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A Daily Anomaly by ex-astris1701 A Daily Anomaly by ex-astris1701
Notice: This image was created for personal, nonprofit use only. It may be downloaded and used as a personal computer wallpaper only. You are not authorized to redistribute, alter, customize, link, display, trace, use, or in any way modify this image without direct permission from this artist. Blah, blah, blah et cetera, et cetera. This piece is the property of Karissa Cole/ex-astris1701 2011, all rights reserved.

Disregarding my artistic right will result in my army of fire breathing llamas hunting you down and destroying you where you sit. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll sic the lawyers on you. You have been warned.

"A Daily Anomaly" Artist's Description:

I felt bad about not having uploaded anything in a couple of weeks so I did this quick 'scape up last night :)

It's one of my few "speed 'scapes" so I apologize for it not being quite the caliber it could be. For about 30 minutes of work though I think it's okay :)

Some of the textures may be from CG Textures and NASA. Links:

I also used some of my own fractals from Apophysis and custom Photoshop brushes.

I would appreciate a :+fav: if you do download :iconpanicatthediscoplz:
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Ooh love the starscape!!
Megadump Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
It's a lovely piece of work, but really... if something occurs daily, can it still be considered anomalous?
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   General Artist
Thank you.
And I suppose that would depend on the viewer, personally.
Megadump Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
There's no way to say this nicely, so I apologise in advance, but I believe the only way that could work is if the viewer has dementia. An anomaly is a strange, unique or unusual phenomenon. If something occurs daily, the only way it can remain strange or unique to the observer is if that observer forgets the previous occurrences. Sure, at the beginning, something could seem anomalous or strange but if the phenomenon were to occur daily, it is no longer an anomaly - it is a characteristic, trait or function of that which is being observed. Anal retentive? Yes, I am, sorry. I don't mean to detract from the work -and it is an awesome piece, better than anything I could ever produce- but I can't quite grasp the concept of a routine anomaly. Unless I've missed something obvious? Other than my sanity?
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   General Artist
I will try my best to answer your question regarding what you might have missed or misunderstood.

It seems as though you hold the false assumption that the viewer to which I referred must have seen this particular image more than once. This is not the case.

Something - the "rise" and "fall" of planets for instance - may be a daily occurrence, but to someone who's never seen this regularity before, it could appear to be an anomaly. The title of this piece, A Daily Anomaly, may indeed appear paradoxical, but I only meant that everyday things can seem out of the ordinary - yes, anomalous - to those with a different point of view, while still appearing regular to others. I do not think dementia needs to play into the situation for this to hold true.

When creating this work and then naming it, I thought of someone who knew nothing of the things outside their home seeing the grandness of space for the very first time; they've been told that what's new to them is in fact common and usual. But to them, in that first instant, it's still strange, peculiar, anomalous.

After that first viewing perhaps it no longer seems so anomalous, and the reality of it being a common thing sets in; but what counts is that first time - the only time something could be so normal and also so different.

I do hope I have answered your question. If I have not done so to your satisfaction, I then hope you are able to live with the mystery of to what I refer and just let it go. You are of course welcome to your opinions and I do not wish to diminish or change them. But if you still have trouble understanding my meaning, I'm afraid I will be of no further help; I've tried my best to explain, but naturally there are some concepts that may not ever be fully understood by some.

Whatever the case, I again wish thank you for your praise and interest in this piece. Your comment is appreciated.
Megadump Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
You have answered my question perfectly and highlighted a good character flaw for me to work on! If you look into my Dev. account, you will find no art. That is because I am not an artist, I am a scientist. I don't just mean that as a guy who believes in science, rather I am an actual, working scientist. I have no real idea about art, other than knowing what I like & what I don't. Your answer perfectly illustrates the differences between how people use their brains (e.g. left vs right hemispheres, and you and I appear direct opposites).

The problem, I see now, is that I have entered the artist's world but have been unable to see it through the eyes of an artist. My thought process regarding your title was totally different than your explanation! The best way I can think of it now is if, say, there were an elevator going from planet to space, operated by an attendant. That attendant makes the same trip every day, but every day someone new is on board, going up with no prior exposure. While nothing is new for the attendant, each day every new passenger experiences the "daily anomaly." As a scientist, I was taught to remove all ambiguity, wherever possible. This flies in the face of the artists view, who may think in terms of metaphor and the like, something I have difficulty relating to.

I'm so glad there are still people on the internet capable of coherent, logical conversations! Thanks for taking the time to answer, too.
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
I'm very glad your question was answered. And it was very interesting to hear your point of view. Your illustration regarding the elevator is very apt. Thank you again for your comments.
Labratoria Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This is wonderful, but I see some annoying fissures. :(

If you do not have anything against it, I fix those fissures before I use this as a background image, otherwise I can not enjoy this. =)
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for the comment :)
I do have something against the alteration of this image, though. It must stay as it is. I am sorry you cannot enjoy it. But, again, thank you for the comment :)
Coobalt-Dahonli-One Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
For one moment, I thought this was ME3's title screen without the title and the Reapers falling from the sky.
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