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December 27, 2012
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Alpha Vespae IV by The-Prototype92 Alpha Vespae IV by The-Prototype92
This is the first time I ever tried to make a planet that would fit in a Binary System. Also added some small details to the backgrounds if anyone can see the 4 objects hidden xD

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UPDATE I: Small tweaks and adjustments
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Space images, like many landscapes, can so easily become passe, but in this piece you've focused on fine details which really bring this image to life.

In the background we can see a galaxy, a quasar and a tiny nebula, if my eyes are seeing them correctly, as well as the moon in the upper left-hand quadrant. Additionally, some faint gas clouds feather into the right-hand side of the image, lending further depth. The planet's rings counteract the presence of water and landmasses; one can't help but wonder what this would look like when standing on surface. Would they glow when the sun sets?

Most important about this picture, however, is the use of shadow. The planet and moon are lit from both sides, creating an unusual shadow across the center of both bodies. Again, I'm left wondering what exists outside of the frame - is it a binary system, or does it exist within a nebula itself? Is this the reason for the clouds? This is just the kind of curiosity that keeps someone staring at a piece like this, long enough to want to purchase. This is the stuff that careers are built on.

The skill of the artist is demonstrated in the small details which ignite the imagination, setting this picture above others of this genre. You've clearly displayed those skills here. My only real critique is that the largest image is too centered; for aesthetics, I'd bring it slightly to one side. But it's such a minor point I almost didn't want to bring it up.

Well done on all fronts, and the fave is completely deserved.
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TrainEngie Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how this planet can go without having a long night to sleep.
I remember reading that planet around systems with more than 1 stars where impossible, that their orbits simply couldnīt be stable, even if they where able to form in the first place and I thought that this wasnīt a scientific conclusion as much as a blunt, lazy this just canīt happen dismissal.

But eventually, it turned out that they do exist.
Well done. I can't help but wonder what could cause the planet and moon to be lit in such a manner. I really like the detail you have put on the ringed planet, that is just great.
ONI-Defense Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Planets within binary systems are rarely depicted, which is a real shame. Fantastic work. :clap:
The-Prototype92 Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
ONI-Defense Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
lintu47 Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You've been featured in my weekly Wallpaper Poll.
Have a nice day :huggle:
The-Prototype92 Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
lintu47 Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
Happy Holidays! :santa:
Vanguard3000 Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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