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Galactic Fairytale by sumopiggy Galactic Fairytale by sumopiggy
Well
I started out taking my piece Entirety into Photoshop because quite a few people suggested to replace the big planets with more nebula, but I didnt keep much of it afterall.
I guess this is more fantasy than realistic scifi.
All Photoshop, and most all brushing, im not using smudging anymore I think, I'll get lazy with my brushwork :D
Original version is 2660 x 3990 px :D
I hope you like this, I'm really proud of it, and I think its one of my best :)
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:iconmeganann23:
meganann23 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
It's so beauty.
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norabravo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely Beautiful!!
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faeriegurl Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
that looks so amazing! I can't believe that, it looks incredible and the colours are so complimentary, though it would look just as good with bold, warm colours as well. I love the detail, I wish i could do something like that. Must be content with viewing it. :+favlove:
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BUFFACHINO Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
its like being traped inside an itergalactic opal.
and ur right, not too realistic, but fantastic all the same!
has so many different coloured elements, not all merging, creating an almoast swiss cheese effect when looking tino the picture. each section is crosscut to a different realm of the gigantic housing of gass which holds many secrets it seems.

i have to go wash my pants now all coz of u, lol.

great work!!!
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inuliana Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
Never mind. I found the problem. -glares at people who use one too many punctuation marks-
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inuliana Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
Gah!! I can't get the picture to load!
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MonicaMarinho Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
is it me or that is a turtle? :O
Ok, You can say I'm not normal, I already noticed that ^^;
That's a beautiful work, I love the soft colors you used for the planets around and the amazing mixture of tones of the sky :clap:
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
Who can really say they are normal tho?

Lol, actually people say they can see lots of things in this piece. Like a face and hand ... so it must just be the artwork. :P

Thanks alot :D
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alexsmith Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
This is one of the few paintings that has given me that rare feeling of being transported somewhere else, where you can sit, and wonder in amazement that there are people on those planets, that those clouds have been navigated by future humans in the past... amazing. The only other piece ever to do this was ( [link] ) that. I just can't describe this with words. It's like a gateway, not a painting.
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Crayon-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005
OH! I can simply sit here and stare at this.... wonderful! Instantly transports me into another world.... ^_^
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battie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004   General Artist
absolutely beautiful.
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demondeath1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
If there is something to say, I can only think of good things... I love the nebula, and find them... captivating, no... I'm enthralled by them. They... they... they're perfect.
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Liquessen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004
It looks like a crowned and robed person watching a shining flower (or banana) he holds in his hand... O.o But the colours are fantastic. I prefer the red scheme, but blues are also very powerful.
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004
:D Thanks
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Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
outstanding brushing here. I wish i had your skills :jawdrop: awesome. ;) keep up the good work
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
hmm... very shiny! a fav!
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HQ- Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Nice! Like the colours and the stars alot. Very mysterious and alluring =)
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
Thankyou :D
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karyaazure Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
My friend, your talent never ceses to amaze me
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ralasterphecy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
Impressive!

I think the star field could use some work, but as you said it is more fantasy sci-fi than realistic, and I think the star field is one of the predominate reasons it looks that way so I won't criticize it more than that.

The depth youíve managed to create is something that is hard to achieve so I give you my respect for that. The lighting really plays a large part in this and youíve done a great job there as well. I also like the colors, although if it were to look more realistic I think they could use some changes; but thatís not necessary for this piece.

You definitely have your own style that, as far as I can tell, seems to be very unique. Your brushing skills are commendable although I can see you even improving further. Good job! :)

:+fav:
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004   Photographer
Well this one is very very good m8... especially the lighting... that makes it all look so real.. i luv the way you paiyed so much attention to the colors - lighting and detail gr8 work here... and +fav;)
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alyn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004
it is more fantasy > scifi. Now you've gotten a lot better, no doubt, but there's still one thing i'm not grasping here. And that's still some compositional understanding. The nebulae are fantastic. Bingo, super, wonderful, top notch, blahblahblah. However, i think you went to fill the canvas a little much and underused negative space, which IMO, should be used to fine tune the balance and bring out the piece more.

So that's blah, but what i mean is, i think there's too much here. Some parts of the top nebulae are a little too excessive, and unnecessary, even looking like separate pieces altogether. If you cropped it halfway to only have the bottom half and extended the middle to blot out the side nebulae (or just leave the sides... blank, save some stars), then you'd have a much stronger focus to go with, and the piece would be brought out much more....

That said, i won't deny it a fav since it's a superb demonstration of your skills... but i think there's some compositional practice to go with here... knock that one off and you're right home.
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
I was trying to give the impression that you were looking in on a massive opening deep in the centre of the nebula and were surrounded by different chambers branching off into the stella matter. If I wanted to give the sense of looking at the nebula from far away, then yes, I would have done what you suggested.

I know that normally nebulae are nearly always dipicted as areas of colour and texture isolated to a small part of the canvas, take a look at any space artists gallery and the majority of the nebulae you'll see are just smudges and splatters of colour on a black starfield, but that doesnt mean every one should by mostly black.

If you take a look at some of the nebula photos taken by hubble, there are some with very little black areas in them, and there are some that are very dark and refined. So it varies from nebula to nebula, and from where you view the nebula from.

I can see where I should darken some bits to better show the nebula's form, but I dont see why I should darken most of the picture with useless starfield.

