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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:…

As usual, thanks for stopping by! :-)

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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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soluti0ni9e Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Dude, this is fantastic! 
Raze-Two Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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. ;)
SolidGx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
Impressive *^*
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
QuGhZx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Awesome piece of ART!
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
Inupoutdown Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Literally a work of cosmic proportions! I love the depth and detail :)
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it :)
c0rwyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
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