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The Volcano by Ov3RMinD The Volcano by Ov3RMinD
Finally I found the time to make something new. It really was a pleasure to work on this one. Some parts turned out even better than I had planned originally. Something I tried to achieve is that there clearly is a huge distance between the planets and the nebula. I don't know if this setup is actually realistic at all. I think at that distance not very much of the nebula's light would actually reach those two planets but anyways. At least it looks cool.
I hope you like it as much as I do.

Comments are very welcome - as always.

Credit to:
- ~mr-texture
I used two of his textures for the surface of the left planet.
- and to the person who made the texture I used for the right planet. I don't remember where I took it from. If someone recognizes it - which I doubt - PLEASE tell me.
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Katastract Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really like the warped texture in the background and the flow from central light graduating to dark. must have taken a long time. good work :)
cosoko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I love the lights in the center. Very mysterious!
chris-illustrator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you fully paint everything (except the textures for the planets of course)? Because the nebula looks absolutely amazing and superrealistic, so did you paint the nebula as well or is that a real picture that you just photoshopped in?
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The nebula is entirely painted. I did use custom brushes that I made myself but I did not use any existing pictures for it.
cacysunlee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome !
KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Hello! I've given this piece a feature over here -> [link]
cling17 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's not a word I use often ;)
Sabrina3333 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
oh how do I buy these beautiful prints? I'm ready. Could you please email me at

Julia-Riley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been featured here [link] :D
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, really appreciated.
TJUArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAMMIT! every time I think I'm happy with my standard of nebulae, you put me down :X

lol only joking I would say you inspire me to be better ;p, Anyway, amazing piece, I'm loving the colours and the amount of detail is astounding ;)
Tawadi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What program do you use for these? Theyre really pretty.
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only Photoshop, and thanks. :)
NPCburnsy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, your gallery is incredible. Glad I found it =) Beautiful =)
heraclas Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
really love this one
darkpeter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Great planets, nice textures. Nebula looks absolutely gorgeous...

Amazing space art!:)
mr-texture Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
This is a bit late lol, but of course I approve, and amazing piece! :)
irmax-comix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome. :D
GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Great nebula, but I think those planets could use a little more as others were saying. :D :+fav:
mike846 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
how did you do that lighting effect??? what's your secret??? you're so great!! please give me some tips....


Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What tips do you want?
mike846 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
about how you make those incredible lightings... coz i've been searching in the net for those cool nebula styles but still yours is very different...
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use mainly custom brushes for the nebula shapes. Mostly on layers with linear dodge mode or with linear dodge brush settings to get a "glowing" effect.
mike846 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
thnx... it helped a lot...
STEALTHYFART Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
To get a comment from Gucken... :O

To get a comment from Gucken telling you that you are a master of nebulae... :O x2

To draw a nebulae that makes me feel as if I am there... :O xinfinity

You sir, are incredible.

Thank you. :)
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I do my best. :)
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvelous nebula, freggin' amazing.

Really dull planets though :-p
Majishan-N Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
I'm not an expert on space or neblua art, but I can tell you worked very hard on this picture. :clap: It is amazing. It's like I can actually see it through a window. How do you do these kind of art? Because your art can be great inspiration for those who wanted do Sci-fiction and because God knows I can't. :)
Nuukeer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
The nebula is reeeally very beautiful, but I would spend some more time on those planets! :)
The star fields are totally awesome!
d1git Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know im tooting the horn again but holy shit that nebula is awesome. looks like an ethereal ghosty spiderweb.
dnb-nOise Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
What an amazing nebula...cheers man!
LordMunchkin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
beautiful but I wonder if our minds not untethered by reality could it not be better... to do so would be inhuman but if that is such the price, I would pay....

Famous Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
i've been out of the digital art scene for a long time but since the last time i've seen your work you've improved so much it's incredible.
Famous Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
and by that i mean, this is amazing.
cchomikk Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nebula = !wow!
Elskovsmaskinen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Butifull. Gotta love space art^^
tigaer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
that nebula looks great man, like fire in zero gravity - great job :)
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hence the name - thanks man. :)
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not you best planet work, but the nebula is, as usual, masterfully done. Did you intend for it to be reminiscent of fractal-based nebulae? Either way, very impressive. I also notice a couple of layer edges around the large star immediately above the larger planet, just pointing it out so you can clean it up ;)
Any chance your next will be sooner than this was in comparison to the one that preceded it?
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell... how could that happen... *fixing*. Thanks for pointing that out.
And no, I absolutely don't like fractal-based nebulae. They look too artificial for my liking.

I really hope I can do more stuff in the near future but I wouldn't count on that. I have a lot of half-done pirctures on my hdd and they all want to be finished. :/
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I don't love the fractal nebulae, but some of those plumes you have in there are very reminiscent of them. I also hear about never having any time. I've been meaning to do a nebula for a while but even my last attempt ended up not really being a nebula at all, and now I have no time again... Sigh...
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Damn I just did what Lotay and Synax did... awesome work here, though i think the planets could use more work, or they are just too big.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks really nice, the shading on the planets is a bit poor, I think a better sense of depth would have been acheived if the shadows were darker and a bit bluer, but the nebula looks fantatsic! :D
Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
nice! love the nebula!
synax444 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
I just did what Lotay did... such a great piece.
Lotay Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*brain assplodes from awesomeness*
Sharingan-Culte Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Very beautiful ! Nice shadows on the planet and what a nebula oO !
goodforn0thing Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The nebula is very genial but the planets sucks a little bit (:
Ragebringer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
WoW, I'm speechless O_O
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