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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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xXIndigoStarXx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is just like my characters name is cosmic and she is a galaxy born inside the form of a female body called maya, but in different dimensions and galaxies, she has many names.....
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: !!!!!
leadedfewell Featured By Owner May 9, 2004
I like this one alot man... +fav
syntheticmessiah Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004
intrigueing. good combination of styles here,yep
Agonhotep Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
This is one of your best in my opinion. Kind of looks like one of the Ringwraiths :lol:
dermond Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2003
i love it!!
blacksheep- Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2003
Never knew you did this kind of stuff ...

This looks completely awesome for a second attempt at airbrushing and i really like the guardians eyes

The colors ... i think that they don't work very well together here. Maybe try choosing one color and then overlaying it on top of the others to make them blend in a little better

Otherwise this is just really great and i hope my 2nd try will look at least half as decent as this
d1st0rt3d Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2003
It looks really great. I really love the style...The way the colours on the cloak meld together. The background with the planet looks really nice too. I love the explosion going on with all those colours.

/me is going to try something like this. :p (Lick)
gunawa Featured By Owner May 28, 2003   Writer
Sweet Jeebus!


nice use of dark and the almost angelic wing like structure of the atmospheric (?) interference is beaut!

Thanx, much appreciated!

akokskis Featured By Owner May 22, 2003   Photographer
amazing.. i just love the way the whole piece looks, and the cloaked one [ for lack of bettre words ] .. well he is just amazing.... as well.. the sun.. wow thats beautiful.. the rippling lines.. wow...
def fav++;
garfield101 Featured By Owner May 12, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the cloak one at the right very eerie looking. great colors tooi think? Keep it up!
miraisenshi Featured By Owner May 11, 2003
space, the final frontier. i dont know if i could spend that much time on a piece..
playground Featured By Owner May 6, 2003
very cool pic
hempingway Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2003
Great airbrushing, very impressive for you 2nd time out, the texturing on both the figure and the planet is amazing... :D (Big Grin)

agarash Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2003
No lo vi nunca... muy bello. :) (Smile)
drizztdourden Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2003
Very astonishing! I love the contrast on the surface of the planet...and the Guardian? so dark and evil...i simply Love it!! LOL
denizengt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003
I too am trying to learn airbrushing, but im tuffin it out on my own so far..I'll release somethin soon for ya ta laff at.:D (Big Grin)

But this, this is really amazing. Im fascinated on the planetscape in the background. Usually it's the routine, dull lensflare obstructed by some half ass cutnpaste moon or some crap, but this has a unique 'cascade' of beautifully coloured and well place flare objects, that's what makes it unique (as far as I have seen) and amazing. The Guardian figure has a wonderful cloak, and being offset, sets him (it/she..) in the scene. It's really well done, I admire your work immensely.

Definitely a favourite
maverickone Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003
I always love your cosmic stuff, this is no different. Somehow it looks a Mixture of : Cosmic Sunrise (those stars in the beckground), Cosmic Frostbite(Sunlight being Reflected from the planet) and Petrified(for obvious reasons), I faved all those above, no reason why not to fav this too. so +fav +fav

and P.S. yes i would love to see a WALLPAPER version.
i337m1k3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
DAMN! looks awesome... i wish i could do something that took taht much time.... patience is a virtue hehe
chronic-soul Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
love the imagination ... evil in a wierd fantasy way :-) (Smile)
nihaou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
bloodpixel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
just awesome =]
cre8tif Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Very sweet :) (Smile) great airbrushing.
chinpau Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Nothing much to add to the above, other than FANTASTIC WORK :) (Smile)

drevan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D (Big Grin) if i had money, i'd buy a print, but i dont. so its goin on my wishlist :p (Lick)
whopper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
another fine piece in your collection dinyctis :) (Smile)
petaris Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003   Photographer
I love the lighting and the planetscape!

- Petaris
eefilness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Oh my god.. [dies]

The textures man.. I totally dig the background. This is AWESOME! ^_____^
altiquek Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
you like game art .. this reminds me of a character but i can't put my finger on it....
i got some characters and color jobs [link] check them out if you are interested :) (Smile)
taranthor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this :) (Smile)

The guardians head looks a tiny bit too pointy to me though.. and maybe a slight outline of facial features would add to the eyes a little more.

The background is amost perfect!

Great job!
w4nderlust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Great! it remembers helloween - keeper of the 7 keys pt1 cover (and also time of the oath cover...and also blind guardian - the forgotten tales cover :P (Lick) ) ^_^
v3fusion Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Your planets are greater than ever, the nova too. Only the figure is a little out of place. But still better than my airbrushings. Good work.
butters4life Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003   Interface Designer
something about all these cosmic pieces that really appeals to me... keep it up, and a wallpaper version of this would be very welcome :D (Big Grin)

yodish Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
thats great! loving it babe!

horai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Holy Shit, that's good.
necromanzer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
alright, im loving the background and such. the lightings great, but the :/ i dont find the colours fitting to him/her/it, and i find it something looks... wrong about it around the head area. i just dont think it fits in.
angelum Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you create or only choose the background in the mentioned two days? The background is awesome, which program was it done in? The guardian looks good too, but there's something about it's eyes that does not quite appeal to me.

As a whole, it looks great. Very good job.
isz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
the cowl and cloak need alot more work.... clothing wrinkles are way more random than that. The cowl especially needs work.

sunrise or whatever looks good, but is very cliche.

pillipinoguy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
oh wow!!! this is awsome dinyctis :D (Big Grin) great work!!! Nod
nakki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
truly amazing =) (Smile)
katak710 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
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