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November 24, 2011
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My Best Theory by ex-astris1701 My Best Theory 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, all rights reserved.

Disregarding my artistic right will result in my army of fire breathing llamas hunting you down and destroying you where you sit. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll sic the lawyers on you. You have been warned.

"My Best Theory" Artist's Description:

Here's something I've not done before. Although actually I have done the planet in center with light source directly behind it thing. Aamina was one of my first ones. It does seem to be a pretty popular concept. (I probably have at least 5 deviations in my favorites that are similar to this so it's definitely not an idea I created, although I did use all my own resources :) )
But I wanted to practice planet lighting of all sorts and back light seemed a good place to start. And it worked out well I think. I tried using some layers on color dodge and I think it looks better than my normal lighting attempts.

I whipped it up pretty quick today while chilling and watching an episode of Psych. I decided to take a break from the other scene I've been working on and this is what I came up with.

I mostly just played around with lighting, like I said. But then when nearing the end I had fun throwing in some of my Bryce asteroids and ship renders I haven't used before. Though I think that one's trail is a little funky, I can now say LOOK I CAN MAKE SHIPS! :D

The working title of this was something else but My Best Theory has been playing through my head all day (not that I mind much) and since I normally name my deviations after innocuous aspects of my day or random fleeting thoughts, it seemed appropriate.

Download for the nice, high quality wallpaper.
And I would appreciate a :+fav: if you do download :)
I did after all devote an unhealthy amount of brain power and time to this piece, and if you're going to use it, a fave lets me know my brain cells died for a good cause.

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Tervaris Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I liked it so much I faved it so may view it again
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
swagmaster45 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   General Artist
:thanks: Thank you
wafrec Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
:wow: >>>> wonderful space art scene!
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   General Artist
ixcruz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE IT!! amazing work :heart:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :D
mayabh7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
absolutely beautiful!!!
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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