This piece of art, like all others, are only an illusion. Light as YOU see it does not exist in the universe itself. It is only an instance of electromagnetic waves that expand similar to soundwaves. Light is only there as a wave. But it is our brain and body which is fascinating enough that it can capture these waves through the eye and transform them into images like these. I kinda found this fascinating. There are so many things in the world that seem obvious and uninteresting because we encounter them in everyday life, but as soon as you start reflecting and get to think about it deeply you realize in what a complicated but fascinating universe we live in. We are technically nothing more than a mixture of hydrogen and carbon which is capturing the wavelengths of the universe through a complex medium (the eye) and turning these wavelengths into images. We are so to speak the universe observing itself, because the hydrogen and carbon that we are made out of is are a part of the universe. And we are also waves. This thought seems so eerie and shocking to me... really cool somehow (:
I've used Adobe Photoshop CS4, as always.
I apologize if the texture of the big planet is a bit distorted or blurred. I do not know why this is. I made the original texture 10000x20000 pixels (yes you read that right) and turned it into an enhanced 3D-sphere so that it would look sharp if I resized it later to 10% of it's original size. Because of unknown reasons this idea to complete a detailed and high quality texture has not been successfully rendered. This kinda disappoints me because I spent around 1/3 more time than usual because of heavy lagging resulting from the large canvas.
I've used a few textures by sirius-sdz.deviantart.com/
. I've enhanced and modified them heavily.
I hope you like it (: Comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.