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Ringness by bloknayrb Ringness by bloknayrb
OK people, help me. How can I improve this?

EDIT: Changed the lighting on the planets, moved the little planet over a bit, adjusted the rings, added some more large background(background, they aren't the lightsources) stars.

Keep the crits coming.

EDIT: I think it looks more 3D now... Do you?

EDIT: All I did was change the name but I don't know how to do that without it popping up in your devwatch... Sorry everyone. Anyway 1280x800 if you click download.
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:iconenigz:
Enigz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's perfect :)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you like this, check out ~katenfelix , he has a piece in his gallery that has a similar theme but is way cooler.
Thanks!
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jack-pot1208 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Well done, looks very 3D
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Photographer
I really like it. Nice work!
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that's a personal favorite of mine :)
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Berautifull, love the emphasis on the planetary ring :hug:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
quite like the moon-shadow on the rings. ;}

that slight softening of the edge of the planet's shadw across the rings, i think that's what [link] needs.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, it's actually inaccurate here, as per my reply to your comment on WIP XD
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ah well... sometimes we sacrifice accuracy in art for impact. ;p
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha touche!
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Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
*after staring at the picture for 15 minutes*
Now i know why my planets look so weird. I forgot clouds! :iconheaddeskplz:
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha!
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Charanty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Oh yeah)))
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BinaryRising Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whats the planet's name?
Whats the moon's name?
What color is the home star?
Is the planet Earth-sized?
Is there more than one moon?


I MUST KNOW!!!

You see, I REALLY love this world and I'm going to make it in Celestia.

So at least I need to know these stats before I start making the addon.

When I finish it, I'll post a picture of the finished creation up on DA.

It might end up something like this [link] .
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whew, I hadn't really thought of details like that, I just wanted to do rings from an unusual angle...
The planet is much larger than ours (otherwise it wouldn't have rings) and there's only one visible moon but if you want to add more knock yourself out ;)
Lets call it... Eden Prime (why not?) and call the moon um... Gabriel?
Standard G type star, like ours...
I think that's everything...
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BinaryRising Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK! I'll start work on the addon tonight if I can.

I like the name it suits the planet.

Thanks alot!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha no problem buddy, I'm surprised you liked it that much!
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BinaryRising Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To tell you the truth, I already made the planet! It has a texture that looks somewhat like yours and the ring is the correct size. BTW, I made Enden Prime the exact same size as Gliese 581 c.

Now I only have to make the moons, which brings me to one small problem...

How big is the moon in the image? (I was planing on making it Enceladus-sized.)
Does it have an atmosphere?

I need to know this because in real life a moon that close to a ring system would be destroyed by the parent planet and become part of the ring.(Thats if it is a moon the size of Earth's moon.)

If its the size of Enceladus then I can make it go thru the ring in a way that could create a shadow in real life. A shadow won't apear on the rings while using Celestia, so I won't be hable to recreate that part.

I'm also planning to give the planet 5 to 6 moons.
One of them will be 80% Earth's size, so it will be habitable.

I named the star Angelia,its is a classic G2V star like Sol.

Hope you like the ideas!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good to me I guess, I hadn't really put that much thought into it, I just thought it would look nice. I frequently bend the laws of physics to suit my whims for an image ;)
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BinaryRising Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right, I see that a lot here in DA. I dont mind at all if its art. ^_^

If I sound a bit too scientic its because I'm a member of the
"Sociedad Astronomica del Caribe" (english: Astronomical Society of the Caribean) so I can't control myself XD. Scientific-wise your art is pretty good!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I try to strive for realism as much as I can, but sometimes if you don't break the rules then it just doesn't look as good ;)
I nitpick on people about it sometimes if it's a bit too wild though ;)
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t-bone-thomas Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
wow did you pain this?? amazing

oh wait.....computer art.

(nerd art)





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but hey im retarted i cant help it?!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch, now you're insulting way more than just me, you're insulting what just may be the vast majority of the deviantart community...
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rfalk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   Digital Artist
The West to South-West edges of the planet are giving an odd, double exposure effect that is making it look odd.
I don't see the problem with the moonshadow. looks fine, but then I don't do starscapes so I've no experience.

Love it Amigo. I never see a ring Top-On in any scenes. Very unique and attractive look :D
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually the clouds making that crazy effect there. And I've fixed the moon shadow since that comment was made. I'm glad you like it!
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lordgibby Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
I love the planet and the perspective here. Excellent work once again.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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alexsmith Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Great start and concept. The lighting on the planet makes it look flat though, and the shadow from the moon looks like it doesn't darken the ring so much as make a hole in it. But the planet texture is spot on.
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alexsmith Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Draw a circle the same size as your planet and gradient it white to black in the same direction your light shines from. Set Layer style to Multiply. Touch up with a soft black brush on a new layer set to the same.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm. Got any tips about how to fix that?
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alexsmith Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Draw a circle the same size as your planet and gradient it white to black in the same direction your light shines from. Set Layer style to Multiply. Touch up with a soft black brush on a new layer set to the same.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Special-Ops-5 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
if you set the light coming from above wouldnt that give the shadow of the smaller planet more angel?
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm updating it now, check it out.
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Put there some spaceships to shoot on each other. Never can go wrong with spaceships shooting each other. But it's a nice picture allready. I can't see anything wrong with it.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: Thanks a lot buddy.
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rfalk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   Digital Artist
I volunteer to throw in the ships and agression :D
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, knock yourself out, as long as I'm credited properly ;)
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:iconrfalk:
rfalk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007   Digital Artist
Natch Amigo! I do it right ;)
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PhobosKE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice done :-)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! No crits?
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Blaze2X Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Imo the rings are a bit too dominant, but thats probably the way you wanted it. The planet's inner and outer glow isnt good enough and could be tweaked more to get a better feeling.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anything more specific to say on the glow?
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FireGecko0104 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I have to agree with the masses. The moon's shadow is executed amazingly well; but for some reason (although only under the most under intense scrutiny) it appears to be a little, off? Perhaps, leaving the shadow where it is, but moving the moon to the left a little bit to realign the shadow.......

Honestly, if no one mentioned it, and we weren't looking for it- there'd be nothing to change.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I have to experiment with that a little, see how it goes.
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SiathLinux Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moon's shadow is in the wrong place
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where should it go?
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SiathLinux Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rings appear to be near flat to our viewpoint and the lightsource is up and only slightly behind the planet - so the moons shadow would be lower and stretched, (your doing this in a 2d program?? Now I'm really amazed.... )
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure I agree with that... I think that based on the distance of the moon from the rings, the shadow is about right... unfortunately, I don't have any 3d software to test this stuff out in...
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