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Wintersun by synax444 Wintersun by synax444
Latest work.. ah, not very realistic, I know :)

Enjoy and thanks for looking.

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you asked for it. :P

i like it as a whole. not your best, but a solidly good piece. the blue sun is something newa nd you pulled it off really well, looks great. it also looks fairly round, which is hard as shit to pull off. so props there. i also really like the flares of the sun. those just look awesome, and very close to what comes out of me when i drink to much.
Starscape is good. nothing mind blowing but they arnt supposed to be, so good work there.
The planets is where my real beef is. Firstly, the textures are mediocre at best (in comparison to your other works). it also looks like you just copy+pasted the smaller one. which isnt necessarily a bad tactic (i do it quite often actually) but its too noticeable in this one. i would either shrink the smaller planet by about half, or use a noticeable different texture.
My second beef witht hem is the lighting. in your last couple pieces you have had the shadow at 100% opacity, and although this is realistic, in a purely aesthetics sense, it doesnt work so well. to me it makes them look flatter, and since i cant see the rest of the texture, fairly dull. in your pieces: [link] and [link] the shadows of the smaller planets are a bit less dark, letting more of the texture show through and giving a better illusion of spherical-ness. I would do the same here, for this size of planets.
Lastly, the small planet in the top left is very iffy. its atmosphere is brighter than the other two, which really draws attention to it and makes it very akward looking. honestly, i would get rid of it altogether, or maybe move it to a completely new location where the entire planet is visible.

All in all, a good piece. i know its not one of your spend a million hours on and such, but i still want to see you push yourself further. this is a good step, but i still really want to see you push your limits to the max. throw us all a curve ball, really step outside your comfort zone.

Great work man
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:hmm: I have to agree with you the rays, I'd prefer if you more or less mirrored the blue whispy effect you used below the planet to be above the planet as well. It's the fact that everything is curved and liquid except the rays which are static, straight & pretty flat.

I'm not sure what edits you have made, but the planets look pretty darn good, but I think you should change the lighting angle if at all possible on the right one. I get the impression it is being lit from a light directly to it's left, so it appears to me to be 1/50th of it's diameter away from the sun :hmm:

:X I swear I saw this great tutorial on atmospheric lighting on here at one point, but I can't seem to find it now. I feel like your planets are just spheres with no atmosphere, I think it would be pretty cool if you could add a tad bit more of a glow around your planets to show light refraction (if you had *just* atmospheric lighting on the right one, I think it would look more like a back light source, bringing the planet closer to the viewer). I think you can see it a bit here: [link]

The blue star looks great effects wise, but I still feel like it's slightly flat in the center, though I'm not really sure how that could be changed.

The background effects are supurb, I really like your galactic clouds and the stars, very well done (they seem slightly sparse to me, but it's better to err on the low side in my opinion :thumbsup:). Awesome work 8-)
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Lichtweanderer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Wundervoll gemacht !
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moondustfox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is very colorful and epic!
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DemiWeecker Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
oh my gosh. its so beautiful. ure so talanted!
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I have finally found this picture!

Since you said that this artwork cannot be used in any way without your permission, I will change my profile picture if you tell me I must do so. I have not attempted in any way to claim your work, and I have actually been looking for this picture for a long time to ask if I can use it.

So, please let me know as soon as possible if it is okay to continue using this as my profile picture. I do not want to disrespect your rights as an artist.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Haha of course, its no problem at all. :) Situations like these are an exception, I'm really glad you enjoy it!
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! It is actually also the wallpaper on my iPhone (which is why I picked it as my profile picture in the first place), but I didn't think I really needed to ask about that...
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Areart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
hi i love the idea of wintersun you did awesome ^_^ but i have a question what did you use to do the sun-fire effect.
they are brushes ?, if they are send me the dl link if you can : p
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your amazing artwork has been featured! :heart: [link]
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EllaDevineDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Its beautiful!
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synax444 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thanks so much Mary! :)
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EllaDevineDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
no problem. its just beautiful, your work.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Thank you so much again! :) :hug:
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EllaDevineDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
your welcome hun!
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Wings-Unfurled Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this is amazing, blue stars, my favorite <3 Love the color scheme of this as well.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Thank you! I am glad you like it :)
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Sgtgrandpa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
It doesn't have to be real to be kewl!
That sun is so powerful. :flame: ...must go to the light...:bug: :bug: :bug: :bug:
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Haha indeeed! Thanks man! :D
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Gorgeous colors , imaginative sun ! :clap:
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
So glad you like it! :w00t:
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DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
excellent star. do u mind if i ask how u made it?
P.S. i quite like the rays. if people are looking for a realistic star, they should go outside and stair at the sun :onfire:
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synax444 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Haha indeed! Thanks a lot :) The sun was created with various textures (cloud, terrain, and especially fractals from a program called apophysis: you can download textures here: [link])

It was created using any planet turial method, except without applying a shaddow: Here is a huge collection of space art tutorials you may find useful: [link]
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DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I'll have to try and make a sun, as they seem to be one of my favourite objects in space art.
Again, good job :)
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synax444 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Awesome, go for it! You can always send me the WIP in a note and I will help to the best of my ability :)
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DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thanks :)
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Dastreus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
BLLLUUUUUEEE OAO
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the-ricz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I think it looks awesome!
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Thank you!
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Paddington-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Thanks so much! :)
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chris-illustrator Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Beautiful image.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thank you! :)
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Damashki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I tried taking a couple of pictures after getting this as a print, but unfortunately they didn't turn out good (mainly cause the picture that came in was rather dark compared to the picture I see here. It was hard to see the flame-like strands that came from the sphere). If I can get a good picture of it I'll send it in. @_@
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synax444 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Oh wow, are you serious.... man, I'm sorry about that... I wonder if they just print out darker than the original... Well shit, that's disappointing, sorry again :( If I had the power to refund I would!
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Damashki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
no worries, I still like it. :P
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synax444 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
:phew:
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Elex39 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student Interface Designer
It's very nice !
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synax444 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Thanks so much
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GiftedElements Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Writer
If everything was realistic we'ed probably all be dead by now. Also things like this would be less pretty :)
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IamNOTalone Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! Lovely!!
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squallsrinoa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Writer
This is amazing! I love it.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you so much!
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ASHURII-sgtfunkytown Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: your space gallery is amazing!
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Oh wow thank you! :hug:
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SaDarahDiVine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist
The aliens as well.. i just dont even know how you can make such realistic artworks.. what is the secret!!!!!!!! Lovely like a dream
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synax444 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Haha wow thanks so much! :D
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Typen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just perfect, you can really feel the cold :snowing:
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Hehe thanks! :)
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rosebudsmile Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Wicked-Awesome!! Love the colors, especially the blues! Just Gorgeous! :)
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synax444 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Ah thank you so much :)
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rosebudsmile Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Your welcome honey :) Your work is just wonderful! You've got such talent! :)
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