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Counterpoint by whopper Counterpoint by whopper
After weeks of hard work, countless hours of desperation and lots of swearing I proudly present "Counterpoint".
As u can imagine the most difficult part was the perspective. Took me hell of a time to adjust those damn impacts. After all I´m quite satisfied with the result. Hope u´ll agree.
My first "version" was a rather cheap looking volcano-like eruption. Glad I gave it up after a few hours and started again from scratch.

Resources:
sxc.hu for the textures
part of shirosynth´s asteroid file (lower right corner)

Comments, ideas, suggestions appreciated...

That´s it - enjoy :)
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:icondjsanka:
Djsanka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   Digital Artist
This is just fantastic! So much detail. I can just stare at this for hours and still I will find something I haven't seen before!

Brilliant!
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ollierockon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
woah
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:iconcandiedritalin:
candiedritalin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Oh wow, simply amazing work! This is awesome!

I think I might know what the Counterpoint might say. Simply: "PWNED"

:D
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SleepDeprivation7 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
I love the name, I love the picture, I love the idea and I especially love the nebula!
A fav? Well of course!
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:iconvirtical:
Virtical Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
sweet jeesus!
i am liking
alot.
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:iconov3rmind:
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just fantastic :omg:
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:iconeclipse-cj3:
Eclipse-CJ3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004
I really like this dude! It's beautiful. +fav
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:iconmadbrainsurgeon:
madbrainsurgeon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this but i am unsure on the texturing of the nebula although I have a feeling I could grow to like it. The thing I think looks wrong is the smoke/steam looks more like cigarette smoke. The impact craters and planets are fantastic. I think the bottom right hand corner wasn't needed as this pic would have been interesting enough without it but with it i get a sense that it is crowded
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sumopiggy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2004
I love the nebula and the planet + the asteroid hitting it. It all looks great and the colours go together nicely. But the thing/meteor in the bottom right corner ruins it imo. I havent read the comments yet, but maybe im the only one who thinks so, but the it just doesnt look right. O well :+fav: for the awesome colours and all of ur details.
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:iconh4inf:
h4inf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
just insane lol! mind boggling :D
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:iconsiebenzehn:
siebenzehn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2004
hui, die Ecke unten rechts sieht genial aus, mit dem Asteroid und den Brocken und den "Wehen", aber auch der Rest ist erste Klasse :thumbsup:
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lasoysauce Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004   Digital Artist
i actually like the asteroid in the lower right my only criticism is the rings on the middle planet. as opposed to the rest of the piece the rings look really flat and plain. with soooo much detail in the rest of it i think it would really be awesome. either way though it looks great. +fav
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:iconartofjlp:
artofJLP Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!

+fav

Keep the creativeness going :)
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:icondaemon-djinn:
Daemon-Djinn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004   Photographer
Horrible destruction of a beautiful planet... I hope it happens soon.

:insane:

:+favlove:
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AidenVenis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004  Student Interface Designer
Wow I am glad I am watching you becuase I don't want to mis this piece. Great effects and the nabula is just fantastic. THe meteors are so complex and verry good. The special effect on the meteor in front of the picture is cool but could use a bit more work.

:+fav: for sure!
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:iconwhopper:
whopper Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
yeah, to add the big asteroid in the lower right corner was a very spontaneous decision, i noticed the pictures looked quite empty there so i added some more stuff ... if i c more ppl ask for a version without it, i´ll add a link to an "asteroid free version" :)
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AidenVenis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2004  Student Interface Designer
That would do it, but if it looks really empty then yu may want to try to fil it up with something else...
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:iconcosmicbound:
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
this is why i admire you.. the explosions, perspective, nebulae, brushing, everything just works together so well, a well earned fav ;) :)
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genocide-54 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
OMG...ok im astounded by those impacts..just nutz man! I think the asteroid right upfront almost wrecks it though, i think it could be scrapped completly. the scenery in the background is also very detailed and well dont. superb work!
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:iconnightcom:
nightcom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
What the hell, that is one insane piece my friend. How long did this take you? :worship:
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:iconwhopper:
whopper Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
tough question, i didnt want to rush this one - guess about 35 days/approx. 2h a day :)
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:iconnightcom:
nightcom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
Holy crap :O :D
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:iconmark942:
mark942 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004   Writer
the pic makes me feel small and insignificant, This has made me want to get back into planets and such. I just get sick of people posting their first attempts at a planet here all the time tho. anyway breataking colours and composition. well done
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:iconexidos:
Exidos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Student Digital Artist
This picture is amazing. Especially those impacts.
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:iconmeta474:
meta474 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004   Photographer
Awesome as always. The color, the detail, the quality, it's all amazing. I'd have to say this is one of your best pieces, especially the upper area, I really love it. Great work.
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Daron-Kel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's absolutly incredible. +fav from me, definatly!
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:iconslud:
slud Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
He's back and better than ever! +fav definatly on this one. It's just awesome. This is very much due to the colors, because it looks really fantasy like :)

Hör nicht auf die anderen Spaceartists. Dies ist ein hammer stück und wenn es dir gefällt, muss du keinerlei Korrekturen vornehmen, die denen nicht gefallen :)
Sieht einfach spitze aus.
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avireX Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
its really good :+fav: but the down right side is not good
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:iconalas:
alas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
WooooW, this is so fav!! I'd fav it twice if I could!

I love the planet rings! The explosions look so real, with shock waves and everything! And the debris flying after the comet... And the sky.... Everything.

One of my top 10 fav pics on DA

:+fav:
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:iconmr-frenzy:
Mr-Frenzy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
stunning ;) looks great, very dynamic and the colors, aah, stunning
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:icondkf:
DKF Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
very nice work but to much to look @ imo. you could make 2 or more wallpapers out of this. so very good but to chaotic.
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:iconwhopper:
whopper Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2004
hehe, i think i had the feeling to make up for all the time u guys were waiting for a new submission ;)
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:iconfusion-light:
Fusion-light Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
that is just jaw droping work right there....
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ColdFlame1987 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
*pop* *pop*
Yeh very eye popping XD
whoa, i just love the impact, WHAT are you guy?
The nebula is so whoa, and the planet is also whoa.
the flying asteroides are not that whoa, but ok..

Young man, I grant you the Mighty :+fav: of Kamjar Fadai
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annisahmad Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
whoa! very eye popping. the detail on the asteroids, planet and the brushing on the nebula is absolutely tooooooo F"ING AMAZING! u've done a beautiful job here. im in love with ur nebulae!!
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:iconlord-zany:
lord-zany Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
really nice looking, just great
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:icontibro:
tibro Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004   Digital Artist
very nice man! can see all the hours you put into this one! great impacts.. love the smokey stuff at bottom right too.
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:iconxore:
xore Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
That looks great. Very good work! :)
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:iconnorn10:
Norn10 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
OH CRAP
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:iconalderman:
Alderman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i reward your hours with this comment and a :+fav:
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:iconadam121:
adam121 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
Amazing, absolutely amazing
+fav and devwatch
did my last message show up?
art at its best!
adam121
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adam121 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
WOW.
that is amazing
absolutely wonderful
+fav and devwatch
amazing!!!
adam121
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