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Anxiety by sumopiggy Anxiety by sumopiggy
Lol, I cant remember when I started this, some time last week I think.
Anyway, I started out just wanting to make a good planet. Then I saw this car ad in a newspaper with these meteorites hitting into the dark sand around the car and it looked really cool, so I thought Id try it.
Blah blah blah this is what came out.
All Photoshop 7. Probably about 5-7 hours work.
Learnt alot about depth etc in my previous works which helped in this:)
Hope you like it.
Comment are always appreciated, and please, tell me what you like and dislike, I can take it :D
Edit: Did a bit of work from what people told me, lol see, I do take your advice seriously, and there were things that were bugging me too :P
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scortez Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
okay i need to stop... going to end up favN the whole gallery... ah... heck y not...
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blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Really cool!
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WhiteLoneWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
This is really incredible. All done in Photoshop too, that is awesome!
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nhurtley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Photographer
This is truely a beautiful piece of work. The attention to detail is extremely admirable.
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gorg666 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
Wow, I'm probably not in a position to comment, but this certainly is one of your better pieces of work! Well done, this really does reflect the enormous amount of time spent. The detail in the background is just brilliant, lots of little "mini" scenes going on - like the nebulae in the upper, then you've got the asteroid belts and all of this really contrasts the main scene perfectly.

Well done, this is one of my favs!
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MadmansMelody Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2004
great explosion :D
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alyn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
It's gonna be another fav admittedly, but a few points to go through as usual.

First, size of largest planet. If that's how far the rocks are being thrown out upon impact, the planet can't be very big at all (stands to reason, the gravity would keep them in if it was a large planet) - the only way they could be thrown so far is if the impact was at an exceptionally high speed, but that would completely shatter the planet. That just throws me off the smaller planets a bit. So the first thing that really gets me here is the scale, you'd have to explain your point of view of that to me. I suppose what i could be is a closeup of the large planet, with the rest as backdrop, but even then, the nebulae would be tiny looking at the distant planets... and that still doesn't explain the rocks thing.
Diffracted stars are repetitive due to size as coldflame pointed out. Easily solved though.

Personally, i think it's a little too over inspired from coldflames meteor-shower piece he did a while back. similar lighting set up, angled explosion and rocks being thrown off, it's not original there, and that's a bummer.

The last bit is just more from a personal standpoint. The nebulae look *fairly* similar in terms of structure. Good for piece continuity, bad for repeating. It depends which way you look at it. For the piece alone, it works, but they look a lot like many of your other nebulae. Honing a technique is good, branching it out is better.

Aside from those, good stuff good stuff. I'm not going to be one to fall on my knees and lick your heels because i don't know what i'm talking about, just here to offer some (hopefully) constructive suggest. Keep up the good work.
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Galadhrim Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004
good to see some metor landing again! lol good work, always loves the mixed between blue and orange in the same work, always beautiful. Maybe work more on the starfield? I cant see them very well :( great work nevertheless
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vitamin-c Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
Well, it looks like goodbye for the poor sods on that planet...!!

This is really talanted work dude!! Really like the way you got the two conflicting sides to the piece. My only crit would be that the starfield (not the nice bright stars) is a bit too uniform. However, as they are quite faint anyway, this doesn't detract from the beauty of your work!
An idea for your future work which might make it look even more dramatic would be to have a less rocky planet texture. Maybe some distinctive continents with oceans would look good? Just a thought :D
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
Thanks :)
I dont know why I didnt work more on the starfeild, its not hard to give it some depth, but I guess I skipped that, lol.
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