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Tidal Silence... by realityfaery Tidal Silence... by realityfaery
"Tides rolling in silence..."



Finally have another space scene to share! Yay! :dummy: The other day I came across ~SamODJ's The Sea of Stars [link] and was greatly inspired!

So for the past 3 days, I tried out a couple of techniques and did a little painting and came up with this. By far, not fantastic, but nice nonetheless :) So I'm very proud of it. Created exclusively in Photoshop CS2. Planets are old ones I created that I gave a small facelift and the cloud stock are mine as well. Hope you like!

:heart: the faery




:bulletred: WOW! One more visitor and I'll have 20,000 pageviews, love all my friends, watchers and visitors. You guys rock! So consider this a gift to all of you! :love: :dalove:



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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Beautiful work! :wow:
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EmalieTison Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! Do you have any good hints about approaching background starfields? I want to add some star-filled backgrounds to my future space pieces. :)
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realityfaery Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and absolutely :D There are a few really great tutorials out there to get you started with making starfields. Here are a couple of good ones: [link] (manipulates rendered noise), [link] (painting your own stars), and [link] (using a custom brush to paint stars). All different techniques, but all give you a great starting point to practice to find what works for you. Personally, I used a technique similar to the first tutorial, but with the last two space artworks I did, I started practicing with painting my own. "Leona" was the first artwork I painted the stars myself and manipulated what I had painted :)

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
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EmalieTison Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm not used to doing stars digitally, so these will definitely help! I usually did stars in watercolor, spreading masking fluid with a toothbrush... but I want to create more detailed star fields :)
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realityfaery Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :) Yea these are great to start with :nod:
I wish I could watercolor, lol, traditional painting and I were not happy friends. :giggle: I've always had a love affair with charcoal :)
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EmalieTison Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Charcoal can show so much emotion sometimes!
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realityfaery Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can! I love it! Though I must confess I haven't done any traditional art in a LONG time :( So sad.
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EmalieTison Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I haven't done any traditional art that isn't an assignment for a looong time. Digital art just gives me more convenience, you know? It's easier to fix mistakes and you don't have to spend as much money on supplies. Sure, some digital painting programs are expensive, but they tend to pay for themselves in the long run.
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realityfaery Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Very true :nod:
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Grim962 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the composition of this piece :)
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