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I present to you:
Sapphire Blue


Just a quick piece to release some stress during my current exams. Hope you like it :)

:bulletorange:Original size: 4466x2859px@300dpi
:bulletorange:time spent: all in all only about 3 or 4 hours
:bulletorange:Photoshop cs3, 3ds max & wacom

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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Vision: I love the composition; it really feels like I am hovering over the planet looking towards the sun. It feels like I am another spaceship following the one in front of me.

Originality: The art feels quite original, however it does have the typical direction of the sun; the perspective always usually leads to the sun, since that is the vantage point. I do not think it detriments the artwork though.

Technique: I think the color here is lacking; I think the gas in the background could use a bit more variety, though not alot. perhaps a bit more saturation in the gases as well would give it more life. The color of the fire on the large planet seem out of place. Perhaps a touch of red will give it an ember-like quality. Right now, the fire looks like a texture on the planet, and not something that is occurring to the planet. In that case, you might want to define these flames more, and the detail of what is going on. I feel that the light reflecting off the foreground world is a bit too bright, that it shifts my eyes back and forth from the sun and the engine lights of the ship to the world again.

Lastly, I think the asteroids do not help the artwork at all. If anything it blocks my way from fully experiencing the artwork. The asteroids are not the main focus here, but they behave as if they are, and it seems to clutter the scene quite alot. The asteroid ring behind does not, but the asteroids right in the front are really in the way.

Impact: It's a really nice work of space art, but I feel that it would be better if this piece was less cluttered by those asteroids so that it was cleaner and more spacious. It would be much easier to "breathe" and explore the work of art without them. Otherwise, great job mate <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile) - :)"/>
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thanks for the helpful critique mate! :highfive:
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Just thought you should know that someone is passing your art off as their own: [link]
gucken's avatar
thanks for letting me know about this!
luckily there's no print enabled and my link and name are still visible :D
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thanks for featuring my piece! :)
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my god! so beautiful!
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Siiver7's avatar
Wow, this was my wallpaper for years, and I never knew it was from you on DA!!! THAT'S AWESOME :onfire:
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:D thank you! glad you've found me :D
jennovazombie's avatar
Ooooh very lovely!
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RonnieRiddik's avatar
Inspiring. An amazing work.
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CommanderEVE's avatar
I really like the design of the spaceship in this one, the composition is something I'm really inspired by. :P
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thanks! I'm glad you like it! :)
CommanderEVE's avatar
I'm glad that you make art like this, it's awesome. And you are welcome.
Endorell-Taelos's avatar
Hello there! You have been featured Here. :blowkiss:
Have a nice day... :happycry:
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thank you so much! :)
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97am's avatar
very awesome
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