General NewsAt 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.orgA 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!
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 MoonsThe 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!
News article about the contest
Contest category for your submissions
Deadline: October 31st, 11:59 PM PST
Helpful Tutorials/ResourcesTo 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 ChannelCheck 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
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
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. Awesome contrast, light and robot!!! Don't miss his other images!
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 ~unfor54k3n
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. 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?
Divinity, The Descent by !yapkr
Fly by by ~baezcreativearts
Well composed artwork and an awesome scene in general. I really love the dynamics of the picture.
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 is a very nice detailed speedpainting. The light and mood is really eye-catching!
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