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Hades by Alpha-Element Hades by Alpha-Element


hey, i'm actually still alive!:P i'm finally finished with the majority of my school work and so, i have more time for my art again!:D
this one should had been done ages ago! hades, previously pyron. i've also given it a small moon named vulcan and the rings are more rough and solid. most notisable changes are the planet's texture and the nebula. the planet finally has a decent texture that isn't so cartoonish. it's much more realistic and interesting. the nebula is probably the most noticable change. previously it was overpowering and just so pink and ugh! now its so much better and it gives the system a nice dusty feeling.
overal, the image is just so much better and realistic and it captures the feeling so much better as well!


hades is the planet of fire in my alpha-element universe and is located near the galactic core. it is slightly bigger than earth but about 1.5 times the mass as it is mostly composed of heavier elements. because of this, it is capable of holding on to a ring system and moon easily at such a close proximity to its parent stars. the planet orbits the binary stars pyralis and feria. these two stars are each about 3/4 the size of our sun and orbit each other about every 12 days. these pair of stairs are then part of a quadruple star system where they then orbit another binary star system (bright stars to the right of the image). the two binaries take roughly 550 years to orbit each other. hades orbits pyralis and feria every 124 days. vulcan orbits hades every 13 days and itself is a small volcanic world roughly 1/4 the size of our moon. hades is the only planet in the system. there are two asteroid belts in the system, one closer in than hades and the other farther out.
hades is volcanically active and has huge craters and chasms filled with lava. the average surface temperature is roughly 1000 celsius. due to the orbit of the binary stars, the temperature can range from 850 celsius - 1,150 celsius. the atmosphere is dense at nearly 30 times that of earths. it is composed mainly of nitrogen (57%) followed by carbon dioxide (34%) and a small portion of oxygen (9%) with traces of other gases. one day on the planet lasts roughly 31 hours, but day and night cycles change due to the binary stars orbit, giving the planet on average more day than night.
this system is foribiden, as there is a special energy that is embedded into the planet itself of unknown origin.



-6,000px x 3,000px
-1.1 gb psd.
-roughly 5 hours
-nearly 80 layers.

programs used:

-cosmic pack 3 actions
-photoshop cs5

new techniques:

-made the lava on the night side glow. i may make a tutorial for this in the futur.
-made a dusty looking nebula.


hope you guys like it and let me know what you think about!:) remember that comments, critiques and favs are always appreciated!:D


:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:This Artwork is 2013 Alpha-Element.
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ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
You clearly put a hell of a lot of thought into this, so I will attempt to comment thoughtfully.  It's a stirring image that definitely puts me in mind of a forbidden, unreachable, mysterious, dark place.  I can't help but wonder what might be found in those rings, or between its cracks and craters, or in its moons.  I don't know enough about astrology or planetary science to be able to comment on the specifics of Hades's details (unfortunately), but at the very least, you sound like you know your stuff, and that's what's important.  So very, very well done.
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, your comment is very thoughtful, but i think your giving me a little too much credit for this work as it pales in comparison to some of my newer works and planets. this one was made when i wasn't too knowledgeable about astrology and planetary science, so some parts about these older planets, especially their physical compositions and orbital dynamics are a little sketchy. but all in all, i'm glad you like the image.:D
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Digitalheavens Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love this one and I also shared it on our facebook page - Well done!
Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it! and thanks for sharing!:D
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