Bah, it was just the style i was going for.
My next nebula wont be extravagant ok ;):P
And thanks for the fav :) I really appreciate it, especially from someone who, artisticly, I have alot of respect for :)
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alyn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
Thanks for replying dude.

Even if it was inside the nebula, it wouldn't be so separated. It's almost as if you painted 5 different nebulae, and attempted to stitch them together (I doubt you did that, but that's the appearance of it). There's comparatively little flow from one sect to the next. It's all about the flow dude, that's what composition is about.

What I'm definitely NOT saying is that you should conform to produce like every other artist, especially now knowing what your original intentions were, but you really should have made that clearer in the description ;) I was merely suggesting a way to just better the composition.

one thing i have to pick at though, starfields aren't useless, in fact they're some of the most intricate and difficult pieces of space art to get just right.

and no problem about the fav, the demonstration of your advance in technique alone shows how much you deserve it.

(final thing, try some new colours, i'm getting a small feeling of overplaying here).

I hope you don't take my criticisms as offense, i only have good intentions to nurture what is clearly serious potential. Note me for my msn if you want to talk further.
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altered-reality Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
well after reading all the comments, i have drawn a blank as to what to say.

so i will just point out that the clouds at the bottom rock my world!!
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004
lol.
Thanks, and thanks for the fav too :D
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djfox- Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
Really beautiful colours. :)
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GieGie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
All I can say is this deserves a DD and if I had the money I'd buy a poster of it in a heartbeat!!! :wow: I think I'm gonna go cry now cause I can't do anything like this myself...LOL!!!! haha omg great work!!! =D
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
Wow thanks!!! :D :hug:
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GieGie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
YVW!!! haha =)
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kchilt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004  Professional General Artist
Alright, first I have to say holy shit to Kyle's comment @_@ How can I compare to that gross overuse of typing!!?? Well I'll try, cause this definately derserves it!

I must commend you for the colors, thats what I really love about this. So much variation but it still stays on a soft scale of the color wheel, light blues/deep indigos/calm purples/ and bursts of pink and white. THis is an absolute gorgeous display of color in one of the most beautiful space scenes. The fact that you didn't smudge just astounds me, seriously.

The right blue opening of the nebulea, while fine and dandy (in the most sexiest of tones) looks great but it doesnt seem to fit with the rest of the composition. It has more of a jagged appeal when compared to the nice puffy and smooth clouds floating all around it. And the slight purple one exactly opposite of it though similar just has something about it that look different/ more appealing. Maybe its the strech of color lifting off from it, but its just amazing to take it. I can say with much honesty that this whole thing is an absolute treat to gaze at. The bottom clouds are my favorite. Rising up in epic flow with dark shining through each crest, a magnifcent sense of size and movement. It feels as though slow motion waves. With the stars all around it really compliments the image, especially the bottom area.

That pink opening towards the bottom is nothing short of impressive. All that detail is just outstanding. I really enjoy the burst of bright color eminating from that and then how its muffled so beautifully by surrounding black. The planets are all quite good too. Because you can't see them all to well I can't really tell if they are land or not, but the gas one looks great. I think if they were rough land textured planets it probably wouldn't work so well so that was a good decision by you. The bottom, largest planet looks oh-so-pretty <3 Because the planets are so small it makes the viewer focus on the real subject of this so brilliantly done.

This is breath-taking, awe-inspiring, and the rest of adjectives that sound better than good and great. Good job Piggy, it looks Great!!
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
lol Kelly :D
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
I think you did really well on the comment :)
You've expressed what you like and disliked, and pretty much summed up what I thought about it, just as j4m3sb0nd did:)
Thanks so much :D Like I said before, I'd rather have one of these comments than 3 favs :)
You have a way with words man :)
Lol, and I love your sig. :D
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artofJLP Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty fuckin awesome brush work +fav
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Seven-7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
very nice :) awesome !!
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Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cant say anything...
its amazing :omg:
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
Thanks! :D :)
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K-bot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004   Digital Artist
Sumo, the beauty of this pic rivals some of the best space-artist work I've seen in all of deviant art. I absolutely adore it, and it definately deserves my :+fav:

(by the way - I'm not just returning the favor, I just found my new favorite background)

Kick.
Ass.
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
lol thanks :D
:hug:
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witam Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks good! Love the colors and all the details in it!!
Great brushing!
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Eclipse-CJ3 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
That is so tight dude :D +fav for sure. Man if I had the money :(
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psamtik Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
awesome, you know the rest that i said :)
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vissroid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
I'd have to say that this is your best too...lol

Love the colors!

Just one Q'

Whar was the size of the pic when you were makin it?
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
2660 x 3990 px.
Entirety was 6000x8000 I think, but I size it down because I didnt see the point in making it that huge.
And 6x8 isnt a very good print ratio (1:1.33) so I made it 1:1.5 :)
Lol, hope that answers ur question :D
Thanks :)
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vissroid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
sure does...Thanx very much and your welcome
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vissroid Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
sure does...Thanx very much and your welcime
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martango Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
love the flow and colors...like the dreamy feel to it, its really sweet...love the detail, u did a sweet job here m8, sorry it took me alittle while to comment +fav, this rocks, and is my new insperation
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
:hug: :D
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LoN-Kamikaze Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The print is tempting... I wish I wasn't so low on money.
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
:D Thanks, its the thought that counts :) :hug:
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