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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 voilà. ;-)

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. 
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:iconanniebear12:
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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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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:iconerikshoemaker:
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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:iconerikshoemaker:
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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:iconerikshoemaker:
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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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate it :)
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:iconc0rwyn:
c0rwyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Niice!! 
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:iconcheremhett:
Cheremhett Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
It's divine!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
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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:iconenhar:
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 General 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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cherrystar5996 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My brother wishes to use this picture as a cover photo for one of his songs that he made. He will give you full credit, as well as a link to this original picture in his description. Thanks. C:
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular! I love depictions of black holes. Since they really are invisible, everyone imagines them differently. Especially like how the rings came out. Dashing.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you man! Yes and i feel like they have not been done to death yet in space art, that gave me some freedom 
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Stryata Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is how my mind feels after anything interrupts my normal daily pattern of living...
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ChristianMarin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
This here sir is dope as heck!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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ChristianMarin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
P.s. I made an account just so i could tell how amazing and beautiful is your artwork. Definately going to check ur other stuff!
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maly40 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love it, it inspired me for my F&Q work! Wink/Razz 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! What's F&Q?
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:iconmaly40:
maly40 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Physics and Chemistry (in Spanish Física y Química, F y Q)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah cool! :-)
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
i am completely in love with your space scene art!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
i still think meltdown is my favorite... the colors and... everything...
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premapoojitan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Very nice!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Gariandos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The black hole: An entity so powerful, not even light can escape from its near infinite gravitational pull.
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AUTODECEPTITRON Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
This song starts playing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZS9KE…
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MobiusWing Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Wow o_o simply amazing...love the colors, the blurry effect, the light, the darkness...everything XD great job!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thank you very much, glad you like it :D
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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