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General News

At the end of each month we want to inform you about general space and science fiction related stuff that has happened, promote contests and show you all the daily deviations that have been given out by us last month. If you have any suggestions or proposals please let us know.

Space Agencies

- Official homepage of NASA
- Official homepage of ESA
- Official homepage of CNSA
- Official homepage of ROSCOSMOS

Gigagalaxyzoom.org

A hompeage showing super awesome detailed photos of our universe. I've never seen such a detailed shot of our galaxy before. But have a look yourself!

www.gigagalaxyzoom.org

It actually is a project hosted by ESO, the European Southern Observatory. That's what they said on the website: "Through three giant images, the GigaGalaxy Zoom project reveals the full sky as it appears with the unaided eye from one of the darkest deserts on Earth, then zooms in on a rich region of the Milky Way using a hobby telescope, and finally uses the power of a professional telescope to reveal the details of an iconic nebula."

Beyond the Frontier I - Unkown Moons

The topic of our first contest is Unkown Moons. The moon is the closest neighbour we have in space. It is pretty familiar to us and nothing special when we look to the sky during starry nights. But what about other moons? Caught asteroids like Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos or giants like Jupiter's Ganymede.

And these are only examples of our solar system. There are billions of possibilities out there in the universe. Show us the impossible! Show us something new!! Show us unkown moons!!! The first month is already over but there is one more to go. We want you to be creative!

Important info:
:bulletred: News article about the contest
:bulletred: Contest category for your submissions
:bulletred: Deadline: October 31st, 11:59 PM PST


Helpful Tutorials/Resources

To make it short and easy: please take a look at my "Tutorial Collection". You can find it here. These guides should help you to get started with space art. Some of them are for beginners, some for advanced artists. We are constantly on the hunt for new tutorials and if you have any suggestions and links to helpful tutorials, please note taenaron or gucken.

The second collection is about resources related to space art. We try to collect as many as possible for you. Please have a look at the Resources Collection.

dAMn Channel

Check it out: #SpaceArt Enjoy the growing community there. Already a long memberlist and a growing number of  regular participants. We are about to organize some interviews with some very nice artists. Keep an eye on the channel!!!


September 2009 - Daily Deviations



robojourney by ChristianNauck
robojourney by ChristianNauck
The suggester said: This amazing piece of work stopped me dead in my tracks. The composition is perfect, the colours compliment each other beautifully, the design, attention to detail and inner workings of the robot adds layers of character and the warmth of the light suggests not whether the robot is beginning or completing a journey, just that he is happy to be on one. Truly Marvelous.

Go ZETAMAN GO by randis
Go ZETAMAN GO by randis
The suggester said: The first thing that catches the eye are the water droplets that are in perfect sync with the action and movements!! Just look at the atmosphere! It feels as if we can move our head and see the environment around!! Highly detailed and yet so perfect!! Amazing!!
I can only agree!

The morning glow by yutori-custom
The morning glow by yutori-custom. Awesome contrast, light and robot!!! Don't miss his other images!

Duel by Hokunin
Duel by Hokunin
A rare meeting of sci-fic and fantasy, but a really nice one! I really enjoy and like the details of the guy. You'll find similar pictures in his gallery. Make sure to check it out!

Fly me to the moon by guterrez
Fly me to the moon by guterrez
A very funny piece of art which can teach us all a valuable lesson on how to treat other life forms!
Be sure to check out the rest of this artist's gallery!

the gentleman by A-u-R-e-L
the gentleman is a rare species. Why not looking for a robot instead? I really like the idea and the execution of the image! An beautifully done job by A-u-R-e-L

A Human Moment by AndrewDobell
A Human Moment by AndrewDobell

The Bride by AndyFairhurst
The Bride by AndyFairhurst
Awesome painting and nice scene. I can't find other words that could tell more. But have a look yourself!

Warbringers by synax444
Warbringers by synax444
The suggester said: Its hard to pick a deviation from this artists gallery, but this one really stood out for me, this has gotta be one of the hottest suns I've seen... and what is better than having dragons in space?! Truly enjoyable piece of art, it gives a feeling of domination, with their "I'm going to swoop you up for dinner" poses! Great detail and realism, definitely worth a close look...

Special wars by MarcSimonetti
Special wars by MarcSimonetti
This piece has great details and an exceptional perspective, be sure to look at the rest of this artist's gallery!

Inner city by aksu
Inner city by aksu
A possible upcoming reality. It really reminds me on the movie "The fifth element" and I absolutely loved that film! Don't miss the rest of his awesome sci-fic gallery.

in between steel giants by TheArtofSaul
in between steel giants by TheArtofSaul

Criminal by KageRott
Criminal by KageRott
Come and enjoy looking at this piece as much as I do! The suggester said, the only the word that can describe this piece is "Amazing!". I can only agree!

Twins by thiagochackal
Twins by thiagochackal. A very unusual and unreal scene. Although both planets are colliding, it has a very peaceful aspect. In my point of view it's a beautiful metaphor to human twins. What do you think?

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Divinity, The Descent by yapkr

Fly by by baezcreativearts
Fly by by baezcreativearts
Well composed artwork and an awesome scene in general. I really love the dynamics of the picture.

Exogenesis by MacRebisz
Exogenesis by MacRebisz
Suggester said: How can I resist and not suggest this piece. This is one of the best space scenes that I have ever seen. The details and the colors really stand out and make me a bit jealous. The rest of this artist's gallery is as cool as this piece. Check it out!

Cyber Warior by PE-Travers
Cyber Warior by PE-Travers is a very nice detailed speedpainting. The light and mood is really eye-catching!


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epson361 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
hi everyone how can i submit my works i cant find ?
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edashiba Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just purely awesome.
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Stoneblub Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Nice works an news:D
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BraveBabysitter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all of these definitely deserve their DD's.
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bellchild Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Space. :heart:
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synax444 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
epicness
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gigagalaxy zoom is the universal equivalent to Google Earth :D That's also the first time I've seen a panoramic image of the Milky Way surprisingly :shocked: though I can finally tell where the galaxy center would be :O
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
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ifreex Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gigagalaxyzoom.org it's really awesome site! Thnx for sharing!
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