UPDATE: Fixed star upload problem. "PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FULL VIEW!" dA's uploader is a bitch.
So for this image I wanted to try a couple things I was lacking in and haven't done in awhile. Usually my images are quite light-dominated and featured during the daytime. So without further ado...
This announces the 3rd piece of my Natural Beauty series: AND my contest entry to Eternal Reminiscence.
"Night sets and the bustling world of Eden and her lovely moons ignite in awe."
I noticed recently that I have not done any planets that consisted of cityscapes in a very long time. That said, this piece is just that. Spent a lot of time on interesting compositions and redid the the rings around the main planet numerous times till they came out just right.
Please no commercial use of my pieces. Use as Wallpapers are O.K. ^^
What doesnt Kill you makes you stronger. This is just a winter shoot for this, since the game has a few snowy scenes. I will be redoing this shoot once the snow melts in the springs. I have a beautiful place picked out and everything. <3
You can use anything you want as long as you credit to Ryuu Lavitz and link to [link]. If you want the full version (high quality) shoot me a message and I'll email it to you! If you use my work for anything, I'd LOVE to see what you've created, and more than likely, I will feature your art! Thanks ^^
All of you should by now be aware of the potential new dA logo and the contest accompanying it. At first, I looked upon this with tired eyes, since the new logo that `TheRyanFordet al have created is excellent. Not only would it be a shame to waste it, but also challenging the community at large to beat it was in my opinion a bit of a tease. From what I currently see in the submissions, about one in 100 is good, and one in 500 has a reasonable chance of being picked. Eventually I decided I would not let depression make me shy away from another challenge, so I started drawing, and I ended up with this.
Look, it's Fella! aka The Creative Process
The dome-shape of the original dA logo is obviously very familiar, and many people have ended up with similar-looking 'da' attempts which look like the letter S when rotated through 90 degrees. I sacrificed easy letter recognition for the bigger goal - giving the logo a set of eyes and horns, it became a stylised likeness of our established mascot.
The logotext took ten times as long to make as the mark, and I'm still not sure I got the look I wanted. I'm not a typographer. I started off with the font Chambers Sans OT which I had in reserve for its techy look. I only had the italic version, so I needed to skew it back! Then, I converted most of the angles to be closer to 45 degrees and chopped off several ends to produce spiky-looking letters that are still smooth when looked at closely. As with the new logo concept, the 'ART' part of the text is uppercase but has the same base height - it would be a shame to waste that good idea just for the sake of originality. I used one of my other favourites, Calibri, and then made it much thicker. I changed the angle of the R and added a spike to the A to make it look more like the Chambers font.
All feedback is much appreciated!
Made in Macromedia Fireworks MX on a laptop with an overheated, glitchy graphics card.