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Exotika part 2 by DKF Exotika part 2 by DKF
Well,

One for a contest this time. In a burst of inspiration on sunday i spent about 10 hours or so working on this. I don't know how many layers i used but i know i have to start naming them couse i couldn't find a thing in the end ;)

I want to thank =Burning-Liquid for his help, advice and the main flare wich he did for me. Tnx man couldn't have done it without you :thumbsup:

In this piece you see almost everything i got to offer and so i consider this one of my best pieces so far. Well that's all for me for now.

DKF out
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:iconquanticchaos1000:
QuanticChaos1000 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I was just wondering if you are aware that this website is using this image as a background? [link]
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303artwork Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
too bad the resolution is only 1920 :-(
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
sorry, at that time it was pretty big for most people...
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:iconnkvgbd:
NKVGBD Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Featured here [link] =D
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:iconsat666an:
Sat666an Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
HOLY CRAPNUFFINS (again)

WOW... ... ... this also looks absolutely flippin fantasmical aswell!! (hey look i made up a word! yay!)
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:iconenash131:
enash131 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007   Interface Designer
awesome awesome awesome!!!
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:iconavilels:
Avilels Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
wow amazing !
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:icon0evilangel0:
0EvilAngel0 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lightsource is awesome, I love the lot of meteors on the pic. And the lighting of the planets is awesome. GJ
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:iconwize183:
WiZE183 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dear god thats one of the most amazing spacials iv seen :jawdrop: say cud u tell me how u did the little flares? these are truly amazing
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
With "simple" brushing. Using a round brush and then fooling around with the opacity. Good luck with it ;)
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:iconwize183:
WiZE183 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dear god u make it sound easy :| oh well thx alot :)
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:iconmark-san:
mark-san Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, are you using photoshop for making these images?
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:iconrkgfxnl:
RKGfXnl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
this is great DKF,

I cant wait for my wacom and go doing stuff like this myself! :D

keep a eye on you ;) (watch)
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xpshark Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
WOW. That is amazing.
And you have only worked on it for 10 hours....VERY impressive.

I am currently working on a space drawing too, but I canīt paint it in less than 50-60 effecient hours or so and then it will never be as detailed as your paint.
Jealous in your skills (",)

Are you using Photoshop and no other programz?

XpSh@rk
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:iconmrfaemir:
mrfaemir Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :horns: :)
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:iconfeni0x:
feni0x Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
damn man, this is really nice, really dig the colors as well as all the details, nice piece, +fav
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:iconi337m1k3:
i337m1k3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
instant favorite, keep up the good work. personally a little brighter would help in daylight situations but i understand it works better dark with the main light and shadows.
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:iconcreamlistner11092:
Creamlistner11092 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
I think my jaw just broke my toe...
:+fav: one of the best Spacescapes Ive ever seen!
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
I don't think I can be bothered trying beating this, you've done such a great job. Ah well I think you've won the competition. ;p
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
dude it ain't over till it's over. Give it a shot at least ;)
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Alright alright. ;p I think i will. Still a few days.
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:iconkrrouse:
KRRouse Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
:wow:

Amazing! Very eerie, but beautiful at the same time. How did you make this?
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:iconsutoll:
sutoll Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
*speechless* :+fav:
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:iconenvironaut:
environaut Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Oh Hell Yeah!! :w00t: This is fantastic!! :clap: Wow...yeah I can really tell you were inspired here. This is Amazing! Dude...you NEED a prints account. I would so order this one. This is a winner in my book. :+fav: :D
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
;) tnx mate, appreciated
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:iconjefh:
Jefh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006   Photographer
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Cheerful
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Ron1649 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
when i saw thumbnail of this, it was like: "oh, i know this style, this must be DKF." and hell yeah, it's your submission! i bet this one will be one of the tops in a contest.
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portwolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
besides the flare beeing exagerated this is indeed one of the best and most detailed space scenes i seen in a ooooooong time.. if not the best.. but the flare ruins it completelly.. should have been more constricted to the scene itself and not look exagerated as it does.
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
i appreciate your honesty. At first i wasn't to sure about it myself, but it gave the piece a boost. Without it it seemed almost boring so i decided to keep it in and i do like the piece more with it then without it. Maybe i could have done it otherwise but i was and still am happy with the result. Tnx for the comment :thumbsup:
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portwolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
it whould give the piece a boost if you had used a solar flare-like effect, like the one we see in movie footage when a ship cruises by a galaxy.. i may provide an example if you whould like.. but the flare in there going from top to bottom and in bright white just kills it cuz it ruins perspective and colourscheme, again im not beeing rude, im just finishing off the coment i posted earlier ;)
i think that if that flare was removed and some minor lighting was added it whould bring the piece to a completelly new level.. mind if i mark some spots in the pic and show you what i mean?
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
go ahead, i'd like to see what you mean exactly :)
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:iconportwolf:
portwolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
ok, im noting you with a marked "exotica" showing the perfect light spot's you have there and i believe that if you re-worked it and built more of those it whould look killer!
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
i ready your note and will certainly take it into next pieces. Tnx :thumbsup:
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:iconportwolf:
portwolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
hope you didnt mind me adulterating (ruining) the piece to show you what i mean :D
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Ofcource not, you pointed out very clearly what you meant. :thumbsup:
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:iconvirtical:
Virtical Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
oh that is fucking HOT
colours just suit perfectly in this one man, i wanna see a wallie version! <3
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:iconflamegfx:
Flamegfx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
A masterpiece. :)
Beautiful colors, wonderful nebula, asteroids and flare! A question... How do you do your flares? With soft brush or a filter? :S
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
a combination of both ;)
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:iconanaangelblues:
AnaAngelBlues Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible! Just absolutely incredible! :wow:
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:iconwize183:
WiZE183 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fucking amazing dude faved it too keep that up
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yuppy64 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Have to say man, this piece has more depth than any other image ever, let alone space art, amazing there, it's way up on the fantasy scale, while still looking quite realistic, fricking brilliant work.
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
tnx a lot ;)
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:iconstickersticker:
stickersticker Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you use glowing edges on the nebula?
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
no, no layer effects like that ;) Just brushing, some colordodge layers and fooling around with levels and contrast/brightness.
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xRed-thunderDragoNx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
you use textures directly on the brush? humm that's interesting ;P
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:iconstickersticker:
stickersticker Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's definitely cool.
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
tnx, that was the whole idea ;)
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crusher500 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006   Photographer
that is a very nice job.
that looks really great.
i like it.
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:iconlon-kamikaze:
LoN-Kamikaze Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm working on a piece for a whole month, now and it doesn't look half as good.
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
sorry to hear that, keep working on it though. Practice is the best tool there is ;)
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