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The Foundry Docks by Shimmering-Sword The Foundry Docks by Shimmering-Sword
The result of tonights LiveStream. Though I should start to expand my space art subject matter. Definitely going to be needing orbital structures for my story.

A Massive foundry shipworks and service station for the Star Protectorate fleet. Various sized ships are in for resupply, including a massive flagship.
Having been expanded in pieces over many decades, this station is nothing elegant, but it's power and importance cannot be understated.
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
did you really imagine this? ...or have you been there? :3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just a bunch of grey blocks in a purple space :)
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Vitaloverdose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Nice pic :)

But it looks a bit odd because things dont fade out in space . Fading only happens in an atmosphere ;)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
With a little space dust and the "rule of cool" I think we can make it work :D
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AshRandom Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Perhaps it's cheating to draw it that way, but for whatever reason I love that the spacestation fades out. It makes me feel like it's so colossal it goes on forever. :heart:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yea if I had the time I would define it more instead of fading so much, but atmosphere is nice :)
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Archie621 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
What brush settings so you use for the stars...Cos this is awsome, I like the colours used...stars facinate me...awsome
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like for this one I just used my small round brush with size and opacity control on, pretty messy.
When I want it nicer, I turn off the opacity control, so i always lay solid stars, but of different sizes. Then I use a soft brush on overlay mode and brush in some glow around the bigger ones, you can see this effect on the near purple star (sun) on this one.
Never use pure white stars (add a little color) and never use pure black space, things look more alive this way :)
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Archie621 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student General Artist
How do you put it on overlay mode?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Just as layers have a blending mode chosen at the top of the layers menu, brushes blend mode can be changed from the top middle of the screen (where your active tools options are).
And if you don't know, overlaying is neutral (has no effect) at middle grey, and will add light/dark/color depending on how your chosen color moves away from that middle grey.
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