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And we run 'til the heavens above by TehAngelsCry And we run 'til the heavens above by TehAngelsCry
This piece was inspired by the following lyrics, from "And We Run" by Within Temptation (feat. Xzibit).

And we run with a lonely heart
And we run for this killing love
And we run 'til the heavens above
Yeah, we run running in the dark
And we run 'til we fall apart
And we run 'til the heavens above


youtu.be/awvqIi427_A

Seriously, if you're a fan of Within Temptation, Symphonic Metal, or anything like that, don't just disregard this because it has Xzibit in it... I was dubious at first as well, but seriously this song rocks! Any of you who read the new Designn magazine would have seen a small preview of this piece!

Questions for Critique:-
1) Do you think the ship is flying away from the planet, or to it?
2) Does the space ship look realistic enough? 
3) Does the planet look too sharp? Is that a problem?


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Planet: fav.me/d65h1w8
Flares: fav.me/d69z190
Ship: fav.me/d5usihs (Yes... the ship's an ink pen :la: That was fun to do XD) 

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Own stock used:-
Space: fav.me/d7n2q31
Stars: fav.me/d2ln39q (because if you're lazy like me, an Action for stars is freakin' awesome).

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:icontsahel:
tsahel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful !
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :hug: Do you think the spaceship looks realistic enough?
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:icontsahel:
tsahel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, I think so.
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ah I'm glad to hear it! :hug: Thank you for answering my critique question :D
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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool stuff! :la:
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:squee: I'm glad you like it! :D Do you think the spaceship is realistic enough? Or does it still look too much like a fountain pen nib? XD
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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it looks great as is, but if you wanted it to be more realistic that would be more towards each person's individual taste. :) Everyone will think differently. 
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That's true - art is certainly subjective :)
I think I'll work on the spaceship though XD Still not 100% happy with it, and based on other people's comments, the lighting could do with some work.
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:iconarchange1michael:
Archange1Michael Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The amount of detail is uncanny! :)
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:D I'm glad you like it! Which part do you like the most? :la:
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:iconarchange1michael:
Archange1Michael Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail on the earth.
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ah thank you :hug: I was worried it was too much given the fact that the shot is from space XD
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:iconmysticemma:
MysticEmma Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Keep up the good work!!
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much :hug:
Do you think the spaceship looks "realistic" enough? D:
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:iconmysticemma:
MysticEmma Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty good to me!
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ah that's good! :hug: Thank you :D
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Writer
Simply-- :XD: :heart: Marvelous!
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Aww, thank you dear :hug:
Do you think the spaceship looks "realistic" enough? D:
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Writer
:D You're dearly welcome... :heart:
Yes... It looks like a photo taken from another spaceship...
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ah brilliant! I'm glad you think it looks good <3
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:icongymnosophist:
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Writer
:D:D  Indeed I do... :heart:
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks awesome! I love the atmosphere (like, of the piece, not the earth's atmosphere haha)
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad you like it :D
Do you think the spaceship is flying away from the planet, or towards it? 
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Love it :D

Whoops, sorry, missed those questions on your artist's comments. I'll answer them here:

1. Looks like it's flying away. The angle makes the front point away from the Earth.
2. Yes :D. It's small enough for it not to need any details to look realistic. However, the perspective looks a little confusing. That line of highlight on the spaceship makes it look like where the wing is connected, and that gives it some perspective. But the blue fiery balls of.. fire makes the perspective look otherwise. xD Sorry if what I said is confusing, I'll elaborate if you'd like. I have to get going soon, so I'll just leave it at that for now. 
3. Mm, maybe xD. I don't think it's much of a problem, but looking at this photo, www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sit…, the atmosphere might need to be stronger at the edges. I get that you're trying to establish the focal point (at least I think so :giggle:), but maybe blurring the atmosphere with the edges might help? 

I don't know much about photomanipulation but hope my two cents helped somewhat ^^ 
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
1) Yeah that's what I was thinking XD But could it also be in orbit perhaps? Though like you said, maybe the angle destroys that concept and makes it look too much like it's flying away.

2) I see what you mean about the highlight... I brightened the highlight which the pen originally had, but maybe it needs tweaking again since like you've said, it does look odd XD I guess I could make the whole side lighter, fading it a bit, to give it a smoother appearance (especially since I smoother the nib completely).

3) When you say blurring the atmosphere, what do you mean? The atmosphere I've added is blurred at the edges of the planet? ._. Or do you mean the clouds and what not and general landscape of the planet needs blurring?

Thank you so much for your critique :hug: It really is helpful :D
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Did you not mean to make it look like it's flying away? xD

Yeah, I think the smoother..ness would fix it xD

I meant blurring the planet where it meets the atmosphere ^^; 

Anytime, glad it helped :tighthug:
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Well I don't know XD I placed it there as it looked most aesthetically pleasing to me XD 

And thanks for the clarification :hug:
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:iconmeiyue:
meiyue Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh haha, I think it worked out xD

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:iconvizune:
vizune Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That is awesome that you turned an ink pen into a spaceship, I would have never thought of that idea haha

I really like this wallpaper, the planet has a really nice soothing aura and there's a calming atmosphere to the whole wallpaper really. I would have personally blurred or softened the "grunge" effect near the stars, the copper grainy effect in the middle. It's not the colour, just the texturing itself that distracted me from the overall smoothness of everything. I hope that didn't sound like I was having a dig (probably wasn't making much sense xD) because this wallpaper is really pretty. Great work :D
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Haha thanks XD Do you think that it still looks too much like an ink pen? I was worried that once I told people that's what it was, that's all they'd see it as D: You know, like how you start noticing something everywhere as soon as someone tells you about it XD

The "grunge" effect in the stars was an after thought tbh, as without it I thought it looked too plain =\ Plus I wanted it to act as a sort of guide for the viewer's eye... idk XD

Of course it didn't sound like a dig :hug: I freakin' LOVE feedback! :D
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:iconvizune:
vizune Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I didn't realise it was an ink pen until it was mentioned and I thought "That is clever!", still looks like a futuristic ship to me :)
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:icontehangelscry:
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ah that's good *phew* I'm glad you found it clever as well :D I can't even remember how I came across the idea (it was so long ago XD)... I procrastinate too much my pieces... and then get too nit picky once they're finished =\
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