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Praedestinatio by taenaron Praedestinatio by taenaron
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This is my entry for the latest =theluminarium's exhibition Prismatic that can be seen here. Althought I've been really busy in the last time, I needed some time for myself and for a new personal artwork. Praedestinatio is the outcome. I think there are some differences to my other artworks, maybe just caused by my development.

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Photoshop, Wacom Graphire 4, 20 hours, 7680x4800 @300dpi

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Given 2008-10-22
Praedestinatio by =taenaron is a wonderful combination of color, lighting, and detail ( Suggested by baKIN and Featured by archanN )

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BoundPromethius Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I have kind of scoured this piece as a challenge to see if I could find anything that could use improvement, and I think I have found something. Right where the planet's atmosphere meets the darkness of space, there is a very clear delineating line. Now, I know that this is accurate to reality, but the atmosphere is so extensive over the planet that the result is weirdly jarring. It creates an almost straight line at an angle, slightly too near the center of the piece, and represents the only straight line in the whole piece (other than the planet itself, and that gets a pass because it is not central). The atmosphere also doesn't seem to be reflecting enough light to the...moon? It seems to me there should be more light projected outward from the planet given how bright the atmo is and how close together the celestial bodies are. I know that this effect was done in order to accentuate the...plasma nukes? But it ends up with kind of a strange effect. My suggestion would be this: make the atmosphere terminate 10 or 15 percent closer to the planet, and slightly darken it. I feel the effect would be just as strong without the light and that bold line overwhelming that whole corner.
Nitpicking, all of this, but that is why it was a challenge I set myself. Hope you found this at least thought-provoking.
BoundPromethius Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Quick clarification: the atmo is the only straight line not including the asteroid's tail, and they make up for it with sheer kinetic energy. As far as static items go, the atmo is the only straight line.
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I could fav ll your deviations O.o
Awesome! ^^
ry1vn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Very well done. Your creativity on this one is excellent.
RizarLogic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Haven't quite figured it out, but it's very thought provoking!

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Whyskass Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Nice respect ! ^^
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