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Supernova by priteeboy Supernova by priteeboy
The epic remake of a 2006 work which no longer exists in my gallery (it was a crappy lens-flare abuse anyway :dummy:) made for a contest where the goal was not to produce the "best" work, but rather show the steepest improvement from stuff you did ages ago compared to now. It's similar to that "Kick your own @ss" contest that's been running for a while now, but this one is being run by !morbidthegrim [link] so it's like a smaller scale verison of the big dA-sponsored one (which I'll also be entering into at least once too :trophy:)

So yeah, just look at the difference! You can joke about the old one provided you keep it within reason, remember that I had to have a starting point like everyone else and I don't think the old version is that bad for what was among my first 5 or so Photoshop attempts.
Though I did have basic knowledge of digital art from previous years of using Paint Shop Pro 6 so when I first sat in front of Photoshop around 3 years ago I knew some terminology like opacity, tolerance etc...But man was there a LOT of new stuff to learn...so at the risk of sounding cheesy, I'll say that you can learn anything if you keep practicing and never give up :XD:

So...about the actual peice...Well many would know that a Supernova is an exceptionally massive and bright explosion given off when a star runs out of fuel. The popular belief among amatuers to space-stuff is that the Sun will blow up at the end of it's life...This is not true as explosions only come from increidbly huge stars, and while the Sun is big, it's still not big enough to go out with a bang.
We have no footage of a star exploding, it's a rare event, so one has to use their imagination when illustrating the explosion. Mine was more about looking "awesome" than "realistic" otherwise this would just be a big mess of colour and light. However - the resulting nebulae left after a Supernova can sometimes have amazingly formal and symmetrical shapes, so I kind agave that formality to the design of my explosion 8-)

All done in Photoshop - no 3D used this time.

All artwork in my gallery remains the copyright property of myself as the artist. My art is NOT to be used, edited or not in any way or form without permission (Desktop wallpaper is fine)
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Demplex Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would've loved to see this as a PNG :{D Still as awesome as a JPEG though
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Trinitas127 Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope Supernovas are this amazing to see, helps you look past the fact it can destroy an entire solar system. 
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priteeboy Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we'd better keep our distance, maybe observe from a safe hundred million lightyears away or so :giggle:
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Trinitas127 Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely, though I don't expect we'll see a supernova in our lifetimes (hopefully).
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:iconmishupascal:
That is just... WOW!!! :o (Eek) Clap Nice job!!! Nod 
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priteeboy Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :handshake:
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:iconmishupascal:
You're welcome. :)
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Zakris Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And as a blue box hovers around the exploding star, a manual is seen being thrown into the flames. 
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priteeboy Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, normally I get a lot of pop-culture references, but you might have to enlighten me on that one ^^;
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