Made starfield in photoshop, simple top of sphere, texture-guided noise, and an area light for the planet.

c&c please.

Edit: Text was in photoshop too; after the render. It’s the first too lines of the song Letter from a Friend by Novice. It’s what gave me the idea for the picture.


The planet looks a bit rough, I’d give it another texture. Also turn up the OSA. If I have to guess, you have it at 8, while 16 would look better for a final render.

The number of stars is a bit too high for my taste.

I like the composition though.