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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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:iconpandab321:
pandab321 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Amazing. Thank you for your submission, and the meaning behind the work of art.
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Alex230 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GENIUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!
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sharpy1759 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Not a waste of time for me. It now adorns my desktop. Thank you.
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illustradorgeek Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student
I can not download the large image of 1600 x 1200 :?
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:icondinyctis:
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.
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illustradorgeek Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student
Thanks
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Ferox04 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you got featured...
[link]
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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.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Hehe, I wonder if Halo 2 was even out when I made this =P
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Aeleks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lol
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