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The Artifact by dadrian The Artifact by dadrian
The Artifact has been there since before time began and it would have been there until after time ended. 'Would have', because the sorceress in red has other plans in mind.



This one was quite some work. Hours of rendering, about 100 layers in photoshop. But it is done. It's an other entry for my 'Red Sorceress' universe, I hope many more will come and flesh out the story.

EDIT: Yay, another DD! I am totally happy :D Thanks so much to Bluenight01 and  cosmicbound
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Given 2017-01-16
The Artifact by dadrian ( Suggested by Bluenight01 and Featured by cosmicbound )
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I wanted to leave more than a comment about this artwork. I'm new to this genre so I'm not so sure how much my opinion would count but there is a lot to say about this particular piece.

Vision: When I first seen this piece I was like "Wow what a nice inner core concept". It was't until I zoomed in that my mind was completely blow away! EXTREMELY detailed! I have faved a lot of "inner-core" artwork but none of this magnitude. It is very realistic and you find yourself just staring at the different textures inside and outside of the planet. Then just when I thought my mind can't be blown any further I take notice of the subtle core on the gas planet! Who does that?? HE DOES! Honestly I haven't seen a core put on a gas planet before. It's make me feel there is a story to be told there and I personally would love to see a separate scene with that same gas planet but with more visual impact. So all in all, ZOOM IN so you can get the real eye-candy of this piece!

Originality: Though the concept may not be "original", the detailing and rendering is still a treat for anyone who is new or old to this genre. I know it must have taken hours to render and refine this scene. It was definitely time well spend to make this artwork stand out from other similar concept.

Technique: As I stated before I am new this genre so I can not really say whether or not this a "unique" technique. But whatever he did to make it so realistic has me sold. Again, I've seen many inner core artwork but none as realistic as this. Perhaps a tut one day or walk-through (hint hint lol) to show us noobs how to make a realistic core :excited:

Impact: What can I say that I haven't already? He is definitely one of my most admired cosmo artists. I love many of his pieces but this is by far his Magnum Opus.
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
So what exactly is this mysterious artifact - something hidden by an ancient, godlike civilization inside an artificial planet with the hopes no one would ever find it?
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
"And after all of the multiverse, and all the countless galaxies were made the creator looked around and asked himself where he left that damn paperweight."
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:iconvumpalouska:
Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Now that's a disappointment.

...Or maybe not. I bet even God's paperweight would fetch a nice price in black market.
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dadrian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I go with the paperweight theory...

To be honest, as the Red Sorceress is currently stopped due to time- and creativity issues, I will leave the answer open for now and let people come up with their own ideas. I'm from Salzburg so most likely its a 'Mozartkugel' (Google it if you don't know it ;) )
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:iconvumpalouska:
Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Ha, I know that they Mozartkugeln are! I've bought them a few times.
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SuiseisekiEd Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! :D
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DavidR1958 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Congrats, but no surprise, on this DD - it's simply mindblowingly good! B-)
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:iconokayplanet:
OkayPlanet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the reasons I love space and the detail put in the pictures and drawings of space.
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:iconmisticomente:
misticomente Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful
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:icontoadeen:
Toadeen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
That's incredible! So much detail *-*
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:icontaytayb12:
TayTayB12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
That artwork is super fantastic. Bravo.Clap Favorites Icon 3D 
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
cool
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dara1hunter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! The detail is incredible! As many comments and it has, I don't think it has nearly enough recognition.  <3 Huge fan of space in general; finding this (and your art) is exciting for me! 
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:iconhameed:
Hameed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Good work as always, grats on the DD. :)
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:iconcharmedy:
charmedy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017   Digital Artist
Congrats on DD.  Amazing work. :)
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:iconmavivehicr1:
MAVIVEHICR1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
A masterpiece *-*
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:iconemilectro:
Emilectro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconchimeraartz:
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woohoo!! Some happy to see this get a DD!! Congrats!
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dadrian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my dear! We should talk some time :)
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:iconchimeraartz:
ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely! Been going through some stuff so haven't been too active as far as posting art.
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BlueIce74 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconthemasterofsuicide:
TheMasterofSuicide Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Amazing Work, I especially like how the light is emitting from the small orb ins the middle of the "moon"
Oh and the level of details here really looks like a photo from a far away galaxy...very charming^^
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Artisterki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just....amazing...I can't explain how beautiful this is
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:iconrubbe:
rubbe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How Many Breads Have You Eaten In Your Life?
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NoHands08 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow
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LeviaDraconia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
:deviantart: Congrats on the DD! :heart: :clap: :deviantart:
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HighrCulling Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap 
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PapaGolf54 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Beautiful piece, congrats on the DD.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow stunning work!!!
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:iconthetruepsychopath:
TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Is this a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid? The artifact piques my curiosity as I don't know what it should be doing.
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh man! That is sick!
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Cosmos-Centric Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   Digital Artist
This is super cool. 0.o

What is the "Red Soceress' Universe" Though? Is it a novel? My curiosity has been peeked. 
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dadrian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Currently 'Red Sorceress' is acouple of short stories and artworks. But I intend to expand it to a full multimedia shared universe. I'm currently planning a couple of animations but it's going very slow because my day time work keeps me really busy at the moment
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Cosmos-Centric Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   Digital Artist
Do you have the links somewhere? ^^ 
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:icondadrian:
dadrian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly no. The stories are all in German, some of the images are here and the animations are currently only storyboards/animatics
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:iconcosmos-centric:
Cosmos-Centric Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016   Digital Artist
Okay then. :) Well, I'll look forward to some more finished pieces. 
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DreemXXI Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Someday I'll be this good, I promise you that!
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MattK83 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Incredible work.
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:iconsoareslima:
SoaresLima Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Muito bom!
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:iconkatagro:
katagro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
whoooaaaaa :love:
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:icondadrian:
dadrian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks La la la la 
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katagro Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
my plesure :love:
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SoulRebel9 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
wow this looks incredible!
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dadrian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you mate!
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:iconpinkgothic:
pinkgothic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's quite something. Loving the vibrant colour and the rock textures you put into this! :)
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dadrian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Skylooks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015   Digital Artist
I really love the melting core! Though I could think of a bit more diverse starfield on the background. The rest is sickly uniformed but still love it! Just some tips. :)
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dadrian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
The simple background was a deliberate decision on my part. I've tried several different, more complex versions but they all distracted from the core which I wanted to be the point of focus.
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Skylooks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015   Digital Artist
yeah it makes absolutely sense to me. It's just a little bit just... a little bit you know. Just as much as when my sight set up to journey to scatter around the rest of the artwork to see something else to be drifted away by.
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