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The Traveler by psamtik The Traveler by psamtik
What can i say? This piece sure took me some time but not as long as i thought. Most of about 2 days work. I wanted to go for an inspired theme, so i used dinyctis' cosmic sunrise for a good challenge as we all know his art is the toughest to beat.

I basically started off creating some of the most detailed land textures i've done, but you couldn't see the quality after all of the coloring and layer effects that had to be applied unfortunitely.

The hardest part was deffinately the flare (sun) on the horizon. I went from flare to flare to filter to filter from bluring and messing around for hours trying to get something that would be remotely adequate. I ended uo with a half flare half explosion look to make things a bit spicey.

I wanted to add a ship because i like ships though i hardly use them. Which is where i got the name from. Imagine what it would be like to have the technology to fly from system to system and see uninhabited planets millions of lightyears out... Ok, maybe thats my dream.

Well, i'm sure theres going to be the usual crit about stuff i've done wrong, really i dont care, its for my enjoyment, not to please you.. So please just see it as hard work that i do for fun.

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Edit: Again, so people get this right.... When i said i was enspired by dinyctis' piece, i was meant to see if i could recreate my own version, hell he even helped me out on it... You may think thats low, but personally i like to take the best artist out theirs work and see if i could create something close to it. To see how far off i am.
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:iconspaceodyssey2021:
SpaceOdyssey2021 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006   Interface Designer
thats amazing how did you create that explosion effect and the atmosphereic effect
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:iconzyphyerk42:
zyphyerk42 Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
your art is very incredible!
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:iconfreak-angel56:
Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
Love your space art!
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evanescent-void Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
Now this is what I call sexy. I like the planets, not too stand out but not too subtle, and that starfield is just awesome. Great work man, keep it up.
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:icondezio:
Dezio Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Really like this!Great work :)
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:iconaksu:
aksu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2004
nicejob man! i like all the small details that give it a great look..the ship is a nice touch
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mastercyrix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004
very nice piece you have here....your not the only one dreaming of flying to new worlds..trust me on that..wish i could get my planet textures to look like that.great work man
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7of9 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004
Wow .... Great work :clap: and very nice :D
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:iconsteve-o-mac:
steve-o-mac Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2004
Nice, but it reminds me alot of Cosmic Sunrise by +dinyctis
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:iconblassed:
blassed Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2004
WOW, awesome work my friend!!! :clap:
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Strafe453 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004   Digital Artist
awesome work, although i agree it bears a great resemblence to diny's piece. really impresive textures though. for some reason i'm not convinced with the main star - it looks much more like a surface explosion to me, maybe because of the scattered brushing on its rim. perhaps more radial strokes? i dunno. also, i think the pointed star on the right of the background is too close to the spherical star and makes it look like you missed. care to comment/critique my first work in progress? [link] (newbie spaceartist here, please ignore the terrain and monocrhome for now)
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snowysylva Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks great :D The spaceship is very cool as well
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004   Photographer
Very nice dude.. I like those spacecrafts good work:D
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lord-zany Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
sexellent
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tipsymcstagger Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
bloody flamin awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bear-art Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
I love the aircraft, and it's size compared to the planet under....really awesome done! :worship:
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:iconmetalx:
metalx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
good
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:iconnoxx:
Noxx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
lovin tht ship man GJ
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AlexiaN Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
That's awesome man, I just love the little ship there ! :+fav:
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:iconillos:
illoS Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
Beautiful
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Funnyboy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Grate Awesome Beautiful... Love This :+fav: grate work..
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djyuki Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
great work! btw, I love your tutorial for starfields and nebulae, but I can't do those aglomerates (sp?) of stars with the clone tool... damn, i must be stupid LOL XD

well. great work =] :+fav: and :addtodesktop: ^^
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cheshire-ravyn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
you know, I've seen a lot of space art that all looks alike... but this for some reason caught my eye and now it stands out, like a splinter I can't get out of my skin (in a good way though:)) very beautiful. I can sense the yearning in it.
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silentglaive Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful... i love the flare, and that ship is cool too.
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:iconryyko:
Ryyko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
Psamtik, you inspired me. Soon I'll have something similar posted hear. :)
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:iconphuture2k:
phuture2k Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
nice flare :)
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gauravpatel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
Damn man, the quality in this is outstanding, I really like the colours - you didn't over do it.
Nice piece.
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Snedex Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
There's only one thing i have to say about this wallpaper: +fav :+fav: :bounce:
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Inventor Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
great work, lopvely lighteffect and awsome starfield, i'm not really sure about the texture but very nice man great work
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DKF Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
very nice one. i like those little stars a lot and you put a lot of detail in this one :!: +fav for sure
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:iconriftfusion:
riftfusion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
Wow that is a pretty space scene. You are getting good. ;)
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daikan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
really really nice.. beautiful stars, the two smaller ones :D
maybe the big planets texture could be a bit more detailed? or maybe you didn't want them to be, i dunno..
gw
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danes-sweety Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:

:+fav:
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griff-flyer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004   Photographer
Yes, lovely. I really like how you made that spaceship and the context you inserted it. Very well done!!
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
nice!!
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furryphotos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004  Professional Photographer
Indulging youself with your own art?

I can see colour variations and fine details in the planet surface so i dont think all is lost :) The flare looks ok to me and the ship is a nice touch. My new wallie :)
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iSyn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
this is great. it almost looks like spotlites are shining from the edge of the large planet
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:iconkata:
Kata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome :D :D :D I love the mood of it :D so fast ^.^ well done psam!!
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:iconfaros:
faros Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
Amazing planets. Loving the textures on them. Great starfield. :thumbsup:
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shirosynth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I think it would be cool if you added light trails from the spaceship, amybe even have it arc to the viewer and off to the right to fill in that black space.
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psamtik Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2004
You and your "black space" honestly lol..

But you brought up a good idea, i will very well consider that and play with it tomorrow... :)
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Darktalyn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004   Digital Artist
Beautiful as always!
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clev Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
Although you did a great job with this. It looks almost exactly like "Cosmic Sunrise" by +dinyctis

You have a different starfield/background, your flare is a bit more precise, it's missing a moon and the added ship of course.

Probably a common mistake and above all you did do a good job with this.
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meta474 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004   Photographer
Good work, as always. :) I don't like the main planet's texture much, but probably that's just personal... the starfield is excellent, however, and the overall composition is well done. Good job.
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Zero-One Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
awesome, i really like how unlike a lot of spaces scenes these days, this one is basic but good...kinda refreshing
just wish I could see more of the surface detail you worked hard on! =P

nice work.
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i337m1k3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
textures look very clean and awesome, also great lightening... great job on adding the ship... it fits well with the peice
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ArcticNight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
really good im doing something kinda like this in photoshop too but no where near as good... oh btw the flare looks like its an explostion on the planet maybe if i was just a little bit more clear cut.... but still a great picture how did u make the ship?
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absolutehalo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
definately a great piece. Nice detail. I would clean up the "texture" that was used around the flare on the horizon... too many straight lines.

Great work.

-absolute halo-
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