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Wavelength by BonusExperiment Wavelength by BonusExperiment
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.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet colors :)
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Pontiacc Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
if i screw up my eyes, i imagine being under water. an ocean somewhere, the sunlight reflecting on the left and the planet seems to be an extragalactic submarine;built by ancient aliens slowly diving to the ground....
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Sadman-New-Order Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Nice work, relaxing green color with some darkness :)
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RCVicuals Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
looks amazing. I hope to get to this level one day!
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop Extended doesn't do a very good job of rendering the round edges of spherical objects. Try either using the spherize filter or a different 3D modeling/rendering program for the planet for smoother results.

Jagged edges aside, this is a fantastic piece; I love the lighting and the colors. Great work!
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Tanoshiix3 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
This is really cool - I always liked this sort of art.

And I also agree with you about the whole light thing being fascinating because of how our eyes work. The only thing I can't really see eye-to-eye with you (oh gosh what a horrible/accidental pun D;) is the idea that we're also wavelengths. Or waves. I mean, you can't touch a wavelength but you can touch a person y'know?

Good work :]
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BonusExperiment Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey there. Thank you for the feedback. I love to get long comments like this where people actually reflect a bit on the art and tell me what they're thinking and feeling. Thanks very much (:

I'm not really keen on this topic, but I've kinda heard that all matter, in it's most essential state, is also made out of waves somehow. I do not really understand how that is, I only know a bit of electromagnetic waves, of which light is a part of.

Have a nice day (:
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pogona2009 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Gorgeous, love the rings.
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BonusExperiment Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^-^
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