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Five Golden Rings by priteeboy Five Golden Rings by priteeboy
My last-minute rush for Christmas this year wasn't spent dodging angry crowds at the shopping centre (I'm not that dumb ;)) But getting my annual Christmas artwork done and ready for upload before the holiday was over. Even if it meant staying up late enough on Christmas Eve to hear sleigh bells from those drunken partiers down the road :paranoid:

Anyway, I think the reference to Christmas is more in the title than the artwork itself. But you can see where I'm coming from. Plus It was fun doing something gold and glittery, unique among the mostly "blue" Christmas submissions I've done in the past :)

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:iconleopold002:
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Better than the rings of Saturn!
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:iconmindknot:
MindKnot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Groovy
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:iconlifegiver:
lifegiver Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.  Can I use that as a personal desktop wallpaper?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that stuff's OK.
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:iconfreak-angel56:
Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Superb!
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
:icondennisflipplz: Awesomely Awesome! :icondennisflipplz:
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:iconrikowski:
Rikowski Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There's something about how you do these that's incredibly captivating. I keep looking at them and i have no clue how you did these or what program you used to make them; makes it a big mystery to me i guess! What program do you use for these; i really want to know! Just giving my appreciation!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one was done in Photoshop, as are most others. Sometimes I do use some 3D software though, but that wasn't needed here :)
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:iconpiegirl13:
PieGirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
this is absolutely beautiful. :D
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:icontrinitas127:
Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa.... :cloud9:  It's like I died, and went to space-heaven. :iconspaaaceplz: Yay for beautiful, illustrious, golden rings. And as always, astonishing work. ;D
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:iconkykel:
Kykel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I love these close up pieces.
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:iconrmirandinha:
RMirandinha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
im not shure about the night side of the planet, but the rings, the colors, the mood, are amazing!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And yet the night side of the planet was about half of all the work involved :lol:

It was hard trying to get the lights to look brighter than real life, yet still feel somewhat realistic. It was harder still to create the effect of lights diffusing through the thinner clouds but being completely obscured by the thicker ones (if you were wondering what some of those dark areas of nothing were ;)) I was pretty happy with the rest though, considering I had less than a day to make this :D
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:iconrmirandinha:
RMirandinha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Yeah I get it :D great job anyway :P
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:iconfashionistalina:
FashionistaLina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This is incredibly beautiful. I love the colors and attention to detail. I love seeing gold used a lot during the holiday season.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gold during the holidays works very well :nod: I think I like it more than the typical red/green combo ^^;
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:iconfashionistalina:
FashionistaLina Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Me too, I always do some elaborate golden get up for new years.
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davidmccartney Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool image with warmth color, This one made different theme on Christmas. I like the transparent rings ans stuffs on this pic. Great art!
This should be my wallpaper on PSP if you give me permission :love:!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wallpaper use is OK. And yes, not as stereotypically Christmas-themed as my other ones from past years. But I've been meaning to do one like this for a really long time :)
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:iconluispicardls:
LuispicardLS Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
beautiful planet, its from some series or movie, or its completly original by you, if it is what its the name of the planet?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just one I made up on the spot. Doesn't even have a name :slow:
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I really like the gold dust tones in this, so wonderful :love:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :)
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:iconflatographer:
Flatographer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is awesome. I love Saturn, and you brought a new image to its beauty. Nice connection with Christmas, too!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :D
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G00dieGumdrops Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Very unique idea, love this work :D
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Fullmoonstar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This one is really impressive. Especially the vast space in the background is done just damn great and I really love the way you did the rings and the planet there:D Absolutely wonderful piece. I would love to see that from a spaceship and fly towards that golden star....Wonderful christmas picture :XD:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment :bow: I think minimalism was the key to the background looking good (and not being a distraction) just a simple nebula with fewer stars works way better when a close-up planet is meant to be the main focus :nod: I'd sure love to see such a view too :jawdrop: Thanks for faving!
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Fullmoonstar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
You are very welcome:D I think that you are right. In that minimalistic form the background perfectly works as a background and does not distract from the planet and the rings, which are what you set the focus on;) That was the background worked as what it was meant to be...and nonetheless it looks wonderful cause it gives the picture such a great, vast depth. It is just logic too that you do not see too much of the stars in there. Since the light coming from the star and reflecting on the rings "overcasts" the light coming from the stars and nebulas in the distance. Very well done at all once again. I totally enjoy every single picture from you. Thanks again for another year of awesome stuff :XD: Merry Holidays ;)
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TriforceZZ Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is amazing. Celestial bodies art amazing, and you clearly know how to do them. Good one mate!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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TriforceZZ Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no prob!
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:iconmadalincmc:
madalincmc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Yay space art!!! I love it! I am really inspired by your work i hope i will have some time these days to try myself something space-related.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like you already have ;p
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas Matt,

I must say this is is stunning imagery and most fitting for this very special day. Thank you for sharing your visions and artistic gifts on deviantArt.

Peace and Prosperity for the New Year,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you enjoyed it :D
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous!:D and have a merry christmas!:)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :handshake:
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:iconalpha-element:
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are most welcome!:)
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:iconarmonah:
Armonah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Ah, I love glittery things. I particularly like space art that has lights on the dark side of the planet from the cities. :)

Merry Christmas, Matthew.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been a long time since I made a planet lit up by city lights. I thought it would be very fitting to the theme of this one :D
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I wonder what your sci fi version of a partridge on a pear tree would be. ;) I really like the golden hues, I can never get those damn metallics right.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe some big mutant bird in some alien tree :lol: Metallic colours usually need pretty strong highlights to capture their reflective nature :idea:
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:iconkakashimorph:
KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
If you ever do a tutorial for metallics I shall worship you. XD But yeah I know that in theory I just never get it right in practice. :(
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
So cool!
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:icondemon57:
Demon57 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love it! It's beautiful and different, Christmas-y without being garishly so.

I don't suppose there's any chance of us seeing a wallpaper version? *puppy eyes* Only this is so beautiful I'd love to see it on my desktop—but my screen is too big to use this deviation.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes this year I avoided the many Christmas Cliche's I usually fall into :giggle:

Well I only give wallpapers by special request. Even then, only up to a certain size. The puppy dog eyes only work when it's on a kitten :laughing:
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Puppy eyes on a kitten? :o That sounds vaguely disturbing. Maybe I've had too much eggnog. >.<
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