Starchild 2 by Rykk ()
Apophysis 1 -- Apophysis 2b15 -- Ultrafractal 3.02
Hi, y'all! I got messing around with this "old friend" the a other day and decided to see if I couldn't make it a little better. This is one of the very first flames I ever made - the 15th to be precise - and I never found one like it again. I mainly worked on the bright star that is the starchild's destination. I added a masked flame behind it for more rays and color - it's actually the background flame for my "Lost in Space, Too" image with the big orange "star" situated behind the original UF star. I also added some SFBM "clouds" around the star, too, and repositioned the starfield so that the two bright stars near the big guy aligned with one of the rays to give it a sorta lens flare vibe.
Here's a link to the original image: http://www.renderosity.com/viewed.ez?galleryid=392594&Start=55&Artist=Rykk&ByArtist=Yes - If you'd like to compare - let me know if this is an improvement or not, ok? It's starting to grow on me some. I think the new version makes the star seem closer and the starchild is closer to her destination. Hmmm - maybe I should call this version "Friday" since that is very close to the weekend - the best destination! lol
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this tweak and also for all of the wonderful support y'all have given me for so long on my works!
Image Comments (75)
This is a great improvement, Rick. I like it how you let the long 'border' of that flame fade more into space. When I looked at your first image, I had the sense of seeing two images, you did away with that in your latest one. A gorgeous alternation!! V
Magnificent Rick! I'm especially fond of the stars! Very realistic and Sci-Fi at the same time. The nebula is perfectly lit by your brightest star and the Starchild is absolutely awesome! Perfect transparency within the bubble. Spheres are your forte...you keep doin em if you wanna!!!