Haha your very welcome, stars are a hassle to work on, ill send you to one of my works [link] but theres a comment on that link by tadp0l3 that is very helpful with starfields go check it out Ps...dont pay attention to my stars they were bad in it haha and im not trying to send you to my work
Alex, you've returned with some great artwork! I love the composition with all of the contrast! The placement of the light is perfect, the color and intensity of the nebula is awesome, the form of the nebula is outstanding (I love how it seems to plume white-blue, and have like a cup of pink-green)! The planet is completely believable! It looks like it just barely has an atmosphere, is a harsh and rocky terrain, has realistic holes & fissures in it, and that orange glow coming from deep within is absolutely perfect.
In the 2-3 years I've known you, you have really improved a lot- and this is an excellent piece. Great job!
Thank you for your very kind words! I truly appreciate the amount of feedback you've given over the time that I've known you, as it has certainly shaped my work and influenced the direction I take with it.
How has your classwork been going? *browses gallery*
Haha! Class has been rough- I'm actually taking an overload right now so I can graduate in July! I've been exposed to all sorts of things I normally wouldn't have touched. Now I just need some time off of work, school, and taking care of my wife (and soon, daughter) so I can perfect these things!
Sorry about that... haha, kinda lost track of things and ended up with in excess of 3000 notifications in my inbox, most of which were journal updates and deviantwatch messages. Still slogging through stuff
Whenever I see interesting cloud formations, I run out with my point&shoot and snap off as many photos as I can get. Same goes for rock, dirt, sand, snow... if I see something that catches my eye and makes me go "Hey, I could see that as a planet..." I take a picture of it.
I have a nice big database of these images. So, I just run at the digital canvas screaming, throwing the images together, working parts away with soft eraser brushes, changing colours and layer modes.