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Dark side of the Sun by priteeboy Dark side of the Sun by priteeboy
Realism was completely thrown out the door in favour of something that simply looked cool for this one, I made it for a contest where art inspired by a song by Tokio Hotel was the goal (see here [link] hosted by *Egil21), Can't say I'm a big fan of the music so no point fangasming to me over it :XD: but as soon as I noticed one titled "Dark side of the Sun" - well I got a pretty strange but literal image in my head...A black sun, eerily still managing to illumate its surroundings with its feeble glow.

This was all digitally painted, making that the second one in a row done that way I guess. I can't wait to do something with my beloved 3D again but recently most of my ideas have little use for it and plus I feel obligated to excercise my general Digital painting skills again anyway, no textures or stocks used either :no:

Lastly, only hours before submitting this I was informed that a long-time and loyal watcher of mine *ErilisVampyre had passed away. Knowing that she would have loved this as much as all my other works, I dedicate this to her :aww:

Anyway, I hope you all like it :D

Artwork remains my copyrighted property and is not to be used, edited or not by anyone on anything without my permission
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Balmung6 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
This really looks like a lost Earthworm Jim stage, xD
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember playing that eons ago at a friends house but I never had a copy myself. I did love the wackiness of it all. Come to think about it, I did buy and download it on the Wii but have been too busy to play it :shakefist:
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Balmung6 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I wonder if the old cheat still works.

In the first level, the junkyard, you could enter a code on the controller and you'd hear the game go "Cheater!" in a sullen tone before skipping over that level and the space scene to reach the Hell-like Level 2, xD
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CrackedHope Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
It reminds me of the game Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never heard of that....quite a descriptive name though :XD:
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kochiyourin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOD YOUR ART IS SO DERMMY~
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ZoneLabs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Really awesome dude. Colors are magnificent in this art, and the perspective really out there.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I didn't think this one showed much perspective, but its cool if it does :D
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ZoneLabs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Yeah the background to foreground of the landscape is an awesome perspective.
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taintedfeather Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Most definitely not what I'm used to seeing you do :dummy: But it doesn't make it any less awesome. I love the rings and smaller details on the planet and within the rest of the picture. This really makes me feel like I am standing there watching this dark star....

Aw... that's heartbreaking... good on ya for the dedication. :huggle:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you liked it even if it's different to my usual :D
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im-an-invader-O-o Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
i've heard the phrase "the dark side of the moon."

then comes "the dark side of the sun."

that is just EPIC pwnage right there. >:D god this is georgous :O
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, yep - a nice play on words, I wish I came up with it :XD:
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im-an-invader-O-o Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
oh, tis be clever enough to draw it, lovleh! >;D
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Zelenar Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i love sureal, dark pics. very nice!!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, they can be cool, even though they're not my norm ;p
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stardust4ever Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
This picture wreaks of awesomeness!
In a seriously twisted but good sort of way (In other words, I likes it!)

-been sorta lazy in checking my deviation stacks. Completely overlooked this one XD
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm surprised you still bothered, normally I wouldn't once a deviation gets more than a week old unless I really like it =p
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sa-tanya Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Holy...Amazing work!
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Joodoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Hah, why is it your images always come up first when I'm looking for good dreamy, surreal images? Well, I'll post what I usually do below...

Can I use this image in a YouTube video? It will be a static background image to one of my songs.

I will, of course, credit you as the artist and provide a link to your deviant art page (or another site if you prefer it.)

Thanks,
NEO (www.youtube.com/neweonorchestra)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already let you use one image, I think that's fair enough as normally I don't allow usage of my art at all, I only said yes to that one because it's an older work that I wasn't too concerned about anymore :p but please don't use this one thanks.
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Joodoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
No worries :) I send the same message to several different artists when I'm only looking for one image because many will not respond until weeks or months later. And it never hurts to ask.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and some artists don't even respond at all - and then they complain why the person used it without permission :roll: but to be safe - no response usually means "no" anyway :XD:
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Oidipus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
awwwwwwwsome. l..l
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McJohnalds Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
I hope this scene appears in my dreams some time soon... =D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So do I, might as well happen to you, since I never get cool dreams like this :p
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McJohnalds Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Out of interest, what's the weirdest/most interesting dream you've had?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See for yourself [link]
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McJohnalds Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Wow, that's some crazy stuff there. But I think the freakiest thing that's happened to me is dreaming about 9/11 and then seeing it happen on the news shortly afterwards... O_O
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FCLittle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully bizarre stuff!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man :handshake: I was tempted to try and create the landscape in 3D, but I thought I'd better excercise in 2D again too :XD:
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FCLittle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to really learn to do 2d more.....there's so much more I'd love to be able to do....
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I only learned it since for so many years I had access to 2D programs only and since I was at some stage - a traditional artist, 2D did seem fine for me but way up until 2007 - I had never even sat in front of a 3D program so I practically had years of time to learn 2D before moving to 3D and using the two together :teamwork: I bet if I started out in 3D first, I probably never would have bothered to learn 2D since I admit 3D, especially Vue is a bit more fun :dance: but most of my hope in making anything from my art lies in 2D I think so I value that a lot too :painter:
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've really managed to capture something foreign and alien with the dark illumination and ravaged landscape. It looks so amazing, beautiful work!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, that's exactly the mood I was going for, the dark sun speaks for itself but I aslo knew I had to do something unusual to the landscape too :alientwo:
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It certainly worked. ;P
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Wholeearth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Artist
Wow. I really love this! Can't stop staring at it. Its like Salvadore Dali meets space and time. Great colors. Very surreal. Would make a great foundation for a story. >.> *hides pen behind her back* XD Faved!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I neve rconsidered Salvadore Dali actually but that's usually the type of stuff that comes to my mind when thinking about strange and surreal scenery :eyepopping: would have been cool if he did a space scene actualy :lol: Glad you liked mine :)
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mike1851 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
WOW! This is great. Your space art is probably the most original and interesting on DA at the moment IMHO.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, really glad to hear that especially considering I hear many recently are losing interest in the genre because it has become reptitive (though it's one of the few types of "common art" that's always good to see when done right :omg:) But still, I do try to make something unique among the general space art community :bow:
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Had I not been smitten by the dark sun the swiss cheese landscape would have done me in anyway. I love everything about this, from the colors to the composition to just about everything. Faveage.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked both main features of it, it was a little risky combining a black sun with such an unexpected type of landscape :XD: the colours I must have gone through the whole spectrum before settling on a scheme I liked...Good thing Photoshop makes colour changing easy since I was indecisive on that this time :pills:

Thankyou! :bow:
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SiverCat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist
Well done. It's cool and spooky.
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RMirandinha Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Dude you rock!! This is such a concept man very nice i must try doing a dark sun! awesome dude good work!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm surprised I havn't seen one already actually :O It can be represented in so many different colours too, I tried even purple and green on the sun and surrounding scene and they looked good though (but still kept with something a bit warmer and more sinister :evileyes:)
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RMirandinha Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
i love this colour palete you used here, i like diferent and original stuff, what you did here is unbelivable, its the first one i seen sofar too, but i bet that we will see it more, i must try to make one!
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
lol, duck dodger's in the 24thx in 1/2 century would go great with this :D:D=P
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I remember that spinoff :XD: not much though, I remember he would float in the air surrounded by cool colours when he said that long sentence though :lmao:
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
:D=P ^_^
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HyperChiMD Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Looks kinda like the core has shifted out of the hydrogen burning stage and into helium, or gone all the way to iron. Actually now that I think about it it seems more like a black dwarf.

But you also said that fact was thrown out of the situation so I should stop. Nice pic though!
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