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Glowing Giant by sirgerg Glowing Giant by sirgerg
One of the first of hopefully several new space pieces I'm working on — I'm planning to create a new site for these, but that takes forever to get off the ground and I thought I'd share this one early.

This is an illustration of Uranus that was inspired by the incredibly smooth gradient sphere photos taken by Voyager. There's something about those photos, the quality of the smooth color, that I wanted to capture here. The rings and moons were all modeled as close to scale as possible (both in terms of distance and visual size) to make this image as realistic as I could. 

Spaaaaaaaace...
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dlikt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
just found my new desktop bg for this month! :D so cool!
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nathanmaddux Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
i have been following your work for more then a decade. still amazed. you have studied alot of nasa photos. haha. 
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
c4d?
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sirgerg Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
If by C4D you mean Cinema 4D, then no. This was done with Illustrator/Photoshop.
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
how did you make the rings in illustrator?
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sirgerg Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Circles?
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
yea
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mopzz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so happy that you are doing new space art!!! Looking forward to it! :)
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Antra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Your space artwork got me through some very difficult times. I even have prints. :)

Glad to see more space!
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ifreex Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So minimalistic and at the same time very stylish.
Amazing
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Hameed Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful, are those moons?
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sirgerg Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Yes indeed!
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za4em9 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES!!!  Finally, you are doing space again...  Your objective was accomplished here, the texture is perfect.  And the textures of the space around this magnificent sphere are also wonderful and intriguing.  Can't wait for more.
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Cormocodran15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply awesome!


"Dad I'm in spcace!" - "I'm proud of you son."
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ANTIFAN-REAL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
DUDE! DO THIS! It's great to see you painting the heavens again! :)

Gx
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floydierCG Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice to see you back! 
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Photographer
lovely work :thumbsup: ;)
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Simple but slick. Actually looks like it could be a vector graphic.
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Xecutioner379 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looking great, glad to see some new space work these days from ya.
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The planet we use so many other words just to not say its name :D
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sirgerg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
So many words... and also so many giggles when the BBC has documentaries that say "in the past something slammed into Uranus, causing it to roll around the solar system on its back." I'm like, "Seriously BBC? Nobody raised a flag on that line?"
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Hameed Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lol.
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