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Celestial Heaven by GigaBeast Celestial Heaven by GigaBeast
I decided to submit this before I went to bed...

Decided to do something with more stars after a recomendation from . I really enjoyed the time of its creation and I am relativly happy with the outcome.

I decided to work at a slightly smaller resolution with this one because it was really putting the pressure on my computer. The original size is 1500x1000 pixels.

I would really like some good critique on the this piece... I want to improve my composition as much as possible.

Comments and favs are always appreciated ;)
GB
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powerpointer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
very nice, GB! I am glad to see you progressing. I guess I can't really say I am progressing after "Newborn"... I kinda crashed and burned with that one :O

Anyways, I have a few points here... the star intensity just needs to be toned down a little bit. You have really, seriously pushed the "vastness" scale here, and that is excellent. There are large stars, small stars, stars with flares on them, just every type and I am really getting a sense of depth here. Nice work overall, just the only thing is that the nearest stars need to be a LIIIITTLE less bright. Other than that, great work.

Once again, work on planet texturizing. Sharpening filter is great for scaling down and keeping that detail, but don't overuse it.

And I am really diggin the rings ;)

Great work man, keep improving on your technique :thumbsup:

-Scott
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GigaBeast Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Student Digital Artist
many thanks man! what do you think of my newest piece?
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powerpointer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome :)

As for your newest piece: "We are all gonna die."
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GoCobra Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006   Photographer
Cool!
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ssgtGrimreaper Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
Nice, but the planet coloring could be a little more convincing.
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
The main problem is the absence of brightness\contrast balance causes the overall overloaded "burn" effect, which makes the color component of the picture brutally rough. Moreover, it is not good choice to mix purple/violet with blue on the global (gradient) level.

In case of composition, I don't like much when the intensive sharp starfield is covered with defined space "clouds". It's better to decide in advance when planning the composition what type of selestial scene it will be: specific nebula, poor dark space or astronomical photo-like. And don't forget about conception\general idea of your work - without it everything will look chaotically and, thus, simply boring.

Well, I like the rings. :D

Wish you the best results in future!
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GigaBeast Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Student Digital Artist
I edited it a little... tell if it is any better in your eye ;)
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Yes, it actually looks better. But the main problem with "burned" color tones is still preserving. I suppose this "effect" could be connected somehow with the widespread way of making nebulae using "burned' interaction of the layers.

Background starfield is still intensively monotone, so this kills the feeling of the volume.

But don't worry much. I think you will manage better every time, improving your skills. Just rely on personal feelings when you're trying to construct the future image in your head. Concentrate on what you really want to achieve, to show the viewer. And a lot of premeditated practise. :)
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GigaBeast Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Student Digital Artist
:D!
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GigaBeast Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Student Digital Artist
thank you for your comment. Man, I wish I knew color technique as well as you do. I will try to fix up the intensity of the stars a little later... I will try to take away the clouds and see if it looks any better ;)

yeah, I like how the rings turned out also ;) and btw, I submitted the Extermination II just because I wanted to start something new and forget about it. I got a little tired trying to find logic in it lol ;)

Cheers,
Markian
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