Thanks a ton kire, I'm so glad you like it, and again thanks for the feature. But to be honest I think this is the only one in my gallery I can consider worthy enough of compliments. Everything else seems lackluster in comparison!
Looks REALLY great man, honestly. Really, I don't know, soothing? It reminds me of the season of Autumn...
There is one thing bugging me about it and that's the edges of the nebula... as it stands it makes it look kinda like a flat texture of the stars in the back. If you added a layer of complexity there, for instance different layers coming out and stuff, I think it would help.
Rofl, yeah I know what you mean, but I just couldn't stop! It was like unwrapping a christmas present. It kept getting better and better, I had to keep peeling away at the shroud hiding it in the blank canvas Hmm that sounds pretty good I'll have to remember that
Well although it still looks "fractally" in some spots. The overall shape is pretty realistic and reminiscent of a supernova explosion that has sent bubbles of gas emitting out the equatorial regions and jets of it around the poles, a bit like a visible magnetic field pattern, and that coupled with the very natural colour choice makes this a pretty good nebula attempt
Thanks that's what I was thinking, too. Massive expansion a la the central star shedding shedding outer shells, then pulling gas back in at the poles, combined with the other gravitational effects of new stars.
I wasn't really sure what to do about how it still looks fractally in some places.
Thanks mang, yea the colors went through so many different phases as I added new flames and kept trying new blending modes...it was quite an evolution! I learned a lot about Color Dodge and Hard Light though, that's for sure hahaha.