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Astral by priteeboy Astral by priteeboy
Ta-da! Like every year so far since me joining this site I've managed to submit a new space art right at the turn of the new year (well, locally anyway ;p) Ahh the past decade has some fond memories indeed and hopefully so will the next! 2009 was probably my least favorite of the decade though so it is with great pride that I kick it out the door and usher in 2010 with this! :#1:

As with my other three, I just wanted a glorified "stars and planets" scene. Didn't worry too much about originality and whtanot here since sometimes you just gotta do something for the fun of it even if it is a common subject :aww: But I still hope this is at least a little unique among most space art though, I wanted nice colours and interesting planets. This one was done quite fast since I foolishly left myself with just 2 days before the end of the year to even start, so I crammed and between the days this probably took about 6 hours or so (quick by my standards :sprint:)

Happy New Year! :woohoo:

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HeidiK1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Very interesting.   :)
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AIRAKONDA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing colors! Very nice stuff.:)
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Techy-Ben Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Wow. Love that gas giant in the background. I'm looking for a multicolor gas giant to use (so would need some tutorial to make it myself, or someone happy to lend a hand). Any ideas/pointers?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colourful gas giants, or any planet can look fake and marble-like if the colours are too rich. The key here assuming you know how to make the texture first) is that the more colours there are, the less-saturated they should be. This one has a lot of colours, but few of them are very vivid shades of their colour :nod:
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Techy-Ben Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Thanks. Will fire up Gimp and Blender and give it a try. :)
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
This is wonderful, so are your other space works! I see this a lot in fantasy art; it would be cool if the other planets and moons were close enough for us to see like this but in real life, it wouldn't be good because it may affect the earth's gravity and make life difficult or impossible :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the gravity issue is a problem many people, even I forget about sometimes when creating these. Perhaps we are better off with just one, distant moon after all :D
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Its just art so you can do anything :) I love all your space pictures :) I'm just saying that the reason the other planets and moons can't be too close to earth is possibly for the reason I stated ;) But on other planets where there is no life, it may be possible.
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Dark-Coco Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Amazing yet again. The background is done especially well.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Remarkable image, amazing! :nuu:
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xtessa1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Awesome colors!
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely enchanting as always. =D :clap:
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QAuZ Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Featured [link]
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!...But the link doesn't seem to work :O
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QAuZ Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Oh crap! It's just that I added one of your work in a collection and I did post a journal about the collection showing the pics in it but then I removed the journal because I thought it wasn't necessary XD Anyway, here check out the collection [link] :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's OK. In fact, that's a more permanent thing anyway, glad you saw it as in inspiration :bow:
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Angel-JXJ Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
So amazing, I'm going through your art and I can't stop faving!
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Enigz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work *_*
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starwitchstone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Wow, I love your space art.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Featured [link]
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You have inspired me again!
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BL8antBand Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think you might be the King of the Universe Paintings.
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Oh GOD!!! I love it!!! :eager:
I have been waiting for your next one with baited breath (*I can breath again...*)!
:woohoo:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I've this up for many months already, you probably only just noticed now ;)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wooow the gaz planet is stunnnig !!! :wow:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :D
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're very Welcome ! :huggle:
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danarogon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG IS A RAINBOW PLANET!!!!!!!!!! AND IT HAVES MOONS!!!!!!!AND ITS OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!
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cutiepuhtootie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
This is just...simply BEAUTIFUL. Wonderful job. :+fav:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :thanks:
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1spacetravler2stars Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
i would like to use some of this art as my avatar, is it possible ?[link]
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for asking, But I don't allow that. You could for the time being modify real images of the planets or other space-photo's from NASA to get the colours/composition you want until you can draw your own :shrug: Remember that avatars have to be exactly 50x50 pixels and under 15kb's in memory size though :nod:
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1spacetravler2stars Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
you are just to smart for me, I am calling Gumby and Pokey ! : )
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Ayantidira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art was featured at this link! :D

[link]
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :alientwo:
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Ayantidira Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
The closest planet is a gas giant right?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, just bad weather on a terrestrial one ;p
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Aww! OK :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if your'e that keen to see gas giants from cloud-level, there's four in here [link] Not sure if you've seen that already though :)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
WOW very good! Thanks!
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Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOVE the colors you chose. Tho what's with the blue spot on the large planet(?) in the foreground?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, this one's one of my most colourful...totally unrealistic, but who cares - I love colours :la:

That blue area on the left of the nearby planet is the flat top of a huge thunderhead, such clouds grow so tall that they can go no further and thus flatten out to form an "anvil" of feathery clouds at the highest possible altitude they can go :nod:
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Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
colors ARE indeed the shit. In the most awesome way ever. haha. :P

Well. I am not even at school right now and I'm learning. Thanks!!!
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Puppylove329 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Amazing!
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zanksworld Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
magnificent
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Chopstick-55-1000 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
well,this is soo amazing i totaly love the colors of the gas planet its so colorfull! good job ^_^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! I decided to go for a real colourful look like I used to years ago before I realised that they likely aren't like that for real :XD:
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Chopstick-55-1000 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
yeah these planets arent that colorful in real :lol:
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