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Helix Nebula by Lhuin Helix Nebula by Lhuin
Aaand done! Did some colour editing after the stream (which by the way ended quite randomly, sorry about that! My computer and both screens froze really bad, I couldn't do anything for about 10 minutes :< worst lag I've ever had.)

Inspiration for this picture came from the helix nebula en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helix_Ne… , and the way it looks like. I wanted to make a space-themed painting again and I think a roaring big cat or a tiger in this case would fit the picture.
I think the Eye shape of the nebula looks at the same time a bit creepy but really captivating and interesting too..

Not too much to say about this one, it was just one of those pictures where I get the inspiration and start painting straight away and pretty much can't stop until it's done. Started it last night and almost didn't want to go to sleep because of it! But it's a nice and a bit nostalgic feeling, used to be this inspired all the time years ago with everything I did. Not saying I'm not excited or inspired to paint anymore, but it's just really like... really great joy of creating that in a way feels quite overwhelming :D but not in a bad way ofc.

Ok enough rambling! Hope you like it :aww: it might look really blue on some screens but it's meant to have a some greens, reds, oranges and purple colours too. Looks correct on my other monitor but my laptop screen makes it really blue.
(EDIT: made it a bit brighter)

And I noticed this picture works better when viewed full size so please click to see the full thing if you see it smaller!
Also most likely making this another extra print for Tracon too now that I got it done already.

(...ahhaha didn't know there's a Space art-category!)

Painted in PSCS3

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:iconzambiux:
Zambiux Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
What a fantastic piece of art. You are a really big inspiration to me!
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Holly ****!   This is awesome!
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:iconterra01:
Terra01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Awesome! The Star as the Eye looks fantastic!
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:iconvee-kay:
vee-kay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rawr!
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:iconrainponyartist:
RainPonyArtist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Omg.. o_O
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:iconressica88:
Ressica88 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
This is gorgeous :)
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:iconssivo:
ssivo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o-o did you know this is also a example for 'space art' is the categories?
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:iconalliethedog:
Alliethedog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Artist
Wow!! Absolutely amazing.
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:iconjavi-stuff:
Javi-Stuff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh... My... God... It's very Awesome!!!
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:iconjaykat12:
JayKat12 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artist
wow thats WAY better than my art if you look at my art youd see that i would fail i f i tried to do this
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:iconjringt:
JRingt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Very good use of effects! Nice work!
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Katsunogi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hey i came across your drawing on Google when i was doing a little research for my drawing the colors you used really helped come up with my color scheme thanks! 

Here is the drawing : katsunogi.deviantart.com/art/W…
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Konveekou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaah, I know these nebulas that looks like eyes and they're so pretty and scary at the same time ; v ; <3
How od you do that with space art. I mean, OMG, it looks most of times like it is from a photo u v u
I missed the stream damn... but anyway, that just FANTASTIC!
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   General Artist
The Cats eye nebula I see in a form surrounded by a giant Magellanic cloud that makes up the head of the cat. I like the design effect, it looks impressive as an interpretive image, like the way one interprets the horsehead seen in cloud silhouette. :)
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Sodacat1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
That's good! Although I must agree with you, the eye is a bit creepy... especially when it's 9:00pm outside and its dark when you look at it...(DON'T DO IT!!) 
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah yeah wouldn't like to go outside and see a giant eye in the sky staring at me!! 
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Sodacat1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
xD yeah.. 
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:iconmetsus:
Metsus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
It's wonderful!
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Dessins-Fantastiques Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful ! ;)
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Frithsdotter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Awesome! Really cool idea!
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:iconstarfiire:
Starfiire Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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aax21 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Amazing!!
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FuzzyRob Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Very cool, to some degree, it reminds me of the beast opening in the sand of The Lion King.
It looks a bit shallow, like maybe it could use more depth? Or maybe the perspectives a bit off? I'm not too sure what's bugging me.
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, I was actually thinking about the same thing earlier when I was painting it! I was worried I'd overwork some areas or cram too much stuff in but after not looking at it for a while now I went back and tried to emphasize some areas in the foreground and darken some areas on the left.
But yeah for some reason this picture ended up being a bit difficult with the contrast/colour aspects!

Also do you mean this one? 4.bp.blogspot.com/-dJeUf9zk-o4… Haha I thought the same earlier when working on it XD 
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sunnydale20509 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
wooooooowwwwwww!!
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PlatineDragon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Great work :D
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:icondaisukai:
Daisukai Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Wow... ♥_♥
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful !
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Jenkotsu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Hrrrd, just oli vissiin iltalehden tai vastaavan sivuilla näistä avaruusilmiöistä ja juuri tuon kuva sai pienet kylmät väreet + ahdistuspahdistukset aikaan. Saman teki tämä artti (mut siis hyvällä tavalla), joka on aivan mahtavan näköinen ja näyttävä, ihanan voimakkaat värit jne. Ja sopiva elukkakin valittu työhön :---D
Fave+!
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Lhuin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HYHH joo hahaha mietin ihan samaa! XD et samalla aikaa tosi jotenkin pelottava tai outo ja melkeen ahdistava kun tommonen silmä tuijottaa mut myös samalla siisti, jännä kuulla jos se kuvastakin välittyy! Hhihi kiitos!
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Jenkotsu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Juup, kyllä kuvastuu! Muttei onneksi niin räikeästi c: Khih, avaruussysteemit ja asiat osaavat olla joskus todella piinaavia, mutta kauniita.
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Aleclipze Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHH this is so amazing!!! :iconspazattackplz:
It is just.... PERFECT <33 ^-^
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yo1000 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
awesome
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:iconemlis:
Emlis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that's so pretty!
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:iconpouncedashfly:
pouncedashfly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconkitkatnis:
kitkatnis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that's fucking awesome!
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:iconfanbuscus8:
Fanbuscus8 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Epic!
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:iconrazor13:
Razor13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome.
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ninetailedbeast24 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
That is awesome vary cool
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:iconkaykayiscrazy:
Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so pretty! I love the combination of roaring beast and space, it's really cool! =D 
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HeroWolf95 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Holy schmackers that's awesome!
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:iconangry-horse-for-life:
angry-horse-for-life Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh! This is beautiful~
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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:iconsynkey:
Synkey Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh seriously Lhuin you're just purely amazing.
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TangledTabby876 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Digital Artist
do you have any advice or tips on how to make it look so...smooth like this? it's so fantastic!
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:iconurbanredfox:
UrbanRedFox Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa...this is just beautiful!
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:iconnataliecrown:
NatalieCrown Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I swear...I am so happy I stumbled across your art. Amazing!
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WarriorapprenticeKat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Looking very nice!
The way you made the whiskers is so cool the way they just float out, and the eye is literally glowing! :D
very nice job!
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Silvernish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
Wonderfull :)
Animals and the universe together are the best. I wished I could see more draws like that.
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SilverEmeralds Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore this! Any chance you'd be willing to sell it as a mug? I'd feel so powerful starting my day with a cup of tea outta the mouth of a giant space cat!
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