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February 28, 2013
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End of a Legend by TylerCreatesWorlds End of a Legend by TylerCreatesWorlds
A spark of inspiration struck last night, so I whipped up a Terragen render and went to work. I've been wanting to make a sun for a while, but every time I've tried, it came out terrible. I think I got a decent one this time. Its supposed to be a star nearing the ending of its life, growing several times its size as it exhausts the last of its resources.

Terragen, about 11 hour render
Photoshop, around 5 hours post work.


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This is a great job, does not need an expert to tell him * laughs *
I loved it! the vision technique I use, it seems that this had in the head and has managed to create in the real world, I must admit it is awesome * nods *

I am a "fucking smartass" because I have a mindset that everyone dislikes, not here to talk about me but your great job, now, let me say that this is a great piece of art!

something that makes me angry is the use of light and shadow, in many drawings I've seen the shadows do not match the light, that is, "if the light comes from above the shadow has to be down" understand?
you followed the use of light and dark, also has a good balance of light, ie not exaggerated with orange light that can be seen with the naked eye, thanks for not letting me blind ^ ^

realism, is flawless and amazing, I must admit that I can see the floor and feel the earth and stones, amazing!

as I told you before, I come to criticize, and no one is saved or even my best friends artists, so you will not get free from a good constructive criticism ...

is indeed very difficult to find a review for your work, you can see at a glance that you've put a lot of work to this drawing, my only criticism is that you have exaggerated with the use of these large bluish white lights, that is, I do not see that if the background is orange, why should there be an impact of a different color, it makes no sense, besides, those lights are another style, it's like the end to end decide to add as a finishing touch, I must say that the picture almost this ruined by your decision, sorry.
even so, the lights do not destroy exaggerated the great work you have done, the next try not exaggerate with the flashing lights, please, at least use the right color ^ ^
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
OMG this is terrific :O
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
f3arfullymad3 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
incredible! please never stop creating things.
pachunka Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Artist
This is great.

Fun seeing the stock too - love what you did with it!
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ahsie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
That sun is looking good! Keep at it, I'm sure you'll make pieces with close-up suns in it that will impress even you :D
The marbling texture, and fire haze surrounding it looks fantastic :thumbsup:

I don't know about the science behind the sun, but somehow I imagined if it were dying, it would be more combustible looking, like when a volcano explodes. So there'd be more flame flares coming out of it. *shrugs*
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, but it comparison to it's increasing size, it might not seem as noticeable. Idk though, I just make this shit up.
LWJackn Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is the type of image that used to make me day dream back in high school about space and stuff. Reminds me of some of David A. Hardy's work in an old book called Challenge of the Stars by Patrick Moore (RIP).

Much nicer to see such stuff in photons than on printed paper though! :)
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Photons are the way to go with space stuff for sure. YAY LIGHT!
LWJackn Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A side note:

I think the complaint about the "Lens Flares" is unfair. I saw it as radiation effects (like Aurora or something). The standing pool of liquid however, that has to be hydrocarbons or something... Water would have long since disappeared... :)
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