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Valiance by arisechicken117 Valiance by arisechicken117
UPDATE:dimmed/softened the nebulae, removed crappy stars with spokes, added AND removed clusters of stars, light violet overlay, added comet and asteroids.

Really wanted to focus on the rings for this image, more of a glassy texture with a very well-detailed moon.

Enjoy!

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:iconpriteeboy:
I'll admit at first it didn't look anything special but upon full viewing I can see a lot of effort when into detailing both planets, especially the moon since cratered planets are surprisingly rare in most space-art :clap:

The only thing that lets it down is the nebula. I see this kind of nebula a lot where it looks too "scattered" in random bits all over the place. Usually fewer and slightly larger ones look more natural than a dozen smaller ones, as real nebula from far enough away (like here) often appears as a single cloud with only small fragmenation.
I can see though that it is a whole one that stretches from top to bottom, but maybe the dark areas could be a little brighter and the bright areas much less-numerous and bright, too much contrast is all I'm saying. Many who have been doing this for ages will tell you the number one nebula mistake people do is having patches of pure white that gives it an over-exposed look :camera:

The rings are very well made and indeed "glassy" :) there's some anti-aliasing problem around the edge but that can be hard to control, often its a Photoshop issue when making and transforming them into place so I don't know how to really beat that :shrug:
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Felewin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally I think the comet near the top is really cooool. I bet you could make a neat piece form the perspective of a comet's surface going through some kind of nebula, with added flares for awesomeness. Maybe even a space station?
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha I completely forgot about this, I should do another one
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wpaint101 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
pretty
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
This good piece has been featured in here >>> [link]
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volcomman1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey man. this is awesome!
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D thanks!
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll be honest, the craters look very cg to me, all the same perfectly round shape (who's tut was that, Baro? ;) ) And the asteroids look fairly 2 dimensional (but this is coming from someone who uses 3d all the time ... did you emboss them in PS) .... but the planets are exceptional, textures are gorgeous!! I can tell where you spent most of the time ;)
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes the craters were created with Baro's tut. I also didnt feel like making dif new ones with the technique, it wouldve taken too long. I simply copied and pasted them.

The asteroids suck. I know that. haha. I wish I had vue to create some good asteroids
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TJUArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] - Works for me ;D
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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
How do you make planets, 2d or 3d? You should try using brushes to paint craters on, it's by far the best way i've found to make craters. If you use 3d add then them to the bumpmap, and if it's 2d you can paint them and then emboss them just like any other part of the terrain.

PS i sent you an email with an attachment you might like ;)
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O *eyes explode* (In a good way :D)
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D :nod:
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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GuardianoftheForce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My honest opinion? I'm still jealous about how clean and detailed your planets come out. :P

I would make the lighting on the asteroids sharper and contrast the lighting a little more on them, they don't seem to fit the detailed planets (tho that could just be me lol).
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the asteroids suck, you shouldve just said that haha. I need vue
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GuardianoftheForce Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm too nice a person for that... and they're more than I can do. Hmm... Come to think of it I've never tried makin' asteroids... note for my next project... :D
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newyam Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Really nice view! I like every single pixel in this picture :D
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good improvement :clap: The nebula I'm still not too crazed about but it's considerably nicer (and not so harsh on the image) then the one before, and the newly added comet helps distract from it a little anyway, the rings look like they have been improved and the asteroids are an interesting addition too :D
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yea, asteroids could be better. Wish I had vue
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vue's default rocks are pretty low-poly though since they're really better for use in dense clusters of small rocks on a landscape ;p Though there are techniques to "model" rocks in Vue with displacement applied to basic blobby shapes, sometimes I just model mine in Cinema 4D, or if they're small but not too numerous I paint e'm anyway =p
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well youre the master of both worlds
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TardisDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I can't believe anyone couldn't like this. Well maybe I'm crazy but I think this is AWESOME!
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adamt4050 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
im going to be honest hear, i don't like the nebulae, but that moon makes the piece brilliant, i personally would of been softer on the large planets contrast and the nebulae a bit softer, but i think that's just personal preference :D Great Job.
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I'm going to fix these problems soon..
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adamt4050 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great, i cant wait too see :D
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rich35211 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
the planets are amazing. I would just work on the background a bit more to get more of a realistic effect.
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yea, i think i overdid it on the nebulae, maybe dim and soften it
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yay eyeporn!
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hell yea!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
THIS my friend, are being placed on the bedroom :icontrollfaceplz:
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Frenetic-Kinetic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
The detail in this picture is beautiful, and I like the balance of the picture. I could really see this hanging up in a beautiful gallery.
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D thanks!
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Frenetic-Kinetic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcomes! :D
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CYBERDISC Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job, looks almost photo-realistic, great job with the rings. But I think those clouds in the top left look kinda repetitive, and also some of your stars look like crosshairs.
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wil be updating this shortly..
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CYBERDISC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great improvement
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CYBERDISC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
when zoomed in, the asteroid's edges look kinda jagged, though....
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R3V4N Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love how those textures turned out, but I have some suggestions.
Stars spikes, they have dark stroke on the outside, and it's visible on brighter backgrounds :(
As I think rings are amazing, they have two spots in which you seem to erase them or I don't really know. In the middle of the picture.
You could set them on screen instead of dodge, but I don't know if they'd have such awesome outcome then so whatever :)
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yea for the stars, somehow after sharpening them, they gained a black stroke around them.

The rings, i might have erased a bit on accident and not realized it

And yes the rings are set to color dodge, if they were et to screen it wouldnt have such a brilliant glow
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R3V4N Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, sometimes after sharpening it getting strange look :\
Anyway, it's a great job indeed :)
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D well ill be updating it shortly..
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R3V4N Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's much more better now :D
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CopyNumberSix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
wow stunning!
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you!!
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