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A Forlorn Light by ChrisCold A Forlorn Light by ChrisCold
A simple wallpaper.

I haven't done any space artworks recently so this one was quite fun to do i think.
I still like the genre, and if i'll ever buy prints they'll definitely be about space.
To me space art of all genres has the most aesthetic value and beauty. Unfortunately most of the great old-school space artists aren't active anymore, so you usually see crappy pieces like this one.


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:icondrewevans:
drewevans Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
great lighting. Such an ominous glow in empty space.
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:icondazzyjai:
dazzyjai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Don't put yourself down, this caught my eye and it makes a great wp. I am a great admirer of your art and have been introduced to it by an internet friend of mine on another site. CG painting, magic!!!
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whitecranedesign Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Kick. Ass.
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:iconlithium2:
LiThiuM2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Great!! it's been a while since I don't see a good space wallpaper!
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
simply beautiful, love the lighting.
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:iconraininlights:
RainInLights Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
soothing.
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:iconcazador-n:
Cazador-N Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Thanks for giving us a nice wallpaper. Was looking for a replacement for a while.
Your style makes your spacescapes stand out from the rest.
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:iconking-o-fools:
King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is really engaging, and I like it a lot. The only thing I'd have to critique on this is the pillar of light that only goes up is not realistic of any actual stars, if you had another pillar of light in the other direction as well you could make it a quasar, or instead of a pillar of light, have one or two large solar flares coming off the star. But overall I really like it.
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Deep space feel rendered well.
Good job mate.
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:iconthunderinmydreams:
ThunderInMyDreams Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I really love this. There is a great lonely beauty about space paintings. Don't know if that makes any sense, but that's the way I feel about them. There is something incredibly lonely about space, yet there is so much beauty in it.

This picture is awesome and I think it'll be my new wallpaper.
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So if this is crappy, my gallery is teh awesome?
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Well.... we could argue about that
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha
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:iconeonari:
Eonari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Awe inspiring as always. ;)
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:iconradulfgreyhammer:
RadulfGreyhammer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
God. I hate seeing crappy pieces like this one.

Ha. Very marvelous piece you made here. That blue color you have going on there is so wonderful.
Although painted superbly, the nebula to me for some reason seems boring. Perhaps if it were more wicked and withering with more highlights? However if the mood of the picture is supposed to be forlorn, I suppose it fits rather well. I'm not as drawn to it as I'd like to be.

You're planets seem kind of lame, texture wise; lighting and shading is perfect however. From what my inexperienced eyes see it looks almost like a poorly distorted texture. Almost. Maybe if it was more distinguished or something. Even if the texture isn't that great the overall effect of it is.

Oh gosh those lights are so fantastic. As are the lens flares. Very very nice picture you have here. Very nice.
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:iconsturman:
Sturman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
Purdy.
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:iconjourdy288:
Jourdy288 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very good! Bottom part seems a little too... uniform, but excellent work.
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signuspl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
beautiful!
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killmachine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
well, im no expert in art and im no expert in space but this looks really awsome. i also cant express professionally what i like about it because 1 im no artist and 2 english is not my native language. :)

all i can say is that i love the glow and the detail on the planet in the front. it just looks extremely huge. the whole scene looks really big. never seen anything like this before. when you look at the different planets the scale of the scene must be enormous. :)

and well, i already said it to one of you last images... usually i have to naked women on my desktop, but now its this piece of art substituting another piece of art made by you. (this one actually: [link] )
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Your english isn't that bad at all and you expressed yourself quite good, compared to the other people who just type "omg it's awesome" :D

thank you for your support :)
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CosmicRamble Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
It first appears as a dark region of space with only a small flaring light to keep the darkness away. As your eye catches the surrounding area around that small beacon of light, the darkness of space is revealed to contain pinpricks of other light and warmth.
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:iconfleegle:
fleegle Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I like it.
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:iconzookinator-hedgie:
zookinator-hedgie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
wow...this blew my freekin mind!
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:iconflumine:
flumine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
If this is a crappy peace than I don't think I can handel looking at a good one
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Haha, thank you :)
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UltimaCenturion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Excellent! I love it all!
Technically, moons don't orbit so close to their planets, unless they're on a collision course. Of course, who said collisions in space are a bad thing (from a distance)? (And besides, me being nitpicky about science is me being dumb.)
Anyways, its not terrible! Its great! Keep up the good work. :3
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconbrokenglassphotos:
brokenglassphotos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome work, I love space art!
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:iconthe-dogfather:
The-Dogfather Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Zomg - nice wallpaper dude.
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:iconfillchiam:
Fillchiam Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice. One of the cooler spacescape pics I've seen. :)
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:iconnocturalmindz:
NocturalMindz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
This is really cool! Space has always interested me. Great work! Do you mind if I save this to my computer?
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Sure, go ahead
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:iconnocturalmindz:
NocturalMindz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconmmbwy:
MMBWY Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great work!
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:iconnarlth:
Narlth Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconbloodlore:
bloodlore Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love Wallpapers that are dark and have cold colors as they don't hurt the eyes. I'll be using this one :D Thank you very very much

:+fav:
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TheFuntard Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't begin how amazing this wallpaper is! It makes me feel sort of calm in a way.
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:iconthe-stupid-blond:
the-stupid-blond Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
WOW!!!! It's so cool, I love how you made it. :)
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AndromedaCollision Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you call this a crappy piece? you did an amazing job :)
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Very nice, I like how you have stuck with a cold set of colours, there is also a lot of contrast in this which i find very appealing to the eye. I also like your sense of perspective.
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:iconaartious:
Aartious Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That is sexy! XD
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:iconcleaveice:
cleaveice Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Is this a drawing? it's awesome!!!
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Thank you :)
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:iconcleaveice:
cleaveice Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
OMG ...you're a subject to my envy..
SUch painting ^-^ ...

you're welcome
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:iconcilios:
cilios Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Another amazing piece :worship:
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Thanks :D
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:iconcilios:
cilios Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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volcomman1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work!. :)
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:iconavantgarda:
Avantgarda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
simple, but moody. I like the tones a lot! lovely work! :clap:
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work.........
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