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- With desolation in the chasm of space, bodies lose themselves, forever forgotten. Artifacts rise to the surface or remain untouched. Lost. Undone. -

This is the final product, ;) inspired by a number of things. First of all the EVE soundtrack; particularly good for creating mood for art. Also the ramblings of Edgen by lured me to a track titled "Light Between Shadows" - seemingly apt in relation to this.

I feel rejuvinated with this. I'm beginning to think that this piece marks a step towards something, but i'm unsure as to whether that is understanding or merely technique. Either way, I hope you enjoy this creation as much as I enjoyed crafting it.

EDIT: Almost forgot to credit for stock used within the planet creation.

Sam O'Donovan-Jones
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wow! :O 

Stunning! :-) 
Shadow-of-Nemo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful... :floating:
v4nssi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful work! I really would like to see this one with different color variations. :) Altough the red is awesome choice for this one. :P
SamODJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for your feedback, maybe i'll take a look at some colour variations for you. ;)
v4nssi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, that would be cool.. :hooray:
Ultimage17 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the color scheme, makes the universe come to life in this piece. Nice work.
EdShot90 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm...i thiink this pic is.....a piece of awesomeness :D

i love the stars and the texture of your planet!
cchomikk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no matter what they say before - it's fantastic. monocolor looks great here like in your other piece, I love this intensive red color. in Orphic II it's more like hardcore, but I like that piece too :D original
rumasana Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
How do you make clouds?
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
So ... tell me Is it easy to make a space art by Painting ?
This work is incredible as usual :D
shirosynth Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
As far as a minimalist space composition, this works rather well. The negative space is also thought out (great balance).
SamODJ Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the balance that I think is key. The planet itself appears rather heavy, but is anchored in place quite nicely with the lightsources present around its crescent. Thankfully the space below that main focus is darker in tone, which I think is why the black, almost empty space at the bottom is successful. Works nicely when scrolling down from top to bottom.

Interesting looking at this piece, 2 years old now, and yet still I believe it to be my most accomplished work.

Anyway, ramblings aside, thanks for dropping a comment on it. ;) Means alot.
dark-rayden Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it very much ... :)
ACM09 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
great work :)
FroggyX Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
awesome indeed
MoonlitPredator Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I love the great use of red in this, simply awsome :)
Ammo-CJ Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Very Good
blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
TheCheeseNL Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
My only comment on this is that the really shiny stars are all in the same degrees
a bit more variation there would've been lovely.
TheCheeseNL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
True but... Meh. I guess that's my randomness :P
SamODJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats deliberate. The defraction spikes are all the same angle, as if it were a picture taken off of a camera.
JacobPease Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Noice! I love spacescapes like these. Being red makes it feel dark and mysterious.

Very inspiring!

SamODJ Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed; when it is a deep red, and keeps to those shades, it gives a very foreboding atmosphere.
sanakthe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Beautiful piece, love the atmosphere :)

keep it up!!
Lotay Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work. :D
PhobosKE Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this piece :+fav:
cyrechris Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
that's worth a fav.... hahah!!!!

that was so cool man... i love that red colored nebula you got there!!! ^^

**wel Brandon Hale once took my interest in that space thing artwork... best luck on him too!**
SamODJ Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much dude. Nice sig btw.
alexsmith Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Soften those stars, and unsharp mask the planet a TINY amount, and this may become the greatest piece of space-art I've ever seen.
SamODJ Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you hold it in high regard.
Franchesco Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
I am dying from the reddy goodness as well... send help!

I love this -- I fave this

(and it's not like I fave everything I love, but I love to fave the things I love) ...huh?

SamODJ Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
King-Piranha-Plant Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Wow! That's beautiful! I love your style; it is different and unique than the other planet works. It had a more mystic blur to it in each of the pictures that makes the planets look like there is an extraordinary blast of light behind them and as if they are underwater or something. Fabulous.
SpiritThanatron Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
The Red! THE RED! OH GOD THE RED! -dies from Redy goodness.-
RKGfXnl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
Pfff...I love your work men... i f*cing do!
Arkyrra Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
that is by far one of the all time best images in all of deviant art.

If i had was stranded on a desert island for as long as i live and i only had one book to take with me with a limited amount of pictures.... this image would be in that book.

Raises the bar on astronomical imagery. Wow
UnsurrealMarcelo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
looks so good
ChocoboSupremacy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Just a great work you did.
The1Blur Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome...i could do stuff like thsi (see universal tri in my gallery) but 1. Im lazy and 2.I dont know how to make planets like that...but i sure would like a to a whack at this one more time...maybe i could make a something nice enough to make as a print.
mrkab00m Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
I'd just like to say that all of your work, especially this one, is FUCKING beautiful. :D
SamODJ Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so. It's the favourite of my works personally. :)
mrkab00m Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Seeing as I've become quite a fan of Eve Online, would it be in bad taste to ask for a .psd with which I can create a wallpaper for my friend's Corp? He's been playing since it came out and I think he'd like it a lot.
SamODJ Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm afraid I am not willing to release the psd file.
mrkab00m Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Heh, of course. Again, great stuff. :+fav:
floydier86 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
Raghveer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
Freq245 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
That picture is beautiful. It really roped me in. :+fav:
willstumpf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006   Interface Designer
thats really nice great job :)
AbbadonFlare Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
that quote up there sounds very familiar, ethereal too
SamODJ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strange, it's an original quote. =/
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