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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...
blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Really cool!
WhiteLoneWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
This is really incredible. All done in Photoshop too, that is awesome!
nhurtley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Photographer
This is truely a beautiful piece of work. The attention to detail is extremely admirable.
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!
MadmansMelody Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2004
great explosion :D
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.
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
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
sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004   Digital Artist
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.
StareDecisis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Awesome, I love the cold dark side. I like the texture te most on that half.
chris16 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
very well done man, like it alot :D
Hyperphuzion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
*chobi pretty much summed up everything i was going to say. This is amazing. Great work my friend 8-)
kchilt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
One of the better comet crash scenes I've seen <3 Seriously this is gorgeous. Your starfields/nebulas never fail to impress. The coloring and brushing is just so great, especially the bottom blue, quite breathtaking. The planet(s) is greatly detailed, I like those lights all about. The crash site is done really well too! I like the exploding rubble, it does feel like sand forced in an upheval. I like the effect :)
sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
And thanks for saying what you liked itsead of just saying "Cool" or something :D
Denati Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
You know i love yer artwork man :>
Keep 'em coming ;>
ColdFlame1987 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
sweet work sumo ! :giggle:
I love the meteor.
Crit: those star flares , all the flares are the same, i would look much nicer if u had less of them, and that the flares looked diff from eachother.

I hope that it was also a bit inspired by me :P :D :giggle: :w00t:
my last meteor shower piece looks pretty much like it
sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004   Digital Artist
Hey yea! I sorta remembered a piece that had a similar impact when I was doing it, but wasnt sure when Id seen it or who it was by :D
So I guess it was half your piece and half this car ad I found.
lol sorry if your offended by it being so similar :P :)
anyway, I sorta thought that too (about the flares) when I was doing it, but I thought that they'd all look the same. Im not going to change it (takes sooooo long to open it up, then save it, then reupload it and the print version, then that has to be reapproved.... lol), but I'll use more variety in my next piece :)
probotech Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really an excellent peice. The nebulas look just great, loots of depth. And as I've mentioned earlier, the impact is great because it's not you average firebursts-all-over-space thingy, looks a lot more realistic I think. Somebody mentioned maybe blurring the debri coming from the impact, I think that could look better but I'd have too see it to really be sure. Anyway, great peice and I know I can learn a thing or too from it.
aksu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
the planet really looks great..i like what you changed in the explosion too:) as you said a little more dramatic, and it's a lot nicer this way ...but i think you rushed with the background.i know this happends when you have something as good as your planet is here...but anyway, great overall look, and i'm "anxious" to see you next piece :D
mystic-rush Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
this is wickedly awesome!! I love the colors, for some reason it reminds me of the poem "fire and ice." I love it!
oggyb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
The first thing I'm gonna mention is neither a bad thing nor a good thing. It's to do with the detail. The planet and the impact have the perfect amount of detail for the piece... the texturing is good, and you got the dynamics of the explosion right. That's really good. The background is decidedly lacklustre in this department. I can tell where you've done a brush here, a brush there - it's not delicate enough - where little whisps of gas may float away from the nebulae. The stars are very good, nicely tranquil and spaced out... but the little details in the dimmer stars that would be there in real life are not. It doesn't match the real subject of the piece. I think if you pay as much attention to your backgrounds you'll make your wonderful style really stand out to the masses!

phoenixq Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
really nice , thanks for those zoom in shots you did . +fav by far, nice way to do nebulas :D sweeet
LoN-Kamikaze Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great impact dude. :)
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
Wicked piece here man, original impact there ^_^
sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks man :)
floydier86 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in my opinion, extremely well done :thumbsup:
sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks man :D
Eclipse-CJ3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
That is tight :D +fav.
lllllllllllllllll Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
Really cool. Nice colors.
froggerlotr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
OOh, nice...I really like the colors and the planet texture...the nebula's also nice...the impact is wonderful, though the fiery stuff seems too solid or something...not quite sure how to word there's not much action--just smudged fire coming out in a curve...something like that...the tail of the meteorite is gorgeous..
sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks, Im going to work on it a bit in a few minutes :) So I'll try to make it look a little more chaotic.
AP123 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the planet, nebulea, and everything. But I think you should smudge the debris and everything flyinng out a little more, but thats my opinion. +FAV FOR SURE :D :)
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the brushwork, and the color choices.

The meteorite impact...I dunno. Probably needs more detail or something? :evileye: <---just squinting, ya see.

Other than that, gorgeous art! :thumbsup:
Novacron Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice, excellent brushing as always. I have seen this kind of setup before many times, but still ver nice work
altered-reality Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i really like this.

especially the detail in the meteorite's tail.

the only thing i see here that could be changed is the direction the meteor hit and the impact it caused.

the impact make it look like the meteor should have come from a little more to the top of the image.

the res is superb.
tul Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
the bg with the starfeild is awsome! but the planet's missing something...
SpectrumPT Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Professional Filmographer
The nebula is awesome! I just think that the impact effect needs to have a little more work, but otherwise this image is quite good!
Congratulations! :D
Fusion-light Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
nice 1 sumo the top nebula is very well done very cloudy and soft looking i really like that and the little asteroids it depth the flares and stars are most exelent bright and nice to look at :P the planet is welll ok in my book but i can live with it is there planet lights on there ? the asteroid smash mibby could have done with a little more work :P but i fell u gave up with the bottem blue nebula or u ment it to be like tht i like the small planets on the blue nebula overall very nice my friend :D
Redic-Nomad Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
Most leet! and really Awesome!
vissroid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
Very nice man!

glad to see that you brightend the firey area around the crash!

Now its an absolutely grand work of art
Xylo-Designs Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Digital Artist
veru nice work
good colours
Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Photographer
I really liek the planet here.. and the impact is very good...though it mises a bit glow.. still good wokr and a fav 4u;)
sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks man :D
lemures-ex Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
Sexy! The blue on the bottom looks a bit unfinished though... Other than that it's gorgeous.

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