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August 29, 2004
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Apollyon by cosmicbound Apollyon by cosmicbound
The Apollyon, an inevitable event that shall unravel before our very eyes, inflicting power never before seen, an event feared & hailed as a sacred revolution, a destruction of all that was, & all that was to be. This is the destroyer, the ending of all, a brilliant array of unprovoked & guided ruin, this is an event that could not be stopped, an event that was to happen, an event that is happening. This is Apollyon, the Destroyer.

Well, what do we have here? my new piece, took 1 Whole month to complete, over 320 layers (many merged layers) & 4 gb temp psd data. Created at 4500x3500, posted at half resolution.

I truly hope you enjoy it, coments plus favourites are highly appreciated, this image probably took me longer than Solar Plexus to create.

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KohanaKitten Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004
Wow thats really amazing work! Awesome job
MMCEOrange Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
im viewing this after the close-up of the star, and id have to say thats definately what it is lol
id also have to say that i agree with previous comments on the matter of the background stars being too prominent and showing through the whisps of orange, thus lending some to believe they are 'on top' of the rest of the piece.
i must somewhat disagree with the comments on the orange whisps, "solar energy" be it may. how many of them have been so close to a star as it get struck by something so massive? how do they know what it looks like?
although they are spread a bit far, i see it as being intensely stylized.
and, lets face it... how many people out there are gonna copy your style, let alone be able to?

>artists would get bored if it werent an ongoing learning process<

oh and by the way...
i like it a lot :D
calippo-tecks Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
Hmm... I like this one although maybe some more coloring. I don't like the stars in it. You see that it's just a layer.
shadow-nova Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
hehe planet goes boom
Gjermis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004   Digital Artist
Horrible. Lacks composition.
ralasterphecy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
I'm fond of your color scheme here, but perhaps it is a little overwhelming for me too. I like to have more color, but thatís just my preference, and some images work very well with a simple color scheme.

My biggest complaint today with nebulas is that everyone seems to be following the same path. The smudge tool is way overused and used in such a low capacity to what it is capable of. Squiggly lines all flowing in simple wavy directions does not work for me. This type of nebula does not portray the kind of depth that can make all the difference to celestial art. I've seen these kind of nebula permeate the space art community, to the detriment of the genre. And I can't believe that some of these are supposed to be the elite of the community. I think it is better to have more texture and interaction with light and shadow. You can do better IMO.

I do rather like the explosion you have created on the right though. Sorry if I was a little harsh on the nebula, but I want to challenge you to break out of that mindset and look deeper into the possibilities that nebula offer. For me it has been a frustrating task but once the experimenting and study begins to pay off it became one of the most rewarding experiences of this journey. There are always tutorials but they can only show you so much, and if one comes out that explains the process step by step it will IMO rob you of your self discovery.
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