amazing stuff.... featured here: [link]
patrikarvidsson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
AndromedaCollision Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, the details are stunning, you are very skilled :)
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
This has been featured [link]
ikuto12309 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the arch of the "clouds". It seems to give a better 3d image of a sort of "cave" in the clouds. Nicely done :ahoy:
Calaymo Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
i hope you doesn't mind
patrikarvidsson Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all. :)
Thank you very much!

Calaymo Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
MT-y Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
spani5h Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :la:
brokrek Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome!
Maxima-Sapientia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mycket mycket snyggt min käre vän. Du har verkligen blivit duktig på detta :).
Skulle du kunna göra en sådan bild typ 1600x900? :3 Vill ha som bakgrundsbild :)
nastra Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student Photographer
Very nicw work, i've seen it on Solar Voyager :D keep on dude :D
n-e-r-e Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
awesome nebula
BZeiler Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the finest and best pieces of space art I have ever seen (and trust me, I have seen a lot).

The lighting, the depth and the general flow/feeling of it is remarkable!
Could you make this image available in some form of 1920x1080 so I can use it as my desktop wallpaper?

Very well done!
Xecutioner379 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
super awesome. great depth
Nuukeer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Looking good. :)
EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The nebula itself looks awesome, but i still thinks it looks like the planet is inside the nebula ;s
Anyways, it is a great progress since your older one. :D
(Didn't know you got an older account, got to check it out ;))
ifreex Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome man )
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even the old one still smashes what I was doing in 2005 and my jaw would have dropped at the sight of that back then :XD: but this is certainly a step up from that. It displays a very strong sense of depth - a hard thing to establish in space, and the title fits too - I'm reminded of an ear for some reason, which I guess can lead to the mind :D
patrikarvidsson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that manipulations of cloudstocks did give a certain feeling back then. Just look at =ladyrapid's Celestia. I think that it was a bit too easy though, and you don't have the same control over what you create unless you start using the brush as well - which I didn't.

I can't say that was what I was going for, haha. But you're actually correct, it does look like an ear!

Nonetheless, thank you for your kind words. :)
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, he seemed to have stopped using cloud stocks since...before I even arrived here :laughing: I'll admit I sneak in some clouds or fractals there, but only from photo's/renders I made myself though, but I agree the best nebulae are painted ones :painter:
patrikarvidsson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And may I add, to great success! His artwork looks a lot better now that he developed his own style. Sadly, he seems to be more into photography nowadays (which I obviously enjoy seeing as well).

Of course, who doesn't. But that's all a part of being creative, ain't it? ;)
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True that! I wouldn't stop someone from choosing a new path, but I'll admit I see a lot of digital artists converting solely to photography these days. Both require skill, but I could just never "get" why someone who has a rare and desireable talent just give up on it :shrug:

But oh well, I'm varied too. Still - I try to rotate between my subjects and styles on a regular basis to stop people (and myself as an artist) from becoming bored :D
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