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Black Sun Rising

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Published: September 29, 2019
Here's my shot at the ongoing "Space Out" challenge. A space theme + widescreen format means I couldn't resist participating in the challenge even though the competetion is looking tough already.

My creation is a black sun which is perceivable only by its heat signature because it emits light in the infrared range that is not visible to the human eye. I tried to make the black sun appear extra fiery just like a regular sun but the biggest challenge was to make a dark object on dark space background work compositionwise. I hope you like the result.

Most of it was painted in Photoshop. The asteroids were rendered in Blender 2.8.

Good luck to everyone participating in this challenge! Thanks for stopping by. :peace:
#DeviousDesktopsSpaceOut.


Here's a mockup of a dual screen setup with my wallpaper and an animation of the creation process :)
BSR wallpaper mockup by ErikShoemaker  Black Sun Rising Animation by ErikShoemaker
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Tinselfire General Artist
The description invites the inevitable question: What on earth are those two intrepid space travellers on the right planning?
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist

haha indeed, curious explorers everywhere it seems. My guess is they didn't detect it yet and they are about to head towards their doom. Or they just want to do this (beware of Interstellar spoilers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cHZP3fXikU

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Tinselfire General Artist

Oh, yes... Going to hope for the former, in that case. Loved the film, but, well...

It seems when a civilization acquires mastery over time and space in sci-fi, they gravitate towards making similar mistakes.

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TheKayemanHobbyist Digital Artist

Nice!

Thumbs up okay

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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Wesley-SouzaStudent Digital Artist
Really great work :clap: congrats on the DD :clap: :D
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you mate!
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stellartcorsicaProfessional Digital Artist
Congtats for your DD Erik !!! Amazing work !!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you dear :)
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... awesome, congrats on the DD :D
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! :D
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WindySilverHobbyist Writer
Awesome! Congrats on the DD!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much!! 
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WindySilverHobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
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IgnisFatuusIIProfessional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you dear! It was a nice surprise for sure!
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IgnisFatuusIIProfessional Digital Artist
My pleasure =)
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DraakeTHobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD Erik! Tarzan            
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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much mate! That was a little unexpected, couldn't even come online yesterday :blush:
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kaisernero121 Digital Artist

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Daily Deviation! :clap:

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ErikShoemakerHobbyist Digital Artist
ich danke dir! Habe ich nicht mit gerechnet :D
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kaisernero121 Digital Artist

Das tut man nie :D

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Well, I don't know why this wasn't a semi-finalist!
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