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Disruption

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First time I made a planet impact image. Not very original but I wanted to give it a try on my own. All in all I am quite happy with the feeling I generated. I hope you like it as well.

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Image size
1680x1050px 995.48 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 16, 2010, 8:22:10 PM
Sensor Size
8mm
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zirhlidayiProfessional Traditional Artist
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

A good artwork feels like a slap in the face. An apocalypse that destroys our world is not only a classic theme that was featured in many mediums but a reality. What this picture does is to remind us this reality. I especially like how the moon is depicted, it pretty much looks like the moon that I see through my window, reminding me of the fact that it will actually happen where we live. Also the stones add to the realism of this epic artwork. Yes, this artwork could tell the old story in a different way and it shocked me. The title is also very fitting, this is a disruption to everything we know so far. What could have been better? I think you could have picked a more original topic, but I would say it wouldn't make the same impact. Overall, a very nice depiction of what is to come - real soon.
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This is a very good piece and deserves a better comment than some conspiracy theorist wittering on about the imminent apocalypse.
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zirhlidayiProfessional Traditional Artist
if you know better why didnt you write one? You have no credibility whatsoever.
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
Thanks for your critique!
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zirhlidayiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the artwork!
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Prometheus273Professional Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I always admire when an artist tackles a classic theme, and although a planetoid striking the earth isn't part of classical literature, it is a modern classic, one that has inspired fascination and fear.

I referred to the impactor as a planetoid because of its shape and scale in comparison to the larger planet. Such an object would be so large that one side could be melting miles beneath the crust of the Earth while the opposite side is still technically in space. Your shading of the planetoid reflects this accurately.

Other things I really like:

Excellent use of motion blur on the boulders in the foreground. It gives the image the appearance of a photograph, which I think has a very subtle and disturbing emotional impact, and it also, it provides a depth of field effect to help focus the eye ( even more) on the planetoid.

The sun's (or parent star's) glare is a good effect. A pure black background with a myriad of bright stars would be what we would see if we were facing the other way, but the glare of the sun AND the fiery flash of the impact would blot out almost every star. It could be that the parent star is dimmer than the sun, but if it's not supposed to be dimmer, or if it is indeed supposed to be the sun, it would be interesting to see if you could do a greater glare effect, and maybe even a subtle lens flare, without overpowering the main focus of the impact itself.

Great details on the ripples and shock waves radiating out from the base. I even sense the water reflection in the largest ring below the wave. Another effect that you might want to try to tackle in future versions is the sudden, circular clearing of the atmosphere around the impact. Just as there are blast waves emanating out through the surface of the earth, so there would be ripples of clarity rippling out through the subtle haze of atmosphere you've so accurately portrayed.

This is no ordinary impact. This object is large enough to have achieved a spheroid shape. I think you've done an excellent job of depicting what we imagine to be accurate as well as adding your own sense of drama, a good, artistic balance of what others think you "should" show, and what you see and feel in your mind's eye. I feel that's always a challenge for an artist.
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
Thanks for your critique and thoughts :)
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Prometheus273Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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CSuk-1T Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

This is too individual to give critique. All i could suggest is to increase sharpness in foreground and add a little contrast and hue (red) to the backdrop to give it a distinct distance seperation. The asteroid on the left should be lighter and have its detail noticeable; as anything that close to you in the forground you would be able to see with much more lighter detailed clarity. A lot more stars and maybe a couple more smaller fireballs higher up to look as though they are heading for their destructive impact on the surface of the depicted planet.
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your critique! :handshake:
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CSuk-1T Digital Artist
It was a pleasure to critique such lovely work. Thankyou for the opportunity to do so!
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Nils-IverHobbyist Writer
Lol, giving everything maximum score except the impact which was lliterally the image here :P
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CSuk-1T Digital Artist
You are absolutely correct Nils and the WOW factor impact was not totally there for me, hence only 4 stars. It does'nt mean i can't appreciate everything else and all the hard work that the artist put into this piece of art.

I love my artwork but only a few pieces of it give me that WOW impact feeling. At least i made you lol which is always a good thing :D
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Nils-IverHobbyist Writer
Oh but it was a pun intended, you see what i did there? i said 'literally'. in this image we see a planetary collision and that's the 'impact' you rated lower than other elements in the image, hence it would deserve the highest rate of 'impact' :P
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CSuk-1T Digital Artist
Stupid :stupid: me. Sometimes we look without seeing and i missed it completely :(. I totally missed the pun. Again :stupid: me :D
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CMWVisualArtsHobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

To start with, I think this was very well done. You have definitely done great on this piece. As for artistic ability, you exceed as an artist. And though you are correct, planetary impact isn't a very original idea, I give you credit for original style. I just didn't feel the [literal] impact in this picture.

To be more precise, this isn't exactly what I'd expect to see in a picture of an impact with Earth [or any other planet]. It seems like the streaks of orange flying into space, along with the area near the point of impact were a bit rushed. What would usually be the most detailed part of an impact picture is the actual spot where both objects touch - for instance, the smoke around the impression, the clouds spreading out and evaporating from the force and heat of the impact. And assuming the orange is magma/lava, it doesn't resemble a liquid in this piece, instead it fades off as if it were gaseous fumes escaping from the centre of Earth. The motion blur used on pieces of rock and magma rocketing out over the atmosphere was a nice touch, showing the force of such an impact.

Your technique is great, and considering this is a relatively small picture, it's very well done. Just for future reference, when it comes to space art [this is coming from a person that absolutely loves space art], detail is what attracts the viewer. The bigger, more detailed the picture, the better. I'd like to see a digital art of an impact that looks photo-realistic, but with a hint of the artist's original style incorporated. Of course, you noted that this is your first impact picture, so I'll be looking forward to your next one!

Hope I wasn't too harsh!

~Cameron
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
Thanks for your thoughts :)
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CMWVisualArtsHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
biasedeyes's avatar
Agreed. The weak point of this piece is really the lack of detail. It's just a bit blurrier than your other pieces.
As an aside to taenaron; I've had your MS background pack on my laptop for less than a year... but have already had two people comment in awe of it. I really enjoy it as well.
Thank you,
Biasedeye
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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CMWVisualArtsHobbyist General Artist
Just was I was thinking. Still, it's great for his first try, right?
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96-GHOSTHobbyist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

i love this picture, it's amazing!
but... i will try to put a critique if i can <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
the look of the picture and the colors are stunning!
the originality.... well, you said it your self, it's a common idea, but even so... it's still amazing!
i love the blur effect you did here, but i think (in my opinion) that it's wrong to blur the far rocks, because far things from us do not usually blur, but here, you blur-ed every rock, which (in my opinion) not very right
and, another thing, i found (in my opinion <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";P" title="Wink/Razz"/>) wrong, usually when a strong light (let's say the sun or moon) meets a weak light (let's say stars) the strong light appears and the weak do not appear or appear so little, but here around the sun(or the moon... not sure) the stars appear the same as the far stars from the corner, and the light of the impact is very strong, and still the stars show up normally,
well... that's my opinion and i think you artwork is a masterpiece <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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Thank you :)
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