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Dreamscape by ex-astris1701 Dreamscape by ex-astris1701
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This image, entitled "Dreamscape", was created for personal, nonprofit use only. You are not authorized to redistribute, alter, customize, trace, use, make available for download in part or in whole, or in any way modify this image for either commercial or noncommercial use. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. What you can do:
:bulletblack: Use this image as a wallpaper on your personal electronic device.
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Supplementary text: Q: You find 15 dollars in the middle of the street. Do you (a) Keep it - it's only $15 anyway; (b) Spend it; (c) Think to yourself "It might not seem like much, but it's not money I earned, nor was it given to me intentionally, so I have no right to take it. I hope the owner gets it back."

Some may find this ridiculous these days, but I have chosen (c). I respect that many will disagree, and, although I find that a saddening fact, you are entitled to your opinion, as I am to mine. I suggest you simply live and let live. I will still believe in what's right, and what we have should be earned, not found and taken from someone else, even if we may never even see who that someone else is. Many will say that life isn't fair, and that's just a fact we have to deal with. But life is what we make it. The world is what we make it. And I'm just trying to do my part to make it a little better.

"Dreamscape" Artist's Description:

I was sitting here thinking about it, and I realized my motivation for creating this piece is actually pretty...stupid. I had made two new pieces, Marvel, and I Drop Gems, and I wanted to share them with my FB friends. But I've got this thing about even and odd numbers: I could not just upload two new pictures, I needed three. Seriously. So I made Dreamscape up in a hour or so and called it good. I'm so weird.

This piece is named Dreamscape after the 009 Sound System song/music of the same name. I was feeling very techno trance yesterday and was listening to all sorts of cool music of the like.

I haven't decided if I want to offer this as a wallpaper pack yet. I was thinking about it, but I don't know if it's good enough. I am kind of lazy, I don't often fix my mistakes. I really wish I had been able to create a better perspective, a little more reality. Still learning.

The guts of this piece are made up of a lot of brushing, some of my own cloud textures, some teeny tiny asteroids made in the free 3D program Bryce, and some handy dandy standard Photoshop filters. Oh, and adjustment layers. I am hopelessly addicted to adjustment layers...

Anyway, I hope you like. And if not, that's cool too. I like it :)
Much love :dalove:

The layer breakdown of this piece can be seen here: [link]
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:iconcaptainmockingjay42:
CaptainMockingjay42 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Very awesome! 
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   General Artist
Thank you :D
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Dante-Hinomori Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to get my hands on a windows theme pack of your work. It is awesome!!
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! Maybe I'll have to look into getting some more of my work available for such use :D
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JrClerk Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
amazing..!! n_n
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
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JrClerk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
You are welcome..!! n_n

btw your avatar image is really hypnotizing @_@

xD..!!
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha! I know of Dreamscape. Great music, good stuff. Quite a lovely title too, if I may say so myself^^

This is nothing short of just breathtaking. I am just so amazed by what you create; this could never have taken me
even a day. The smooth flow of the protomaterial body around its hub is impressive; such a large entity is difficult to capture
in all its glory. I love how you used the lights with the blues; everything is just so amazing! :heart:

Definitely one of my favourites.
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   General Artist
Thank you ^^
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries! :)
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DmitryEp18 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! :)
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
thanks! :)
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like the image, and the scenario. If only one person out of a hundred was to do the "right thing," I would like it to be me. (or if I am having a bad day, possibly you!) Those that complain that the "right thing" is too hard, or not worth it, seem to be the ones that have never tried. Not always, but in most cases I have been a witness too. (stepping off of my soapbox, now).
The only honest crit of the image is one of personal taste, not your talent... The monochromaticism (I just make up a word!). But there are many more out there that are so washed out in one color that this one is only mildly so. Keep up the good work, and hold on to your beliefs, no matter how old you get! :hug:
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much for your comment :hug:
All aspects of it were appreciated :)
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garryts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice - like that a lot :-)
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, so peaceful and soothing~
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful!:) i envy your skills!:D
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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Alpha-Element Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your most welcome!:)
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0bsidianFire Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your dust-clouds. They are very realistic and not over-done.
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Many thanks :)
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Beautiful. Love the planet being torn up on the left.
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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GSJennsen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Writer
This is simply gorgeous :)
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Thanks :)
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NobleValerian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
:( Your money scenario has nothing to do with copyright infringement. And option C) suggests you are a naive child with no idea how the real world works (no offense). 100 out of 100 times, the person will never get their $15 back. That is a sucky fact of life... and if you give it to an "authority figure", you are insuring that fact.

