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May 5, 2008
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P a r t i s - F o r t u n a by PrimalAce P a r t i s - F o r t u n a by PrimalAce
...shared fate.


Edit: Done more work on the shockwave to make it less flat and sharp looking. Thanks for the advice guys.


Its taken the longest time out of all my deviations to create this piece and every second of it was worth it. I'm incredibly proud of this and the time I've spent on it has really paid off. By far this is the best work of space art I've done to this day.

Hopefully the picture explains the theme for itself but just for clarity the systems star has created a horrific shockwave of energy as its being ripped apart by forces unknown. A super nova? An alien weapon? Only the inhabitants of the systems only life giving planet know, and that knowledge will die with them.

The largest planetary body in the picture is actually the third satellite of the inhabited planet. I was trying to create a very dynamic composition to emphisise the momentum of the shockwave. The other two satellites have already been hit by the showckwave and are in the process of seeding the universe with new raw material.

I hope you like what I've created. I've spent a long time on this in he hope that I might be able to get a few prints sold. Half the reason it took so long was because the picture is huge so that any prints would look outstanding! I'll probably be buying a print of this for myself, the very thought amuses me nontheless.

Details of the piece at 50% full size are here: [link]


Photoshop CS2 and Apophysis
8000x4000(5333 with border)pixels
44 layers
Over a weeks worth of work
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JadoaEsraOhn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

Pictures of space.... kinda fill me with icy awe. And fire. Gah, curse me lack of money.
overseer Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   Digital Artist
That is really well done. I know how difficult it is to create an explosion or shockwave, so 44 layers... that's interesting. I rarely finish with only 44 layers. Certainly speeds up working, because Photoshop won't use up that much memory.

Love the overall detail, but might I make a suggestion? Take out the asteroid(?) that appears to be racing towards the explosion; I assume it's suppose to be a collision? If so, it's not needed. I think it would be way more dramatic without and leaving the reason of the explosion to the imagination. Maybe just hadd a couple of larger planet fragments underneath the explosion layer(s). But... as I said; just a suggestion.

Great work nonetheless!
SpaceShipEarth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Oh My God that is good
Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student General Artist
This would make an awesome sci-fi game area.
billndrsn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
puritylf4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
I'll have to nick one of these one day for a picture I wanted to do of one of my character's in Spawc B-)

With permission and credit to you of course!
PrimalAce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Haha I see, well I could always do one to your specification if you want ;)
puritylf4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Ooh that would be delicious! I wanted to draw my character looking down at earth from the window of a space station :heart:
PrimalAce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
I'll see what I can do ;)
puritylf4 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
nyaaa :heart:
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