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This is the finished version of my piece entitled nebulae in progress [link] I am very pleased with how this turned out, though you may have to play with the brightness and contrast settings on your monitor to get the best results.

The image was completed over a period of 4 months it had more than 80 layers and the actual final resolution was 3000x4500 pixels.

* See also wallpaper pack: [link]
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sacredhideaway Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
Hoo... leeee.... crap.... :wow:

It's so beautiful. The title fits perfectly. Sigh.
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Why do you need lots of layers? How do you combine them? This is pretty, and I wish I could do this.
RadiantGlyph Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
The word amazing, and majestic perhaps even I beleive falls far short of describing the amazingly powerful yet gently controlled explosion of cosmic energy that seems so beautifull portrayed inthis absolutely fantastic spacescape...
The direction of the piece, not to mention every last tiny star and lit fluctutation in the nebulouos cloud caught my eye even as a thumbnail. As an accurate portrayal it looks like something straight out of an photographic astronomy textbook, but then, that's the beauty of space, the absolute plausible surreality of its landscapes...

Beautiful work indeed, marvellously impressive like you wouldn't beleive......
Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
goddamn wow, I love the brushing and colors you use, so realistic!
BlazinWC Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Amazing nebula, this one speaks for itself.... + Fav.
Sya Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Professional General Artist
Mind blowing! It's like I've been transported to a beautiful nebula in space... I don't want to return to earth!
Anafiel Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo! You know what? I see a woman in a dress walking elegantly through a doorway...the white being the front part of her dress. Do you kinda see that? o.O

soooo pretty
alexiuss Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
damn lovely nebula!
Farewell100 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005   Digital Artist
Absolutely incredible. I could stare at it for hours. :)
You should be very proud.
decline Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2005
Very nice one. I like the bottom part best. Myself, I use few colours in the nebulas, so this was something "new".
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005
Oh, this turned out well! When did you get a chance to use the Hubble? It looks totally real!

Is there a tutorial anyplace?
visualsurge Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004   Interface Designer
This is just amazing. It's so huge too. I can't imagine keeping track on all of it at the same time.
Wonderful, just wonderful. Great job!!

sumopiggy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
:jawdrop: Lol, and here I was starting to think I was getting quite good at nebula, when really Im nothing compared to you !
I cant believe I didnt see this in your gallery, but I guess everything was all too good that I didnt know what one to look at first.
Anyway Im glad I came across this :D
Amazing work man.
witam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
love the detail in this.. great textures!
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
This is one of my favourite nebulae of all time bud.
Let me elaborate, let me elaborate real good :D
No, my comment dosnt end there, keep reading :)
Here is my insight on the picture:

Colour & lighting:
You have mastered colour in this piece beautifully,
The dynamic feels of the colours, They flow so well, astoundingly beautiful to the eye, truly, a glory to behold you have made,
Whats even more beautiful is the interaction of light, It all seems to flow, & the impacts of small stars against the colour with their own colour,
just breathtaking indeed.

The texturing in this nebulae are so crisp & amazing, the detailing to them brings it to life,
like a depthed nebulae, breathing with life, moving with force, everchanging with beauty,
You have captured the sense of life, depth & detail in such a precise fashion, you can look at the nebulae over & over,
& still find new details to please the eye, astounding work bud!

Something so many people forget amidst their goal, yet you have an eye for starfield detailing,
once again i look at your pictures, & find your starfields to be astoundingly amazing, the details you have invested in them is insane,
the small flare stars, with whirling energy outburts, & distribution of light, brings the piece to life,
& the variation truly makes you wonder if your seeing a photo or not, its like your giving us an insight into heaven,
the celestial heaven.

Your classic style border & title fit so well with the pieces, they dont get in the way,
& they have a professional edge to them, a delicate addition that serves its purpose yet also adds to the art, nice!

Unique work here, the nebulae is like no other, it truly whirls with life untold, very good job man.

