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Butterfly Nebula

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I made this for Kalena for her birthday.
I am very pleased with it. This is a big step for me as an artist. I really feel like I pushed the limits on this one at least by my own standards. I spent a lot of time on this piece and am very pleased with it. This is a huge stepping stone for me as an artist.

I feel like there is even more i could do. I was contemplating putting some shooting stars in the upper left hand corner... If you have strong feelings for or against that please let me know.

In the upper left hand corner I put some city lights on the planet but they are pretty subtle, I guess that is a good thing, but I was very pleased with the full resolution image of that planet. It was my first attempt at that. I am thinking about putting that planet in stock.

I used to make my own terragen renders but just stopped a long time ago for some reason and I have the intent of making renders again, as well as making original planet textures and getting my own pictures of clouds. The city I live in is great for that, I just need a good camera.

Anyway, I hope you guys like it!


approx. 24 hours.

And here are the credits...

terragen render...
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clouds...
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planet textures...
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If there are any others please notify me, thanks.

EDIT: changed the color a bit and really burned up the image, gave the nebula more definition.

faves and comments very welcome. Thanks for stopping by!
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Grogee's avatar
Wow, I used to make some wonderful planets. That's really a road-block for me... nay, an opportunity for me in my current endeavors as an oil-painter. It's much easier to lay down the layers on a planet in the digital world than it is on canvas.
TheOrangeness's avatar
Beautiful mountains. <3 And I love the lower left planet, it's so cute.
Grogee's avatar
That's my favorite part too!
Perturabo93's avatar
Can I go there? Pleeease
Grogee's avatar
Sure! But I'm fairly certain there's no atmosphere so you have to bring your space suit.
Perturabo93's avatar
No problem, I love space suits!
Ashley-Q's avatar
Lovely manip! I like the purple-ish color scheme, and the composition is well-crafted.
SuperSmurgger's avatar
Gorgeous manip !! :heart:
DarkCrystals's avatar
This is so amazing! really like it!
Grogee's avatar
Thanks so much (=
DarkCrystals's avatar
You're welcome! :D
lightskin's avatar
Dear goodness. Outstanding piece. :love:
BFstock's avatar
WOW! Very impressive!:clap:
Thanks a lot for the stock use!:hug:
Grogee's avatar
No thank you! I edited it so far and it's even better.
TeapotMysteries's avatar
This is amazing!!!! :yoda:

Have you heard about my contest. The theme is 'the future' I feel this would make a great entry. or if you have more up your sleeve. the deadline is july 1st. There's loads of prizes. [link] Submission is 5 pieces. :blowkiss:
Grogee's avatar
I definitely have something more up my sleeve. I'm still learning as a digital space artist and I feel that my pieces continue to improve... I'll be in that contest fo sho.
Grogee's avatar
Thanks for the boobs in the face!
lightskin's avatar
Marveleous job! :clap::clap::clap:
Grogee's avatar
Thanks so much!
lightskin's avatar
sorry for the 2nd comment but I just love this : D :love:
Seigner's avatar
Wonderful work, really awesome :thumbsup:
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