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Brown dwarf by JustV23 Brown dwarf by JustV23
It took me some time to set the stage for this scene.
First i was planning to paint picture of brown dwarf visible from one of its planets. But i figured since brown dwarfs emits very little if any light whatsoever, the scenery would be very dark.
So i decided to make it binary star system (Then other star could illuminate the surface of the planet). But to validate that scenery like this would be possible i had to find some info about binary star systems in which one of them is brown dwarf and another a regular star. 
Luckily there is some systems including a regular star and a brown dwarf companion. 
After that i did some research of how brown dwarf would look like to our eyes, read some info about planetary systems of these dwarfs and after some more thinking i finally started painting this picture.

So here it is! A brown dwarf - failed star dimly glows from inside over one of it's small planet's surface.
The more distant star illuminates scenery and saves a brown dwarfs system from drowning in eternal darkness...
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:iconthemightyguardian:
Well, you could have a single star brown dwarf planet.

If the planet was close enough to the brown dwarf, it would be fairly close to earth like conditions, including light. The only difference is that the sky would be red rather than blue.
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Tieko2000 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful I love Astronomy :D
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:iconangellis3:
angellis3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Nice...
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:iconlaroux-demon:
laroux-demon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work :)
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconlaroux-demon:
laroux-demon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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:iconcosmicspark:
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love how you do research and how awesome the brown dwarf looks!  Such good painting technique!
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes research itself can give you more ideas than pure imagination :)
Thanks!
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:iconza4em9:
za4em9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, I like the color combination:  works very well together, even if it's not your standard palette.
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, as you can see i am trying to become friends with oranges and pinks :D
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:iconludo38:
Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wonderful !!
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:iconkeenahmee:
KeeNahMee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Great!
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx!
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:iconswaja:
Swaja Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nerealiai ta planeta atrodo ir tie nuraudonave kalnai labai grazus :)
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dėkui :)
Teplioti kalnus buvo smagiausia dalis :D
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:iconswaja:
Swaja Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rimtai? atrodo kalnai nerealiai daug darbo reikalauja :D, na, bet jei smagu buvo, tai saunu :)
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kai užsimiršti net nepastebi kiek laiko užėmė tų detalių tepliojimas :)
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
this is an amazing work, like the landscape and the view of the gas giant and the sun from a distance
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:icontsahel:
tsahel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow wonderful view ! Nice to do such research.
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep more knowledge will never be too much :)
I actually learned about Brown Dwarfs allot just by this research alone! :)
Thanks!
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:icontsahel:
tsahel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I deeply aggreed for the research.
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:iconlordkatama:
LordKatama Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Amazing scenery, very well illustrated!
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconcrystalsabre:
CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome looking scenery, especially with the planet there in the background.  I too, like how you researched for info before doing the painting.  
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcrystalsabre:
CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconoctopusmagnificens:
octopusmagnificens Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Nice!
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TimDale-Davies Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, the fact you looked it up makes it all the more interesting.
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When i try to paint planets,stars, moons, etc. which can or do exist i always try to gather some info.
It helps me to understand and make better guesses how those worlds would look like if you would actually be there.
Or at-least i can make myself believe that I'm not just putting random moons in the sky :D 
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:iconero-47:
ERO-47 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WoooW !
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconwasmic:
wasmic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Aaaaand you've done it. Again. Your mad art skillz manage to impress me yet again.
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that i succeeded :D
Thanks!
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*geeks out because brown dwarfs are awesome* love it! brown dwarfs are really cool objects that need more attention. you depicted it beautifully. :)
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah they always make my wonder where a Brown dwarf starts and where Gas giants ends. It's really hard to tell sometimes.
Maybe our Jupiter looked more like brown dwarf in it's early days :)
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
same here :) Jupiter may have been hot like a brown dwarf at one time but it cooled. i wonder if the surface of brown dwarfs look more like Jupiter's clouds or like the sun's convecting surface.
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since i did some research on them now i can say that they have cloud layers similar to Jupiter's.
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool 8)
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep.
There is even a thunderstorms and rain in brown dwarfs atmospheres! Iron rain! Literally :D
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yep! it would be really hot! but really cool to see from orbit, or a neighboring moon like in your picture. ;) 8-)
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The-Teacup-Doodler Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My brother would have a hard time with this....
he's  partial lay colorblind, so he can't tell between brown and red.
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, i guess this would look very monotoned to him :/
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:iconmarkbitterman:
MarkBitterman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing as usual. I take it the star on the horizon is a red dwarf?
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Yes, the distant star is a M type red dwarf. It might be a Gliese 229...
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:iconphilorion7:
philorion7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
fantastic!
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:iconjustv23:
JustV23 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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