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Arcturus :

"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space." - Douglas Adams

Created with Photoshop CS5

* Thank you infinite705 for selecting this as a daily deviation, and thank you all for the nice comments :)
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Given 2012-10-26
Arcturus by ~fallenZeraphine ( Featured by Infinite705 )
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Evertide Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
"The universe is so big that by the time I could finish explaining how big it is, it would already have f***tupled in size."
- Bill Nye [as best I remember it]

And I love it~
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:iconshadziulec:
Shadziulec Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so amazing !
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:iconbrolly34:
bROLLY34 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This shit is sick!
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:iconalshvarin:
Alshvarin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
An amazing piece of art. Are these very difficult to make? (I also enjoyed your 'Twilight' and 'Slumber').

You get a favorite for the artwork and a 'joy' for quoting Douglas Adams :D
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:iconfallenzeraphine:
fallenZeraphine Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, there are a lot of tutorials on how to make planets with Photoshop, also starfields and such, it will be hard at first but with practice it gets easier. I love work by Douglas Adams, :)

here's a link for you to start your space art journey :
[link]
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:iconalshvarin:
Alshvarin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you for the link! I've always wanted to create planets.

"You'll need to have this fish in your ear."
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:icondileepa:
dileepa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
nice one mate... well done
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:iconfallenzeraphine:
fallenZeraphine Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks bro :)
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:iconthe-dude-l-bug:
The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done & congrats on the DD,
but I agree with a few other comments that there are a few inconsistancies from a scientific perspective...
not the least of which is to the best of human knowledge to present, Acrturus is a star not a planet.

While the light flare & shadow of that moon/planetoid LOOK really cool, it's not quite logical.
To see that would require a very large field of particulates.
There would need to be a inner zone of constant collisions there to perpetually replenish the level of "dust" or it wouldn't last long... Especially not in the orbital paths of a planets and moons....
Add to that Arcturus is the fourth brightest star we can see from earth; It's solar "wind" would have swept most of the dust and finer particulates out of that system long ago...
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:iconfallenzeraphine:
fallenZeraphine Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comment, I was actually not Referring to Arcturus the Star, This is what I chose to name the whole piece, it was a name popped to my mind after looking at it when I was done with it (I know Arcturus is a Star), Don't think about it in such Scientific detail (although I love it my self), I had no scientific accuracy in my mind when doing this, I just wanted it have a sense of scale, in a nutshell I took my artistic license and went mad with it :)
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! OK...
the "mad artist lost in their craft" defense...
good enough!
;)
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:iconorri85:
orri85 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! this is grade A stuff. well done. you are an inspiration =D
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:icons3crt:
S3cRt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Wow
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:iconvitekshev4:
vitekshev4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconrecantha:
recantha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa. Fantastic.
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:iconsliverseven:
sliverseven Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How i wish Earth have 2 moons
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:icontanukitagawa:
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:bulletwhite:You did three planets with awesome look,in a great space landscape! :clap:
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:iconchris-illustrator:
chris-illustrator Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Incredible job. So vast and three dimensional looking.
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:iconartistic-pineapple:
Artistic-Pineapple Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
42
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:iconwingzxx:
WingzXx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Longing to go back home....
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
wow...the the dragging shadow! impressive angelic glow too.
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:iconhalfofhundred:
halfofhundred Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is gorgeous :rose:
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:icondavidmstokes:
davidmstokes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW
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:iconhabitualnocturne:
HabitualNocturne Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Douglas Adams quote!:heart: Beautiful work.
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:iconwolfbytes:
WolfBytes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Wow, this is amazing.

And nice quote.
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:iconnanafay:
NanaFay Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Wow, this is beautiful! I especially like how that little planet to the right slightly pops out from all that shadow! Great job =]
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:icontuckerscreator:
Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
The right half of this pic must have been hard to draw. So much detail...
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:icononlyonecannoli:
ONLYoneCANNOLI Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really great, however, if the small moon is casting a shadow, then you should be better able to see the distant nebulas in the background because they are less drowned out.
otherwise a phenominal scene.
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:iconcampanoo:
campanoo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Filmographer
good job man i love the planets and this its so good!
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:iconjwg23:
JWG23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work
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:iconwindwalker94:
WindWalker94 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
im loving the scale, the smaller planet on the right is a very nice touch to get that grand feel.
but i must say that the shadow from that planet/moon on the left captures the light the best
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:iconthunderbirdesq:
ThunderbirdEsq Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Great work, but I do miss Doug Adams.
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:iconsupremacyrain:
SupremacyRain Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Hooray for CS5 and the talent to use it!:icondancinglaplz:
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:iconarynchris:
ArynChris Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Space is big, and getting bigger all the time.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A ship would make it more epic - even so, this is epic - fabulous!
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:iconcg-gabe:
CG-Gabe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   General Artist
Simply amazing!
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice.
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:iconmrjmzack:
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work! Like the quote, too.
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:iconsynax444:
synax444 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Awesome work! You've got a layer line about an inch and a half above the small left planet. Looks like an edge of a texture you used which wasn't erased all the way. Congrats on the DD.
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:iconnornotur:
Nornotur Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, amazing
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:iconsandrorybak:
SandroRybak Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing space art piece. isn't arcturus a sun? And is that earth on the right side?
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:iconbrokencreation:
brokencreation Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so coool
i wish i could make this kinda stuff
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:icontwafe:
TWAFE Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice. Also liked the Douglas Adams quote you picked.
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:iconcorrinthia:
Corrinthia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Writer
wow this def gives the feeling of "big space" .. love the absolute massive scale... the small moons really help pull it off.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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:iconvortsukoto:
Vortsukoto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
First thing that comes to mind is "Man is that a thick atmosphere." Without something to have a change in it's illumination, the planetoid to the far left of the picture would not leave a visible shadow though whatever it is that is casting it's shadow through.

The other is that "That light source must be painfully close." Even on a planetary scale the suns rays are for all intent's and purposes parallel so seeing the planitoid cast such a flared shadow, even at the perspective we're viewing it from where it would naturally seem to get bigger as it got closer, is suspect.
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:iconmeatonthemirror:
meatonthemirror Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
...? It's art man. Just enjoy it..
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:iconvortsukoto:
Vortsukoto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
If I didn't hold what I enjoyed to standards, then I'd just shoot up heroin. I'm not saying it's bad, but I AM saying that it could be better and there is nothing wrong with saying so.
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meatonthemirror Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
There's nothing right or wrong here. It's art so it's perfect. It's as is, as is all art.
Personally I like how it looks as though it's sticking out from the picture. It looks almost like it's on a canvas and has texture.

What your saying is comparable to looking at an abstract piece and saying it could be better. Not knowing exactly what the artist is going for you can in no way ever say it could be better. I can only guess he captured exactly what he/she wanted. I'm guessing from looking at the piece that the artist wasn't going for logical exact graphics here.

I think it's neato. well done.
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