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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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:iconjjpeabody:
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]
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:icongucken:
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
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:icondistortedsmile:
DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured ---> [link] :love:

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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for featuring my piece! :)
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half-left Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Superb work!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconduanbins:
duanbins Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
my god! so beautiful!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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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:
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thank you! glad you've found me :D
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:iconjennovazombie:
jennovazombie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooooh very lovely!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconronnieriddik:
RonnieRiddik Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Inspiring. An amazing work.
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I really like the design of the spaceship in this one, the composition is something I'm really inspired by. :P
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm glad that you make art like this, it's awesome. And you are welcome.
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   General Artist
Hello there! You have been featured Here. :blowkiss:
Have a nice day... :happycry:
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :)
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:icon97am:
97am Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
very awesome
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
A real ballet of cosmic awesomeness !!!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :highfive:
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're very Welcome ! :huggle:
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:iconmicoolsoft:
Micoolsoft Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love the detail and light in this picture, FANTASTIC keep it up!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:icondeviant-dentex:
deviant-dentex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
One of my favorite space art piece over the entire dA!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, I'm honoured to hear that :)
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:iconir0nvgta:
Ir0nVGta Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconnazo-the-unsolvable:
Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply awesome.
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love how you never stray away from detail. IT is rich in many aspects with many things for the eye to see! well done friend!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! I really appreciate it :)
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:iconarisechicken117:
arisechicken117 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No prob buddy!
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:iconbill1959:
Bill1959 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Lovely work there - is it meant to be related to the "Saffyre Blue" comic strip at HIP Comix?
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! and no, never heard of it :B :D
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:icontoop:
Toop Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this one, the depth of the space field behind the planet is incredible. :shocked:
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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AlexWearsHats Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspirational!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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StefanieOdendahl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i saw v2 first and read your comment - so i went to watch this one - and i like it much better! there's more life and athmosphere ;) in this one. it would be more dynamic if you would remove a few asteroids from the athmosphere in the left corner - but this is critisism on a veeery high level - this is really awesome! i'll add you to my watch list!
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! and thanks a lot for the criticism! :)
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:iconstefanieodendahl:
StefanieOdendahl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you`re welcome! that's why we're here... ;)
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mike-reiss Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! Beautiful and mind-blowing! :onfire:
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke! :D
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StefanHuerlemann Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
first:
AWESOME work.
but the bigger asteroids don't fit in the work...
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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sanmonku Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
nebula, planeten, schiff und komet find ich toll, nur die asteroiden im vordergrund passen imho nich so ;)
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