Another great one from you you have a skill with evoking interesting scenes whilst keeping it purely space art. Nebulae is grungier than you usually make, but it works out here (covers for where you haven't detailed your brushing I guess ), reminds me of the crab nebula. The gas planet/ring is also fantastic, awesome texture work there, I can stare at that gas planet for a while. As said, parts where you haven't detailed the piece brushwise don't concern me so much in this case, since it helps the composition, which is directed towards a detailed space. Think I'll give you a fav, been meaning to give you one on one of your pieces for a while.
Thx - I was tired of those simple carbon planets and wanted to make some gas giant... ...although I think it still could have been done better - I'm happy about the outcome of my first attempt. Thank you.
To start off with the good points, the nebulae are really awesome, great combination of light and dark which makes it look like you've really been studying the Hubble pictures. Very good work and attention to detail! The texture on the big planet is also a nice piece of work, particularly near the middle where there are noticeable structures like the flowing of bands of atmosphere. I can say I really like these elements.
Unfortunately, the texture on the big planet implies that the equator is vertical. That makes the ring position incorrect - there are good reasons why the ring would form in the equatorial plane not at a huge angle, and this just makes my physicist brain (a tedious affliction which leads to pedantry) scream "this is wrong" at me. Similarly the position of the moons, which would have to be in the ring plane for the system to "work".
Sorry about the crits but this image is just so close to being truly awesome...