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Folkways by dinyctis Folkways by dinyctis
This is what i would like to call a " quickie"

quickie because it only took me 1 day to make, probably due to the fact that it was part of a prototype for use in my previous piece called "effulgence."

I went for a simple composition and complex objects. my favorite part of the whole thing is the lower planet. I really like how the 20+ layers for the sucker turned out to make what, in my opinion, is a nice planet. The bigger one is nice but not as detailed, which was done on purpose so that the viewer focuses its attention on the smaller one. The big sun coming from behind the big planet is there for the same reason, which is complemented by the size of the image. You will probably get your eyes away from the sun and focus on the smaller details.
Starfield came out better than my previous ones, a LOT better in my opinion.
I noticed that the average space scene barely uncludes blues anymore, as opposed to a few months ago, where anything that wasnt blue would be considered off-the-hook. So i decided to bring back some of the peacefulness that blue brings.

That beind said, the city lights show signs of civilization, maybe human, which portrait the chance of intelligent life on another worlds.

This piece was done entirely in photoshop, no 3d studio max at all.

Enjoy and do not forget to leave feedback :)
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:iconfstaka:
fstaka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Amazing work!
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Gurra943 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too good! :D
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pogona2009 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
really good piece, but maybe the edges of the planets shouldn't be glowing in the dark side, although you already know this, and just put it with a artistic purpose
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
It's 7 years old, I was just getting started! =P
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I have only been doing space art for two/three years, I still need to learn a lot
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skoushik333 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Only in photoshop :O wow.. Amazing.. I really like the rays coming from the sun :) You're my guru :D
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BloodySnowStorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It`s great. I just can`t take my eyes of it.
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Swordfish--II Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
So I have decided to tackle you create a planet tutorial, but it doesn't include that really amazing city lights this one features. Is there any way you could help me with that? Thanks!
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
For city light, you can simply use NASA maps of city lights and treat them as a texture just like this.

There's a way of painting them, too, however. For that, you gotta make a brush that's basically made out of a very small lens flare. Then you change the brush with scattering, size differences, etc, etc. Fairly simple once you get the basic idea.
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Swordfish--II Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
I haven't ever made a brush before, but I will try out the NASA maps. Thanks!
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Look up some tutorials on custom brushes. They're pretty easy to make :)
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reoss Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Amazing... I love the texture of your planets :)
:+fav:
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
for a quicky its awaysome.
I love the blue color of it and the sunflare in the atmosphaer.
Do you have any tip on doing smale rings around the planets? Just not the big Saturn one, thin and dusty ones.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
You can basically use the same technique, just less elaborate. Like add various outer glows to a circle, merge the layer, then transform it so that it fits the perspective.
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
OK, if i get it to do some space pictures I will try it.

At the moment there is really only one planet thats needed to get a nice picture off. It's my world of Gor'Li ...but it still need some geographical maps to be made first.
do you know any tutorial here in deviantArt or in the Web about making maps with "photorealistic" features (sea, river, mountains, jungle...) that can be used as surface patterns for planets. Also it seems I need to look up a good tutorial for the cloud layer of a planet.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Can't say i know of any tutorials for that. Im generally a bad source for tutorial info, since most of the time I just play around until I get it right as opposed to just look for tutorials. Unless im seriously stuck and have really nowhere to begin, I wont dig for tutorials.
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
In the meantime I found a few useful ones. If that is the kind of stuff I looking for will be show up if I found time to try painting on my planet's map.
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sugar-coded Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005   Photographer
Awesome work!
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diegomarino Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
Very simple configuration, but just beautiful!!!
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
Nicely done. The blue atmosphere is quite intense and captivating!
A +fav!
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thefirechild Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004
the simplest of things are sometimes the most beautiful...wow... :+fav:
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maniacartist Featured By Owner May 24, 2004
You've takin' the phrase basic planet to a new level ^^ :+fav:
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KerovinBlack Featured By Owner May 20, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing i love it :)
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nightcom Featured By Owner May 18, 2004
I feel like "just another one" commenting, but I just had to say that this is oh so simple, but damn yummy.
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SadisticoShy Featured By Owner May 13, 2004  Professional Photographer
impresive!
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djspinnet Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
awesome shadow work, diny!

