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Black Hole by ErikShoemaker Black Hole by ErikShoemaker
I initially created this piece to keep the classic space spirit alive because a certain person named ^Shue13 kept complaining about how the space art scene is dying. :-P
Of course I always have to bring about some kind of apocalypse, so I complemented the at first quite simple scene with a black hole - et voilą. ;-)

It is also my third and final contribution to The Luminarium: Illuminate V. See the full exhibition here: theluminarium.net/v3/exhibits.…

As usual, thanks for stopping by! :-)


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This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission. 
Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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Youi have the blurred lines on the ring going toward the black hole, but its not focused to the middle of the blackhole. It looks more like its going to the top of the hole. The color clashing is pretty good, but you could have used a different (more warm colors) would have been a better look in my opinion. The black hole would have stretched the planets ends, instesad of just breaking it all. The blur effects were very well done and the rotation and background looks amazing! the rings are starting to stretch there at a few inches up from 3/4 from right to left. the ring coloration is well done as well :D
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From my perspective, being interested in astrology, physics, and the science-fiction fan that I am, I have to say this is stunning, incredible work.

The colors are surreal, but are very fitting if you consider that you are trying to express space-time distortion, intense gravity and energy at work. Based on what we know about singularities, this is a very accurate depiction. You have the distortion of the event horizon, that warping of literally space, time, matter, light, everything, with the dark center of the black hole itself from which nothing escapes. You managed to make the center almost look a little like a globe, a reminder of the remnant that was a star once.

The entire piece gives the feeling that you are pulled in, that there is no escape, and I really love the overall distorted feeling of the picture, I couldn't have come up with a better picture in my mind of what the proximity to a black hole would be like.

I am impressed and in awe and I cannot really find anything to fault this, as much as I like to give constructive advice or suggestions. This should be at the very least a cover for an astrophysics book, or maybe even for a new edition of Hawking's "A Brief History of Time". Nice work!
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DragonDragoo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is so beautiful, and scary!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! Well we shouldn't get too close to that one :D
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DragonDragoo Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, you're welcome!
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Aikonni Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
HOLY!! Sh- 
This is amazing! what program?! What technique?!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you! It's all photoshop.. and the technique, hard to explain! It's painted.
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Aikonni Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
;-) you are welcome
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warcommanderfreak Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Damn!!!! This is wonderful, gonna watch you :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate it, thank you! :worship:
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GAM3RG33K2014 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
What did you use to make it? DON'T SAY PHOTOSHOP. What free programs do you use?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well sorry to disappoint you, but I do use Photoshop... :shrug: however, Adobe gives away Photoshop CS2 for free www.redmondpie.com/download-ad…
in my opinion it is just as good, only a few of the newer functions are missing.
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GAM3RG33K2014 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
:( Okay. Thanks anyway. I'll try CS2 :) 
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Madwon Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Judging the distance... 
That planet must still be a fair distance away from the BH to keep it's form and not be spaghetti-fied. 
Wonderful work....exceptional concept !
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it also depends on the size of the black hole. One might not expect it, but if the BH is really big, as in supermassive, then someone can even fall inside before being spaghettified. :-)
Indeed, here the spaghettification is showing only a little. You can see that the planet is starting to fall apart, which I guess would happen to a solid object rather than being distorted.
These are just a few thoughts, actually it's probably not the most realistic BH, at least not since "Interstellar standards". :D Either way, thanks for the nice comment!
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DiscJockeyCandy Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Writer
Black Hole: Pure dead space or trans-dimensional portal? We'll never know.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it would be super cool to find out 8-)
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KelGroMoshk Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i love some good balck holes, awesome
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too :drool: thx
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Gaikier Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Artist
They say that physics does not work in the middle of a black hole.... I want to jump in it... hehehe
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least not the physics we know, and since we can't go inside without getting out again we don't know better. :D
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MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Super cool! The planet looks surreal!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again! :bow:
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GunplaFan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
The Black Holes gonna kills us all in this case
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Notestryder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey. I don't know if this was brought to your attention already, but I found this image being used here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDarZ1…. Was this used with your consent?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for letting me know!
I cannot hunt down every single youtube video, as long as they link back to my page I usually don't mind. But don't tell anyone. ;)
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aeoncat Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2014
WELL Sunburn  sup 1The Big Bang SUP 2Clockwork Super Nova BIG BANG ?
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iaini-diamantia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
stunning!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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aeoncat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
well 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 ad is big year ?Gallery Sunburn universes will die     in all year !? deviantART  HELL NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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soluti0ni9e Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Dude, this is fantastic! 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it :D
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Raze-Two Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh F*CK
IS THAT SATURN?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no it's just some fictional planet. Saturn is made of gas, this one is rock solid. ;)
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SolidGx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Impressive *^*
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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QuGhZx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Awesome piece of ART!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Inupoutdown Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Literally a work of cosmic proportions! I love the depth and detail :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it :)
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c0rwyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Niice!! 
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Cheremhett Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
It's divine!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Enhar Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! So awesome^^" =)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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Enhar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome^^" xD
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XxLOLdudexX Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Oh, wow.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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blakmanta Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Stunning.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Artist
AWESOME IMAGE!!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you once again!
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