"Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure." - Nicolaus Copernicus
Let's get the technical stuff out of the way first. Nebula textures are from Apophysis. Planet textures are from NASA
. Everything else was made in CS5. This took me 6 hours counting breaks, probably about 4 without.
Now... the colors. I had a moment where I was working with apophysis and I went, "Screw this, I'm making this shit rainbow." Does that happen to anyone else? No? Just me? Well, anyway. I think it looks pretty rad.
I do feel like the overall composition is lacking. I think my next piece will have some planets overlapping.
All suggestions are very welcome! Please, I am not perfect, I need to know what I messed up so I can fix it for next time!