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Cosmic Guardian by dinyctis Cosmic Guardian by dinyctis

This is my second attempt at airbrushing, and an attempt of playing with colors after many monochromatic works.
this was originally thought of as a wallpaper, but since im gonna buy the poster of it, i want it in poster format. if enough people want it, ill make a wallpaper version for it. but the print version will only be available in poster format (taller than wider)

I spent about 2 days working on the guardian, and 2 more days deciding a background.
Overall, im very satisfied, and i definetely like how this looks.

It is possible that a lot of you see `scissors-hands 's style in this, and you could be right. No, im not ripping off his style, im just learning and experimenting until i find my own. he's teaching me airbrushing basics, and for this piece, i learned coloring.

I used my wacom tablet mostly in PS7, and its fun, which means that im gonna keep on doing it, trying to mix all the styles that i've learned (airbrushing and planetscapes with some abstracts in this case)
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LostMemoryOfADream Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love your gallery, this is VERY well done, the colors really stand out and the whole concept is excellent. I see that this is a very old piece but I just found it browsing through your gallery and couldn't resist commenting :)
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Oldie but a goodie. Glad you like it :)
battlefield1010 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
oow man cool!! it looks like the quardian is quarding for the planet behind him and i think that's really cool.!He just looks so evil!!! The shiny bright effect is what i like the most of all and i think that u've done a very great job!!=D:) :+fav:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004   General Artist
Oh, this is fantastic! I love your use of color and composition, and the eyes in the hood are just perfect. :)
C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
Now that is just plain creepy. Makes me think of Death......or maybe it's Death's antithesis. God, perhaps? ^^ Nobody really does know what He looks like, maybe He's a hooded figure like that.
dinyctis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Which kinda makes you think of all the meanings of the word "guardian" :)
C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
:nod: Mmhmm.
RedKnight Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
first off, i just want to say that i really admire your work with planets and other such astral anomolies with photoshop.

this piece is excellent. the starscape in my opinion is perfect. not too many overly bright ones to blind you, and a perfect balance and distribution of the smaller, less noticable one. the mix of colors and textures in the starscape really adds to it. subtle differences like that make a huge difference in a piece of art.

i can see the planet, and the atmosphere with its many colors showing through adds to the piece as well, but i would've liked to see some land masses unless of course this is a water planet or a gas giant, but looking at the texture on the planet i wouldn't call it a gas giant. but the texture is better than having plain-ness so good on you on that note.

i'm mesmerized by the explosiony thing. a mix of every color of the rainbow adding light to the atmosphere, and the lines are sharp. probably the hardest part of this whole thing, but it doesn't seem to fit.

the guardian. i can't say im a huge fan of the guardian. the eyes are good, i like those, but the cloak is whats bugging me. the folds don't seem natural. maybe thats just me, but they look as if they're not flowing off the natural shape of the body. but the colors on the cloak, those really accent the thing, so i would say that thats what redeemed him ;)=P. and, while looking at it somemore, i just realized that the eyes are too spaced apart. you can either bring them closer together to fix that problem, or make them a little bit bigger. they seem a bit small the more i look at it.

thats about all i have to say. overall a great piece, and looking through the rest of your gallery, i can see a lot of talent coming from you.

dinyctis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
I agree with some points, being that it's an older piece of mine and perhaps i would do things differently, but some i wouldnt:

eyes: i wouldnt change the position of the eyes, especially considering that it's not a humanoid being. Hell, it could have 3 or more eyes too :)
the same goes for the shape. I think having that shape somewhat depicts authority. Althouh i would consider trying out other overall shapes :)

That said, i thank you for the honesty and the thorough comment. :D
WraithGod Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
Wraith-like creature! :+fav: !!!!!
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