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the State of Dreaming by ex-astris1701 the State of Dreaming by ex-astris1701
the State of Dreaming:

Not much to tell about this one. It took me about an hour or so. As always, I'm in it for the fun. Nothing quite like turning up the music and building a whole new world, with it's own people, places, and sights. It's a great escape :)

The base planet texture (for both planets) came from here: visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php… (NASA Visible Earth: Central Sahara). I really love the texture of that image; it works great, in my opinion, for simple planets. Other textures in this piece are some of my own cloud photos. This is my first time trying out these kind of stars. Not too sure what I think of them yet. Also almost forgot to mention, the font I used for the lower-right text can be found on dafont.com here: www.dafont.com/arista-2-0.font

On the surface, this piece is definitely lacking many details, and instead is soft, maybe even kind of hazy. In its calmness, it reminded me of a dream. Which then lead me to think, if this piece represents a dream (to me) what would a nightmare look like? I wonder if maybe I'll be able to make a contrast piece to this one, only with the tables turned. I think it would be neat to try sometime.

9/25/2013: Obligatory Update ...Wait...a DD....I keep thinking this was a mistake and someone meant to feature someone else's work ^^; In any case, I wish I had known that I had left the first "t" out of "State" in the name :shakefist: Thankfully someone pointed it out to me :)

I'm always just a bit mystified when it turns out people like something I did on a whim. But I'm still truly thankful! Not to get melodramatic or anything, but it is quite an honor, and a nice motivator, to get me to continue trying to improve my skills so I can someday make something really exceptional. So many thanks out there to those who have favorited this or left me a comment, thanks to ^Shue13, and a big thanks to some of my awesome watchers and deviant friends for being such great sources of inspiration and support :love:


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Given 2013-09-25
Beautiful space scene with great lighting and colors. the Sate of Dreaming by ~ex-astris1701 ( Featured by Shue13 )
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Ooh do you brush the nebulas?
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   General Artist
Yes, although not exclusively :)
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Ahhh okay :D, did you make your own brushes?
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   General Artist
Sometimes, but I actually rely heavily on the big soft round brush :D
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:iconxelfrepuslax:
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
oooh haha :D I'll give it a go myself sometime, I can't seem to paint nebulas at all T_T
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:iconcaptainmockingjay42:
CaptainMockingjay42 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very awesome - I love the light :)
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014   General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is utterly sublime - its like God having a peek :)
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondyuv001:
dyuv001 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
makes me feel small. :)
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
:)
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:iconpwgraphics:
PWGraphics Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a wonderfully cool piece of work!
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
Thank you kindly! :)
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:iconpwgraphics:
PWGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome kindly! =)
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:iconyenni99:
YeNni99 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
this is mermerising
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconblack-wren:
Black-Wren Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
*stares in dumbfounded amazement*  Beautiful!
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Great work, and well deserved DD. Love the mood and the details that are there, are just right!
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaliniel:
Aliniel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this picture. Just wanted to mention there is a "t" missing in the word "State" in the title under the picture (just in case you hadn't noticed). But really, this picture is lovely. My mind becomes suddenly quiet when I look at it.
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :love: And thanks for pointing out my typo! I've had this deviation up for a while and never even noticed ^^;

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:iconaliniel:
Aliniel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hihi! Glad I could help! :)
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day~
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome~
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:iconswedefan:
Swedefan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
It doesn't represent a dream, just Earth hanging around in space as it acutally does!
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
There are always different ways to look at things :)
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you much! :love:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconstormkitsune1138:
Stormkitsune1138 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Serenity!! :)
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
:)
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:iconrobson666:
robson666 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist
congrats on the DD
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconcliffratt:
CliffRatt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Nice job! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! 
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CliffRatt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Your welcome!
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:iconkirschenwasser:
Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! :sun: :heart:
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Many thanks! :)
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Max-WD Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Congrats on the DD. 
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on your DD! forgot to fav it the first time around :D
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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GyeongbokkgungX Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
perfect !
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:iconex-astris1701:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!
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