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Serenity
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My first attempt with Photoshop and Apophysis.
I'm not entirely satisfied, especially for the starfield. But I've passed enough time on this piece, so this is almost the final result. Only few updates will eventually follow.

I took great inspiration from several artists here on DA, to which goes my gratitude, especially DemosthenesVoice [link] from which come some star brushes I've used.

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I'm a newbie of space art, so please leave your comments and critiques. It will be greatly appreciated.

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EDIT:
Added a wallpaper pack, hope someone will like it :)

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:iconfoamy-fan:
foamy-fan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
O.O
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
:D
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:icongenesisarclite:
GenesisArclite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovelovelove the blue. It's so pretty! Very serene indeed.
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Blue rulez!
Glad you like it :)
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:iconloungemen:
Loungemen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Awesome work :D
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconleto23:
Leto23 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Very nice :)
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Thank you!
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:icontygerson:
Tygerson Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Beautiful! How do you make the hair-like glowing filaments in the nebula? (Not sure what they're called, but they're lovely.)
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Sorry for replying after six months... I've been busy :)
If you are still interested: it's a free application called apophysis. There are some great tuts here on DA on how to use it.
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blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is a beautiful piece, but the planets don't fit well with the background. I would recommend trimming up the shadow edges of the planets and adding a shadow from the planets to make it fit better. Other than that though this is great. Nice job.
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Thank you for your comment. I think you're right, but I will keep those suggestions for the next works.
Glad you like it!
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:iconblackbelt777:
blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconadvancedcartman:
AdvancedCartman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
This piece has been featured in the Space Art section here Digital Week .
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Thank you, I'm honored!
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:iconadvancedcartman:
AdvancedCartman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
:heart:
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:icongamerworld14:
GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Very nice, job. I love the swirling nebula, was that all Apophysis?
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Yep, aphophysis.
Thank you for commenting, glad you like it
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:icongamerworld14:
GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome :D
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:iconwildberrypassion:
WildberryPassion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Photographer
I like it, You have a talent for space art so keep up the good work! :)
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thank you for your nice comment!
Glad you like it!
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great work :clap:
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
pleasure.
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:iconwertonen:
Wertonen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The big planet looks neat. Nice job on that. :p
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Thank you!
Glad you like it.
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Eccezionale davvero, la tonalità blu dà anche quel tocco di "calma apparente" che ben si accorda con il titolo.
Splendido davvero, altro che newbie ;)
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Grazie mille davvero!
Anche per il fav, che è sempre molto apprezzato.

Alla fine sono abbastanza contento del risultato, ma non completamente. Secondo me è la composizione che non è interessante: troppi spazi vuoti e forse avrei dovuto rendere il pianeta più grande, visto che la texture mi piace molto.
Cosa ne pensi?

Ciao e a risentirci presto :)
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ezio Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Ti dirò la verità, secondo me le dimensioni sono giuste, se ingradissi troppo il pianeta lo sfondo verrebbe "riempito", così invece dà l'impressione di distanze più ampie.

Un appunto sul pianeta in alto a sinistra, la parte oscurata dall'ombra ha il contorno poco sfumato e si nota la scalettatura dell'immagine, che sembra perciò incollata sul resto dello sfondo ;) Sugli altri non si nota quasi per nulla.

Per il resto, Perfect :D
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Grazie mille per il commento!

È vero, non avevo notato il problema. Credo dipenda dal metodo di selezione del cerchio, in fatti avevo letto che poteva dare questo genere di problema.
In futuro vedrò di rimediare.
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DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
looking good :D
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:icondottgonzo:
DottGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Thank you!
Said by you, it's an honor =D
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