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April 3, 2013
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Eye for an Eye by TylerCreatesWorlds Eye for an Eye by TylerCreatesWorlds
Been wanting to make a nebulae like this for a while now. I think it looks pretty okay. Spent a lot of time on the shape of this bad boy. It's an eye, if you couldn't tell.

Painted in photoshop about 7 hours
No textures, fractals, or photos.

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Very striking! A wonderful dance between blisteringly hot blues/whites to cooler oranges/reds. Incredibly fine detail throughout the piece with no visible lacking sectors anywhere. Truly wonderful and majestic piece.

Where to improve; After studying a photo of a real nebula (Helix Nebula) I noticed that the detail of the "debris" between the super nova and the space dust is being thrown away from the center in a very direct manner (imagine 1 point perspective lines). In your painting however, there are, in my opinion, too many wispy tails that seem to sway around too much that show it wasn't that strong an explosion (the blue sector). Another thing I noticed that although the very fine lines within the clouds add an incredible level of detail, some areas of the lines look very much like they were in fact drawn and not "formed in space". I would recommend running a smudge pass over these lines just to break up the perfect flow of them. It's a time consuming process but it makes the clouds look that much more fuller, fluffier and realistic. This is of course if your intended effect was to be super-realism. Otherwise, truly beautiful.
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DanLegere Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
WOAH. Found this on a wallpaper website and thought it was a photograph until I searched your deviantart.
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I get that a lot actually. Glad you were able to find me.
Quoux Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some "facts book" account with 1.5M followers just tweeted saying that this was a real nebula called "the Eye of the Cosmos" and that this picture here was taken from the Hubble Telescope. Sounds like copyright infringement to me, thought you might want to know
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
do you know the link?
Quoux Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure do, and if it doesn't work, I can give you another one. People are already sticking up for you in the comments cx…
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I left a little comment on it. How are they gonna be about "facts" and mistake my art for a Hubble image? Not even close.
Slarty-Bartfast Featured By Owner May 22, 2014

I was looking for a 2560x1440 image of the actual Helix Nebula for my work iMac, and images of that size -that I really want to look at for days at a time- are few and far between.  Your image knocked me back in my seat for a moment.  The reason I found your identity is that I wanted to know what space-based telescope took THAT photo!  Eventually I realized that the image was too spectacular to be a photograph, and that it must be a created work.  (The smaller 'pupil' in your image is what finally gave it away.)  Eventually the search led me to your page here on Deviant. 

I have no criticisms to offer, I merely sit in slack-jawed appreciation.
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well thanks. I'm glad you were able to find my page and that I was able to have such an impact on you. Your kind words mean a lot to me. Thanks again friend.
perseo1965 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! really good...
GollMeag Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Really awesome... Simply love it !
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