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As We Rise Again by DemosthenesVoice As We Rise Again by DemosthenesVoice
My entry for the new #Attrius pack. go check it out, its wicked awesome.


terrain from ~TerraStock
fractal textures from =synax444


EDIT:
:beer: for *Zhachrod
:beer: for ^Voyager212
You guys are awesome.
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Given 2010-06-07
As We Rise Again by =DemosthenesVoice Suggester says: Even though seeing calm and serene space-art scenes are common, this piece easily make you go: "HOLY CRAP!" ( Suggested by EmilLarsson and Featured by MacRebisz )
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Although a rather typical scene of this style, you have managed to make a satisfying scene which evokes not only the aesthetic of the tradition of this sort of artwork, but also a sense of majesty, given by the scenery which so often is the most prominent feature of "terrain and space" combination artworks. But this certainly doesn't take away from your work here: indeed, that this sort of artwork always attempts this must mean you have been quite successful at doing it well, since few can keep this quality aesthetic when it has been attempted so many times.

There is a point for originality insofar as you have fused aspects of your own style in this piece, but particularly laudable is the detail and sense of light and colour, with smooth yet sharp use of scenery elements, such as with the stars and planets, and the general sunrise light casting its glow across the sky and landscape. Those stars, nebulae and planets also have an excellent sense of tone, where although similar colours are used throughout, monotony is avoided successfully. And, of course, the way in which the planets are lit, and the lighting of the nebulae which contours with them provides a good eye-catching quality.

The perspective is also quite good, with the large and well spherised closest apparent planet, along with its embossing, setting a sense of distance with the rest of the other planets in the scene. The nebulae also manages to remain smooth without losing much depth – a successful use of empty space has been used between its whisps in order to preserve the depth, to good effect. There are some things to improve in terms of perspective here though, for instance, the rocket-ships, though providing a nice striking contrast against the backdrop of the sky, seem to contradict the geometry of a planet's atmosphere, unless they aren't as high in the sky as they seem. In other words, some sort of bent vertical climb might seem more indicative of passing through a planet's atmosphere, as a "straight line" up seems to curve as the further one is away from it it becomes. Similarly, although not looking bad, that planet or moon upon a planet at the top left seems to have a flattening effect on perspective, given that there is no indication of distance between them.

Some details could be worked on further also, such as with the very monodetailed surface of the landscape, though it isn't unbearable, and even works quite well, it does seem to pass into the boundaries of artificiality. Some more contrasting details in the nebulae at the top could also emphasise the quality further (thinking of something along the lines of *sirgerg's Pegasus), however it isn't necessary, as it does look quite good as is (but the suggestion is there if you want to try and make it better yet).

Otherwise I must say that the starfield, planetary details and nebulae in general have a splendour and celestial majesty about them which is worthy of note, and to that the overall technique and impact of this piece has shown itself to be quite good. Although not particularly original nor of a unique vision, this piece is still sufficiently well envisioned to have a good overall effect and quality, which suggests the potential to make yet still greater works.
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning work, well done!:clap:
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LifeUnderTheStairway Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is amazing dude!!! I really love it! <3
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SaphireKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here :[link]
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M0M00 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome colors and composition :O FAV!
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Sence321 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.0 (L)
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0112358132137 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING !
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Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fine but we are so lonely...
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alinasofia Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great job.
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Fighterrr Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice
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KoTnoneKoT Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Очень красиво ;) !
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