Hi Sue13 Your work looks great. You asked for a critique. I actually teach college Photoshop so let me give you some feed back. You have a nice sense of 2d design over all the eye is directed Well across the composition. All 3 major element carry weight of importance but not equal which gives it a great depth and balance. The strong light source balencecs the massive black shapes. Overall very well done visually beautiful work. Thanks for sharing
Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to critique my artwork like this. It's most welcome as it seems moreover that you appreciated my work. I'm very glad about it, this scene is one my favorites...!
thx mate, glad to help. Someone pointed out the shadow of your main planet. Indeed it is too strong and opac, and it seems over the border of your planet. Just one tip, select the round of your planet, invert your selection and erase your exceeding shadow to have something smoother. Keep it up mate and thx for watching me.
Reminds me of a poster I had when I was a kid. Still made when the best space-art was painted traditionally but it had a classic mood and a composition and colour scheme much like this I like the subtle backlighting on the planets, makes them look more 3D