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...longer exposure to your eyes is highly recommended...


...for inspirational purposes only...
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This is an interesting one. My very first impression of it was that something was lacklustre about it, as if it were a little flat. But then I gazed at a bit longer and, as if coming to the right exposure, a much greater depth showed itself and made the piece a lot more enjoyable. This is somewhat double-sided - on the one hand, it develops a great sense of depth with contemplation, and on the other hand, there is a lack of highlights in the darkness which eludes one's immediate grasping of depth. Still, it is this very ambivalence which makes it so interesting, a great intention there, since it does make it a piece which makes a more lasting impression than many others, albeit not straight away.

Concerning immediate impression, the lack of light interaction with the edges of the nebulous haze to show reflectivity, and the sense of clone-brushing here and there (i.e. left of the stellar nursery) does bring it down. It may understandably be difficult to add such alterations to depth without taking away the contemplative sense of the piece, but the cloud repetition could at least be modified. But even though there is critique concerning that, there is still much else which is quite nice about this piece.

The starfield, for one, and the subtle gradients of light and hue about the piece all add to the overall splendour of this piece, especially in its contemplation. The planets, although they seem to be setup very simplistically, do have an enjoyable sense of counterbalance between each other in the composition. In this way, the minimalism of the piece is essential the aforementioned contemplative quality of it. Such a quality is what one could worry about losing with further alterations, due to the fragile nature of minimalism when adding and changing things. Still, it could be possible to add just here and there a few well-placed streams of light reflecting off the nebulae, and conjunction with the slight variation of texture in parts.

Although there are minor details which could be improved, not to change the piece so much as to draw more people into the actual contemplation of it, the piece is as it stands another good piece of artwork from you. It is this difficult balance of a flat initial impression with a thoroughly contemplative impression of depth which makes this particularly difficult to rate, and yet which makes it work. Thus my suggestions that, if it were to be modified, to do so only to compliment the furtherance of others contemplating it - thus, minimal changes for a minimal piece. With this in mind, excellent work, and it would be a pleasure to see some more works with such a contemplative aesthetic - so, I say well done!
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YsabeauValikov Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! This is amazing!
waters11 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
i like this this is unique and verry intersting
GalaxyCreations Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty nebula.
Platinumflux Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just stunning! without a doubt my favourite piece by anyone here by far. I'd love to know how you achieve the sheets of light with subtle textures. :sherlock:
NoobaNoob Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
waaah laav the dragonnn!
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's a raven...
NoobaNoob Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
its a dragon-raven....:iconheplz:
ribbaribbahey Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Can't I get a bigger one for my desktop? D:
This is my favuorite space artwork of all by far.
tetriarch Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Co ti na to říci. Líbí se mi barvy, rysy mlhoviny a vůbec celkově styl celé tvé práce. A tím teď myslím i jakýkoliv jiný obrázek ve tvé galerii. Dost mě zaujalo také to, že kompozice té mlhoviny je tvořena do tvaru dračí hlavy. Nevím jestli úmysl či záměr, ale rozhodně se to povedlo. A tím teď myslím i jakýkoliv jiný obrázek ve tvé galerii.

To co umíš ty, chtěl bych umět taky.. aspoň z 5%, ale přenechám talentům ;) Jak jsi řekl na tohle je třeba cit, který nemám ;)
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Děkuji. Vlastně to má připomínat hlavu havrana, proto taky ten název. :)
tetriarch Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
jj chápu, a už to v tom i vidim. rozhodně je to luxusní dílko.. já vim že nikdy nikomu neposkytuješ tutorialy na to jak dělat tak luxusní dílka, ale když si projdu tvoje tutorialy na jsem tak trochu na dně v tom, jak pokračovat, jak uděla svá díla lepší, jak zlepšit mlohoviny ;) a tak, páč jsem jen při myši a na tablet nějak ani nechci šetřit, konec konců tohle je pro mě spíš koníček než něco s prací, jsem konec konců student obchodní akademie ;) všechna má díla jsou na jedno brdo, což si zde snadno potvrdíš a já vůbec netušim jak z toho ven SA už jsem aspon pul roku nedelal, ztratil jsem vizi no :(
BearRiots Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I just noticed the raven.
onlygoodart Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
so beautaful
rich35211 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so brillliant, colorful and impressive ; gorgeous composition !!!
arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is Awesome. I love the depth of the dust around the nebulae
Artush Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
just WoW
sugarplumfairy6 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
It burnsss my eyeeesss.....BUT I LOVE IT XD
miell Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Elemento11 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010   Digital Artist
amazing piece---
Solowysa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
globs of beauty shining through
entering deeper, deeper, yet deeper
still to places yet explored
n0n0nSenSe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
wauw! great job
Kirue Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Awesome nebulae i really like it :)
floydierCG Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jamesbond is the bomb! but yeah, completely agree... one of my new favorite space-art.
skysfall Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Damn you and you damn awesomness....gah
SethSoraFett555 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To create such works, you must be a reincarnated god cuase these worlds your creating are of pure beauty.
Once-and-Future-King Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Amazing job on this. Very stunning colors, can i ask which programs you used?
Vibratum Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Amazing !! :clap:
Scortis Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Opravdu nádherné barvy a krásné detaily. I ty planety jsou dobré (nevím co na nich Phobosovi vadí;). Každopádně máš odě mě fav a divím se jě jich máš zatím tak "málo" (co já bych za to dal).
ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very interesting way to create a nebula, kinda like a layer on layer composition. Looks cool dude!

Jesus-Tks Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
It takes a bit of looking at, but when I finally noticed it this looks great. Brilliant depth :)

Only way to improve it would be to make it a bit easier to see the depth in it, but I'm not really sure how you'd go about that.
lord-zany Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
it's different from space scenes you typically see

i like it, well done
Kagami-Dsg Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
:wow: omg! I love it, it has green xD
one question, do you use photoshop for your works?
rormnsa2gether Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O :faint:
WoOdy666 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
jako v MCdonalde ti poviem..Taratatata I'm lovin it..:) super prááca krásne farby proste všetko..:)
Hebes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely stunningly beautiful. You definitely need to look at it longer to see the true depth of the nebulae and the whole piece in general. Excellent work!
trs17 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
woah i loooove the left side, the way the colours blend, the shapes of the clouds. Marvelous piece once again Joe!
Mis-kin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Photographer
jn vetsi ,ale i tak pekne , good job ;)
Nartemide Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That's hot.
SirPole Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
uvítal bych větší rozměry, ale i tak úžasný!
StefanHuerlemann Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow man your nebulae are always different;)
i think u are the first guy, who does dark nebulas that they look like they are "near" from the camera:D
and i have a question:
can u take a look at my gallery and write some comments about my works?
cause i would be very proud to have some critics from a nebula-god:D

big SORRY for my bad english and greets for that awesome piece of art
Chain-saw Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is God like :O
spooner2802 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Aine-san Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
it's so cool
PhobosKE Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a vidim dlho ocakvanu nebulu no podarila sa ti ale tie planety si tam nemusel dat :-P
Warl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
not your best but its good ;)
cliq Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the atmosphere in this piece - absolutly stunning.

awesome job !
Jaymunji Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
how you achieve such beautiful results with deviation after deviation, entirely escapes me. but they never fail to amaze. bravo
LordUnderworld Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I can say one. THIS IS GREAT!
Halo-Evolution Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
This is how I would imagine "Heaven"

Amazing job!
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