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Red Leap - Wallpaper by dinyctis Red Leap - Wallpaper by dinyctis
Wallpaper version of Red Leap. I rarely do wallpaper versions of posters, but this time, i figured: what the hell.

Here is the original: [link]

This is probably one of my most minimalistic space scenes. Note that it doesnt even have a sun, and the stars are really simple.

Why did i bother submitting this, considering that my average deviation is 10 times more complex than this?

there are 2 main reasons:

1) As you all probably know, today (August 27th, 2003) Mars is "only" about 36 million miles from Earth. This might sound still really far, but its 5 times closer than a few months ago. This is due to the fact that Earth and Mars synchronized their orbits, which happens once every 60.000 years.
Why is this important and what does this symbolize? well think of it this way: No matter the race, country, religion, political party, hair color, eye color, age, social status, or gender, when looking up there i knew that millions of others were looking at the same thing, simply as earthlings. Its a way of uniting everything, even if just for one moment. This also symbolizes that space and technology, sooner or later, will bring us all united and we will just be "one."

2) This is a homage to my computer. As i write here, the mail truck is coming here to deliver the final parts to build the new computer. This computer is about 2 years old, and i started doing computer graphics with it. But now its time to upgrade, and it will now serve my parents for Internet surfing disaster.

I also submitted it because when looking up at mars, it was very simple, there werent any weird lights, or nebula, or moon, nothing. Just a dark sky with a red star. So i think this minimalistic piece kind of reflects that. Also i included the Earth and the Moon in there, to give a sense of scale, and to make you feel small, yet not insignificant (although thats up to you)

Believe it or not, this piece took me 1 day to make. If i had to duplicate it, it would barely take me 2 hours. But it took me a day because i was playing and trying different compositions, until i settled for the classy symetric one. Yea call it a waste of time, but i originally planned to make no more space art with this computer, until i changed my mind yesterday

I hope you enjoy it, at least a bit
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pandab321 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Amazing. Thank you for your submission, and the meaning behind the work of art.
Alex230 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GENIUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!
sharpy1759 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Not a waste of time for me. It now adorns my desktop. Thank you.
illustradorgeek Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student
I can not download the large image of 1600 x 1200 :?
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
You can. Just right click on the image and click "save image as..."

I just tried it and it downloaded the full resolution.
illustradorgeek Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student
Ferox04 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you got featured...
Aeleks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw this wallpaper I thought of Halo reach none the less it's still awesome.
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Hehe, I wonder if Halo 2 was even out when I made this =P
Aeleks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lol
grung3mc Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
thanks for the wallpaper,been searchin for that..really nice colors,and lines..
PlasmaX7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
I think that this has the best depth of any space art picture I've ever seen...
sabotage Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing /wallpaper for me! reminds me of doom, i just love how that big star is contrasted with the smaller 1
bravenewworld Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2004
weeee!!! i now have an awesome new desktop ;)
syntheticmessiah Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004
I want to upgrade my pc too. Anyywayyyys on with the comments!

I like the title to this..its just spiffy creative. Also the description gives the peice new light really, it makes it make just that much more sense. Good reasoning for un retiring that computer for space art for just one more day. Time well spent! Wish I had money to toss to upgrade or get a new compy...Though it doesnt seem like the underside of the moon is dark enough, theres like no shadow! >_<!!!
chezza-t18 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2003
i think i'm going to's so beautiful
monkeypod Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2003
beeeeautiful. this is amazing, did you know you have the best art ever. all of it is so inspiring. yay!
zen-x Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2003
You are a bitch-punk. I look at the wallpapers I've made over the past couple of months and I think 'yeah, their real cool', then I look at this and cry until I have the kick only imbibing lighter fluid can provide...

This is a fantastic use of ps and 3dsm, love the lighting and postioninig of the planets together, has a genuine naturalistic property. My only niggle is the fact that the star field just looks slightly odd but that is v. slight.

Right, I'm off to get my stomach pumped; DONT DO IT AGAIN ;)


deadlysin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2003  Hobbyist Writer
awesome background...minimal, in space...nice combo...
creator07 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice detail. And colors. Love it!
avotius Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2003
I dont know what to say, im just....speachless...
lonnietaylor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2003
I decided to ad this as my wallpaper for a number of reasons. Firstly this event is hugely exciting while it may seem that the oject of interest is so far away. I really love how you took mars into perspective as the focal point rather than as the media would portray, us looking at it. The size and gravity can be felt without effort however I would consider that the strength of the planet might have been enhanced if the image was flipped vertically. I also really like that you have exagerated the distance between earth and mars which reenforces the fact that this event is significant.
dinyctis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2003
actually, i had originally planned to have the image flipped, but i always feel smaller when i look at planets in this fashion. You may notice it in some of my other works :)
Paxse Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003   Photographer
Random Deviant st.... Whaal kiss ma grits, 'tis `diny of the thumpin' icon.

This is no ordinary random devvy but a talented one. Nice wall *snaffled*. Your art still r0x0rs.

Now to get me a vertical monitor and snaffle the full version
azarael Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2003
very, very nice.
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
like always .. ..

Gorgeous !
corkboard Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2003
'Mazing work. I love the texture of Mars, and the smallness of Earth. Greatness.
freezejeans Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2003
Rock on, man...many people didn't seem to understand the Mars distance aspect, and that it was 60,000 years ago :roll: Nice work, this is awesome :) And congrats on the new PC!
tigaer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
what a great concept... looks wonderful :)
ajweasel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2003 +fav
preppy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2003   Interface Designer
It is alright but that texture on the planet doesn't really look quite right...
cyber-crash Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2003
It's a fantastic piece, and a great wallpaper. Mucho grande style!
-lala- Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2003
kapoooooooooooooooo me encantan las cosas q haces!!! siderales cosmicas!!!

dansflash Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2003   Filmographer
omfg...i love this!
rerighthand Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer

applying to my desktop right now
blueguitar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
i love the hugeness of the red planet compared to the others. awesome.
jkdesignz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003
dayum that 's great! :)
fyrfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003
ooooo perty. ive been too lazy to go out and try to find it.
Too many clouds and too rainy lately too.
Im upgrading my PC too, but only cause my ECS motherboard exploded on me.
p-51 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003
I'm enjoying it on my desktop thank you very much =D
chokable Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003
since it's so not complex, you could have spent more time on the distance between the moon and the earth. that moon woudl cover half the sky if it was that close. and you could have tried incorporating the great canyon of mars into the picture to give it a more marsie feel to it
dark-euridice Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
yuenqi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
I agree with you. The minimalistic touch of it is great :)
intervul Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
nice job man, ur good, real good
qrunchmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
I like the blue in the back much better on this one. Killer.
baf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
Very, very, Nice!!!!!!! great job man!!! my new wall. :+fav:
natasha-marie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
parents on the computer... DISASTER!
:rip: old puter :bye:

very sweet wallpaper... minamilistic and dark. just how i like 'em. :p

nice science lesson, as well. :)
natasha-marie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
oh man... that'll teach me not to look up the emoticons

orkoss Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
ke chido te kedo,
la verdad a mi me encanto ver marte,
se me hizo muy padre
d1st0rt3d Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
Oh. Mars, today? *makes note to go outside and see*

Nice. :) I'll use it for a while. Nice textures on the planet.
jjay Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003   Photographer
Nice1 dinyctis, looks like i have a new WP for next week. :D

As some people have already said the minimalistic feel to this image is bloody great. :) :+fav:
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