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ad infinitum by priteeboy ad infinitum by priteeboy
Ad Infinitum = without limit, forever, or any similar meaning to this fancy phrase that's appropriate for my third annual new-year's deviation, a sparkly and celebratory space scene of course to end one rich, eventful year and promise the same for the next, just as I have done at the turn of the new year with previous pieces such as Lightyear and Shoot for the Stars – and just look at how far I have come since those :bow:

I've been itching to make another space scene for a while, since the last actual outer-space artwork I made was over 2 months ago. This one is 99.9% pure Photoshop work, wondering what the 0.01% is? It's those tiny little peaks on the closest planet at the bottom that seem to be catching the last afternoon light, those were done in Vue 6. The planets were made in the conventional way - using satellite images to form the basis of their surfaces. The nebula that fills the entire scene is completely brushed from scratch, with some manipulation of some cloud photo's I took to form those dark, feathery dust clouds obscuring some areas of it :)

Happy new year everbody!. Please only view my art and not use in in any manner, thankyou!
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Cool stuff  :)
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Welp my turn to have a go at painting these brown clouds hehe :D
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TeriD40 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I recently bought this for my son for Christmas and just got a chance to take it out of the box and look at it. Is it common to put your web site on the bottom?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. I noticed a lot of other artists did that so I thought it was the norm. deviantART's printing team also has some standards when it comes to the size and placement of text or watermarks and they'll refuse to make an artwork available as a print if they feel the presence of it has too much impact on the artwork :nod:

I'm used to seeing artwork framed myself. Typically frames somewhat distract away from stuff like that :deviation:
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TeriD40 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
I wouldn't mind but it's an eyesore that distracts from such a beautiful image. Is it possible to remove the link from the image and just leave the signature. It would be amazing if so. 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, did you already buy the print? If not I could probably remove it from the print file before buying it.
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alpharaptor6 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these planets are WAY to close.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless they're a lot further apart and the camera is just zooming in on them really closeley ;)

That's how they get those "massive sun" sunset shots too :D
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GlowingSpaceMonkeys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you draw the textures on the planets yourself or do you use premade ones? Also, how do you make the nebulae in the background look so realistic? Do you use custom made brushes?

Sorry for all the questions. I just really want to learn how to make space art as good as yours. ^^;
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The planet textures are created using real textures with a lot of overlaying and manipulation (to avoid familiar features showing up or repeating) But the background is digitally painted with only small use of custom brushes. These types of nebulae generally are hard to create using textures or special brushes alone, but more generic-looking and distant nebula shots can be achieved that way.
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Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
99.9% Photoshop? This just proves just how magic photoshop is. :nod:
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Black-Jack-Attack Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Whoa!!! *faints* 
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
It looks so real it looks fake o.O!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is magnificent.
Thank you!
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killswitchengagex Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
omg the 3d effect is mind blowing
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Mr-Brass-Man Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see this in the sky every night.
(Or at least the Milky Way)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here :jawdrop: That's why I create these :)
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SamDeRe81 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
WALLPAPR ME NEEDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Verithia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Received this today as a print for Christmas.

Completely stunning in 12x18 "Lustre". A bit darker than how DA displays but it is completely gorgeous. Wonderful picture, thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us <3
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool! I think I remember being told I sold a print of this recently and wondered who it was since few bother buying ones that big :D

Yeah, everytime I print out my own work it comes out a bit darker, hopefully not enough to ruin it though, I ordered two large prints from dA a couple of years back and they were a little darker too but amazing quality. So I also know the awesome feeling of a new print arrival :deviation:
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shylavender Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! very lovely:love:
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
:P how do i NOT have this in my favs yet ?_?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Must have missed it. But at least now it seems like new :dummy:
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
:D:D
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esk6a Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just discovered this. This is just...WOW! :O How its not a DD? :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think DD's are best saved for lesser known artworks...unless it's something mind-boggingly original that the community just has to see regardless :shocked:
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esk6a Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, you are right. Now I see it has already 17,662 views so I think this piece got its attention already.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to mention this one has been ripped left right and centre from all kinds of other sites :doh:
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Beatrix-White Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing work~
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I dont know how i havent seen this until now. Absolutley amazing sir. I love the depth to the nebula.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Creating depth in a nebula can be hard since the fact we see them all from far away kinda "flattens" them, so one just has to imagine what the formations would be like when immersed in them :D
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Sisco85 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
badass
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The-Fantasy-Goddess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: I feel like I'm floating around in space!! 'Course, if that were true, I'd be dead. :giggle:
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leobracerstudios Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
I've always liked pictures like these. Two inhabitable worlds that reside side by side each other.

They make you wonder what the people on both worlds are thinking about when they look up into the sky at the other world.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, I usually include Earthlike worlds in my art since the idea they have stuff living on them makes the scene so much more alive than just gas and rock :alien: Sadly I don't think two planets would exist side by side this close with both managing to have similar lifeforms for real. But a large moon could one day be terraformed and after some time you'd have two planetary cultures looking up...and down on each other at the same time :spin:
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eon-krate32 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That nebula kinda reminds me of the Eagle Nebula. Awesome work! :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what it was inspired from :nod:
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eon-krate32 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Well as I said it is an amazing piece (amazing enough that I bought it. :lol:)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, when? since a fair few people have been buying this one lately, after my calendar I think it's sold the most copies, which is odd since it's not even my most popular :O
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eon-krate32 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How about a few hours ago. :lol:
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CrushedUpSellOut Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Amazing!
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tomasse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
magic...!!!
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Rusten Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, its just awesome!
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kochiyourin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
your so asome!!!
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ElectroKeii Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
DAMN! That is beautiful!
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KarenDFrancis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this, very cleverly done
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QueenRebecca Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!!!
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IanCormac84 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Wow! One of ur many excellent works! One of my top favorites! I especially like the nebula in the background!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! glad you think its that good :bow:
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Chris000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
My that moon is kind of close...:iconimhorrifiedplz:
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