My inspiration was Wappenbund's song - Flammen. I am not really into describing things, especially not when it comes to describing them not in my native language.. I wanted to create tense atmosphere in the picture, to portray a dying world, consumed by a powerful, yet evaporating force. There aren't any particular details in the picture to attend to, it's the colors and the shapes that matter for me. I am not sure about the inner lightning of the planet; perhaps it should be sharper, but I like it calm and dejected.
I had help from [link]
's flame brushes
Comments and critiques are appreciated, just as always.
EDIT: Resized the planet to 75%, touched the lightning here and there and changed the shadowing slightly.
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