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Galaxy 02 by AdamBurn Galaxy 02 by AdamBurn
This is a galaxy map I have been working on over the past few days as part of a commission for a browser based MMO game being developed, other artists are working on other parts of the game such as :iconairage: who is doing the illustrations for ships and buildings, small images but very high quality, i was luck enough to see some.
Also a fellow space artist :iconr3v4n: who is making the planets.

This map will eventually have a grid over it and you will be able to zoom into an area and see all the tiny stars, zoom in again and it will bring up a separate image of the local star clusters, I have to make them as well.

Anyway, this went through several stages of development, lots of images being exchanged with scribbles on them showing areas that needed changing, was fun.

Enjoy
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:iconvaelto:
Vaelto Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member
great effect
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:iconyumiko-matsumoto:
Yumiko-Matsumoto Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll just say one thing ... Awesome
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Did you paint that many stars by hand! o.O
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:iconcuchulainnssickbed:
CuchulainnsSickbed Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this is painted but can you believe that the bright white milky center is actually a black hole? :D
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:iconjackbosworth:
JackBosworth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
may I use this as a background to one of my works (non-commercial). Thanks! understand if not
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:iconm-angel05:
m-angel05 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. How's you get this image?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I painted it, mostly using textures and custom brushes
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:iconaust1nrulesall:
Aust1nrulesall Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Amazing! I spend quite a while on NASA's astronomy pic of the day and I could barely tell the difference between your painting and their pictures. Good job!

Also, is this for Novus Aeterno?
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:iconmirk217:
Mirk217 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
:wow: :love: :squee:
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:iconstiw93:
stiw93 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Photographer
ooo this is beatiful!I like to space)
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:icongalaxyfriday:
GalaxyFriday Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Wow! :love:
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:iconsinfultemplar:
SinfulTemplar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like very much! great job...
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconhabatchii:
Habatchii Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says;

very well...
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:iconastrodisiac:
astrodisiac Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
This takes me to another place.
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:iconthealmosthalfdead:
Thealmosthalfdead Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
WHAT program did you use you make this its beaut man
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
All Photoshop, and a lot of time
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:iconthealmosthalfdead:
Thealmosthalfdead Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Thats insane dude what version like
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
CS4 I use, also a Wacom A5 wide graphics tablet
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:iconthealmosthalfdead:
Thealmosthalfdead Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Kool thank ya for that man :D:D
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:iconjorgeelmuerte:
jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I can see my house from here...

Well, not really.

Awesome work nevertheless :).
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Looks greatly made and incredible !! The colours and realism jsut cut my breath !! :wow:
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:iconesk6a:
esk6a Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW man this is awesome!
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:iconenslavedbydragons:
enslavedbydragons Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Wow...that's amazing. Looks like the real deal, looks like an actual NASA image. Unfrigginbelieveable.
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Toph1001 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
one time more..... AWESOME
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:icontoph1001:
Toph1001 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
its looking awsome .. Keep up the good work !
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:iconlatiran:
Latiran Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow this is an amazing image, brilliant creation here. :thumbsup:
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:iconthealmosthalfdead:
Thealmosthalfdead Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student General Artist
nice one man

just one question, how and what programme did ya use to make this??
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:iconjactan:
jactan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! is beautifull
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:icondazhouhui2004:
dazhouhui2004 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You are really impressing me here. XD But, anyways...

This is astounding. I have known for some time that people can draw galaxies in art and all, but it never occurred to me to look at their work directly. This really brings home the difficulty of that task and just how extraordinary their work is. :dance: It makes me absolutely wishful that I might be able to reach this level one day. ^^;
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FinalChara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the game Mass Effect. ^^ really nice
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:icongeo8772:
Geo8772 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Breath taking. That looks like a photo of a real galaxy! I've never seen work and skill like it!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it did take a long time
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Cygnus-A Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I like this very much, just one thing I'd like to mention, speaking as an amateur astronomer. The galactic center piece is just a tad too light - speaking mainly about the black hole that hypothetically inhabits the center of many galaxies. If I were to say one thing, it's the gaseous compounds in the middle should circle in a bit more, that or attempt to bar it out into a barred spiral galaxy.

Over all, very good job. Quick question, how did you develop the image? I actually want to start working on such feats. but don't have the necessary tools to begin work.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah its quite an old image now I would probably do some things differently next time round, as for its creation it was mostly a series of layers using textures and dots for the stars, took a while laying them in the right order to give the right effect
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:icondobriykot:
dobriykot Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Your fantasy and imagination is awesome!
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:iconnovaric:
novaric Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
It is very realistic, wow :) :+fav:
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:iconnovaric:
novaric Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
It is very realistic, wow :) :+fav:
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:iconexperiment720:
Experiment720 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
This is the most realistic galaxy art ive ever seen, it could be a photo from hubble for how realistic it looks. Fantastic.
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:iconbigmanhaywood:
bigmanhaywood Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
seriously dude, this is AWESOME. You don't have a wallpaper version of this do you? (Please say yes!) :)
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Anekeen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
If you are interested for a wallpaper version of this galaxy, stay tuned to caellestia.com .We have several more wallpapers already in place.Or you can write on facebook.com/caellestia wall and ask for a wallpaper, you'll have to tell us your screen resolution :)
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:iconxeonplz:
xeonplz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
the most amazing painting that it puts hubble to shame ;)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Galaxies are hard to do. Very nice work.
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:icona-real-shame:
A-Real-Shame Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
This one is by far my favourite. I can barely tell the difference between this, and an actual galaxy. for someone who spends a lot of time on hubblesite.org, that says a lot. congrats man, you are a jem :)
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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:icona-real-shame:
A-Real-Shame Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
no, thank YOU for making the awesome stuff :)
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:iconnightcom:
nightcom Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Inspiring art.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconcstx:
cstX Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
awesome :)
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:iconthevoiceofdoom:
thevoiceofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The detail in this picture is threatening to consume my soul...and I'm threatening to enjoy it. :D

Really great work, as usual.

:+fav:
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