I'm still quite new to digital painting, but i have a quick question for you if you can be bothered. Did you use any particular brushes for this piece that are downloaded? If so, a link just so i can get idea of what's out there. Thanks and this piece is really wonderful.
THe dynamics of the piece here is pretty nice, good tones and contrast. I don't like the motion blurr added tho, feels way too unrealistic, the motion pattern of something flying is never equal blurred, it shows a blurred trail if something. Too bad it's not better flow in the explosive parts where I think the quality lies at here.
The large celestial body begins down its slow and unstoppable path toward a large planetoid. With no possible way of stopping it, it immediately comes down and smashes upon the surface of the planet; killing untold tens of millions when it connects. A planetary kiss of death.
The design of the entire portrait really gives a nice dynamic feel as if one is witnessing the cataclysm from afar. The motion blur effect ads even more of a feeling of motion and draws the eyes to the point of action. However, a lack of more fine tuned detailing is what draws away from this piece and it could really bring out that much more into it if they were present (better shaping of the clouds, perhaps a more refined nebula cloud in the background and deeper cracks in the planet to simulate destruction better)
Nice work, there's definitely a lot of outwards energy simulated by the blasts of air going between the ash clouds, and the fact the moon is so small makes it more believable too..I imagine it being no bigger that Ceres or something, yet still big enough to be "round" rather than asteroid-shaped