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Apollo by shirosynth Apollo by shirosynth
This took quite a bit of time to paint. I work in large canvases, usually at 30x40 inches at 150 dpi, or 30x50 depending on how long the scene is. So yeah, it took a while to fill it all in. (well the majority at least)

Anyway not much really to explain about the piece. Its a far off nebula deep within space, and I kinda propped up a camera and took a shot. ;)

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Illyalil Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, your work is so amazing.
Kradious Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
You got a very impressive style, and especially when it comes to the lightning. I gotta give you a nice :+fav: for that. :D
Pegasi-Rising Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
You people who can do this . . . I'm awe-struck. :wow:
Vagp Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
dude...thats freakin awesome :O
i cant realize how u can make such a stunning effect ;P
KiraNekoXIII Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
its a great pic but no matter how many times I try it wont show me the pic when I full view it T-T
shadowmann Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
beautiful lights and colors, i love the planets too...awesome job! :nod:
Zxstyle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006   Digital Artist
that was so great
you are so amazing
i wish to be like you
keep it up
unknown111981 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
lovely work
masterchief1191 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005   Interface Designer
you are by FAR the most amazing photoshop artist i have ever seen. amazing work, just unfathomable
shirosynth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thats the best compliment i've ever received.
Thank you very much.

Im glad you like my work that much.
masterchief1191 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005   Interface Designer
you are very welcome! your work is just amazing, keep this up!
MadmansMelody Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
great brushing here!
Eclipse-CJ3 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
Amazing :o
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 23, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
i wish .... no i dont wish.,

boyaka Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004  Professional Photographer
woho i love this m8, great color once again, love the nebula!
verial Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful..excellent work shiro..
Pada-wan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004
Very nice image! i might have dropped a planet or two...
notbob1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2004
Yet again, another masterpiece. I have always enjoyed the lighting and depth of your works, and this is no exception. I have noticed that you employ planets in the foreground, and not so much in the background. Perhaps you might think about adding an extra planet a little more on the far side of the light source so that more of the planet is visable?

Just a thought, and once again, very nicely done :)
DouglasTorrance Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003   Photographer
+fav for sure
maximaliciuos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003
wooha... It's the second or third time I am watching this pic, but tell me one thing: from your comment I understood that this is completely 2D or am I mistaking?
shirosynth Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
yeah its just 2d, all with photoshop.
maximaliciuos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003
Jeeesus! Filters, textures or everything by hand? What about your other pics - some of them are obviously 3D aren't they?
shirosynth Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
oh and yeah i dont use any 3d programs
shirosynth Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
I dont use filters that much. If anything its just the spherize, blur, or some distort. But thats it for filters. I use quite a bit of textures, but alot of it is painted. Its just a mis mash of everything combined.
maximaliciuos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003
insane. man... *dizzy*.... I need another look at them... OMG!
morduk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
I promisse that if I'll have any cash soon I'll buy one cause it's amazing!
charredspear Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2003
dang-photoshop 7, wow :bows:

anywho, did you know they came out with a new photoshop, it's cs "8.0" yeah in the filters menu there is thumb nails that let you see what ur pic will look like before you apply it, and you have a free view of all the appliable filters.

like i was sayin, dang you good!
stellar-insight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2003
I haven't seen this for awhile because the image never appear, but now that I can view it, shiro, you are extremely talented. Seriously man, your photography is awesome, your graphic design rocks, you are amazing, I love this piece, you seriously know how to capture the beauty of space :). I'm sure I speak for everyone on deviantart that we appreciate your work and these stellar images you've projected for us to illuminate your visions in so many ways. +Fav, nothing lesser, awesome work :).
Gxp Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2003
Simply amazing. If you're not making money off of these masterpieces, you're doing something wrong. (And I dont mean about the paintings ;-) )
What I love the most is the attention to detail, the sheer amount of layers there boggles the mind.
BTW you twits, it's not a PAINTING painting, he said 150DPI :| You dont do DPI on a physical canvas :heartbreaker:
Zrinx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2003
DAAAAAM! if that nebula is made in ps ill just role over and die. !
its wonderful eighter way. !
tailsrulz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2003
You PAINTED that? Wow... I could never do something that amazing... then again I'm 13...
hempingway Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2003
excellent planetwork, but I'd like to see one or two behind the focal point as well...
chaian Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2003
hiehiehie... i can see a face in the nebula clouds!! :blush:
uhm - the bottom planet's shadow from the light seems wrong... i'm not an expert, but shouldn't it be more like the bottom left planet... kinda triangle instead of straight?
RuudPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2003  Professional Photographer
I've always loved your work, but this time it's simply amazing.. The colors are breathtaking, the focus is unchallenged.. and it really feels like space.

The best details come from the fabulous use of lighting and shade, and the only thing I could really imagine changing would be the white border, because this could be toned down a bit as it seems to draw too much attention.. =P

Xcellent Work! :w00t:
jynx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003   Photographer
omg, a painting!!!!!!!!

what the hell, bravo!
Allegius Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003
Whoah... this is very nice :-) Love the colors and the starburst kinda thing in the center
petrus78 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
Awsome! Simply beautifull!

.:: Petrus ::.
synchro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
Just Beautiful.
TheHeat4x20 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
brilliant and beautiful as always!!!
khloe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
the colors in this are just so brillant and beautiful! i love your work. :heart: it's always so wonderful. ^_^
xwhisperx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
i am completely and utterly baffled as to how a human can create such beauty. it's magestic and humbling to look at. i wish i could close my eyes and be standing at the edge of it all. ::thank you for your art::
kchilt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003  Professional General Artist
This one is spectacular, just really filled with color and beauty. Amazing job :D

BlueSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
You did a good work on the lighting. I've been working on stuff like this myself. Although nowhere as far fetched.
m0rptr1x Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
A very different nebula... i like.. :+fav:
snowysylva Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is such a beautiful piece! Tis very lovely :D
DarkenedRain Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003   Photographer
devildust Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
very nice.. great detail!
theory6-brian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
That's a very good nebula, keep up the good work. XD
Darktalyn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003   Digital Artist
This is one of the most majestic and realistic looking space scenes I've ever seen and I have seen some of the best. Well, done!
astrima Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
*blinks* That is simply stunning and hugely inspirational to me. God i gotta learn how to paint like this for my artwork ;_;
You are a total master!
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