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March 27, 2005
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SD - Close your Eyes... by tigaer SD - Close your Eyes... by tigaer proudly presents: stellar dreams - close your eyes, pick a star (let's travel there...)



My last space art try lies a bit back and i felt i needed to try it again. I thought about a new pic quite some time... months to be accurate. I thought about what i could create. How the setup should be. What elements i should implement. Gods adagio [link] , my last space work, got some nice feedback and i tried to take out all suggestions what to make better. I found that the overall coloring was quite chaotic in gods adagio... though it's an important element of the pic because if offers so many color combinations that the eye seems to be busy for ever to get the whole spectrum and complexity lol. But it's too much really. i tried to change that with my new pic. i tried a more peaceful nebula. Still with strong colors that can catch the eye... but very balanced and not too chaotic. I also refined my skills in planet creation a bit more. All in all a training piece in space art for me. With a very pleasing result to me...


Technically is not much to say. Everything was created with photoshop. For the nebula elements i used photography and manipulated it to get the desired look. Space works are always the hardest to work with for me. The psd files always get overnatural heavy and it's very hard to get a fluid workflow.


createded with // photoshop cs, canon 20d photography
creative process time // over a period of 4 weeks (ca. 28 hours)
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 3000x4500 -> 457mb
total layers // about 110
inspired by // `hameed - `alyn - ~ sirgerg

The wallpaper pack contains 5 different wps in 1600x1200 (each has about 1mb). Plus the deviation picture. The reason for the large 1600x1200 res is easy... it's the most compatible resolution to easily downsize to 1280x960 / 1024x768 / 800x600. The wallpaper pack is almost 10mb large. I'm sorry for that... quality counts.

Enough of this... i wish happy viewing... :)

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Klatia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
This has got to be the coolest picture I've seen! You did a fantastic job on this! :thumbsup:
Agati0 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005   Digital Artist
That looks awesome!
pdtnc Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Oh... Btw, DA is kickng up loads of old stuff, LOL oops!
pdtnc Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
very nice :) loks as though you've been busy :)
Jontukka Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
WAU this is very cool
plantagenist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Now you start off all romantic like - "close your eyes, pick a star, let's travel there"------- just the words every woman wants to hear, then what do you do? You go into a complicated shpeel about technical stuff, MORE of the romantic would be nice. Like the work though, splendid use of colour, very impressive.
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
lol nicely said. i'm sorry... yes the title is pretty romantic - but i, personal, am not really very romantic. maybe that's the reason why i got strait to the technical stuff there... ;) göad you like my work... and the title. :)
brokenangel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Holy...that's awesome!
plantagenist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Kotori- Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Awesome work! I'm amazed by the size of the file, layers and resolution etc. Thanks for sharing it with us so much colour and depth in a single piece the perspective is endless. Great wallpapers also btw ^^ :+fav:
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