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Cosmic Ocean by dinyctis Cosmic Ocean by dinyctis
Well well well, what do we have here.

I've had this idea for quite a while. I actually had originally planned on using pictures of the space shuttle going into space. But then i wouldnt be able to sell it through dA Prints. Sure enough, i went on vacation and took some pictures, which are the ones you see here.

So whats the idea behind this?
If you want a graphic idea, then its very similar to the ending of Men in Black. Where you see the camera zooming out and it turns out that our galaxy is nothing more than a marble, which happens to be some aliens' collection.

At first it was simply going to be a beach with a space added on top, but then i got the idea and started working on it.
As you can also see, and if you have been following my work, this is my first work with completely new starfields and nebulas. In fact, this is the first time im painting nebulas like these. They arent as good as i hoped for, but i had to start somewhere, and im gonna post them so that you can see my progress.

The image quality isnt top notch for 2 reasons:

1) the pictures that i took were at 1024x768 ( i forgot to set high resolution, was worrying about space on memory card)
2) I thought about dial-up users, so i made it as small as possible without losing quality (about 300 kilobytes)

Special thanks to:

~alphaosiris For giving me the idea of including marine wildlife.

~agarash For making me realize that i got too excited painting nebulas and overdid them quite a few times in a few regions =P

+musicinmyhead for helping out a bit dealing with the whole margin thing.
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NatalieOlenska Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
createdfrompain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thanks for all the fish. O_o;
yami4ever Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
that is breathtakingly beautiful
HarborJack Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jeez...... now I've everything
IceXsainT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
simply awesome :D
marhwini Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   Photographer
I love it how the sword fish are part of the cosmic ocean, how it comes down to Earth. A masterpiece!
Lil-Noir Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DarknessSubsides Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Oh, I LOVE it. :) I really like pics of planets, etc. This would look very nice on my wall. I'll have to see if my hubby will buy it for my birthday! Kudos to you for such an amazing picture!
PiratePrncess Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
OMG... I LOVE IT!!! wow that is really cool
PiratePrncess Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
OMG... I LOVE IT!!! wow that is really cool
MerrickMayfair Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Wow! Nice picture you got here, love the colours.
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work :)
C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
If somebody asked me what I think Heaven looks like, I'd point them here. :) I don't see it as a golden gate of puffy clouds, it's a beach where the water's crystal blue and I can see the universe in the sky. Gonna fave this one.
MediaFreak Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
my dear sweet god.....i have seen the light !
belbe Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
wooooooooooooooo!!! the ocean!!! and I ain't there!!! boŠaaaaaaa!!! :cry: and swordfishies inspace! that's one i haven't seen! amasing idea! (gotta remmember that one) this is just, well... gorgeous, inspiring, a delight to one's eyes and mind... bla bla bla, just, well... my fave! XD :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
SupremeAlien Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004
Wow! This is beautiful :drool: :+fav:
xXxatramentousxXx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
MadHatter80 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
great art and concept, amazing!
ice-phoenix-sb Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004   Digital Artist
this one gets a +fav too :D
lovekitten27 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004
have i mentioned that i love you.
amsel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
Y'know.. even though I've seen you around in the forums, I never really bothered to check out your gallery. A few glances at thumbnails here and there, but... never a real look.
But I did today. And I'm glad I did.
This is absolutely fabulous, man. The fish kind of make it seem almost like Schim Schimmel's work - only, y'know, much less cheesy.
syntheticmessiah Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
AWESOME concept. executed perfectly, the colors are blended very well - same with the pictures . seamless!
MidMad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004   Photographer
really astonishing - as almost every piece in your gallery!:)
phuture2k Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2003
no words can describe this except... :+fav:
i love the idea, the colours, the work itself! really amazing
makamu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2003
If you look at this piece in thumbnail view, the red part looks like it could be a pair of eyes. A woman's face almost, the eyes and then lighting that makes the nose. That's what I thought it was at first before I opened it in full view. Either way. It's outstanding!
silversilence0 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003
wow I'm speachless!
it's a beautiful picture, the space pictures always seem to remind me of how small people really are!
sley Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome... :worship: did you draw this?
dinyctis Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
did you read the description?
sley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah I did. I just asked in order to be sure. sorry
bobbinsushi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2003
wow that is such a cool concept n_n I love this picture. +fav
SystemOverload Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2003   Interface Designer
sooooooooo awesome.... very nice job :+fav:
REBEL808 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2003
HOLY SHI! that is awesome I don't know how to think of that except I wont see a ocean the same way again. Shiny
blinkybaby Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
wow its like your own universe...
DeliriousDreams Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2003  Professional Writer
This is one of those wonderful pieces of art that aught to be a bookmark!
mirva Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2003   Writer
Really cool pic! :love:
EnchantedDove Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003
WoW !! Very spectacular !!
Can make a very nice bookmark !! Beautiful !!

:headbang: :blowkiss:
uberbechin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2003
wow, that's like a full spectrum of colors! I love it! :clap:
lucid-lucifer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
what a coool pic! ;)
lucid-lucifer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
what a coool photo! ;)
RavenWings Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2003  Student General Artist
this is one of those things a humble sort of artist such as myself looks at and wonders how such an amazing piece of art can be accomplished.....*stares*
jst07 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2003
thats CRAZY good dude

xybre Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, trippy, KA. I like it. :D
d-b-c Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2003
I just can´t beleive how beautiful this is. SPECTACULAR and INCREDIBLE.
Thank you for this...
pluni0 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2003   Digital Artist
yeah, you rule dinyctis
nightcom Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2003
OMG!!!!!!! This is INSANITY D D:D GODLIKE WORK!! Ahhhhhh I'm in love with this picture, I wish I had your skills ^__^ :+fav:
eilidh Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, ow. That's so damn gorgeous it hurts.

Funny I missed it -- but it was submitted while I was on Lemnos, and when I got back I had so many deviations waiting there that I just marked them all as read... XD
silvermp Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2003   Photographer
I love this, nice work......
monkeypod Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2003
incredibly breathtaknig, wow. the swordfish definitely add something to this awesomeness. wow.
phoenixst Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2003
:) wow great colors! I really enjoy the two swordfish there too. Planetscapes are so pretty. There's really not enough of this kind of work around.
Anurizm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2003
superb work, loving the dodges :)
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