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July 19, 2010
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Realm by arisechicken117 Realm by arisechicken117
After a LOOOOOONG process, i am proud to present to you.... *drum roll*


Realm was a couple things when I started. I wanted to recreate the dark and high contrasted of my previous image "Benevolent Blossom." I also wanted to go for a highly detailed and intricate image so your eyes do not get bored right away. It was also inspired by :iconnuukeer: and his piece "Calm before the storm."

Asteroid stock was also generously provided my :iconhameed:
The link to the stock is here: [link]

25+ Hours
Photoshop, Photographs, Wacom Cintique

Location: Omega Faultline
System: Realm
Planet: (Gas Giant) Colossus ---> suggested by :iconqaz2008:
Moons: Creeth (LG), Courix, Pharos, Ping Hev, Jenji, and Koshid.

**UPDATE** Changed solar flare to hexagonal structure and changed the nebulae lighting.
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SolidGx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The Shining Star is *^*
Thanks so much for this peace of art =)
missamazingly Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
A purple universe. THIS is exactly how I picture it in my dreams. It's perfect ;)
webname05 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still think that is your best piece made. Not that your newer deviations are bad, they're awesome, just this is the one that catches my eye the most.
The planet textures are amazing, the flare looks gorgeous, everything is brilliant! ;)
Could you point me to some tutorials you learned from?
Or did you learned it all by yourself?
arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think with my skills now i could make a similar piece much better. Realm was a milestone, from then on i got much better. I actually didn't do many tutorials besides the generic planet tutorial. To get advanced texture effects and various other realistic effects, i just asked around. Mainly :iconnuukeer: he helped me tremendously with space art. I can help you out with tips and techniques passed down from him if you need help! :D
webname05 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I would like to ask some things :D
What techique do you use for your nebulas? I use fractals, but they are sometimes very annoying to make fit with colored starfield, how do you make your nebulas?
And also I would like to ask how do you make the star, like this in the center of this image :)
and, how did you make those sun rays in Firestorm?
Ok, few more questions, but that's actually, what would I really like to know :XD:
Thanks for the answer :D
Felewin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOoh... answer would be so coool...
webname05 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We'll probably never get it :XD:
Felewin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's to hoping...
Coreastos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Artist
its like magic! :la: :iconangrytearplz:
zmade Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work mate ;)
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