but the light source is behind the larger planet, i feel the light atmos around the smaller planet is a tad bit too large. if the light was slightly further back then it would be more likely. =)
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jesus-freak Featured By Owner May 11, 2004   Photographer
Amazing Work, I have been fighting myself as to which one of dinyctis's work I was going to fav, I think I have settled on this one, I love the light rays coming from behind the planet and the colors I perfect. Another thihg is the amount of detail like the city light on the moon or small planet. Great work! +fav
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inthesea Featured By Owner May 11, 2004  Professional Photographer
Thereís a very innocent nature to this picture, I think. This impression is primarily given by the blue lighting youíve chosen, as that there are no spaceships, no asteroids or anything else to make you feel ambivalent about what this is image is trying to show us, which in case, I think is how simple yet beautiful display of how great can be nature. Interesting how I comment like this is a photo and not artificial!

I also think itís interesting how chose the lights of civilisation to be placed on the smaller world or moon. (Here goes my astronomy enthusiasm!) If the moon was say, the size of our moon, then wouldnít the gravity been too low for it to hold an atmosphere, and if it was the size of earth, would the body it orbits, being so large, emit so much gravity that the moons surface would be in a constant state of movement, such as Ioís surface orbiting Jupiter, though to a lesser extent? I donít pretend to know that much about the subject, but just what Iíve read and seen on TV.

Actually, saying all that, I donít think it matters too much does it!? :D

Anyway, to wrap up, this really is a spectacular piece of art, and being space art makes it all that more appealing to me to look at.

Excellent work.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
you know your astronomy physics!

however, this could also be 2 independent planets closing to each other's orbits, like mars and the Earth do every 2 years ;)
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inthesea Featured By Owner May 12, 2004  Professional Photographer
Interesting. I didn't think of it like that. heh heh :)
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moksha--- Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
why din't u cal it quickie instead...?
previous piece called "effulgence" was more :jawdrop: material... this one is ...personally...kinda oke....
im just being honest~ :)
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moksha--- Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
why din't u cal it quickie instead...?
previous piece called "effulgence" was more :jawdrop: material... this one is ...personally...kinda oke....
im just being honest~ :)
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vissroid Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Ack!

So overwelmed with your art at once...lol

"Quicky" eh?

Im jelouse that I wish I couold do a quicky like you can!...very nice man love the work(as always)
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r3b0rn Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Wow.. just simply wow. Great work man. Your my fav artist and I keep getting inspired but you.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
try overlaying textures a couple of times, then make city-like gatherings using the clone tool :nod:
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KashaZubrokowa Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Nice work. I like the burst of light over the edge and of course the deep blues.



Fresh -
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:iconangerfist:
AngerFist Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
very nice !
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Emanshood Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Make it a tutorial!
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the-man361 Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
very nice indeed :D i see what you mean about the small planet!!

thats one hot star too :P
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jostedalsbreen Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
wow greatt
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:iconvisualriddle:
visualriddle Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
wow. just one great piece after another!! how do you find time to do all of this? I'm jealous! :)
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:icondinyctis:
dinyctis Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
if you look at the dates, they're old. I just updated their prints
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:iconvisualriddle:
visualriddle Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
sneaky :)
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camelchild Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
every single picture you have done so far has left me in awe...
and it never fails to! ^ ^

i love this soooo much!

Have you heard of a pc game called Freelancer? if you can do these kind of pictures then the creators of the game would LOVE you long time!
Freelancer is a space fighter game if you didnt know by the by...

Please keep up the marvel of your deep space pictures!
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dinyctis Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
yes i remember freelancer :)
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:iconcamelchild:
camelchild Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
yay! ^ ^
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:iconpsych0psil0cybin:
psych0psil0cybin Featured By Owner May 10, 2004   Digital Artist
dude... so awesome
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darkvixenv-2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Thats......*is trying to find right word-fails* awsome??(for lack of a better term) Its just so beautiful.... *.*
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