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Closeup Rings by bloknayrb Closeup Rings by bloknayrb
Thanks to the helpful chaps on #Spaceart.
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Once again, a space-piece that has the specific *bloknayrb-fingerprint. It's hard to actually describe it, but one can easily recognize your style. Maybe it is caused by the black and white color scheme which has been prominent in many of your pieces. I don't want to say that it's bad, I just want to encourage you to look for good color-combinations from time to time. Even if it's just monochromatic, it does make a difference in many cases.

Compositionally, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. The light source is nicely countered by the small planet in front of a very faint nebula that does not steal the focus.

In terms of details, there is still room left for improvements. For example, the gas giant on the right seems a bit artificial. Gas planets that have some sort of weather generally tend to have swirly areas rather than wave-like shapes. Try to study a bit of hydrodynamics; not directly what causes what but how it looks like. It does have some useful aspects in that matter. In doubt, you can always use Jupiter-images as references to see how the gases swirl around ;)
As for the smaller planet, the details are a little too subtle. Even at full size, the crack is hard to make out, and the texture is barely visible. As it represents, compositionally, a point of interest, it would be great if you could the eye some food, so to say.

The starfield itself is nice -- bigger as well as smaller stars are nicely depicted. The only improvement-idea that comes to my mind would be the creation of clusters. Also, a closer interaction with the nebula could come in handy (ie. darker gas clouds obscuring the starlight or lighter areas simulating cradles of new stars). Some extremely faint nebula-like shapes scattered around would probably help blending the current nebula a bit more so that it doesn't look so isolated.

The main light source looks a bit simple for my tastes (so it's fully up to you and how you see it; I just want to mention it for completeness's sake). The fade-out seems slightly unnatural going from a fairly solid mid-gray to invisible pretty quickly. Now, my preferred way would be to create a lens-flare-effect (oh no, I used the evil word). Not like "Filter > Render > Lens Flare" but like "Brush, Brush, Brush". It's certainly a bit harder but the result will be much more satisfying :)

Overall, a really nice piece. Yes, some flaws are here and there but the general idea is great. The asteroid-belt is looking cool; it really creates the illusion of looking at rings of dust. The wide aspect ratio definitely supports the composition which, again, is splendid. Great work, keep it up!
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realityfaery Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! Absolutely love your b/w pieces and you definitely don't disappoint in this :clap:
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Why'd you add it to "photography" though?
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realityfaery Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol Did I? Most likely because in the drag n drop window, I have photography and space right next to eachother :D so it dropped in the wrong one ;)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, that makes sense :P
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vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't see very much black-and-white space art. I really like this!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been doing too much of it lately, the next one is actually going to be in color :P
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vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, looking through your gallery, you do black-and-white well. I hope you won't abandon it entirely!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I still have a lot of work to do in that area as well ;)
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ifreex Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Give me colors plz)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Next time ;)
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astrnmr Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Very nice. Although, watch your light angles and shadowing. The light is appearing from behind the planet, but no shadows appear from the moons located within the rings. Which program did you create this in? Would love to see if created in 3Ds Max ;)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I... totally forgot about the shadows :P
This was Photoshop CS5.
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astrnmr Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
LOL. It happens. I am working with 3DS Max 2012 in creating some new worlds. Will have to do a colab sometime if you're interested.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, did you have anything in mind?
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astrnmr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I'll have to get my 3DS Max fired up again and see what I can come up with for a planet or something and leave the rest to you for your genius.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure now is the best time, I start law school next Tuesday :P
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astrnmr Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I know how that goes. I'll keep in touch and see how things are going.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Broken-Lithium Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Looks awesome, greyscale works well here, although i think it would look even more awesome if instead of a planet was simply a light pattern (sort of how it looks at the moment but without the planet) anyway i dont know what im talking about haha, nice work
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_o What do you mean?
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Lottie-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazingly wonderful.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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Lottie-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcome. :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good, I often see closeup rings where the chunks of rock become too big and far apart, but a sprinkling of heaps of little ones seems more realistic for this distance. I like how they pass in front of the sun too, there's an interesting use of lighting variation there :)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, my artistic portrayal is limited to my imagination since I can't seem to find any photos of Saturn's rings from close enough to see what they're made of :(
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CGSiino Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice indeed! Beautiful piece
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice. I like where the rings are set in this picture.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've actually had this idea in mind for a while now but only had time with my tablet today :P
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, I get like that as well. Some times I forget great ides and then I remenber them again. You are also very welcome.
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