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The Ghost Nebula by TylerCreatesWorlds The Ghost Nebula by TylerCreatesWorlds
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Another quick painting for you all. About 6 hours I'd say. Let me know what you think.

Painted in Photoshop
No photos, textures, or fractals.

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Given 2012-06-28
The Ghost Nebula by *TylerCreatesWorlds ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by Infinite705 )
This is phenomenal and whimsical. I don't know Photoshop that well so I can't fairly say anything about your technique. The color choice is interesting, I think of the ocean instead of space until I see the red giants dotting the lower left corner. This piece makes me feel so small but at the same time I feel like I could reach our and disperse the nebula like mist with a wave of my hand. The transition between the darkest corner bottom left could transition a bit more subtly into the light of the nebula. Unless that is how such space formations are for I have little knowledge on the subject and possibly no say in how the light ought to transition into darkness.
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First off, this piece certainly deserves the DD. The overall composition works great, the focus being about 1/3 from the right, and the colours are calm and serene. The stars look great, with realistic colours and a nice, not too random spread that still doesn't look deliberate. The nebula cloud itself looks awesome, the shape looks really natural and stands out well.

My only criticisms would be that the stars' visibility is not affected by the cloud, giving the impression that all the stars exist in a flat pane in front of the cloud. I would reduce the brightness of some stars where the nebula is, to give the impression that they're shining through a dense cloud of dust. This would perhaps improve the depth of the piece. Also, while the nebula cloud looks great, there isn't much going on around it, and I think some subtle variations of tone and colour (like in the bottom left, which looks great) would improve the piece. Using more purple-brown tones in the shadows of the nebula cloud might look good.

Overall though a stunning piece and definitely my new wallpaper. The technical skill and unity of composition really stood out for me, I would love to know if this nebula was 100% hand-painted or if some sort of fractal program was used as a base. Either way this piece is stunning. Awesome work!
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fullmetalwings Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!
TylerCreatesWorlds Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
anjunahusky Mar 3, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I'm so glad I found the artist to this piece :D its been my fav for such a long time!
TylerCreatesWorlds Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am too. My work gets put out over too many site without my permission for me to keep track of. Glad you like my stuff.
ViraMors Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This looks really beautiful! Seeing Your painting, I feel myself in the space and in the ocean in the same time. Amazing :)
TylerCreatesWorlds Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It does have a very underwater feel to it.
TylerCreatesWorlds Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
amazing! So much detail!
TylerCreatesWorlds Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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