On the other hand, its a cool picture and copyright infringement IS horrible and makes you a terrible person if you do it! ( I am not feeling like a nice person today :/ )
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
I don't believe I ever stated the money scenario was directly related to the realities of copyright infringement. You're welcome to draw parallels, of course, which you have failed at, it seems, but I'm not sure why you think I intended to mean they are the same thing. Option (c) is what I chose when faced with this scenario, so, call me "a naive child with no idea how the real world works" if you'd like, but I have seen myself that your statement "100 out of 100 times, the person will never get their $15 back" is untrue. Even if just one time out of a hundred, the right thing is done, I think it's worth it. It is sad that so few care these days. I'm also not sure what you mean by saying that "if you give it to an "authority figure", you are insuring that fact." Forgive me, but I don't understand how I'd be insuring anything. Or ensuring, for that matter, if that is the word you meant to use.

I wonder why you decided to make this comment. Is there something I said regarding copyright infringement that you disagree with, or was your main intention to insult my character by calling me a naive child? It is an honest question that I would like an answer to, but you needn't feel obliged, as I notice that you are "not feeling like a nice person today". If I understand you correctly, I know what it's like to have a bad day when I'm not too keen on remembering social graces, too. But when I'm in this state, I tend to keep to myself so as to avoid appearing like a jerk to total strangers.

Regarding your comment, "it is a cool picture," thank you, I think so too. And as I'm sure you've gathered I also agree that copyright infringement is horrible.
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NobleValerian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Holy crap! I didn't mean to attack you in any way, but I guess my comment wasn't exactly friendly. I guess both words apply but "ensuring" is definitely more appropriate. I must admit, I wasn't clear about my criticism. I have experienced other people doing the right thing and I have entire bags I have lost with huge sums of cash returned to me by total strangers. I am certain that an "authority figure" will almost never return $15. I have a lot of bad experiences with the most common authority figure, law enforcement, failing at doing the right or even appropriate thing in more situations than I can count in my life. I stand my ground that it is naive and/or childish to believe such a figure is any more capable or likely than the average person to return lost money, if at all likely or capable. I believe in my heart that there are "good" cops out there, but if that is true, they are so few and far between my hope of meeting one is small.
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for clearing things up for me. I certainly did not wish to believe you intended to be antagonistic, but it did appear so to me. For instance, even though you meant "no offense" at the childish/naive comment, I hope you can see how it would be difficult for me to not have taken offense at that. In any case, I respect your viewpoint regarding the likelihood of the hypothetical scenario I presented actually turning out for the best. I can understand where you're coming from. I simply wished to use the thought as a way to express my feelings regarding taking something that is not rightfully yours. I did not anticipate that it would be interpreted in such a way as you yourself saw it. Still, as I said I do respect your thoughts on the matter. Bad experiences do tend to color our outlook on things, and you may very well have a point. I do wish you had made the point in a different way, but then, I am also guilty of not being quite clear online sometimes. Again, thank you for explaining what you meant to me. I appreciate it.
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NobleValerian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem. I was definitely a bit rude and I definitely see it. I am a former foster kid with a long, tragic, complicated history and I lost track of how many people, who should have taken quick and righteous action, turned their heads while I endured... less than favorable scenarios. I have strong feelings about "authority" and my emotions get the better of me when I see someone putting their faith in people they think they should trust, not knowing (in my mind) how badly that might work out for them. I should have just said "nice pic" and left it alone.
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   General Artist
I am truly sorry to hear of your unhappy history. No doubt your strong feelings about authority are warranted. I apologize if my simple scenario was upsetting. I was simply trying to express the fact that I feel, no matter how small something may seem, if it belongs to someone else, it belongs to someone else. But I will be changing my wording, now, to better reflect this. Again, thank you for sharing your viewpoint and for complimenting this picture. And again I am sorry for any upset I might have caused.
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powerpointer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Avoid appearing like a jerk to total strangers"

