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I Dream of a Brighter Future by CameoFX I Dream of a Brighter Future by CameoFX
I dream of hope. Of a brighter future. Join me.

Wow! I never expected all this support - I'm actually pretty new around dA and haven't gotten a chance to really compete in anything, so it's fantastic to see this community really opening up to everyone.

Well I am just blown away, and beyond honored to be featured here in the semi-finalists. Especially for someone who is so unknown around here, it feels great to be selected! Thanks for the support everyone!

A little more detail on the concept:
It's a light bulb. Inside that light bulb, is the possibility for our future. The light bulb is given life by the tree roots themselves, and uses it to provide light to what's within, spreading more to the tree within as well as the animals. It forms a little world inside with its own miniature sun, and the waterfalls flowing out of the power pegs spreads the beauty of the serene world inside to the dull world outside.

What I have is an original take on an idea that's familiar to many. I feel that by taking things that many would think of as old or boring and making them new and different, you can breathe new life into them and revive the zeal and spirit to support them.

If we don't act now, then so much of our world will be lost. I wanted to incorporate lots of nature into the man-made light here (for a brighter future - haha get it?) to express my dream. My dream is to see tomorrow's children, grandchildren and know that they will have a beautiful world to enjoy.

Some snacks, a good chunk of time, and the same song and repeat work nicely. Make sure you look closely - There's lots to see that you might not find at first. :]

Remember - you can help most by adding this to your favorites or having your friends add it between 12:00:00 AM (PT) December 16, 2009 and 11:59:59 PM (PT) December 22, 2009 - Thanks!

For the contest here: [link] - check it out!

Hope you like my entry!

The biggest centers of work were the waterfalls (very time-consuming to get them right), cleaning the light bulb (it was a tad dirty), and blending in all those details.

Have always wanted a tablet of my own - all my work now is done with a mouse and keyboard :)

Many thanks to the stocks I used, and I appreciate them so much for consent of unrestricted usage of their resources!

The light bulb, upper tree, water, roots, bubbles, [butterflies, birds, two lower trees, and eagles], clouds, and splashes are from
:iconkatibear-stock::iconnekoha-stock::icondella-stock::iconretoucher07030::iconthat-damn-eskimo::iconshoofly-stock::iconphysicalmagic::iconredheadstock: - respectively

After some interesting results, I will say it again -
You may NOT use this work without my explicit permission prior to the usage.

Thanks everyone and please - any feedback is appreciated.
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psychcircuit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuckin sweet
Beily12 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
it's so beautiful i almost have to cry
imperfect-parachute Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Writer
I featured this beautiful work here: :heart:
MeaganTragedy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this image! I was wondering if I could use it in the background on my tumblr page about what the future might hold for us. I would give credit to you on the page as well.
LadyLemonne Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Wow. This is beautifully done. I love how 3D and realistic it looks.
nickdue1222 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is absolutely amazing!
Inconclusion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
If only life was as simple as broccoli... :l
TheTrollGuy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very environmental feel
ZachtheFloatzel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Writer
This does not shock or intrigue me but it does inspire me very much because of how true it is because to dream is to live and to live is to do so If you can dream it you can do it
AdorkablePeanut314 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A future were technology and nature can live in harmony!
HerGashiDidSlash Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Photographer
You're piece got ripped, here: [link] (2nd entry)
Stacey104201 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Writer
*mouth hangs open and is unable to speak*
diggil Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I'll try making it one word long: Insta-favourite.
JaceyMaeRachele Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so inspiring! I love it!
alterea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
You have no idea how inspiring this piece is
UnrestrainedInfinity Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Writer
Beautiful. The concept you have here of capturing the imagery of the raw, untamed simplicity of Nature herself, and then fusing it with the representation of cutting-edge technology in seamless, perfect cohabitation is absolutely breathtaking. This is quite possibly the most beautiful, well-captured concept I have sen yet. Well done!
Kiara-Robinson13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Writer
it's amazing. really impressive
nuggiii Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
wow.. thats amazing.. i like this picture.. :)
The-Golden-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ur design featured in [link] .. :D
SteelbellATR Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breezygirl1998 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
i am speechless this picture simply takes my breath away
XxchantellexX Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
all i can say about this is awesome.
Mixed-Messages Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
This is a great image for the future - letting new technology live alongside nature, and not destroy it.
KaedeLu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Beautiful concept. We all should support this dream :)
normanlover123 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
this is awesome when i was looking through all the pictures this really jumped out and caught my eye! llllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
oknighto Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
lisamonalisa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Wow this is amazing and I love the idea!!
AveNDarknesS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just Awesome!!! ^.^
TsukiNekoChan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A funny and beautiful idea. Very very nice!!
iammhel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
What an idea! Brialliant concept!
iammhel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
What an art! Brilliant concept!
66Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
It's really cool, I could never do that...
66Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
It's really cool, I could never do that...
Shi-girl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking AMAZING!!!
Sparia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow...just wow...thats great creative power! Awesome work :heart:
Wolfboy183 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
OMG THIS IS EPIC, and yet, so true too, after all the whole biosphere is a lightbulb
BlueHemlock Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Wow. This is amazing.
shasnainraza Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work
8spyroncynder8 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Can I use this for my future magazine? It's for school, I'll give credit so don't worry! ^^ Can I please use it?
HusseinGaber Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
ooooooohh i really like it
amazing :)
ElyaThorn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010   Artist
Absolutely great!!!
ArtDesingsXI Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love the concept you put into this :nod: and it looks very amazing :D
cristinaw Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
SMBZrocks Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
So beautiful... words can't describe this... this... masterpiece!
BabyBubbles1604 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student General Artist
wickedly awesome details!!
AkuMimpi Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
WOW very very cool !
CRIMSENsnow Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
i truly love the idea u have.
u have such a good imagination >,<
its like a small paradise and i would galdly live on it.
Resist2B Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Artist
smart you are
ioana-todea Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
beautiful ideea! :)
Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been featured in my journal. Please let me know if you would like it removed. You can find it here--> [link]
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