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05-18-2009, 07:20 AM
This is my first post. I just recently found out about ArtRage 2.5 and it's great program. Well, Was trying to create some realistic planets and here are my two newest works. Please , comment and say what you thing what can be improved, or what I am doing wrong.
All this is done with mouse , but I am going to buy tablet soon.

05-18-2009, 07:23 AM
it looks great, I can only suggest you to add some stars in the background, so it wouldn't be so flat:) but planets looks really good :)

05-18-2009, 07:56 AM
Thanks , those were just practice pieces , so I didnt bothered to paint starts, but here is planet with stars. Used glitter tool , then randomly smudged some, tell me what you think, is it a good way to paint stars , or is there some better, more realistic way ?

*edit* Forgot to upload pic :p

05-18-2009, 08:23 AM
those stars looks good :) and this satelite or sun or whatever it is (I'm not good in astronomy :P), made it look better :D
I'm not a specialist in Artrage, because I used this program only for sketching, but I always draw stars using two colours - which will make it shine - white in the center and other color around white, and sometimes add some white lines from the center of a star.
And other option, much easier - is making it from stencil. If I'm right, Misterpaint added some stencils with stars and planets :) but you can make it on your own from some photos :)

05-18-2009, 08:58 AM
Welcome to the forums...I think it looks very good...I makre the stars using the tip of the felt marker, I start with it on #1 then make some bigger ones in maybe 4 different sizes then make a few larger ones using the air brush..There is no right or wrong way, your the artist and should do it so it comes out the way you want it and not what somebody else wants...Well done and hope to see more of your work..:):)

05-18-2009, 02:37 PM
Dear Bobsuga, Hello!!! very pretty spacy paintings!!! good job, have fun here and keep at it!!!:)

05-18-2009, 06:40 PM
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the planets, they are fantastic and I'm jealous (as my own attempt at a planet a while ago always seemed lacking, and I now think I know why!)

As for the stars, I did some research on spacial images (I've been writing sci-fi, but tend to cheat when it comes to the stars by using Mister Paints most excellent galaxy stencils). Stars can be red, blue or yellow and as previously suggested white at their hearts gives the impression that they are glowing hot (though orange at the centre of a red star might be more realistic, as it isn't as hot as a yellow or blue star).

I love spacial and alien landscapes.

05-19-2009, 02:15 AM
Thanks you all for replays and feedback, I created my own star stencils now , and I will try to show them soon. I like leaving most of the small stars white, because it, s the way we see stars from the Earth, and it gives them impression of being far away. Plus , they dont draw too much attention and it s good because planet is the thing people should be watching :p.

I am having hard time trying to create continents on planets and making they look alive (seas, atmosphere , vegetation). Blue planet should be ice planet, and I think it looks good, but I am not too happy with green planet, as it should be covered in forests, and yellow parts are supposed to be cities.
Anyone has some tips on drawing planets more realistically ?

p.s I used to spraypaint, so I adore space scenary, but I was shocked when I tried artrage for the first time (4 or 5 days ago:o). Everything was different, from color layering to creating textures. What I really miss in artrage is a way to create textures after you have applied paint by removing layers. Those who tried spraypainting will know what I mean ;)

05-19-2009, 05:17 AM
Experimented with a bit different light source (large star) , and got planet named Rp-2 (random planet -2 :D) .
Tried to create magma on the surface. Also , you can see I used my new star stencil. Please comment , and give me some tips. Also , if u happen to know good planet tutorial for artrage, let me know.

05-19-2009, 07:46 AM
Dear Bob, strange, i can hear Star Trek music in the background,,, beautiful painting!!! :)

05-19-2009, 07:51 AM
Again... jealous!

BTW I love the green world, looks kind of crystalline or perhaps a green/forest world with high civilisation.

05-19-2009, 08:05 AM
wow, great job with the last experiment, I would only suggest to make a little bit smaller this one star, which is close to the planet.
You asked about tutorials - well, I found one only for Photoshop, but maybe you will find something usefull there :) here: http://dinyctis.deviantart.com/art/Planet-Tutorial-3131869
Well - you can use textures in artrage, too - make stencil from it, and on the another layer just add glowing. After analyzing, I think that you can make it in Artrage, too, just change some things :P

05-20-2009, 05:43 AM
Thanks for replays. Emenemsbis, I already saw that tutorial , bit didnt pay much attention to it. After u posted it, i deacide to give it another try, and I got a nice planet (Rp-4). Also experimented more with the stars, and used a new star stencil for this one (created by me :p). I am way happier how this planet looks...

05-21-2009, 06:12 PM
It's beautiful and I think the starscape is a success.

07-19-2009, 09:02 AM
Hi Bob,

Well you are on the right track now....Space is hard to paint and especially planets. The question is do you want realism or like an artists conception of some planet? Either way, Nasa has many images you can use as a guide. Also, you may want to download a program called WorldWind by NASA....it is like google earth..BUT it is our solar system....Free and it is probably something you can use for ideas as well. I hope this helps ....looking forward to seeing your "Space Art" here soon.
Also if you have Photoshop....Diard software has a plugin called "Universe Image Creator"....wow and cheap. Happy painting!

07-20-2009, 09:04 AM
Wow,I love it you are really good.I would love to be able 1 day to do planets as good as you do.I can't wait to see more.

08-03-2009, 04:39 PM
The hits keep on coming and getting better. Time now, I think, to start exploring Layers. :)

08-08-2009, 09:07 AM
Fantastic. I enjoyed your artwork!

08-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Bob you've come a long way in a little time, welcome to the forums and the addiction of Art rage. Your Sky at Night I shall call it is superb. Well done.

09-17-2009, 11:34 AM
WOW! The first ones were very nice but that last one blew me away! It almost looks like the magma is glowing under the crust. As for the stars....again WOW! I have GOT to figure out the stencils!!!:rolleyes:

09-18-2009, 05:31 AM
absolutely beautiful !:eek:

09-18-2009, 08:49 AM
Awesome Planets to be sure :D

09-29-2009, 06:49 PM
Beautiful colors and beautifully done planets and stars.