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Empyrean by BLPH Empyrean by BLPH
"Night by night, I have been watching the sky, recognizing the constellations, and thought this would be the greatest sight one could have. Until I had the chance to ascend into greater heights; to transcend over the mere terrestial viewpoint into the empyreal. A vista that is unmatched, as the moon slowly rises over the horizon..."


Recently, I've been trying out a new method for painting nebulae (you can see a few attempts in the latest images of my scrap-folder) and this is the outcome of it. I am pretty happy about the image because it turned out exactly how I imagined it :)
Because I personally think the neb looks quite cool, I uploaded it as well. Feel free to check it out here: [link]

Fairly quick with something between 5 and 8 hours. Most time went into tweaking the colors because I, once again, painted in black and white :p
Special thanks to the guys in the SpaceArt-channel for their constructive criticism!
Also, this is my entry for #ForgottenGalaxy's Moon Contest. Wish me luck!

I made a wallpaper-pack! :D
Available sizes are:
Standard/Mac:
:bulletblue: 5:4 -- 1920x1536
:bulletblue: 4:3 -- 2048x1536
Widescreen:
:bulletblue: 5:2 -- 2560x1024
:bulletblue: 16:9 -- 2560x1440
:bulletblue: 16:10 -- 2560x1600
If you have a smaller monitor, just scale it down. No point in providing any possible size and therefore forcing you to download a 100MB-wallpaper-pack ;)

As usual, favs and comments are highly appreciated!

Enjoy :)


Facts:
- original size: 7500x3750
- PSD-filesize: 431MB
- Hardware: Wacom Intuos 3
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
- random fact about these facts: each line contained the number 3.
- another random fact: 90% of the readers just read the previous lines again :p



So, woah, I just woke up and found this being a DD... yeah, I don't know what to say really; kind of speechless right now xD
Thank you =cjpul for suggesting and ^Voyager212 for featuring! You really made my day :)
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Given 2011-07-26
Empyrean by *BlPh Suggester says: "Artist has created a wonderful scene with a beautiful, fluid nebula." ( Suggested by cjpul and Featured by MacRebisz )
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anna-nubi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Just looked through my favourites again... While I do actually really like everything I fave (but obviously xD), this caught my eye again :heart:
If I could fave twice, I would! Stunning!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much! I really appreciate it :)
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:iconkuu-setembro:
Kuu-Setembro Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Very beautiful. >w<
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Gorgeous. :D Positively gorgeous.
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:iconsheorun:
sheorun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, the nebula's great! It conveys such a paintinglike feeling in contrast to those realistic planets! Never seen something like this before. Great work ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind words, I really appreciate them :)
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:iconsheorun:
sheorun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem good art deserves recognition ;)
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:iconeclipse4d:
eclipse4d Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
wwwoww
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:iconmoul:
Moul Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
really fantastic!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work.....
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchicopower:
Chicopower Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Very beautiful! My dual screen look very nice with this wallpaper :)
Thx to share your great talent!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
may i write a poem about this
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Umh, my mind hasn't changed since [link] :p
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
since when and i dont remember what you said
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
That is why I linked the previous comment ;)
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
pleaselink it again
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
I can't quite tell if you're trolling or not, but here it is: [link]
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:iconpatrikarvidsson:
patrikarvidsson Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:|
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
please
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
may i write a peom about this and put it up on my wall at home
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
ok i am sorry and i will do what you said
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Go for it, and let me read it as well! :D
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:icondavidpoet30:
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
i will
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:iconligermuffins:
LigerMuffins Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. : )
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconligermuffins:
LigerMuffins Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! : D
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:icondaiokaio:
daiokaio Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I really appreciate this piece. This inspires me to draw and create. This is so amazing. Wish I could do what you do. Very nice talent.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words! :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Sorry; between the space-scape and the title of the piece, my mind automatically defaulted to EVE Online. :facepalm:

Very nicely done, but the nebula looks too brushed and two-dimensional compared to the planets.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Hmm, I haven't ever played EVE so I can't really relate to that :p

I will, for future pieces, try to simulate more depth into the nebulae and integrate the planets in a better fashion. Thanks for your critique! :)
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:iconroronoa-forte:
Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
One of EVE's expansions was entitled "Empyrean Age", so yeah. Sorry for the left-fielder. ^^;

You're quite welcome; don't let my criticism deter you. You made an excellent piece, whatever my opinion about depth may be. :nod:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Digital Artist
I guess I won't change that specific piece anymore, but I will certainly keep your advice in the back of my head for future images ;)
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:iconspartangunner:
SpartanGunner Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Very nicely done. Congrats on the DD.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconhoevelkamp:
hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Congratz for getting the DD. It sure is worthy of it. :+fav:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks man :)
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Nice try of making close up planet! Atmosphere is very high btw.
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
You are the best at making close up planets.


XD...
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
In ps and without painting? Oh yeah that's right :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Do you like it? :)
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Kinda ;P
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:iconmizana:
Mizana Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"So, woah, I just woke up and found this being a DD... yeah, I don't know what to say really; kind of speechless right now xD"

...
YOU'RE Speechless...!? WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US!? YOU'VE GONE AND TAKEN OUR BREATH COMPLETELY AWAY WITH THIS AWESOMENESS!!!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! :D
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