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Black Holes by vmulligan Black Holes by vmulligan
Hmm... I'm not completely satisfied with this, but here's a possibly finished version of the "Black Holes" piece. I don't like the fact that it doesn't really draw the eye anywhere -- the composition isn't quite right, to my mind. Oh well. I'm still re-learning how to work in 2D after years of 3D work. With 3D, it's easier to change a composition radically in the middle of working on it...

This was painted in Photoshop CS5.1 with a Wacom Intuos4 tablet. Foreground ships were modelled in Wings 3D 1.4.1, textured with ZBrush 4R3, and rendered with Maya 2012 and 3Delight for Maya 6.0.

This image is not in the public domain. You may not use it for any purpose without the permission of the copyright holder. Image copyright 2012 Vikram K. Mulligan.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Interesting image. Most just do A-discs with "polar jets".

It sure makes doing the centers easier. ;)

 

 

(I still say "black holes" make for great inspiration for art & Science Fiction writers, but in truth they are pure mythos; nothing more than misapplied mathematical miscalculations attempting to explain anomalous motions of other stellar objects.) 

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Dextra2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amzing. I love how everything looks so real!
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vmulligan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Xemylixa Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist
It almost seems to be moving... :omg:

Just like in Stephen Hawking's Universe documentaries, in the episode about the time travel.
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vmulligan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Greetings,

Excellent coceptual space art.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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vmulligan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KerroPerro Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice one Vik! Did you use a filter on those ships to give them a painterly look?
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vmulligan Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! No, no painterly filter on the 3D elements -- though I did play with contrast and colours to bring them in line with the 2D painted elements.
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thefailmaster Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is quite amazing
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