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Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You by muddymelly Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You by 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:

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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. 
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-10-05
Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You is a dazzling celestial illustration by *muddymelly. ( Suggested by LoveLinhdor and Featured by alicexz )
:iconch0co-pudding:
ch0co-pudding Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Professional 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:

paintwithdiamonds.com/collecti…
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:iconcrackedvscreen:
crackedvscreen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Awh I love it. Would love this on my wall.
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:iconkatzova:
Katzova Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconzacorton:
Zacorton Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist 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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:iconvciart:
vciart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really amazing 😍
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:iconmomobeda:
Momobeda Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist 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!

graymattergifts.com/collection…
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:iconqueertrekker:
QueerTrekker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
awesome! love the colors and scale!
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:iconclareluscombe:
Clareluscombe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
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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:iconphantomeclipse17:
PhantomEclipse17 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Student Artist
Gorgeous work!
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:iconsupercompso:
Supercompso Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
It's wonderful and very beautiful ! Great work !
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:iconnekuro3:
Nekuro3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is such an amazing scene. The feeling it gives off is just incredible!!!
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:iconlaraibsdrawing4:
LaraibsDrawing4 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowwwww this is so beautiful
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:iconcrescenti-c:
Crescenti-C Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did Tapestry King get permission from you to sell this?

tapestryking.com/collections/g…
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:iconthemaincharacter996:
themaincharacter996 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
beautifull 
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:iconinfinite9:
infinite9 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
Excellent work!
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:iconnahiara-chan:
Nahiara-chan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I am so in love with this peace ♥
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:iconnorthernforestrover:
NorthernForestRover Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly cosmic!
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:iconmitras123:
mitras123 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
This looks like a pic from Your Name or Kimi No Na Wa!
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:iconcrytstalwolf:
Crytstalwolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
It's all of my favorite places in one picture. I love it!
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:iconsilvally22:
Silvally22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
Wow 
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:iconhook83:
Hook83 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
So nice !!

Bravo !!
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:icondoodlebugjch:
DoodlebugJCH Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is mesmerising! So beautiful!
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:iconwerdsnotaction:
werdsNotAction Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
🎵i am your, lucky star...
follow the light!🎶
🎵i am your, lucky star...
follow your dreams..🎶
🎵i am your, lucky star...
follow the light...the light!🎶
🎵i am your lucky star...
are you awake....🎶
...awake🎶

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LOL sorry for the weird comment. It's just that, yes, I LOVE this work, but where I first found it may surprise you....

Your work has been used as a background for a level in osu!, a music-focused game where you "click the circles to the beat!" (theme song literally says that as the motto). The thing about the nature of level-making in this game is the fact that the game is community-run; the game has existed for over a decade, so there's now a dedicated team of level curators and devs that all work remotely, but as such, the levels are usually made by average Joe's, too. This results in the songs being used under a different kind of law, but then there's the use of backgrounds....

I'm not going to lie, the background actually fits the song better than the one Liquicity used for their publication of the song your bg was used for.

The song is "Avizura - Lucky Star." This is the level's page: 
osu.ppy.sh/beatmapsets/130546/…
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:iconsilentmoongoddess:
SilentMoonGoddess Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work, keep it up , very inspirational
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:iconderek900:
Derek900 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
I can stare at this forever. Beautiful.
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:iconalexlovemetal:
alexlovemetal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Absolutely amazing and magical. I've been gazing at this picture for a long time, I love it! Love
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:iconblackcatt14:
Blackcatt14 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing
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:iconfley21art:
Fley21art Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this truely a beautiful piece of art. LOVE the colors
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:iconkvacm:
kvacm Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018   Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Really like how did you the sky! La la la la 
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:icondaydreamartwork:
daydreamartwork Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing picture
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:iconkokieciara:
Kokieciara Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Traditional Artist
Nice ;3
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:iconalexarcticart:
AlexArcticArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Amazing!  
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:iconmidnightw0l1f:
MidnightW0l1f Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My favourite things!!❤
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:iconsparklyblueroses84:
SparklyBlueRoses84 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Lovely...
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:iconcantero777:
cantero777 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
Wow! What an excellent work! Both the graphic and the title!
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:iconsambedoc:
SambedoC Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconobviouslymari:
ObviouslyMari Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! amazing
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:iconrakanoth:
Rakanoth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
I am speechless. Amazing.
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:iconpetrosillustrations:
petrosillustrations Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing colors and concept!
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:iconwerecatqueennic:
WerecatqueenNic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
What a beautiful ocean and sky
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:iconumbra-love:
Umbra-Love Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconnovicerobes:
NoviceRobes Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow... im sorry you went through so much theft. Its on sale at paintwithdiamonds.com 
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:iconveronica44h:
Veronica44h Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
I bought this print from you at Animefest 2017 :)
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:iconjikorox:
jikorox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful oMG!!!
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Very beautiful
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:iconrooma113:
RoomA113 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I bought a poster of this at the Animazment convention last Saturday and I love it. It was nice to meet you muddymelly at the convention.
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:iconstealthmsopz:
StealthMsopz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might have to getting me a shirt.
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:iconflameingtiger3:
flameingtiger3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
awesome art may i post on my channel thx 
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:icongomasakime:
gomasakime Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing!I luv it so much ╰(*´︶`*)╯♡ I just used your illustration in my blog ♡ Thank you for your art!

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MialyHarentsoa Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Hey, I'm using this illustration as a cover photo for a novel I'm writing. I saw it and I fell in love!!! Amazing work :D
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