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Finally finished my latest piece. I've been working on this one for a while, and I really like how it turned out. I really wasn't sure how to make planet fragments, but the method I developed seemed to work great and I like how it came out.

This is probably the largest piece I've worked on, the original was 4500x3000, and the photoshop file was a little more than 500 mb. And there was a ton of layers, many many layers, the most I've worked with so far.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this latest piece. I think I might make some high-res wallpapers of this one.

Print should be available soon.

Hi-res wallpaper pack now available here: [link]
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Old-Melody's avatar
wow, I have no words... this is so impressive, you must be proud of this :heart:
chiribo's avatar
Great work, +fav and wishlis :D
vendian's avatar
That's an amazing piece! I love space art.
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D-Design's avatar
this reminds me of a peice done by rogerdean, it had similar floaty chunks of rock floating around twas very surreal :D

likewise this peice is excellent and i love the whole floaty chunks of rock thang ;)
cav's avatar
thats incriedble work ... i love it well done :D
fallenangelkitana's avatar
wow, incredible just really amazing! my compliments! i love the feeling of this~
ezekiel-chaos's avatar
The concept is just ****ing incredible, and your ability to portray that concept is unbelievable..

This is very delicious to the eye, and is a very expressional piece. It feels me with much emotion.

kenshinffx's avatar
Most amazing!!!!

I need to learn 3DSM
DarkCloudGCN's avatar
Actually I only used photoshop on this one (except for some of the asteroids which I rendered real quick in bryce).
kenshinffx's avatar
How do you do that then?

Tell me a couple of tricks sometime.
bamb0o-stick's avatar
Wow, looks amazing! Nice vision you have here :aww:
maervicks's avatar
Wow O.o!! It's so cooL!!!! I wish I can make a cool pieces like you!! ^_^
Keep up your great works!! ^_^
bluem00n's avatar
:jawdrop: Wow. Wowwowwow. Hmm, in my opinion it would be better if you gave the back of the fragments (the darker side that's behind) the same treatment you gave to the visible side. I mean that effect of fading or something, because now it looks like it just cracked. It's way too sharp and straight. Hope you understood what I meant. Amazing, nonetheless.
arrow-space's avatar
CircuitD is rather picky ;)

Very nice DC, if you make a wallpaper out of it, I'll use it! The one comment I'll make on this is that some of the tiny fragments throughout the picture look rather... identical. Like you made one really detailed fragment, and then copy pasted it a few dozen times. It's hard to notice unless you look really close, but it has a rather distinct shape. I noticed the same thing with the asteroid belt in "Combustion". If this isn't the case, and they all just happened to look like that, I apologize. But if I'm right, you may want to try adding a little more variety to ward off nitpickers like me ;) It looks really awesome though, I'm just trying to bestow some advice while I'm here. Keep it up, and consider yourself +devWatched.
DarkCloudGCN's avatar
You noticed, eh? I guess I will have to add more variety to my asteroids in the future. I just didn't think it was really worth it to go through the process of creating some more asteroids, but next time I'll definitely put a little more effort into creating my asteroid fields. Thanks for the advice :D
bondy112's avatar
very cool

fkn amazing
soultown's avatar
This is fucking AMAZING!!!!!!!!
dendarr's avatar
:bulletblue: S H A T T E R E D - W O R L D :bulletblue:

. . . when your world is shattered

. . . and nothing else matters

. . . just remember

. . . it's only your home, your life, and your PLANET!

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Great work! 8)

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DarkCloudGCN's avatar
:D Thanks for the great comment :D
bagshotrow's avatar
I think that's what's happening though-- the planet has lost its mass and the atmosphere is breaking up.

Man. I wish my browser would go ahead and load the full version cause it's GOTTA be good... but it won't, so I'll try again later...
jstankis's avatar
Oooo... hate to be on that planet :)

Awesome man!
circuitD's avatar
cool but if possible remove the atmosphere because a broken up destroyed planet would not have any because the mass of the sections of planet would not have the mass to sustain a atmosphere
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