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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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Phenometron Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Shaboom!
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  New Deviant
10 octillion megatons of force Bitches!!! Ask Superman.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just another tanning session for Superman :relax:
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  New Deviant
Yep.
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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Baumarius Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Can I use this in a card game that I'm working on? It may or may not be in the final product (I'm still testing it).

Nice art btw!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for showing interest, but many game developers before (card games, board games and video games) have paid me to use my work in their projects ;)
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Baumarius Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Huh... Interesting. That certainly could be arranged. I'll have to figure more stuff out first though.
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FAVE!!!!!!!
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VonDoom1138 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Spectacular!
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Demplex Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely, though I don't expect we'll see a supernova in our lifetimes (hopefully).
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MishuPascal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
That is just... WOW!!! :o (Eek) Clap Nice job!!! Nod 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :handshake:
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:iconmishupascal:
MishuPascal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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Zakris Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Zakris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's from a British television series called Doctor Who.

A Gallifreyan named "Doctor" flies spaceship disguised as a Police Box called a TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) that is bigger on the inside and can travel anywhere in time and space.

On one episode, the "Doctor" tells Amy and Rory (two humans whom the Doctor made his companions) about how he threw the TARDIS' s manual into a supernova because he didn't agree with it.
(That explains why he can hardly fly it correctly.)


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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I had a vague feeling it was Doctor Who related. That seems to be very popular again now, I think the blue box gave me some hint. But I was also thinking of an episode of Futurama where the universe is inside a box too :giggle:
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Zakris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you hear that there is a 12th Doctor?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soon there's going to be more of them than Pokemon :nuu:
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:iconzakris:
Zakris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, Timelord law states that a Timelord can only regenerate 13 times before having to die forever.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kenny from South Park can do it as many times as he wants :greetings: Yeah, I watch a lot of cartoons :lmao:

But still, 13 lives is still better than one, if you play your cards right you can live for a century :O But travelling through time and space seems like a lot of early deaths waiting to happen :paranoid:
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DragonXneoN Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I get this as wallpaper? :3 download option is not available
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I stopped wallpapers ages ago but can hand them out to people who really want it (i.e, they won't just change it the following week) but only up to a certain resolution.
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marc-the-kid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HOLY EPICSAUCE!! :O
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K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
reminds me Supernova from Final Fantasy 7
wonderful job in there
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Eldardude1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
This is an epic piece of work. I really love the shockwaves.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! They were probably my favourite part too :)
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Eldardude1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Its a beautiful piece. Makes you think about how everything can be eroded and destroyed.
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Astounding.
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pavezu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
cool :DD
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TheDominator25 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Beauty and danger wrapped together in a intimate but explosive relationship
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good way of putting it :highfive:
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killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
is this the holy judgement
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:iconeldardude1:
Eldardude1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
This is science.
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TheApostles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
That poor planet. He never stood a chance.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None of them did :nuu:
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ramzakirk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
sensacional y ala vez espectacular.
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aurora2109green Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Greatness itself. Amazing and breathtaking :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks really powerful! LOL
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What happened to the original :noes:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I deleted it because I was gallery-cleaning and it was crap :dummy: I must have forgotten to remove that part of the comment. Might do it now.
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol okay
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nbh62698 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
If you could see this in person, what would you feel? What would you think? BTW: How much time was put into this?
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engelmohr000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
you wouldn't think anything you be vaporized in less then a millionth of a second xd
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would feel...a tremendous amount of heat and radiation sickness I would assume :XD: Ignoring that I would feel both awed but scared :omg:

I spent around 10 or so hours on this one.
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