All in all, this is a fantastic nebulae that all should see, the astounding detail & dynamic use of elements gives this piece a value not seen often! :thumbsup:
stornn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004
Hameed Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thank you so much, in all my years of drawing i have never had a comment so long and nice. :hug:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
No problem Hameed :hug: You deserve all the attention you can get! :D
LuckySquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
Ladyofspira Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn that's awesome - HUGE amount of detail:wow: It's just incredibly stunning work!
pshem Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2004
it's really hard to comment your works - they have no flaws, they have almost perfect composition and they always look so real - this one isn't an exception... the feel of depth here is just awesome... congrats and keep up doing these 'cause you're one of the best :clap:
McYoda- Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004
oh man it's so realistic, it really reminds of the beauty of the universe, absolutely one of the best nebulaes i've seen... i've been feeling like doing a nebula completely with photoshop 7 but i don't know how i could start :( any tips&hints? thanks in advance :)
willyb246 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004
WOW, Greg Martin who?
Beautiful, man
Blade707 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004  Student Photographer
wow simpley amazing!
leolekia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
This is amazingly beautiful. the colors and the subtle cloud textures. Also the way the stars seem to be spilling from the center. Its amazing.

MadHatter80 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
this is awesome. it's the best neb i have ever seen, the amount of detail and time that is evident is amazing! great work.
jmecor64 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
How lovely the universe is.
BTW>>> Great Work :+fav:
rabidmongoose Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
Excellent work :+fav:8)
TindrasGrove Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
Reminds me of the Eagle nebula for some reason. Maybe just the vertical-ness of it.

How you have the patience for that many layers and that much time over that long a span, I shall never know, but I bow before you.

alphakx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
wow, that's some freakishly cool stuff right there. definitely loving all the details and the the ... details again, as well as the cosmic colors which are done incredibly well...:thumbsup:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
mm, ;) now this is something worth the wait, brainwater :jawdrop:
arporter Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004   Interface Designer
i think nasa should imploy you as a replacement for the hubble space telescope :D
nib000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
Wow. thats totally awesome.
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
inspiring to say the least
XeNOBiTe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
The res is fuggin HUGE! You crazy,
Very very nice, I thought that was a photo taken from a NASA sattellite or something, cept those arent THIS good looking ;D
54b Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004
DeviatnDevil Featured By Owner May 13, 2004   Digital Artist
that looks awesome, how do u make them? lol great work!
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
i think im gonna buy a print of you, your work is the best scifi i've ever seen. Such level of skills and color control. Im stunned
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
awesome. The starfield skills you withhold is stunning. Im soo inspired right now. Tnx for sharing your talent with us
Katrigan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
WoW ! I think that's my favourite ! The colors are so stunning, and all the little's really wonderful ! A fav for sure :hug:
Hameed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it took many hours of tweaking to get that look, and to be honest i was still not 100% happy when i stopped working on it, i think i got it right with [link] though, thats pretty much what i wanted to make but didnt know how. As always theres no substitute for practise.
Katrigan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
Oh this second one is also really beautiful ! The glow around your stars is stunning as the depth you put in the nebulas ! Do you use references or something like that or is it just experimentaion ?
Hameed Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Yes its just experimentation, and lots of looking at nasa photos of the real ones.
avireX Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutly great :) +fav

u have eventually time for a collab with me?
tempelguardian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004
Ooh God! It truly makes up for it's name...

Definietely a fav... :D

faolanfarr Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004
Absolutley fantastic. I do not know what else to say. Truely, there are no words grand enough to describe your talent (or patience and will for that matter. 46 hours. goodness... :). Excellent work. :)
krus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004

man, one of the most beautiful things ive seen yet on DA, instand fav. from the THUMBnail i could tell. but im glad i clicked it :O :D
MalleusMaleficarum Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004
wow!! this is absolutly breathtaking. totally amazing. you are insanly talented.

netarco Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
holy poo thats amazing.
thedalaipython Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004   Photographer
Wowee-wow-wow-wow! That's AWESOME! I mean seriously. That's amazing. The level of detail is totally awe-inspiring, and the colors really rock it out..... ¡Me gusta mucho! :+fav: :D
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