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Surreality by JoeyJazz Surreality by JoeyJazz
Real surreal... ...or whatever...

And before you ask - yes, it's all painted (except the planet/moon textures). No hubble images used.

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This is a soothing piece with a surreal feel to it (Obviously the goal was achieved). The pinkish glow of the nebulae gives off creates a calm and lazy air around the planet and moons which are placed in a way that creates a horizontal line across the plane of the piece.
These factors combined are what create the actual surreality that is this piece, the fact that the planets, moons, and stars (all things that we know simply float within the zero gravity vacuum of space) seem to be suspended in the nothingness to such a degree that there would be no movement what so ever, just the glow of a few close stars and the nebulae. Bodies simply frozen in time, which for a known fact is impossible because there is always movement in space; hence the surreality. This image is so still that it's mind blowing. I look at it and wish that I could take in a sight like this in person.
Asides from that, what makes this scape so successful is the depth that is created, allowing the eye to wander from the larger bodies to the connect-the-dots of a variety of stars that are what form the very effect of depth itself, with the larger brighter stars creating a close plane, and smaller, dimmer stars receding slowly back into space, creating the endless background.
The style is beautiful and very well executed, and I think that this is a wonderful, awe inspiring piece.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extordinary piece with such depth and vastness. Impressive work.


theblob Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Beautiful! This would make a lovely wallpaper too. Considered making a pack for it? ;D
nissans8line Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hooow do u draw this impossible things... im so in love with it <3
Drag-01 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Presentnuto v [link]!/pages/Drag-Graphics/146109705452239 :) Nepodstatné, jen oznamuji. Práce jak jinak než od tebe skvělá! :)
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
DragonBreath7575 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
I feel so comforting looking at an art piece like this. Space scenes that show colors like this that match those as if the entire scene was in the atmosphere of a planet really bring out its beauty.
faithworx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow..your work makes me want to cry joe o.o
tears of wonder ='D
HeretyczkaA Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Art Works with heart [link]
JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
HeretyczkaA Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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