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Solemnity by Nuukeer Solemnity by Nuukeer
Took only a few hours to finish this one, started and finished today. My favorite galaxy I have created so far, perhaps in tie with another one I also will submit quite soon. The red starbursting regions & dust lanes were taken from other galaxies which I haven't submitted, so otherwise it would have taken somehwat longer. It's still somewhat of a practice, experimenting with some techniques that I deduced many months ago.

Original resolution: 12000*12000 pixels
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Rasa13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
wow, amazing! looks so real. Well done. <3
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pasxalis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
u r very goood..!
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starwitchstone Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Love it!
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DeepReflections Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do this?
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supbuddy999999999 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty! *gets sucked in* hypnotic swirling?!?! :eyepopping:
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thanks mate. :)
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Stellina-90 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, it's so shiny and bright coloured *.*
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juanez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Wow, looks great, love the realism :+fav:
I wish my computer could handle those sizes of documents haha, 12000x12000, amazing =P
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thanks dude. :)
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet this is what our own galaxy would look like from afar, we are pretty lucky to be in the prettiest type of galaxy, though barred-spiral galaxies are pretty unique too :O The red flecks of gas I think help out the realism and interest so much, but credit has to go to the background stars too, which I still find a pain to do :shakefist:
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Yeah, although I believe it has been said that our own galaxy belongs to the group of barred spirals (which this does not). Barred spirals are pretty nice, although I prefer "grand-design" spiral galaxies like M-74 and the whirlpool galaxy, like most others I know. Indeed I still find realistic starry backgrounds pretty hard to do. Mostly it is due to the fact that when I flatten my creations, they tend to look different from what I originally intended. That's the drawback of using high resolutions, I guess.
I agree with you that the red regions add substantially to the realism. They seem to be fairly easy to create, too. :o
I wonder what life would be like in an elliptical galaxy, where there are virtually no dust lanes blocking your view.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
This has been featured [link]
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Thank you. :D
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
NP ;)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, gets better the closer you get to the center.
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Yep, it's more detalied near the center. Thanks. :P
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
:katana:
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
:sprint:
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pogona2009 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
outstanding! recently I start painting, more trying to paint, galaxies, any tips or advise of how you did this one?
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Thanks. Use the right textures, there's actually not much painting in this one at all, besides establishing the basic structure. I've created brushes from cloud pictures which have been used extensively here. :)
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digitalstencil Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
rele nice work :). i wish someone would write a descent tutorial on how to create these, cos all the ones iv found just dont have the same amount of deatail. we can but hope
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Thanks! :D
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome job! what kind of techniques do you use to create such a beautiful galaxy?
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Various techniques, textures and brushwork mostly. Thanks.
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Xecutioner379 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
original! :)
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Hmm, I suppose so, since there really aren't that many good galaxies on dA, that I've seen at least (aside from pr3t3nd3r's and a few others).
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Xecutioner379 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Plus you have the top down view :)
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Aine-san Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
amazing!!!!!!
you're a god!!!!!!
awwwww.....
so impressive
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks! :)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Well impressive job!
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Nuukeer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks mate.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
you're welcome.
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