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Rose Nebula by Hameed Rose Nebula by Hameed
Created with Adobe PS, original image 6000x9000 - With ~120 Layers.

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Given 2009-05-27
Rose Nebula by `hameed is an impressive piece of art!
:devhameed: is one of dA's great legends and veterans of space art. Be sure to check out his gallery, you will recognize many pieces you may have seen sometime earlier! ( Suggested by ChrisCold and Featured by gucken )
Ok, now this one is absolutely rip-roaring jaw-hangs-open "Holy F---!" gorgeous. The kind of image that makes me sit here for ten minutes just looking at the pretty.

That said, the critique:

The color balance here is very good. You said this was a crop of the origional. Good crop. You've got good flow and good composision here...a kind of inadvertant spiral with the cropped area. There's also good movement. Something is happening in this picture and is continuing to happen once we leave. We won't get much a clue what that is, but we know it's there. Good job on that.

There's a patch of light blue color in the upper left corner that's just kinda "there". It might be something in the larger picture, but all I have to judge by is this patch. It draws the eye away from the orangy center of the nebula, and is so amorpheous that it has no shape to draw the eye back. My guess is that it's one of the other nebulas, but it's still a distraction in the crop, reguardless.

Amazing work. Excellent job.
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Distant yet distinct, with tones that are beautiful and tarnished by consummate use of differing light states which benefits the dark and dissonant nature of this piece.

Masterfully spread dark clouds unfold their choreographies in splindly and contorting shapes while maintaining impossibly graceful and repeating motifs and patterns in slowly evolving puddles of gas, then changing mood rapidly near the edges to a different colour and different flow, but same liquidity.

Without an eye for detail, the viewer will be lost for this work, yet he must possess an eye for the grander, and thus less detailed to enjoy the simple elements of a large composition. It is fair to say this work should be taken as an whole and not piece by piece, as each piece tends to flow into the next through ambient space and dark silence with such fluidity as to be entirely seamless. The illustration here is inexactly cut because it is distinguished by obscurity and vagueness in the work rather than by definitive statement (as a representation of phenomena like nebulae tend to be, as opposed to that of planets, for example); intensely romantic and wistful, the gaseousness ever-flowing outward from bright centre depicted in this work pauses on each consideration like a chewer of an emotional mouthful of brief patterns.

Like ocean swells at storm, the enclaves of light sources rise as layers fall away and descending, plunging but never depleting their energy as from scattered eddies a pulse rises again, recrystallising the different currents into a new shape. They meld together into a voice through the interplay between layers that reinterprets the overall direction so that it can rise again out of itself.

Easily some of the best work from you, this work maintains the intense mood of your earlier works but adds to it the fascination with emergent complexity in simple pieces that marked your later works, but here a more facile sense of artistry centred on constructing a tunnel of symbols into which the viewer relaxes disbelief and then finds the path turning as it evolves, eschewing the progressive linear for the dynamic dimensionality of an eternal churning of creation and destruction like a cycle of breathing.

While some downsides in this work are present -- like the painting-like quality -- both they and it are bent in service to a vision of beauty forming from chaos that destroys the archaic before it, in order to rebirth a force as old as the universe in a new incarnation, reawakening all creation to its potential through a majestic seriousness feared by the facile evasion of closed minds.

Ever against the backdrop of space the empyreal, this work inspires with a regal, wistful beauty.
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unl3a5h3d Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
One of your best yet. Keep it up :D
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Greetings Hameed,

This indeed a stunning image and I am sure the full-sized one is even more so. You have made excellent use of contrast and colour to create a feast for the eyes . . .

My best,
Michael C. Turner
darkaoshi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
2 words:
Hooooooly sh---------!

Seriously, this make me feel like the worst artist in the world.
Hameed Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe don't be silly, your a perfectly good artist, just believe in your own ability and don't give up on yourself!
PavelVerner Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
you went really pro on this one. In contrast with other works I've seen from different people, this one does not seem to be "artificial".

You should be proud of it.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I'd never ask for critique on commissioned work...surley you don't want your customer knowing all of the flaws :shh: Speaking of which - it's good to hear that even space-artists get paid work once ina while, I got one - but the customer shot through before I finished and I never heard from them again :loneley: Oh well, they wouldn't have received anything as good as this anyway =p

Love the colours...I'll admit the "rose" pattern may be a bit weak, and I wouldn't have noticed it if it weren't for the title. But it's still very realistic :)
bloodyslash Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
you are still the god of nebula's
amazing colors and details
Elitha Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
That loks gorgeous!
synax444 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Absolutely amazing... this is your best nebulae, in my opinion. Really, really nice work man.
GhostHead-Nebula Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
OMG i'ts a really really wonderfull pic hammie 8D

Nice work. FAVED!!!
Baro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
that's beautful. what cind of monster machine are you sitting on to be able to work with such file sizes and resolutions?

anyway. incredible work. :+fav:
cchomikk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice piece. I like the top right, because it's really realistic, like authentic astrologic photo.
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
A beautiful piece, it has a very attractive aesthetic. I can only imagine how stunning the full piece must be indeed!
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CenturionBR Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome, i like it! it's really beautiful!
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very well done :thumbsup: ;)
SV84 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
looks very nice... =D
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
really beautiful work as usual !! :clap:
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