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**Edit- 2006/08/07

Now some time after this deviation that got so much attention I sit back and look upon my own creation. I feel the satesfaction and the pride to have actually made something that so many people have liked.
This actual image might not be the best of nebulas, I thought so then and I really think so now, but the reason it got so much spotlight I think where that it's a bit different from the usual nebulas, was before and still are.
This particular piece really opened up for me actually. For one thing `alyn loaned my work in an article he wrote about different ways to create nebulas.
People finally started to notice me around here. The most importang thing as for now is taht all the viewers from back then are still with me now :hug: =D.

As for now I'v had some thoughts of doin a remake on this but at the same time I feel that why alter with something in the past when you should be preparing for the future ^^, ya know what I mean anyhow hehe.
I have the skills to make this piece seriously better in every way possible. The question is , why should I change it? I mean, what I made earlier I made earlier. People liked it then and such. Now afterwards i have the chance to make it better but for what reason...
People every day here on DeviantART post "remakes" of older works for numeros reasons which I don't generally like. I'm not really sure where I'm goin with this just about now only that I don't like when people make them remakes of older works. I get the feeling that alot of the times people wanna "cover-up" their past of not beeing as good as their current state or whatnot.
Isn't better and much more fun for the watchers to actually see the progress you'v made during your time here?.
In my opinion I'd easily say that I encurage people to keep their old works as well, so what if they aren't perhaps the most best lookin things ( not like all my works are good, not by far ), it's still a part of you and what you have been creating.

Felt like I had to say this in order to have this as my featured deviation :).
I keep it for 3 reasons.

1. Im proud over what I did back then.
2. It had such a positive effect all around me, woulden't change it for the world.
3. I got rewarded for using my personal style, nothing can compete with that.

Thats it for now, thank you for everything guys and girls, I love you all and hopefully I'll be able to make something worth a DD once again somehow, who knows ^^.

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I'm home I'll atm so whats better than to open up photoshop and start be creative ^^.

Made entierly in PS with planets, colouring and lightning.
I tried a new technuiqe. I downloaded about 15-20 pics from the net of clouds, real clouds. Gave 'em a lill touch-up in PS then added colour and the puzzle work begun lol. I'm very pleased with the result.

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Here is a 1280*1024 WP version of it as well for you who want one, slightly modificated. Better of course :D.
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Commen't and :+fav:'s apreciated.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-01-21
Celestia by *ladyrapid

If there's a place in space that truly looks like this ... then I'm the saddest person on this planet for not having the luck to see it for real. ( Suggested by tigaer and Featured by voodoo-prophet )
:iconadealio:
Adealio Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing work! I love it so much. @_@
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it =)
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Adealio Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconarlouette:
Arlouette Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
TRULY AMAZING!
Featured in my journal~
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:iconla-dolly-vita:
La-Dolly-Vita Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
:clap: Great work, congrats on the DD :deviation:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D. It's nice with older pieces cuz when you look back on 'em you think "eeewww... thats a shitty piece and how da hell could it get the DD" hehe.

Chers!
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soumyasm Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
This is breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful! :worship:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.
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:iconprometheus503:
Prometheus503 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
This an amazing piece of work...

JC am I the only one who's noticing allot of female figure work in this.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
Don't know about the femal figure thing tho, mabye :D.

Thanks!
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:iconprometheus503:
Prometheus503 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
The more I look at thi piece the more I look at it the more I see
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:iconsmernie:
smernie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
OMG that is awsome i wish i could do something so amazing as that WOOOOOW. Look at my pics too there not as good as yours but i have a different style!!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
I'm glad that you like what you see =)
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:iconadala:
adala Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
amazing!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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:iconadala:
adala Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
:)
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:iconmrsfubar:
MrsFubar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Amazing picture :) the colours are so beautiful
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:iconseuraaja:
seuraaja Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
clouds are great, :jawdrop:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you, one of my earlier works that still works good, I'm overwelmed ^^
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:iconseuraaja:
seuraaja Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Well, just true, clouds are great how did you make them so good? you should make some tutorials ;) :)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Professional Photographer
I'v done a tutorial on how I made that one really, it's not very up-to-date so much but it's still pretty recent so that it works. I'm planning to perhaps make a new one but I'll see about that hehe. They take so damn long time hehe.
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snghigurashi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! i luv the colours!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you :bow:
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:iconsnghigurashi:
snghigurashi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure!^^
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:iconchlora:
chlora Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Sheer awesomeness. I thought you went up the stars in order to take this photograph
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Professional Photographer
;)
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GothicAbyss Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
love the colors :heart: :+fav:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you :), it's nice to see that my older works still can stand the crit :)
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:icon3rdenergy:
3rdENERGY Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
whow....that's good
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you, it's nice that people like my older works even now :)
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:iconoxymoron3:
oxymoron3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
hah...i asked about the nebula..then i found your tutorial nvm then lol sorry
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oxymoron3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
dude this is amazing..fav from me

how did you make that nebula so...neubla-like? lol..that's about as descriptive as i can get on that..cuz your nebula is god
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Professional Photographer
How did I make it look so nebula-isch? ;). Well , perhaps the answer to that is that this is a manipulated nebula from cloud photos actually.
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AlphaSpace Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A like it a lot!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
Me too :)
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:iconsylvanashala:
Sylvanashala Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thakn you !
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:iconsylvanashala:
Sylvanashala Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
More than welcome! :rose:
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:iconsanne-chan:
Sanne-chan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
I've just been starig at this piece with my mouth hanging open for 5 minutes. It's beautiful!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006  Professional Photographer
thank you =)
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:iconunknown111981:
unknown111981 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
lovely
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you =)
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:iconcelestialwanderer:
CelestialWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
The planets are wonderful, but the clouds...Holy. Dear. God. XD
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional Photographer
Hehehe. I don't really get why people are so insanley crazy about this piece. It's just clouds goddamit :shakefist: ;)! Sure it's nice but It can be done so much better.

Actually the reason I think this has been such a major success is the ammount of real clouds that are still in here ( allthought I like it better when it's all brushes but I can't do it good enough yet ).

Thanks m8 =)
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Hitomii Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional Photographer
wow :wow: :+fav:
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DaXXe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Å FYYY FAAAAN :jawdrop: *svalde ögonen* . Färgerna å hela atmosfären e liksom enastående gjord, woho!
Har du gått utifrån en tagen bild från himlen under hela första början :) ?
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005  Professional Photographer
Från första början va det bara ett svart nytt photoshop dokument, sen det + en 10-20 lager med olika moln bilder o diverse förglager etc och sen Voila =P
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DaXXe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
de va som 17, hehe å intressant förklaring förstås :D
tack så mycket för dé :)
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Xefiroth Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could see that in the real life...
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Zombie-like Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
FANTASTIC!!! The best thing I've seen in a while of browsing.
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