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Solar Plexus by cosmicbound Solar Plexus by cosmicbound
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Some planets live a terrible, magnificent yet strange life. The planet Anzdaus IV is one such planet, its atmosphere constantly pummelled by solar storms, asteroids, & other whatnot. Although frightening, it is truly veiled in beauty, the surrounding solar activity sprouting nebulous havens, the sun that causes all this havoc, is Ipizn, an extremely large sun indeed, but with the ability to give infinite life to the stars surrounding it. Its surprising Anzdaus IV hasnt been withered & melted into a liquid planet from the immense heat of Ipizn, Anzdaus IV's atmosphere is extremely thick, & the solar winds, while attacking its atmosphere, at the same time, strengthen it everytime.
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Finally! its here! after a week of constant work on this piece, this picture represents change, that i will change by spending more time on pictures :)

I hope you enjoy this is as much as i enjoyed making it, & your feedback is appreciated :)

This piece i also had my first attempt at asteroids & impacts :) Look down for links to some close up detail crops!

Stats:
/Programs Used: Photoshop 7
/Time Taken: A whole week.
/Final PSD filesize: 498 MB
/Final LayerCount: about 170.
/Full Image Size: 3000×4500 (Posted at 50% full resolution)
/Hardware: Optical Mouse :P

Enjoy :)

Detail Close Ups:
Impacts: [link]
Breaking Asteroids In Atmosphere: [link]
Solar Storm Nebulae (lower left of image): [link]
The Nebulae GrimReaper: [link]
Asteroids Over Planet: [link]
Purple Nebulae: [link]
Solar Storm Wing: [link]

Ok i think thats enough detail shots to keep you all happy :D
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Given 2004-07-31
Solar Plexus by *j4m3sb0nd shows great use of dynamic range and details to provide a truly invigorating and inspiring Celestial scene. ( Suggested by Domx and Featured by randomcasualty )

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stornn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
Compare this with your new stuff and you can really see now how much better you've gotten- it's amazing!!! Well done. Trying to decide which of your new pieces to make my wallpaper now...
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Tesla7zap Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
Holy shit!!! I wish I was as good at photoshop as you! Man!!
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humanofprey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat and impressive!!
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tibro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005   Digital Artist
the : Solar Storm Nebulae (lower left of image): you can see the texture you used in the detailed crop.
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shadow-law Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004   Filmographer
damn thats some sweet photoshop work.. great colours used too =)
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Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
hmmm your gallery is impressive. Love your work
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freedomfriends Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004
Wow!
What a talent, these piecies of art are amazing...!,
I love the colours, bright, but perfect, I love the way it looks like you could jusr reach out and touch them..
Keep them coming mate
your sooo talented
nice work
Freedom friends/Liz :boing:
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XdarkwaveroseX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004   Interface Designer
beautiful fade from red to blue, although it seems a bit unbalanced in favor of the red...?
one of the better cosmic works ive seen, very well done
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