According to Merriam-Webster
, "Saturnine" is defined as1: born under or influenced astrologically by the planet Saturn
2a: cold and steady in mood: slow to act or change
With this piece, I was trying to tie these two definitions together. I started out with a Saturn-like concept (gas planet, surrounded by rings) and thought how things were affected if we started to decelerate everything. Now, let's just assume that gravitational pulls were weakened as well such that moons etc. would not get sucked into the main planet right away and instead were to achieve a steady state configuration at one point. The most notable visual change, in this case, would be a dissolution of the ring-structure, going from super-flat disks that were originally held in place by rotational forces to a more billowy and cloud-like appearance.
That is the super-basic idea behind it; for visual purposes, I decided to add a few not-so-realistic details around here and there (and because I like to go ham on things such as nebulae). Because of its monochrome color palette, I'm also entering Space-Revived
's Space Art Contest: Chromatic!
Feel free to check out the other entries, too, lots of great submissions in the folder
Personally, I'm quite happy about this piece's outcome, so I'm offering it as a wallpaper-pack! Following sizes are included:
16:9 -- 1920x1080
16:10 -- 1920x1200
4:3 -- 1600x1200
You know the drill, feedback is super-appreciated, and even moreso the positive one
If you feel like supporting me, favs or watches are the way to go! Even better, if you feel like dropping a few points on me
, I'd be more than happy!
By the way, I saved a few inbetween-snapshots. Let me know if you're interested in a progress-walkthrough! Moar infos!
Musical inspiration: Arch Enemy - Saturnine
The overall composition is based on a heavily altered version of a sketch of Cloud Collapse that I still had lying around but, apart from the past few days, never found enough time to work on it...
Original dimensions: 6000 x 3375 px
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