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51 Pegasi by arisechicken117 51 Pegasi by arisechicken117
So this is my rendition of the star known as "51 Pegasi." This star, being relatively similar to our sun, lies just 50.9 light years away in the constellation of Pegasus- A short distance in the overall span of the universe. The first exoplanet around it was discovered in 1995. To this day, 51 Pegasi lies on the waiting list to hopefully uncover a possible habitable planet around this eerily similar star.

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Simply breathe taking, this is a very powerful picture. Sometimes having such an intense light source can really draw away from the rest of the picture, but this is not the case in 51 Pegasi. A really intense emotion can be felt just by glancing at this picture.

The composition is great, It's balanced out by the intensely bright star, and smaller planet, with the little bit of breathing room on the right side, against the asteroids and large planet on the left and bottom left side of the picture. The flow the asteroids create through across the picture really lead the viewers eyes across the entire picture, and gets the viewer through the bright star without much difficulty at all.

The lighting is what really makes this piece exceptional. You achieve the realism of this picture by keeping the light source consistent throughout the entire picture. You used just enough reflection of light against the planets to make it feel real and help create a realistic three dimensional effect on the asteroids and planets alike.

Excellent choice on texture, again your choice in texture on the planets and space give the picture an extra realistic effect, as if this is an actual photograph of what is going on.

One thing to consider perhaps would be to space out the planet, star, and planet again a little more. The picture feels a little cluttered in the center, and generally centered subjects lose their appeal a little bit. See what happens when you move the star and smaller planet to the right a little bit and space them out some.

In the end I love the emotion and power felt when looking at this piece. Your work on planets and space is fantastic and this is at all no exception. Keep up the great work.
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SupposedlyHuman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, but kinda ruined by the watermark.
SupposedlyHuman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, but kinda ruined by the watermark.
arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I only did that to protect it because someone was looking to use it commercially, but never responded back to me haha
Enigz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks amazing
arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
Shue13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice mate!!!
arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks bud!
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sergbel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks!! :D
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