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    Planets

    Hello,
    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.
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    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

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    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
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    those stars looks good and this satelite or sun or whatever it is (I'm not good in astronomy :P), made it look better
    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

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    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..

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    Dear Bobsuga, Hello!!! very pretty spacy paintings!!! good job, have fun here and keep at it!!!

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    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.

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    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 .

    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). 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

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    Experimented with a bit different light source (large star) , and got planet named Rp-2 (random planet -2 ) .
    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.
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    Dear Bob, strange, i can hear Star Trek music in the background,,, beautiful painting!!!

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