This brings up a thought in me- Space art tries so very hard at looking huge, giving the feeling of utter and absolute insignificance to the viewer, but it can never achieve such a thing. That's a feeling that can only be drawn out from one by oneself.
I think it just needs a sense of scale to be able to see how huge it is...Like an entire thunderstorm brewing on a planet seen close up and then seeing a whole nother planet beyond that where such a storm is a little speck, or better yet - structures that are supposed to be massive like cities extending into space, artificial rings etc still being dwarfed by the size of their cosmic surroundings Indeed it's hard to establish scale and depth in space since with no atmosphere - things don't fade out with distance and so a Jupiter-sized planet millions of miles away appears pretty much the same as a beach ball with Jupiter painted on it would appear if it were a few feet from you
Really? And you never felt a sense of scale, even in the missions with the freakin' huge pieces of wreckage in the background? That's my favorite part of the game. It really gives a great sense of scale IMHO.
Whenever I look up at the sun, during the day, or the moon and stars at night, I'm always reminded of how utterly, pathetically, ineffably microscopic I am, the world is, and every man, woman, and child on it is. Whenever I look at the sun, or a shadow cast by an object by its light, I think "That is light coming from a very fucking long way away." No media ever really gets to me like that.
It's good, I like it! Gotta say it resemble your old works a bit too much though. I feel you should take more of your newfound painting skills into your nebulae creations though, rely less on fractals and over- painted fractals and more on the airbrush. Your recent improvement on the painting field could (and should?) make your space art even better.
That said this is still a fantastic nebulae though!
Well I will never get tired of this kind of nebulae. It is the basis of my space art. After I made the basic nebulae with colored clouds I got into the fractals because of =synax444 and I wanted to be one of the best in that area xD I will start to show some entirely painted images but when I get good enough with the painting. So my gallery will be renewed, but I wont stop making fractal nebulae, that's for sure !
Glad you like the image and it has much more painting in it then one can think