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Essence of Space by DKF Essence of Space by DKF
Had a little block so i tried somethin new. Tried to make some metheors/space debrie with 3dsmax and they turned out pretty nice imo. The rest of the talking is up to you people ;)
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BENNY2012 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How did you do the lights on the planet to the left?
DKF Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
If i'm not mistaken i copied the planet without the shadow, tweaked it with contrast and applied noise. Then changed the levels, color and saturation of that layer. Something like that.
BENNY2012 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ohh ok, yeah yeah that does make sense! Thanks for that :)

MIRANDA289 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Can I download for free? And if I use on site, must do what?
DKF Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
you can download for free but you can not use this on other sites.
Seth1784 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Straight up love it, this is by far about the closest thing to what would be a realistic image that i've seen around here. Very well done, highly impressed!
Sheeef Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009   Interface Designer
real nice work.
shahedakhanam Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
this is absolutely flawless
i <3 it
poseidonsimons Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
you have been featured [link] :)
Entomophobie Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Very nice work. I like it :)
Lord-Asmodeus Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Writer
Fantastic image. I really like the beauty of its simplicity. While I love the chaos of spacescapes, some of them go overboard, including my own =o)
Might have to start using 3dsmax now heh
Anarchist376 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
"Awesome" is the first word that come to mind, very good job dude :P
insecto000 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
Awesome job
I love the way the planets are light up
Very simple but great
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
This is awesome. So real.
SirJasonFrell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Cool pic!
DaVamp Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
superb job.
it somewhat expresses how empty an lonely space is... a piece of art that makes you think... not so common ;-)
aleighm Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
i like this a lot. the esscense of space is that there's, well, space, so that size and everything is great. all in all it's really well done. the only thing that bothers me is that the background color changes about a fifth of the way from the top. i know i'm nit-picking but it distracted me from what is overall an excellent piece of work.
blackoberst Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004   Writer
well it's dark, scary, empty, lonely... I LOVE it!!!! And, yes, it would make a killer wallie!
diamondscan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
IT's dark and simple. Very wallpaper worthy, though that doesn't sound like a compliment because it would take away all the heighth of this image. :)
siebenzehn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
a bit dark, but very nice :)
Eclipse-CJ3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
Awesome, but give the light more detail :) Awesome job tho.
Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004   Photographer
Indeed the 3dmax part i really nice.. a bit empty thoug... but still good wokr m8;)
Padawancats Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
I like. Peaceful. the planets are awesome!
d1git Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is unlike any other space pic i have ever seen, but i can't put my finger on how. the meteors are awesome, not jagged like the others i've seen. and the colors are sort of barren... but not at the same time, they add a great environment to the piece.

+fav well done
clev Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2004
Nice job man. The dark really works in this withthe one flare beaming like that. The lighting is perfet, other then the meteors could use a bit more surface light. Planets look good also. Great work.
tigaer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
the title in combination with the pic works... damn good.
DKF Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2004
tnx ;)
devora Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
mate...its very DOESNT need to be brighter or include more -too often space pictures have these brightly coloured nebulas or exploding planets or blah blah (and yes they do sometimes look good) but this captures the 'Essence of Space' (i think the essence is shown with all the 'empty' space above and below the planets- this shows that the planets exist, but in the whole picture they are but the smallest element and beyond them is a much larger and more complex world that the inhabitants on these planets probably barely know).

Also think the angle of the debris away from(or towards?) the camera position is good. Textures are wonderful - the planets look so different just because of the textures (ie the main right planet looks of a gaseous form while the main left planet looks more water/land formation similiar to earth.).
Starfield...well once you've done starfields as much as you have you cant really go wrong.

Bah....its been a while since i had a good rant at someones art. :thumbsup:
DKF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
tnx mate, you got it exactly the way i think about it.
martango Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
very simplistic/minimalistic, and i like that alot, like the texturing on the planets, as well as the asteroids..... nice job +fav
SamODJ Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it, very simple, but as said the essence of space
illoS Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
Nothing to say, but :+fav:
floydierCG Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great.... if only it were a bit brighter it'd be perfect. but a :+fav: definitely
rabidmongoose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
I agree wholeheartedly with Alyns statement bro...A :+fav: is worth a thousand words.....8-)
i337m1k3 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
great job! the lightening in the peice rocks and the planet textures are amazing, great peice!
duris Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Hobbyist
Asteroids and lighting looks great.
Nice work with the planets too.
Well done :)
badman22 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
Excellent work. I like the meteors, but the overall image is first-rate!
destinationhell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
the metheors are awesome and i love the lighting on this piece
psamtik Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
a little too dark and crowded, the planets are too close, but i love the look of it. Maybe some color variations wouldn't make it look so dull.
atd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
I think it's great, very minimalistic which I like. I'm not sure about the city-lights though, and the immense top border was a little much.
prs-- Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
awesome work :D

it's a bit dark, but definitely one of :+fav: :P
streethawk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
maybe some more colors, but the metheors are great and like alyn said: you can have beauty in simplicity :)
good job m8
alyn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
It's excellent dude, and anyone who doesn't see that needs to wake up. Space isn't all about fancy explosions, pretty colours and aliens trying to kidnap your grandma, you can have beauty in simplicity. The asteroids are perfect, textures are right on target. Once again your planets are amazing, great variety and the city lights are perfect. The diffraction is a beautiful focal point too, extremely well done. And the contrast of the deep background around it really emphasises the "real" quality of this picture overall.

It annoys me when people can't deal with a bit of variety once in a while, excellent work mate.
DKF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
nicely said, tnx mate ;)
zulamun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im sorry, but its very empty and doesnt show that much, just a few planets and some rocks, little low for your doing :sadangel:
lord-zany Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
Not everything has to be incredibly complex to be good. It shows exactly what he wants it to show.

I think it's quite good.
DKF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004
what can i say, i like minimalism and it was more of a test for the metheors.
zulamun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah ok, because its the first time at 3dsmax i can understand it :) i cant make **** in 3dm :P
Fusion-light Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
uber would make a gr8 wallpaper! very simplistic
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