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April 30, 2012
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Jul 16, 2010, 8:22:10 PM
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Disruption by taenaron Disruption by taenaron
First time I made a planet impact image. Not very original but I wanted to give it a try on my own. All in all I am quite happy with the feeling I generated. I hope you like it as well.

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i love this picture, it's amazing!
but... i will try to put a critique if i can :)
the look of the picture and the colors are stunning!
the originality.... well, you said it your self, it's a common idea, but even so... it's still amazing!
i love the blur effect you did here, but i think (in my opinion) that it's wrong to blur the far rocks, because far things from us do not usually blur, but here, you blur-ed every rock, which (in my opinion) not very right
and, another thing, i found (in my opinion ;P) wrong, usually when a strong light (let's say the sun or moon) meets a weak light (let's say stars) the strong light appears and the weak do not appear or appear so little, but here around the sun(or the moon... not sure) the stars appear the same as the far stars from the corner, and the light of the impact is very strong, and still the stars show up normally,
well... that's my opinion and i think you artwork is a masterpiece :)
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To start with, I think this was very well done. You have definitely done great on this piece. As for artistic ability, you exceed as an artist. And though you are correct, planetary impact isn't a very original idea, I give you credit for original style. I just didn't feel the [literal] impact in this picture.

To be more precise, this isn't exactly what I'd expect to see in a picture of an impact with Earth [or any other planet]. It seems like the streaks of orange flying into space, along with the area near the point of impact were a bit rushed. What would usually be the most detailed part of an impact picture is the actual spot where both objects touch - for instance, the smoke around the impression, the clouds spreading out and evaporating from the force and heat of the impact. And assuming the orange is magma/lava, it doesn't resemble a liquid in this piece, instead it fades off as if it were gaseous fumes escaping from the centre of Earth. The motion blur used on pieces of rock and magma rocketing out over the atmosphere was a nice touch, showing the force of such an impact.

Your technique is great, and considering this is a relatively small picture, it's very well done. Just for future reference, when it comes to space art [this is coming from a person that absolutely loves space art], detail is what attracts the viewer. The bigger, more detailed the picture, the better. I'd like to see a digital art of an impact that looks photo-realistic, but with a hint of the artist's original style incorporated. Of course, you noted that this is your first impact picture, so I'll be looking forward to your next one!

Hope I wasn't too harsh!

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LesA1Savage Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
A l o h a !  To you ~

Your graphics first caught my attention a couple of years ago as I was looking for some sort of background slides for my first laptop. After downloading the bundle many people commented on the artwork in a appreciative way. So, after all, catching you on Deviant Art was a pleasant surprise. 
Keep on keepin' on.
taenaron Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
pBaesse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great piece of art.

I loved the debris hitting us :D
jmperalta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Very good
TheMangoShake Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
It's amazing!~
taenaron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks :)
blindsyte Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's fantastic. now this is something that would be really annoying to fix, but most impact events occur at around 35-40 degrees, meaning that the ejecta is higher and more pronounced on one side of the impact. the sound shockwaves are still circular, because the sound still propagates away from the impact at the same speed, but more material would be blasting off on one side.
ShikharSrivastava Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Good one. Please check out mine version [link]
mindblade70 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I agree with the others, it is a subject that has been soken on many of times. But this is so wonderfully done, I hope when i finally get creative suite I can post something that is as impressive as this, i'm a design student.
dchan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful! So much motion for a single frame art!
Love it! I don't know what tools you used on this, but you really take the best from it! Clearly.

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