Violently overreacting to a comment on the internet kind of does the same thing for you as well...
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
And how, Scott, have I reacted violently? You have taken my words out of context. I said "I tend to keep to myself so as to avoid appearing like a jerk to total strangers." Although I may have wished to, never once did I refer to the recipient of my comment in any unkind manner. I do believe in trying to keep calm and civilized even on the internet. So, in light of this, I really would like to know what I said or did that could be construed as violent.
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powerpointer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think you misread his comment and took it too personally. He wasn't saying you're a naive child, he was trying to show a flaw in your scenario. He wound up pissing you off instead (obviously) and you kind of threw his one compliment in his face.

At any rate, I'm inclined to agree with him. You're taking the "don't rip my art" thing way too seriously; the huge deviantArt watermark on 75% of your images is absolutely heinous and obscures valuable detail in your work. To someone like me, it suggests a certain degree of arrogance in suggesting that the stuff you're making is so great and fantastic that it needs a fat watermark to obscure 40% of the details of the image because it's in such danger of being ripped off (which I'm of course not suggesting is your mindset at all, but nevertheless it does and will continue to appear that way). It's kind of the same thing where somebody gets a brand new camera, takes mediocre pictures in auto mode, and then slaps a fat "JOHN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY" label in the corner in a trendy font and suddenly he thinks he's a professional photographer?

Anyways. I like your art, but the fact that most of it is covered in the ugly DeviantArt logo coupled with the fact that most of the comments section on your pieces are the equivalent of being forced to sit through the "FBI Piracy Warning" screens before DVDs kind of ruins it for me. Huge corporate graphic design companies don't even flag their images to the extent you do. It's a little overboard.
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for replying. You certainly do have some strong opinions. I do as well, so I appreciate where you're coming from. While I might have misread some of those person's words, I do believe you are incorrect in stating that he wasn't calling me a naive child. " . . .suggests you are a naive child with no idea how the real world works." He might have meant no harm but his words were directed at me. In addition, I did not think he was telling me I was taking "the "don't rip my art" thing way too seriously," especially after he explained his comment to me. However, I feel as though those comments were between the two of us, and they have been resolved. I wish that person no ill will.

I respect the fact that you are entitled to your opinions and viewpoints. I am saddened, though, to hear that using the watermark deviantART kindly provides makes one appear arrogant. My humility may not be grand, but I certainly don't wish to seem arrogant. However, you will find that far less than "75%" of my images display this watermark. Many of my photos, fractals, and wallpapers are free of it and are even available for download. I do agree with you, that the watermark can be a burden, obscuring details. That is why you will not find it on this image.

As I stated before, my art has been stolen dozens of times. I don't deny that my work is certainly not the best artwork out there, but that doesn't seem to stop thieves. Because I am just one simple person, unlike "huge corporate graphic design companies" who are much better equipped to deal with copyright infringement, I am simply trying my best to avoid dealing with art theft.

I must say, it was nice to wade through your comment and find that you at least in some way like the art I produce. Thank you for that. I am sorry if my attempts to protect my rights appear overboard to you. As far as the deviantART logo is concerned, that design I have no part in, I'm sure you know. The notices you see on many of my works are a relatively recent addition. This latest one even I categorized as a spiel. I realize it might seem like much, but I don't know what else to do yet. Many who deal with art theft don't care as much as I do, and I don't expect anyone else to care as much as I do, but it is still something important to me. I'm just trying to do what I can.

Although I find some of your comments inappropriate, I realize we simply have different opinions, and that is fine with me. Disagreements, and unkind words do tend to happen. But please know that I wish you no ill will.

However, I still am not sure why you implied I was violent. If you wouldn't mind clearing that up, I would appreciate it. Conversing over the internet, without the aid of body language or tone of voice, can be difficult, and if I am presenting myself as hostile unintentionally, I would like to know so I can avoid so in the future. But of course, if you would prefer we end this conversation here now, as we remain on opposite sides, I understand.

Thank you.
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QuantomStarBox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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