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Exogenesis by MacRebisz Exogenesis by MacRebisz
Spacefaring creatures come to a forming system to put seeds of life.

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Part of The Luminarium Exhibit - Genesis, go see all pieces of it here: [link]

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Given 2009-09-23
Exogenesis by *Voyager212

Suggester said: How can I resist and not suggest this piece. This is one of the best space scenes that I have ever seen. The details and the colors really stand out and make me a bit jealous. The rest of this artist's gallery is as cool as this piece. Check it out!
Also suggested by =thiagochackal ( Suggested by aRchAng3lZz and Featured by taenaron )
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While DD award might be an eloquent reason not to give any other review I'll take this challenge and show people a different point of view.

A big thump up on the painting technique - the creatures look interesting and the young solar system is portrayed well enough to give that right impression of depth. The whole piece is much more detailed that one would expect from the preview - small details here and there put a lot to the overall outcome.

Nice perspective and pleasant lighting give an epic proportions to the tale displayed in this piece and the subtle beams of light emanating from the centre of the system only support it.

In my eyes it would be one of the best pieces in a long while if it weren't for the colors. It even prevented me from faving this piece. I like soft colors, I like when the painting has that good traditional feel (both applies for this piece as well) but it is the color combination that just doesn't stand out (this is where I really don't agree with the DD suggester). That body-color purple with yellow make me weep - it's only my personal opinion and maybe most of the people will disagree with me but I just can't get over this.
It is a well deserved DD, I'm glad that this piece recieved it and I think that my "star-budget" will only support it. There is just one personal problem that will prevent me from placing this picture among my favourites and lower the overall personal impact a bit. Everything else is just OK.
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The concept and composition of this image are top notch; dynamic and interesting. Well done.

Having said that, I'm having trouble with the lighting. The dust ring is very thick and some of those clouds are significantly deeper than the moonlets; therefore, I'd expect there to be more contrast in the shadows of that cloud or I'd expect them to be much darker as a whole, as the background stars would show through. This is evident in the top sections of the cloud which are clearly backdropped by the starfield (and yet almost none of them get through).

Similarly, the moonlets don't cast shadows on the plane either meaning that none of them have planar orbits. I might expect this from one or two moonlets, but not all of them.


As for the mood of the piece, I don't really get a sense of what you're going for here. Is supposed to be wondrous, as a foreign species passes (in awe or lazily) through the system during it's birth or is it that the species has initiated the creation of the system? I don't see either being implied by the mood of the piece (though the name implies the former rather than the latter).

However, to pick up on the details, they are in abundance. The work that you've done on the central star is... well.. stellar; very nicely done. Similarly, the foreground cruft adds some element of depth (Although they seem to curve up out of the plane of the disk; breaking from the perspective of the rest of the piece and so, seem awkward).

All in all, it's a really good image but it could benefit from some more contrast and detail in the cloud and the fixing of some lighting and perspective foibles.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a damn gobsmacking image!!! Epic is!
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pedro8999 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Its a shame that the resolution is 1600 x 800, why didnt you put it in .... i dont know, 1920x720?... or bigger, because this is amazing!
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EvgenyaLittleBird Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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archmsx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I don't like medusas, in fact I hate them. Still this paint is AMAZING - keep it up!
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archmsx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I almost forget...
The only thing I miss in the picture is a starfighter chasing them and blasting them to ashes, fuck yeah!! xD
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work....
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
COOL!
I love it...
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MayaVogrin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Hope you don't mind for this feature [link] :love: :D
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RizarLogic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
An amazing idea and scene; not so sure about the biological looking tentacles in space. It would be interesting to see them made of something better for propulsion over such great distances.

Added -
Varieties of SF Experience | [link]
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Outstanding!!! =D
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sesameK Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I love this so much:D I've done a traditional painting that based on this amazing piece:) I've kept almost every elements u put on the space scene, I've only changed the colours n some little stuff, hope u won't take offence, lol

Since it was based on your amazing drawing, i think i should let u know that:) Please take a look here, so much appreciated:)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconsecretplz: I approve

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Regulus36 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
I had to go thru 14 pages of comments to get here XD Seriously you know i love this pic, amazing! had to add it to my favs ;)
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joeyshanks Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Reminds me of the finale of Mass Effect 2
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Karamvir-rivmark Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thanks for the pic. pretty cool
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! appreciate it
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ElSohnSchon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome :D
i use it as desktop of my school's pc xD

you counsent ? xD
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kray1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Awesome!!
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Sniper115A3 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Digital Artist
This is truly breathtaking. I love it :love::love: :love: :love: . Thanks very much =D
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it's me to thank you :D thanks!
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Karlie67 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I'm lost for words...this is amazing! :heart:
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djyerba Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Great!!
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guitarcraze Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing detail! :D
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GuruPoet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Can't say anything that the above critiques don't... But this is fantastic. :D
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very beautiful ^^ I love the design of the giant jellyfish creatures <3
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holyghost42 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
simply awesome mang!
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ChillofDepression Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Brilliant idea!
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Kazytc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wow this is very transcending and alluring, great voyage for the viewer, lovely compisition too, fabulous, well done, love it!
Hugs,
Kaz xx
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eimmascaine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Photographer
That's awesome. I love the glow :D
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AcrylicThing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
super
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reyrey78921 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
cool
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Sohmma Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
wow definitely mesmerizing
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BeepBeep22 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Amazing! I love it :clap:
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PlutoniumTangent Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, this is amazing... Kindve reminds me of the Matrix in a weird way...
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WesaAda Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Ooooo, I really like this! It's just. . . so pretty! I'm sorry, I'm really lame. But the giant space jellyfish are freaking sweet, dude.
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The-Port-of-Riches Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Something of interest here...
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animallover1990 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amasing and i feel like im in a space ship watching it all happen
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:popcorn:
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great.
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Renrag242 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
I'm no expert, but without a doubt the best picture I have ever seen.
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Y-F-S Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
This artwork has been featured in my journal: [link] :blackrose:
Please let me know if you wish to have it removed.
Thank you. :heart:
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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Rahzizzle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You are a god. /Bow
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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digitalinkrod Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Really enjoy the atmosphere:clap:
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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digitalinkrod Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:headbang:
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GuadianAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
A really nice work, though i think there's a problem with the big-main thingy's main engine for it's halo looks odd - they might wanna have it check just to be sure, you know they, would not like to crash into a newly born star just because of an engine fault
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