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T h e   C o r e by ladyrapid T h e   C o r e by ladyrapid
This is a COLLABORATION between myself and .

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Nebula brushing, pure fantasy, no reference.

Me:
Starfield
Planets
Some minor brushing and misc things.

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The Core. Well, it's what it sounds like. This could be viewed in many ways I assume, the way intended is for it to be from inside a nebula, atleast thats what toni says ^^. Nebula is brushed in photoshop freely by mind. The planets I made is also pure photoshop as well as the rest of the image.
I had a great time workin on this piece with toni, good support and a joy just to collaborate with.
More work will come from uss, next time is of course gonna be better.

WALLPAPER VERSION HERE [link]

C&C Always appreciated.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those funnels of dust look really good, they syggest some strong force is causing the dust to be pulled in, and the depth is interesting too, I thought the nebula was really huge and far off until I saw part in fron't of the planet, it almost looks like a scene from inside the body :O
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hehe, that's one way to view it :D.

It's some time since that was made but I do think that it's still kinda cool. The nebula is in the classical style so it kinda sticks still. I might do something similar to this again, I like the style. Tho cranked up with new-age flavor ^^.

Chers man!
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Xecutioner379 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
BRILLIANT. Still one of my favorite space pieces.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconxecutioner379:
Xecutioner379 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're not welcome.


:highfive:
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:iconterry16389:
Terry16389 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Absolutely brilliant! I love the 3D effect it has.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thanks, it's a valid aproval that the depht has done it's job :D
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ShadowZeCat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
This piece is beautiful! Just love it, it's so... I don't know, but I love it. Words fail me now, sadly, but this is gorgeousgorgeousgorgeous.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Photographer
thank you, you know I appreciate it hun :glomp:
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ShadowZeCat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
You're welcome. <3
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Akajork Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
hell yea this is sweet! really nice neb:)
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:iconnickmeister:
Nickmeister Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
really awesome colour and details in that neb
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Professional Photographer
Yay ;D
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Aradnom Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Wow, very cool, many praises to both of you, this turned out fantastic, the lighting in the middle coupled with the brushwork along the sides makes for a great effect. Awesome work. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thaaaank you =). A new celestial piece commin up tonight from me =), I'd say you'd like it, come back and take a look later on and you might me supprised ^^.

Thanks!
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FOXOHSEVEN Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
Absoloutely brilliant, nice work.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly, worked quite alot on making this really look good. It's one thing to make a complete work, it's another thing to make it look good for the viewer ^^.
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Stut29 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Wow, incredible depth and colours. The little spaceship is very cool :D
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Photographer
thank you, actually there's 2 spaceships :O!

hehe, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconstut29:
Stut29 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Haha I can see it now :D
I love little details like that, they really add more to a piece :)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Professional Photographer
To be hoenst it's not really a "tiny" detail but rather more of a mistake haha. When I made the collab with toni the size were kinda big and I added the spaceships to that size, when we then cropped it down the ships followed, beeing in that tiny bit stage lol.

It became detail but was from the beginning proper spaceships =)
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:iconbuchvecny:
buchvecny Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
extremely good nebula
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it, the more part of it is made by =toni-niskanen tho ^^
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:iconinfildo:
Infildo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
So beautiful, i really really like how the planet are . Simply fantastic
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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Akamai Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
I cant stress how much I love space. Also this peice is just so free an warm, i love it.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much, I'm glad you see it that way =).

Psst, I'm working on a new piece now , a warm and smooth one as well :O, don't tell anyone ^^
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GameMakerThomas Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
I kind of don't like how one of the arms of the nebula is over the planet, it makes it feel a bit like a curtain.

However it's a very nice image.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Well the planet is where it is hehe. It's an easy way to automaticly create depth, to place things in front of other things ;D.

Don't really know why it ended up there, it just did.
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xRed-thunderDragoNx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
that's fantastic, indeed
there's so much depth, and the way the level of detail was very hight without corruptin with the concept is impressive

good planets, althought they looks a bit weird over there, i think.

that's fucking great kids xD
keep that up! ^^

ps.: are those thingys spaceships coming from the planet?
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional Photographer
Yea it's 2 ships, tiny tiny ships ;D. Yea I know the planets look wierd in there in a way but I wanted to make planets so I did, sue me :D. They're good still ^^.

