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August 13, 2013
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Ghosts of a Forlorn Past by BLPH Ghosts of a Forlorn Past by BLPH
Whilst many nebulae may look calm to the observer, they are, in fact, either the progeny of something violent or they are about to undergo a drastic change. In a gradual course of events, they get slowly torn apart while orbiting their center. Fragment by fragment, particle by particle, they dissolve into blurry shapes. Ghosts. And even those will eventually vanish.

More practicing of nebula-painting. Slowly getting the hang of it. Inspiration for this piece struck me while I was programming a little simulation that displays objects orbiting each other. Made the masses variable and starting-parameters for position and velocity-vector can be adjusted as well. It illustrates quite nicely the concept of planetary and comet-orbits, and gravitational slingshots :D

Also, wallpaper-pack-alert! :woohoo:
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Omega-Shadowcry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hhhnnggg nebulae.

Omega likes. Lama to you, good sir.
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! :D
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   General Artist
very nice
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
SBaneN Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Haunted by that which always haunts without haunting that which cannot be haunted.


Anyway, it looks as awesome as usual. =P
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you :p
kaBOTS Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome as always  :D
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you, as always ;P
ouzo216 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Nice. The flow pattern seems maybe too irregular in the upper left, the planet doesn't seem massive enough to disrupt it that much, although you did make it rather large. You did a great job giving dimension to the nebula by your coloration of the gases around the core. I like this piece, your work is getting a more realistic feel each time. :)
BLPH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
The planet is more or less the obligatory accompaniment to nebulae. It felt a little empty without it, so that's why it's there in first place. It's not intended in any way to have such a staggering density that the nebula itself would get influenced significantly :p
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