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
Over a weeks worth of work