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February 20, 2010
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Sapphire Blue by gucken Sapphire Blue by gucken
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I present to you:
Sapphire Blue

Just a quick piece to release some stress during my current exams. Hope you like it :)

:bulletorange:Original size: 4466x2859px@300dpi
:bulletorange:time spent: all in all only about 3 or 4 hours
:bulletorange:Photoshop cs3, 3ds max & wacom

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Vision: I love the composition; it really feels like I am hovering over the planet looking towards the sun. It feels like I am another spaceship following the one in front of me.

Originality: The art feels quite original, however it does have the typical direction of the sun; the perspective always usually leads to the sun, since that is the vantage point. I do not think it detriments the artwork though.

Technique: I think the color here is lacking; I think the gas in the background could use a bit more variety, though not alot. perhaps a bit more saturation in the gases as well would give it more life. The color of the fire on the large planet seem out of place. Perhaps a touch of red will give it an ember-like quality. Right now, the fire looks like a texture on the planet, and not something that is occurring to the planet. In that case, you might want to define these flames more, and the detail of what is going on. I feel that the light reflecting off the foreground world is a bit too bright, that it shifts my eyes back and forth from the sun and the engine lights of the ship to the world again.

Lastly, I think the asteroids do not help the artwork at all. If anything it blocks my way from fully experiencing the artwork. The asteroids are not the main focus here, but they behave as if they are, and it seems to clutter the scene quite alot. The asteroid ring behind does not, but the asteroids right in the front are really in the way.

Impact: It's a really nice work of space art, but I feel that it would be better if this piece was less cluttered by those asteroids so that it was cleaner and more spacious. It would be much easier to "breathe" and explore the work of art without them. Otherwise, great job mate :)
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jjpeabody Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just thought you should know that someone is passing your art off as their own: [link]
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know about this!
luckily there's no print enabled and my link and name are still visible :D
DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured ---> [link] :love:

gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for featuring my piece! :)
half-left Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Superb work!
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
duanbins Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
my god! so beautiful!
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
Siiver7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this was my wallpaper for years, and I never knew it was from you on DA!!! THAT'S AWESOME :onfire:
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thank you! glad you've found me :D
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