Protostar Cosmique

A different direction for this one. Protostar Cosmique is inspired by cosmic photographs taken of distant nebulas. A "protostar" is the name given to an embryotic star formed in giant gas columns by the accumulation of dust and eventual ignition.


In the unlikely event that I get the opportunity to build my own nebula, I'd want mine to look like this :)


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  • FernandoLins 7y

  • Andrew 7y

    If you did this in Illustrator I will have no choice but to idolize you.
  • Photon™ 7y

    love the detail
  • Horacio Lorente 7y

    great!!, nice colours
  • Daniele De Nigris 7y

    molto bello!!
  • Fabio Sasso 7y

    That's really beautiful...
  • Grant Friedman 7y

    That's pretty cool. Love the flares, also the nebula was done nicely. I've never really found a technique that I liked to do stardust well. You did a great job! Did you use a Photoshop brush to do it?
  • ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ 7y

    Carl Sagan would be proud!
  • Mitch 7y

    holy crap! another winner, man. way to take it into another direction, too! each of these light works build up so much from the last one that I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
  • Lucius Young 7y

    This is Dope stuff!!
  • James White 7y

    Thanks so much everyone.

    GSD, the bulk of this piece was done in Photoshop. Only a few vector shapes in there.

    Grant, I don't actually use brushes in Photoshop at all. I used an existing shot of a starry sky and, through a number of duplicates, masked it into one big background.
  • Grant Friedman 7y

    Oh wow, that's a cool way of doing a starfield. No better way of catching realism than through a photograph.
  • ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ 7y

    @James: If it interests, you should see if you can do covers of science novels, even scifi ones. Your work would revitalize the form. I just had a paperback of Cosmos delivered to me, and alas, Carl Sagan is late. But you could collaborate with Michio Kaku!
  • Arnaud Alves 7y

    Really beautiful.
  • 7y

    Nice designs!
  • Photography Photography 7y

    very sensuous
  • UhAxX 7y

    Nicely done.
    Did you layer photos of clouds?
    The small "bars" of light running across- They're awesome. :D
  • A Message 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wow! Design, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • chiaralily 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SCIENCE FICTION DIGITAL ART [P1/C1], and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • pinklemonud 5y

    damn beautiful!
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