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Very cool, looks like some unlucky spaceship or planet with a civilization on it just got too close and got shredded.

Holy shiiiiiiiit!

Epic, really good.

Beautifully drawn star with excellent lighting on the surrounding debris, looks really vivid and alive.

Love it!

Xaltotun responds:

Thank you. :)

Fascinating, and just plain awesome.

5/5

Xaltotun responds:

Thanks!

You filled the canvas in a complete and interesting manner -- the top left holds the small star, surrounded by a think dust cloud; the lower right, gloomier, dark, but strangely sends a message of safety from the heat and energy of the inferno nearby, finished with a touch of light from what looks like a distant star.
There is also a bit (at least for me) of intrigue in what looks like a hint of artificial impact in the form of metal and scrap (possible a spaceship); the distant star might not be a star, but a hint of life.

To recap:
Excellent use of juxtaposition -- life, death, fire, darkness, danger, safety.
The lively, active upper-half is bathed in inferno; the gloomy, dead lower-half is cold but a comforting escape from the fires beyond its borders (hinting at life in the process).
The darkness stretches up, slightly, into upper field (where the white light is), and I ask if that was done on purpose to emphasize the idea of hopeful gloom -- preventing it from being completely below the red dwarf?
I love space, and this piece signifies everything that space is (...well space is everything, but that's beside the point) -- bravo!

I may have gone overboard and completely over-analyzed this work, but that, in essence, is the critique's risk -- better to over-analyze than never analyze (as most people don't bother to ever travel to this part of Newgrounds -- it's more than just nonsensical flash animations and games).

Xaltotun responds:

You're too kind. But thanks for the over-analyzation, it actually helps. :)

Great detail. Awesome work.

Xaltotun responds:

Thanks!

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Uploaded
Apr 20, 2012
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