A particularly well-done painting I did, of my rendition of what a Gamma-Ray Burst Hypernova would actually look like, to an observer when seen somewhere between edge on, and, head-on(considering head-on is nothing but white, and, edge-on is pretty boring and undramatic unless you are several parsecs away...). Things like this--Supernovae, stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae-- are among my favorite things to paint. They are a very deep part of who I am, being somebody who always was fascinated by the universe.
If anybody is wondering what a Gamma-Ray Burst(GRB) is, it is the death of a colossal star, well above 40 times the mass of our sun. As the star ages, it burns through its Hydrogen and Helium supplies very quickly, and, rapidly enters what is called 'C-N-O' fusion, creating first Carbon, then Nitrogen, and then Oxygen. After Oxygen dominates the star, the inner layers collapse, and begin the process of fusing Oxygen and Carbon until Iron starts to populate the star, which, is the heaviest element that can be fused by a star normally. The Iron in the star actually absorbs more energy than what is released by fusing nuclei to create it, and, as it quickly settles to the core, it robs the star of its power-supply. After a sufficient threshold is reached, the core of the star collapses rapidly, and rebounds.
In GRB-type stars, known generally as Wolf-Reyet Stars, the stars pressure is able to begin fusing Iron into even heavier elements, such as Cobalt, Nickel, or Zinc. At this point, the fusion process robs so much energy, that the core collapses under its own weight, without any outward pressure, and forms a Black Hole. The outer layers, being sucked inwards, are mostly trapped inside of the Event Horizon of the singularity, and, begin the process of being destroyed.
The beams created are caused by matter exceeding the speed of light, and, being able to escape the Event Horizon, and releasing super-concentrated Gamma Rays from the rotational axis poles of the black hole.
This took 12 hours, in PaintTool SAI. Painted entirely on one layer, minus the lense flare, with only the Airbrush tool with varying brush densities(mainly 10-40%).
I really did this in an attempt to just doodle, and dick around to get some creative juices flowing. I would say it worked, and, it created what is probably the most beautiful things I've ever done. This is uploaded in a smaller resolution than what I drew it in; the original is huge, and, I figure the best way to really enjoy it is to upload it as a smaller image, despite it being the first thing I've submitted to here, in over 6 months, probably. I did such a good job, on this, I have it set as my background image for my desktop...I might even sell the original size image as a desktop background, but, I'm not sure.
Artwork belongs to me. I have retained all original WIP images, and, the source file.
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