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October 21, 2020
Fusion Lighting the Stars by robrey
Featured by TokyoMoonlight
Suggested by cosmicbound
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Fusion Lighting the Stars

Oil, 18 x 24 inches

Stars are continuous nuclear explosions! Not simply fixed masses of hot gas, stars are a balance of two enormous forces: gravity and nuclear fusion. On its own, gravity would crush a star into the oblivion of a black hole or other super-dense entity. But nuclear fusion pushes back, releasing so much energy that the outer layers of the star are literally blown away, aloft from the core, and in equilibrium with gravity. From lightyears away, these cataclysmic explosions flutter as faint candles in our night sky.

Stars live a looong time, billions of years, but eventually the fuel of fusion runs out and gravity prevails. In the span of the universe, stars exist as temporary states of matter that will one day transition into other things. Much of their mass will be crushed. But in the process, many will fuse carbon, the other elements of life, and form planetary nebula. Later, these nebula will  condense into new solar systems, and perhaps be part of some other temporary state of matter lucky enough to be able think about it.

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Kisukiie's avatar

This is beautiful!

dreamlok123's avatar

i hell yeah now this is more amazing i like the color i like the color when it's like a powerfull weapon it'd like looking to your perfect like...

This is spectacular!

dapender's avatar
Very beautiful 👍

wow what a beautiful art !

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AsterixStirling's avatar

This is so amazing!! Please tell me which art tool you use! If you don't mind that is, i want to know since i'm trying to develop my own art....

Dawnaie's avatar

What a beautiful piece. You painting technique is so clean and precise. The lighting against the shaded areas is gorgeous. The concept and the view of it are brilliant and I really love it. Congratulations on the DD. Well deserved!

Just mindblowingly wow. Please, never stop painting. It's so inspiring!!!!

Teazi's avatar

so beautiful

Amethyst-Phoenixx's avatar

Absolutely stunning work! Love the breathtaking coloring and details :love::heart:

Luis-Salas's avatar

beautiful text and beautiful paintings :)

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Tinselfire's avatar

If you do not mind the curiosity, may I ask your philosophy on diffraction spikes?

robrey's avatar

Sure, though I'm not sure what to say about them. I put in a few, but I don't want to overdo it. Is there something more specific you wanted to know?

Tinselfire's avatar

I was mostly wondering about your philosophy on tilt. In astrophotography spikes tend to be aligned with the vertical and horizontal, due to how telescopes are constructed, but see a lot of variations in space art.

robrey's avatar

I see. The main point of adding diffraction spikes is to contribute to the dreamy feeling of space, so I'm not overly concerned about the specific reality of why and how they appear in astrophotography. But since any image taken from a telescope can be cropped at any angle, and they often are, there's really no reason to stick with the horizontal and vertical axis anyway. I choose an angle based on the composition of the painting, what they will point to, and how that effects the feeling of movement through the piece.

facundo-lopez's avatar

Powerful piece. Your illustrations always make me think about Carl Sagan and Cosmos, the soundtrack of the original serie matchs perfectly well with these kind of images. Love your work, just I want to say it!

Luis-Salas's avatar

I also thought of Cosmos, man I miss Carl...

Harkale-Linai's avatar

Wonderful work! Your nebula clouds look lovely.

DuracellEnergizer's avatar

"Two forces rule the universe: light and gravity."

― Simone Weil

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