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Sirius B by ApoXile Sirius B by ApoXile
Beyond the Frontier II - Centre of Power ends in a couple of hours, so it's time to finally finish work!

I proudly present you "Sirius B", my submission to the contest.

This was quite hard to achieve, because it's actually the first time I seriously tried to do some space related stuff.

Credits: "The last Supernova Tutorial" by =keepwalking07.

Inspirations from: :iconjoejesus: :iconkeepwalking07: :iconmark-s: :iconr3v4n: :iconbaro: :wave:


With a mass nearly equal to the Sun's, Sirius B is one of the more massive white dwarfs known (0.98 solar mass.); it is almost double the 0.5–0.6 solar mass average. Yet that same mass is packed into a volume roughly equal to the Earth. The current surface temperature is 25,200 K. However, since there is no internal source of energy generation, Sirius B will steadily cool as the remaining heat is radiated into space over a period of more than two trillion years. [wiki]


Technical Details:

:bulletred: native resolution: 4000x2000 300dpi
:bulletred: program used: Photoshop CS4 only
:bulletred: time: at least 20 hours B-)


now listening to: Joe Satriani - Is There Love in Space

Comments & Criticism are very appreciated! :)

edit: text alignment fixed...
and for anyone wondering: as i promised this is the overhauled version of the piece i uploaded a week ago. i deleted the asteroids and mainly worked on the background.
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osirisawakening Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Such a beautiful planet right ...
johnarcheus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Also, if you ever finish Sirius A, here are some important colours you must use:
Sirus A is covered with white fire and also it has a little bit of blue. Also, some of the flames it makes ends with Gold Fire (Or Something like Gold).
I really hope you finish it. Trust me, if I had the drawing skills you have I would do it, but not all people are special like you.
johnarcheus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Can You Please Do that, if You Can...
Make a Drawing of Sirius A. Sirius B is Blue. Sirius A is White and Brighter!
Please, Do that if You Can. + You will be the first in the Internet to create a Drawing of Sirius A, this beautiful! If you make it, please inform me. I want to use it as WallPaper in my Desktop, and make a Poster for my room.
n3cr0he11 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
hi, may I use this as top graphic in my website? its about Sirius of course :D when this is online, adress should be, but please be sirius, I dont have money to pay for rights :P and THIS IS MOST AMAZING SIRIUS GRAPHIC !!!!
Tha1337er Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used this on me and a friend's wikia, hope you don't mind.

Take the link. [link]
overseer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Great work! I really like the composition and colors!
JonahAruken Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice ^^
JRocKK Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, Looks Like An Enlightened Earth :meditation:
akhimas Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Very nice! Can i use small thumb of this image for my flash game (as mission briefing background)? You will be credited
shurikhein Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing work, one of the best I've ever seen! I look on it and I feel its heat... Tempestuous surface with those fiery eruptions totally blows my eyes into the space enchanted by bright rays of energy... And background is great too - with millions of stars shining quite faintly(but I get shivers when thinking that they can be even hotter than this one!) compared to such powerful fusion reactor...
In fact - brilliant!

...And new, epic wallpaper! :D
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