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Daemon

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Finally something new...
I really went for quality and detail in this piece, I hope you enjoy it. :D
Inspiration was `taenaron

A bunch of thank to:
`hameed - for his asteroids
~Lyridae - for his help and asteroids
~Xenofish - for his help from the beginning to the end
~Ov3RMinD - for his help
*kire1987 - for his well thought and helpful critique
and the space art channel. Those guys gave me some feedback, too^^

EDIT:
Wallpapers added! Following sizes:
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This and many other works in my gallery are avaible for commercial use. Contact me for prices and wishes.
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:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

The universe is filled with both a immeasurable level of beauty that few of us can even comprehend, to a cataclysmic level of destruction and power that few things known to us can generate. From the galaxies comprised of the brightest stars to the destructive gravitational forces that a Quasar generates as it floats silently through the cold vacuum of space, it all carries its unique levels of flair and beauty that is an undeniable feast for our eyes. Even though we have not even been able to view even the smallest portion of the vast universal plane, the things we have seen have yet to fail at shocking, amazing and leaving us speechless. However, we may not be able to view such scenes of beauty all of the time and exactly when their true flair burst forth; hence why we artists exist. With our ability to capture what the imagination has always yearned, we can composite such elements into something that will entice almost as well as the celestial events that they are based on. Daemon, created by =ZwordArts, shows us firsthand exactly what the imagination can give us when it comes to the deep dark playground called outer space and draws us into it like light in a black hole.

I have to say, that this is a really well done piece. Each and every single element works hand in hand to give us this well made design. Watching the asteroids blaze upon the crater scarred surface of the planet and seeing the impact spread across its surface, almost makes you feel as if you are floating among the asteroids watching the even unfold from afar. The illumination upon their surface from the source above, really brings out the rocks texture and gives them some really good shadow effects as they fade into the black void of space. The magnificence of the distant star as it provides illumination for this celestial scene of destruction, adds the perfect levels without seeming overbearing on the atmospheric glow on the planet and gives a really good balance that shows forth; a clear sign of a talented space artist. The two spacecraft, as they burn through the crumbling planet, just ads they extra piece of life in the piece that just builds further on the atmospheric pressure that one feels simply by gazing upon the scene.

However, with every positive element of the piece, there is always a flaw that takes it from its true potential. There are large lines that are visible whenever the atmospheric light in the level begin to brighten or dim, as if you tried to blend the areas together. Instead, these areas look like a badly blended partition. I would definitely have those blended a bit better, because they are such glaring issues that really detract from such a well-done spacescape.

With one flaw upon its frame, that still barely distracts from the fact that is still quite an impressive piece here. The asteroids still look excellent and the lighting placement on each and every single one is perfect. The planet's texture as well as the meteoric effects upon its surface are all articulately placed without overbearing the entire design. Good work. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/c/c…" width="20" height="20" alt=":clap:" title="Clap"/>