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Maelstrom by priteeboy Maelstrom by priteeboy
I don't know why I didn't come up with this earlier. It's a perfect blend of space and storms - two major interests of Mine. But I guess waiting meant a better result, Although I can see Myself making more of these, maybe with different colour schemes.
The clouds were originally photo's which underwent extreme manipulation so It was more My work than photo. Although Most time was spent on the nebula and space area.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Bravo! :D
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would title this Creation for it has an almost Biblical connection to it. It can be interpreted in many ways. The Heavens above and Hell or Dante's Inferno below. A though provoking work no matter how you look at it.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, even though I'm not a religious person I've always thought contrast between two opposites - like good and bad, make for very interetsing artwork ideas :devilish: :floating:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And you pulled it off very well done.
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NESWolf20 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
cool
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The-Fantasy-Goddess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, it's so colorful and dangerously beautiful!
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JaceyRae Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   Writer
Always hard to remember that it's still peaceful ABOVE the storm.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true. Even when in a plane enjoying the view of the cloud-tops below, you find it hard to remember that it must be shitty weather below :raincloud:
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Starshine9268 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... if the sky ever does this while i'm stargazing - i'll let you know, although, you'd probably be able to see it as well :P
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the sky ever does this I would suggest you run for cover before God comes :lmao:
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Starshine9268 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, if he comes - he comes, being christian born i'm not scared of that ever happening
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SoroLogin55 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
:+favlove:
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Lunchworks Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Great stuff! Are the clouds stock from your own photos, or someone else? Or are they custom brushes entirely?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I can barely remember the source of these cloud-brushes, it was so long ago and I've since then - upgraded my custom brush sets to better-quality and larger cloud-photo's I took myself :D Though these days now that I'm better at digital painting and have other things to help out (like 3D programs and a drawing tablet) - I tend to try and do more digital painting than photo-manipulation 8-)
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MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Spot on again, my friend... another similarity!
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Existance above and below. Both are beautiful and breath taking.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'd love to see such a scene in real life, the great cosmic heavens above, along with a dark world below, the clouds of which can only be seen with the occasional lightning flash...some to think of it, I'd be a little too scared to go below the clouds lol.
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
lol...nah I don't think I would be scared. I love storms like that..as well as the cosmic above.
I actually have seen something a bit close to that. An approaching dark storm (just like that) and suddenly there was a break above it as the clouds momentarily opened up to shine a very beautiful heavenly-like beam of colorful light down on my very position for about 5 minutes...before closing again.
Something that was ingraved in my memory.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That must have been a brilliant event, I've seen similar sometimes, it's even more dramatic when you see the rays of light shine down on something far away, like some hills or a city...which is still against a dark, stormy background.
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
*nod* It was.
Heh...yes. Quite the perfect effect.
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Kurtmeister Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Whoa!! That's awesome!!!!! :)
I love the contrast in colors as well
:D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou!
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Chihiproth Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
i love the contrast between the red and the blue pics here.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I wanted a strong contrast, as you said :nod:
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Chihiproth Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
=)
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
'oooo purple stars'
*scrolls down*
'OMG! A storm!'
:clap:
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Tantsui Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I'd say the best parts here are where the (nebula?) meets with the surrounding space, and what you did with the clouds. They have this sort of luminescent appeal without being fluffy. You really emphasized the angles of them instead of the rounded features, which is typical.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked the nebula, they are often the most challenging part of any space scene. The clouds were photo-manipulated, but creating that awesome "solid" look that some clouds get from scratch would be very difficult for most.
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*speechless* :happycry:
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lionbaby120 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
.......................
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After seeing how much you loved the rest of my deviations, You don't need to say anything. Glad you like it.
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lionbaby120 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
hahaha thanks :-)
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Maleda Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Great use of colors. Concept is mindblowing. Awesome piece. :D
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angelis-b Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Very cool! A little more details at the bottom would it make it better, but still...very pretty!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, thats what someone else suggested. I couldn't think of what else to add other than a landscape which may have ruined it. If I do something similar to this again I will consider adding more.
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Vampire-Annesta Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your pictures are beatiful!!!
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akashaceleste Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Breathtaking!
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Gilly71 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i have no idea how anyone does this kind of work, but it looks good. :)
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siztem Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
kinda makes me think of everything crazy that happens in the unierse. nova's, planet creation, atmospheric disturbances... cool work : )
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, maelstrom originally meant "great whirlpool" but over time it has earned a reputation of having to do with a lot of chaotic events, like all the ones You pointed out
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Insanegraphix Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007   Interface Designer
cool concept.
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Lanfaer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
stunning! it looks very cool, nice job :)
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choppersrule Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007   Photographer
amazing combination can't wait for more :D
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evilinnocence Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
The top half looks really exciting but the lack of detail in the bottom half is such a let-down.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't think of anything else to add to the bottom. Extra lightning bolts would have been too much and would look unnatural. I was almost going to add mountains but I wanted this to look like an all - atmosphere planet ( called a gas giant ). I'll try to think of something else to add if I do more.
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RedExodus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Nice, really nice. Great brushing and use of colors. Has a nice feel to it, like the transition from red to blue. Awesome job!
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all the details you put into these pieces; they always turn out so well. I like the colors in this since they really highlight the difference between the sky and space. The only critique I have isn't major, but I was wondering if a subtle gradient between the colors would be better.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was almost going to add a bit of purple between the red and blue halves. But didn't like the way it looked so the area was made really dark instead. Besides I wanted an obvious difference between the top and bottom anyway.
Thanks for commenting on the details and colours.
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soloact-the-bard Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Beautiful :winner: B-)
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idai-kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
This is excellent, a really beautiful piece. I like the different colours and lighting effects on the clouds (which look amazing) and the lightning looks really great.
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