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Solar Plexus by cosmicbound Solar Plexus by cosmicbound
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.

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!

/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...
Tesla7zap Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
Holy shit!!! I wish I was as good at photoshop as you! Man!!
humanofprey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat and impressive!!
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.
shadow-law Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004   Filmographer
damn thats some sweet photoshop work.. great colours used too =)
Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
hmmm your gallery is impressive. Love your work
freedomfriends Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004
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:
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
hedwig Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004   Interface Designer
It’s amazing what people can do with a computer program… I’m god smacked!!! It’s by looking at pictures like this that I take notice of my enormous ignorance concerning photoshop… It’s simply an amazing feature for our eyes!
(is it me our there’s a face on the top left corner?…)
divinestudios Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004
THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING!!! man a file size of 480mb crazy.....totally amazing man !
rOrtes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004  Student Artist
+ :
-starfield on the right

- :
-brushing on the left

i like it ;)
Guillaz-Pt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
Nice one (:
KD1only Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
very beautiful indeed , the colors are very powerful and even you can feel the emotion of this piccture very strongly ;)
Sparkleyes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
really amazing work >> this one is really nice :)
artistchick Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004
Absolutely beautiful! The detail is amazing! :clap: :clap: :winner:

I see you have a prints account. How is that working for you? Are you selling a lot from it? :blowkiss: :eyes:
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lucidmuse Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Digital Artist
woah, gorgeous
jody-mits Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
Aamzing. I am truly impressed with your work. Great job mate.
Mars-3K Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
I love it! great job, dude! :-)
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
nice brushing bro, damn those colors are sexy as hell :lol::clap: keep em coming kyle
yulii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2004
wow j4m3s that kicka felt like just yesterday ya were struggling to do this kinda art.....and now it looks soo gorgeous and perfectly shape....i like that tiny top part thou its cute...awesome work!!!!!
memod Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004  Professional
wow, that's a great image mate =) it really shows how much effort you put into it :nod: the planet has a fair amount of detail, although I suggest enhancing the contrast of its texture and lowering the opacity of the emboss highlights a bit.
the starfield is nice, and its simplicity puts focus on the forground, the planet and the nebulae =) these nebulae/explosion thingys are very interesting, you definately found your own style for making them, a very soft and unusual style =) it's pretty good. you maybe should work a bit on the blue nebulaes in the lower right corner, they are too hard I think.
yet, a fantastic piece, with a great contrast between the reds/oranges and the blues on the right. great work =)
dan *waves*
alyn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004
ah, now, i want more of this sonny boy. Since i can't go through my messages at the moment i was lucky i stumbled across this. I have to say, definitely your best work so far, and deserved of your DD for that. Excellent job on the planet, the colours are beautiful in the orange sector, definitely a good choice there, asteroids look good and so does that mini impact. Nebulae effects are cool.

It's a bit of a lame comment, but at the moment i have no clothes, and slow internet doesn't help. But the main thing is you've shown a lot more effort in your art, and i hope you continue it.
witam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.. looks great! has a great feeling to it.. amazing!
xsetor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004
Beautiful Picture, Beautiful Planet,AWESOME WORK! i love it! Very Good one :D

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froggerlotr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004
The planet is are all the nebulae and impacts and asteroids...nice piece...only thing is, in the purple nebula, I can see places where you cloned...but otherwise, wonderful piece...I still really like that planet...
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DuskDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
wow! that is so cool! The colours are just fantastic! I love it! Your really a great artist!
psamtik Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
nice transition, you've got a lot of new impressive stuff in here.

um, that planet, its atmosphere, ya, well.....

Nice detail, keep it up
alicekeke Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
words just can't describe it....
fuego316 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
wow that is awsome brushing!!!
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