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Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You

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By muddymelly   |   Watch
Published: October 1, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 muddymelly
[ EDIT ] - March 21, 2017

(This is a temporary message: Victory_Z, hello! This is Melissa/王晖, who messaged you on Amazon! I'm writing this to provide evidence that this artwork is mine.) (To anyone who is not Victory, please feel free to ignore this message! A kind person informed me of products on Amazon that are using my artwork without permission.) 

(My FacebookTumblr, and Twitter be here; I'd be very glad to connect with you!) 

[ EDIT ] - August 15th, 2015

Wao, I'm turning this into the longest art description ever. My apologies! Due to popular request, there are now printed leggings* and all-over art print shirts of this artwork in my little Society6 shop! (Please let me know if you prefer the little people to show up in the legging fabric.)

*Preview of the leggings: 

'Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You' - leggings preview by muddymelly 

Since many have kindly written to ask, if you would like to use this piece of artwork in the background of a YouTube music video, please go ahead! I'd be grateful if you would please provide a link back to this piece if possible. If you don't want my watermark in the picture, here is a small version without it:

[Small version] - Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You by muddymelly 

[ EDIT ] - June 11th, 2015

Kind viewer of my art, I now have a Facebook page for my artwork if you would like to visit. Thank you so much for your visit in advance. :] 

[ Pricing - "What are the true base prices + your artist royalties you earn?" ]

@ What are DeviantART's base prices for prints? What are my DeviantART royalty rates (what I earn?) --> i.imgur.com/VDdSecJ.png
@ What are Society6's base prices for prints? What are my Society6 royalty rates (what I earn?) --> i.imgur.com/zElorVy.jpg
(I believe DeviantART's print / canvases / photo prints are much lower-priced than Society6's prints at the moment! Please see above links for screenshots of pricing.)

[ GigiBlack4Life asked a very important question: "When I looked at the artwork previews on DeviantART and Society6, they look different; is there a difference in how they print?" ]

I will definitely double-check about this and update you all here. I've looked through many Society6 reviews on Youtube / artist blogs before joining -- because I believe you all should only receive high quality reproductions. I'm of the belief that there should not be a noticeable difference between Society6's and DeviantART's paper prints as both sites are printing from the same, original, high-resolution JPG file (36"x24".) Printers may be set to different settings* but nearly always produce carefully-tuned colors and results --- I've noticed this after ordering from several printers across the United States for anime cons or freelance work.

*Different industrial printers will usually produce slightly different results, but the printers used in art industry printing are very dependable when it comes to color precision (printers are trained to tune these expensive machines to produce clean, sharp, and true-to-form colors.) Usually a printing shop will re-print an artwork a few times, tuning the settings per print, to get as close a match as possible to the file's appearance on a calibrated monitor.

Dear friends, please correct me if I got any of this wrong~! These are only one person's (my) experiences. I'd love to hear yours!

[ Here are some of the products that are available for this artwork~! ]

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" iPhone cases 

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" iPhone and iPod cases

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" iPad and laptop skins

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" stationery cards (5" x 7" - available in packs of 3, 5, and 10 cards)

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" throw pillow / pillow cover (16" x 16", 18" x 18", 20" x 20")

[ EDIT ] - Oct. 11, 2011

WAO!!!! A Daily Deviation!?!?! Everyone!!! Thank you so much for your incredibly undeserved support... :MASSIVE HUG: Q____Q///. I see y'all left so many sweet comments that just rocket me up into the air. >________< THANK YOU... :happycry: x 10,000. I'll try my lazy-butt best to write everyone back!! Please know that if I ever do get to see y'all in real life I want to give you the HUGEST hug ever, especially to LoveLinhdor and Vindblain, who so kindly suggested this piece as a Daily Deviation, and alicexz, who generously used her time to feature it.

[ EDIT ] - Oct. 3, 2011

What about a caption contest for this piece? 

Boy: Gurl pull yo' skirt down.

What do you all think they should be saying? :huggle:

= = = = =

Dear all,

This is a gift for a most inspiring and dear friend - Lewis Cox III, who exudes kindness and help for others on DeviantART at lc3!

Featuring elements in God's world that I believe he'd find invigorating - the ocean at night, a canopy of stars, and random nebulous glows in the sky. :D

Oh! Quick tip for you all, dear friends - if you print something dark like this at a print shop - and you receive your test print fresh out of the machine - stare at that paper for a while! Wet ink looks noticeably darker than when dry. You should see your colors relax their deep hue and emerge in a while! :huggle:

Tools - Wacom Intuos 3; Photoshop CS5. 
Image size
1600x1067px 1.9 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Starfyrstudios's avatar
StarfyrstudiosHobbyist General Artist

im literally in tears …..this is outstanding....

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Myranbor's avatar
It s  just so daaamn beautiful! Rainbow Monstercat Emoticon 
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cologoboyzHobbyist General Artist
wow just wow
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GalaxyWolfWorldStudent Photographer
This is so pretty! I wish I could do this :P
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leegendmusicHobbyist Artist
Love your artwork I had to use it for a song I made.

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ch0co-puddingProfessional General Artist
Hey. Curious about this, I finally found you as the original artist of this image. Were you aware that your art is being used on the paintwithdiamonds website:

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YunaofparadiseStudent Traditional Artist
I was about to comment something similar and found your comment, I came across a Facebook video for a site call diamond art club where they are offering 4 of their popular kits for free and you just pay S&H This image is one of them. It would be really lame if they don't ask the artist first before using it. ;( So I think all these diamond art sites have just collectively called the piece, soulmates not know the original name and original artist. 
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Hi there! Just wanted to comment for the record - we have a licensing agreement with the original artist. We are the only diamond painting site allowed to sell this design. If you see other sites offering the design, we recommend reporting the website to their web host. 
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Awh I love it. Would love this on my wall.
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ZacortonHobbyist Digital Artist
Bought a print of this from you the other day from your booth at a local Con.
Really love you style, very talented.
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vciartHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really amazing 😍
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MomobedaHobbyist Digital Artist
I adore your art and I recently found your art for sale on a website for those gem paint puzzle kits things? Here's a link to the Graymatter store where I found it!

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awesome! love the colors and scale!
Clareluscombe's avatar
Hi, is it possible to purchase a copy of this from you in digital form.... I have written a short book and am self publishing.... I love this picture and would like to use it as a cover image please....? Xxx
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PhantomEclipse17Student Artist
Gorgeous work!
Supercompso's avatar
It's wonderful and very beautiful ! Great work !
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Nekuro3Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is such an amazing scene. The feeling it gives off is just incredible!!!
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LaraibsDrawing4Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowwwww this is so beautiful
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Crescenti-CHobbyist Digital Artist
Did Tapestry King get permission from you to sell this?

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