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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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fstaka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Amazing work!
Gurra943 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too good! :D
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
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
It's 7 years old, I was just getting started! =P
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
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
BloodySnowStorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It`s great. I just can`t take my eyes of it.
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!
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.
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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