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The Candle by AlexWearsHats The Candle by AlexWearsHats
A slightly revised version of something I did for a Media Arts class. I had a lot of fun with this one! Feedback is appreciated, as always.
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SomeoneNamedTom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is awesome! How'd you get the edge of the shadow on the planet to match the texture of the planet? It makes it look a lot more realistic
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll come honest with you. Every time I do one of these, I run at photoshop kicking and screaming, hoping for the best. It's been so long since I've done one, though...

Thanks for your feedback! I should probably take another go at space art. I got a little disenchanted, recently.
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Arya-Tred Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, and good composition too ^^
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words! :D
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G00dieGumdrops Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
The nebula looks great, i like it alot, stars are a bit bland but thats just my opinion ;)
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you very much for the comment!

It's one of my greatest struggles to create a starfield I'm satisfied with. I totally agree that the stars are rather bland! I'm hoping with my next piece to really develop my starfield creation :D

I always appreciate feedback, so thank you again :handshake:
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G00dieGumdrops Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
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 :D
Ps...dont pay attention to my stars they were bad in it haha and im not trying to send you to my work
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate the help! Thank you very much indeed! And honestly, you sending me your work isn't a bad thing, all of it is damned nice! Haha :D
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G00dieGumdrops Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Glad to help anytime and thanks :D
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meganann23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
It's a lovely.
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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meganann23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You're welcome.
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darkpeter Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Really nice ! This one reminds me of my image:

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but your is better! :)
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, there definitely is some resemblance there! :D

I'm not sure I quite agree about mine being better... haha

Thank you, though! :la:
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darkpeter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you too! Keep up good work :)
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goodforn0thing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this nebula!
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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AnarchistFish Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
By far your best one so far IMO.
I need to get back into this, my last one didn't turn out exactly how I wanted and I've turned my attention to other things since.
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say your last piece looks pretty damned fantastic! :D

Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words! :la:
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AnarchistFish Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Ehhh it's flat and lacks atmosphere.

Keep up the good work o/
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wisekill1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Dat nebula....
Could you write a shot tutorial or link one on how to make something like that...
It's simply amazing..... I think my own artwork is just missing that sort of touch....
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could certainly give it a go, I'll letcha know soon! :D
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wisekill1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thank you! I will be awaiting your answer.
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MysticWarriorDesign Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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!
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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. :handshake:

How has your classwork been going?
*browses gallery*
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MysticWarriorDesign Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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!
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh! Congratulations on becoming a father soon! And good luck with your work overload! haha :D
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MysticWarriorDesign Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, right, ha! Yeah I cycle out my journals, so you didn't know about that! Whew, you've been gone a while!

Well, thank you! Yeah, taking the course overload so I can graduate sooner (July). Expecting our first child (daughter) late this May. Doing all sorts of big stuff!
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   General Artist
fucking
how do you even do this
also is any of this stock images? or do you make it all yourself?
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.

...And a fuck load of trial and error to boot.

haha :D
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Jackarais Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   General Artist
o.o
oooh.
okay. ouo
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