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November 24, 2013
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11.5 MB
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 550D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 14, 2013, 2:31:43 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Sensor Size
Texture 430 by Sirius-sdz Texture 430 by Sirius-sdz
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This particular texture is very interesting to look at, as it has the feel of an aged photo of marble. Highly original, this work seems to have a great deal of inspiration, but the overall impact is very different than the second look. From a second-look perspective, it isn't as visually interesting the second time. However, the over-exposure impression that this image conveys also seems to hold one's attention.

Wrapping this image around a NURBS sphere and texture mapping it provided some very interesting results, as it took on a very irregular and unpredictable shape. I expected there to be a more-defined cutoff ("seam") than there was, but instead it took on the shape of a piece of wadded up wastepaper trash, or perhaps something sharp and crystalline. Applying this texture to a backdrop and adding stars also had the effect of giving an impression of lightning.

Overall, this was very well done, it's a very usable and beautiful texture, though I'm docking a point for vision because it doesn't seem to have had a lot of forethought about how the texture would be used, and as I use textures all the time I found this one less than suitable for more than 99% of the projects I would work on. But then again, it's really very beautiful, and so that's the only other place I could possibly have marked it down.
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Aeon-Borealis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for providing such an interesting, multi-colored, and varied texture. 

Used here:
ClaraChio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
good work! nice! :D
Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
thanks :)
xxmissyxx101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
used here:
Hehayo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for this wonderful texture, I love the glow!

I used it as part of my "Emotion" design. I hope you like it. ;)
amethystmoonsong Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for the use of your inspirational resources.
I used this here: "Battle for Medusas Lair" 
Battle for Medusas Lair by amethystmoonsong
Be Blessed. Be Well. Be Happy. :iconbeauroseplz:

SprenklePhotography Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Photographer
Awesome.  I'm currently using these as backgrounds for my character sketches (not posted, just brainstorming help)...I like that you have enough style in your pieces to attribute easy symbolism too.  Vibrant, yet cracked and broken. :D
Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
thanks :) i love to play with colors, gradients, pure elements of "art" like a playful thing.
glad that you appreciate it :D
TheGirlArtLover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Critique my ass. Its awesome, end of the story XD really like the fusion of the strong violet or whatever it is, with the shades of orange, it remind me a storm that when I was a kid.. sure that was a day I cant forget!!
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