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Golgen by hoevelkamp Golgen by hoevelkamp
Hi @ all.

Long time since my last vertical picture. I was working on this gas giant, put some rings around it and flipped it around, just to see how it was looking. And this was the best looking angle. So I stayed with it and gave it some subtle background and some moons.

This new (for me) technique to create gas giants is working pretty well. This one is definitely the best gas giant I ever created.

Enjoy the view.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Come on, you can give us a hint so we know what direction to go in?
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Digital Artist
I assume you're talking about the technique? OK. A hint.

Gas Giants have layered, stretched clouds. :D
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking for!
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synax444 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Damn thats awesome... this was my favorite texture from your dA present :D Love it m8!
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks synax, actually it's the new improved texture. I put some more work into it to get rid of the repetitive patterns in it. It worked. :D
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Lotay Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That planet texture is just to die for man, but iunno, someone about the planet itself still bugs me.... :(
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. About the planet? Not the little moon? Speak your mind my friend. :nod:
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Lotay Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iunno, it just feels slightly flat/fake, I can't put my finger on it.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Digital Artist
It's a perfect sphere in 3ds max, it doesn't get more round than that. So it's the texture. But I kinda like it, so I leave it as it is. But thanks for the critique. Again something I have to be more careful about in the future. :)
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Lotay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it may be the lack of an atmosphere on the upper edges, or i'm just high
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Reno-s--Brain Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, this is cool! :wow: I love space pics :XD:
Good job buddy. ;P
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :D
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Reno-s--Brain Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: My pleasure. ;P
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Sostopher Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
My only crit is the moon. WTF? It looks like a marble not a planet. But I guess that is just my opinion.

Brilliant work on the gas giant.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Well, maybe I change the moon. But I really need to know why it looks like a marble to you. Because it's based on Io which looks similar to this. Doesn't it look right because there's no atmosphere?
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Sostopher Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
No, it's not the atmosphere. It's the texture, the colours just don't ... work. It's hard to explain. But I think it is to do with the red, it looks too fake. It is a brilliant piece I'm just not happy with the moon. But if that is the way you like it then so be it. You made it. You are the one that makes the decisions when it comes to that so, I'm not trying to have a go at you. I'm merely critiqueing.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Digital Artist
Hey man, no worries. I love getting critiques, I sometimes just wish they were more specific. Actually this one came out right like I intended. So I just leave it as it is. But thanks a lot for clearing it up. :)
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Sostopher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Well there you go. :) Sorry for not being specific enough ;)
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anda02 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Awesome, I almost thought the super tiny moon was a large star lol.
Very nice work.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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ForsakenGeti Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
whoa.. the small planet is a little iffy but the focus is making me drool.. wonderful work :D
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
What exactly is iffy about the small planet? Is it something I could easily change? Is it because it has no atmosphere? Other than that, thanks a lot. :D
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ForsakenGeti Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
no i think its how the texture appears. not very aesthetic. but dont worry,. the pic is still awesomeness^30
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop making me jealous with your superiror gas giants :crying: This sure is a very natural, yet dramatic scene, I can tell it would be huge, perhaps bigger than Jupiter itself :wow:
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   Digital Artist
I do this intentionally to piss you off. mwuahaha... Thanks buddy. You noticed the improvements in the cloud maps? No more visible repetitions. Well... no more if you don't look very closely. ;)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was hard for me to spot the repetivness even on the stock ones, so I can safely say I can't see any here (besides, Jupiter gets "patterns" in it's storms and swirls anyway)

If you ever make a tutorial on this, I won't be complaining lol. Next time I do space art (which may be a while) I might try this anyway :)
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
A tutorial? Hmmm... not in the near future I'd say. I want to enjoy my "superior" technique a little longer, before I give all my secrets away. ;)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, same reason why I havn't made tutorails yet (well, that and I can't seem to take screenshots on my laptop :confused:) I might need to install all my programs on the home computer for that.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
I use a little program for screenshots called "Ashampoo Magical Snap". For that one you would've to pay, but there are similar programs as freeware on the net. You might wanna try that.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the home PC can take screenshots. But my windows XP laptop can't. It's never connected to the internet though, so I don't think I'll be downloading anything onto it anytime soon (unless the program can be saved to a USB or disk and tranferred over to install) :plotting:
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Maybe try this one. Download with your home pc, save to usb device and install on the laptop. I see no reason why it shouldn't work.
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Star-one Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
awesome!
loving the texture!
just the rings seem to just stop at the bottom.
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :) The rings don't stop, they just vanish in the shadow of the gas giant. As seen on many Saturn photos. ;)
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Star-one Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
aaaaah of course!

silly me!
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hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Digital Artist
:D
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