Kids? Wth dude, you're 16 :lmao:, punk :shakefist:!
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xRed-thunderDragoNx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
that's very nice of you checking out my profile \o/

about the ships now, they're SWEET :D
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Hihi, they're so tiny so I could easily just have used like a donut and resized it :lmao:, I didn't tho but now afterwards when I think of it I could have added anything there for that size :D
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xRed-thunderDragoNx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
donuts! :lol:

great idea XD
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
Yea lol, well the point is that usually you make spaceships rather small and the most you see of it usually is some more darker materia with some tail of light after it, why not use donuts and shape them a lill. Just for the fun part :P.

"Spaceships created with donuts!" , sounds much more fun :lmao:
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xRed-thunderDragoNx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
damn it!
i love those lil dark pixels with their big and bright tails!

reminds me of homeworld and all those space-based games :)
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mine Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't I seen you work on this one?
Either way you both did a very good job.
And on a side-note, my girl has just confessed that she is going to marry you when she grows up, just so that you will create such pieces for her to hang on her wall.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional Photographer
Na you haven't seen this one I think.

Tell my future wife that I can make them gladly just for her :D
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
n i c e !
good job ;)

i like the nebula :)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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:iconbranchewski:
Branchewski Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks beautiful!! Congratulations guys :clap:!!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
THank you for your support!
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PlasmaX7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
So close to being perfect - the fact that the planet is inside the nebula just wrecks the scale of the scene. Unfortunate. Brilliant painting though. ;P
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
Well, since this is an "fantasy" piece I see no reason why the planets cannot be "inside" the nebla :P.

Thank you!
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cswcswcsw Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
hey! nice 1. hehe first piece on ur way to greatness rite? haha. btw where do u find ur textures?
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
Yep, this is the first of many to come ^^.

Where do I find my textures? Well, I don't really hehe. I use different methods from time to time.
Sometimes when I'm in the mood I just sit and draw the textures myself. Other times I take photos of mine at random textures and play around with. THe third way I do sometimes is that I get satelite images and brush them with detail and such. So yea, different methods are beeing used for my "texture - creation" :P.

Pick one ^^
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cswcswcsw Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
haha thanx. and what about the nebula brushing? my classmate prefers to do planets so maybe i learn nebulas and collab with him. so how do u get the idea of what u want and how do u brush properly with a mouse?
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
The nebula brushing is here made by =toni-niskanen, all I did on the nebula was some add-on brushing to the base.

What is required to brush with a mouse? Well. Patience for once hehe, compared to using the tablet it's so slow brushing with a mouse especially in the beginning when you're learning the whole process. I'm not very good at all brushing ( yet ) so I can't really answer this question properly sorry. THe things you need to have in mind when using a mouse to brush for example nebulas is that it's required alot of changing settings more frequently compared to tablet users that have the plate which is preassure sensitive, helps ALOT ;P.
You jump around pretty much with opacity and preassure changes as well as sizes on the brush etc etc. Thats basicly it really. You don't need any flashy brush sets to make good nebula works, the original brushes dues just fine, and with some tweaking in the settings you'll get pro brushes in NO time. What defines a good brush I guess is how it runs when you brush it alot, for example when you do nebula brushing you might not want a really hard brus with shard edges, but rather something more random with a bit opacity or whatnot, those settings are so easi to alter and change in the settings of each brush.

Thats the help you get from here sorry, as said before, I'm not any good at the whole "brushing concept" ( yet ) so I only know all the theories and not the practial parts ^^.

Head over to lets say =sumopiggy or my bud =toni-niskanen, they're be more able to help you with your wonderings :).
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Nameless-Designer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006   Digital Artist
Love whta u guys did to it, faved!
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
cheers dude, next one will be better i promise ^^. Since I'm getting back and better more into celestial art for now I'm gonna take it up a few steps :).

Keep your eyes open :plotting:
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