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Dark Days by ex-astris1701 Dark Days by ex-astris1701
Notice: This image was created for personal, nonprofit use only. It may be downloaded and used as a personal computer wallpaper only. You are not authorized to redistribute, alter, customize, link, display, trace, use, or in any way modify this image without direct permission from this artist. Blah, blah, blah et cetera, et cetera. This piece is the property of Karissa Cole/ex-astris1701 2011.

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"Dark Days" Artist's Description:

I'm sorry for the lame title :P
It's partly based on this particular weekend for me (which at the moment might be leveling off), and partly based on a song by The Used.

It's really so dark, I have a hard time working on it, so I'm not sure exactly if I think it looks good. But for the most part it's okay ;)

And I do recommend full view.

Standard fare for tools. Photoshop, Apophysis, Bryce, some satellite images heavily modified, and layers of upon layers.

I would appreciate a :+fav: if you download :)
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Broken-Lust Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student
I wana use this sooooo badly, its just perfect x.x
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   General Artist
Glad you like :D
You are welcome to use it as a wallpaper :)
Lirquin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Absolutely love this. Great work!
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   General Artist
ElaboratePlanet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
for the past 2 days in a row, i'v gone through my deviations to check, as i had way too many.

and while looking through space ones, two in separate stacks stood out to me, this is one of them.

they were both yours, so i really like your space art, i think in this case, its the lighting, in my opinion you did it perfectly here, dark and moody.

i love how well the additional ringed planet is visible but not too "obvious" gives it a very realistic feel.

the lighting overall is great and the planet textures feel like they fit in very well, natural look.

i light my planets similar , nice flare! how do you do a flare like that?

well done. we never got that chat!
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   General Artist
Many thanks :D

I have Knoll Light Factory in Photoshop and I combine those built in flares with some fractals and brushing.

I know, I'm sorry we weren't able to chat! Getting times to mesh was harder than I expected.
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work.....
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   General Artist
Thank you :]
billndrsn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   General Artist
Thanks :aww:
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