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I always try to put into all my works not only an image itself, but the deep illustration of thoughts and feelings, the story told with a help of well composed objective forms, revealed by light.

And this work isn't an exclusion.

It was, as usually, painted from scratch fully in Adobe Photoshop CS3. I hope with my new display colors will tend to look allright, and you will be able actually enjoy it. I spent 20 hours to complete it by thoroughly planning every inch and every value there. :)

This is ~25% of the original resolution (so some detales of the landscapes and space are faded), which is 4500*3000 (with some bottom borders included). Thus, sign me if you like the print enabled.

Any C&C appreciated. Thank you.
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:iconmoonsong1126:
Moonsong1126 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
This is pretty cool!
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Sharingan-Culte Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Wow amazing ! Would love that deviation as Wallpaper is it possible to have a 1920*1200 Size ?
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:iconsynax444:
synax444 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Phenomonal work.
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:iconvmjml1er:
VMJML1er Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Booom , super image :))
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:iconkradious:
Kradious Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Great piece! :+fav: :D
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:iconblackbelt777:
blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconverloreneseele:
verloreneseele Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
ever tried to her the "homeworld" game soundtrack? it really fits to your artwork!
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:iconloneantarcticwolf:
loneantarcticwolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Brilliant work mate!!!! =D
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work. I'd hate to be hanging out on that part of the planet ;p
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:iconcesone:
CesOne Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
looks amazing, great colours, orginal work ;D
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:icontammy-the-cheese:
tammy-the-cheese Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Hm...reminds me of Peragus in KOTOR 2 ^.^

I am in love with this. The way you can see the mountains and chasms... and the stars! Sp pretty and sparkly and...

I want you talent man xD;
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:iconpyrestriker:
pyrestriker Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Wow. And to think I never thought your work could never get any better!
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
He-he, thank you! :D
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
If you use the sharpen filter once, it brings back some of the faded detail - I tried it on your piece, seems to give it that extra detail back. Maybe you did or didn't try it, if not, see if you like it. ;p Of course, sorry for the breif comment - great piece, just thought I'd leave that minimal suggestion.
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
It depends on the size of the monitor screen pixel. The smaller pixel - more sharpened look will appear. And vice versa.

That's why sometimes my previous images look extremely sharpen on the big screens (starting with 19"). As I run now 20" I've decided to begin optimizing for them.

And thanks for the comment! :)
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Ahh I see, varied screens are a nuisance. ;p

No problem!
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:iconfangthetyphoon:
FangtheTyphoon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Omfg, i LOVE that perspective.
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Yeah. Thanks. :)
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:iconfangthetyphoon:
FangtheTyphoon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP :)
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:icondjraceyjc:
djraceyjc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Wicked
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
:D
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:iconpr3t3nd3r:
Pr3t3nd3r Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
I really like how you pull those fragments of the planet - different levels, lava flowing, mountains and traces in space! Sweet! :)
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:iconcagdasyoldas:
cagdasyoldas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
simply mind blowing!
:thumbsup:
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
That's good to hear. Thanks. :D
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:iconcagdasyoldas:
cagdasyoldas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
you have talent! i thank you for sharing your talent! ;)
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:iconxeno-minako:
Xeno-Minako Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
This is amazing, my friend!~
It looks great, and the background is absolutely splendid. I can't find anything wrong with it! c:
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Thank you!
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:iconxeno-minako:
Xeno-Minako Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
No problem! c:
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syberjedi1999 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Amazing piece dude. :-)
Love the composition and the colors.. Would make a great print.
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Thanks. :)
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:iconnameless-designer:
Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Digital Artist
kickass
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:iconnameless-designer:
Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Digital Artist
reminds me of mine [link]

i do like the painted style though

btw where exactly do u live, cause im in moscow till the 4th of august :D
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Thanks, mate. Yes, I saw your image exactly when I had started to work on my concept, and it looks very good, specially how you compiled the green tones.

I live in Kaliningrad, and it is well known by its stupid isolation from the rest of Russia. :)
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Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Digital Artist
awww pity, woudlve been cool o meet a fellow da spaceartist and go have a drink
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
:D
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: ;)
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Yep. :)
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow, this is so beautiful. I do feel a story is behind this, because the way it is displayed

Really love the composition and placement of objects, the details are lovely too. You did a wonderful job. I do notice the colors seem more vibrant :) Such a difference...I hope my monitor is not failing me through color use lol, I WANT YOURS!!!

Keep up the good work.
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Thank you for the comment!

Long time ago I understood that the best way to showcase art is to paint it traditionally on real media. :D

Anyway, this is not the end of color war. There are a lot of strange things when converting to CMYK format. Now I completely confused with all that stuff...
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I was told that you should work on CMYK first (apparently, professionals do this when doing work), then convert to RGB (if uploading to the web or printing through RGB friendly printers) because the change does not hurts as much when done the other way...or it's probably more beneficial that way. D: But converting from RGB to CMYK HURTS A LOT. If you hate working with CMYK (naturally it causes for a larger file) you can work with proof colors turned on in photoshop, it will show how the RGB will result in CMYK.

it hurts because RGB is colors by light (the bright saturated colors THAT BLINDS YOU), CMYK is printer ink friendly, printers cannot print out RGB colors (Well..mine and some other special printers can, like the deviantart printers, you can download their print color profile and turn on color proof to see how it would come out, it is quite different from CMYK and seems more tolerable to vibrant colors. The colors still will seem a bit more dull) but basically, printers will deal with CMYK value better than RGB.

Just keep in mind, CMYK does not tolerate saturated colors as much as RGB does. It is....dull to those who are not used to CMYK, but brightness and beautiful effects is still possible with CMYK, I've done some experiments myself :)
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Thank you for clarification. But still I don't fully understand why it is such problem to convert one value to another by doing simple matrix analysis based on color profiles and exact image. If there was a man involved who work on video encoding\decoding algorithms and printing technologies at the same time, the problem, it seems, could be resolved quickly.
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it would be nice to get the exact same colors. Printers can print real photos out perfectly, why not digital images >/...

this technology crap boggles my mind heh
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Oh my goduniverseworld! Try to use the DAPrint Color Profile to see personally the total crappyness...

Oh. Just to repaint everything... I can not believe such dramatic difference. Even CMYK looks much better.
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA!

The planets have collided, making Andr a sad sad man..or...rather happy due to dramatic awesomeness displayed

Well, what I do is go to Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and mess with the color levels...because I'm lazy and it's just easier that way!

When the way I make fire is turned to dull in CMYK or DA Print profile, I mess with the yellow saturation and hue levels until it comes out to a nice yellow color. It still does not hurt the RGB version too, just less of an eye ache.
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Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
You hate me. :D
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wyvern83 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Its awesome looking, I really liked how it turned out. :)
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:iconandr-sar:
Andr-Sar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Thank you!
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:iconwyvern83:
wyvern83 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
your welcome
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19-10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Awesome work. The colors in this one look much better than most of your other pieces, so the new monitor definitely paid off. Great composition and the nebula is just gorgeous. The only thing I don't really like is the white border, I think it's a bit too hard. Good work!
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halocin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Photographer
I agree. The background is light enough that you'd be fine with just the black border.
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