It´s made with Apophysis & tons of postwork with Photoshop. Really hard to explain since it was extremely experimental. Read my replies on comments under this image, that might shed a little more light on the matter. Even though I still suck at explaining the process.
Yeah, but I keep it for business only, plus friends in real life, I´m not adding any more people, it´s extremely irritating to log in as it is, too many windows popping up each time. Feel free to note though, allmost as good as msn since I´m logged into DA pretty much 24/7.
Hard to explain, it had so many steps. But the base I started with was a fractal-render done with Apophysis, it had a similar shape than a galaxy has. Then I took it to photoshop, added a lot more shape into the whole thing, still with different apophysis-created elements, and after the build was finished, the end-result looked a bit like a tunnel or something, same shape seen in different galaxies. After that I build the stars & such around the whole thing, distorted the tunnel-shaped thing a bit to look more like a galaxy, and tried to make the whole thing look like it all blends together.
Not that helpful answer I´m sure, but the way I work with spacestuff is always pretty random, it´s pretty painfull to try & explain it so that it would make any sense to anyone else except me.
Still a ton to do with the DW-piece, the reaper is ready & death of rats, still need to build up Binky, plus the actual scene where they´ll be placed. But it´ll see the light of day eventually, no idea when though.