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Ellie's Vision
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Published: November 21, 2010
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Edit 11-9-2012:

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This is based on the 1997 movie "Contact", the scene where Ellie makes contact with the alien in a surreal environment, fabricated from her mind—daytime on land, nighttime in the sky.

Been wanting to do this since summer... finally got around to it. This is my first work I've done using my recently purchased Wacom Intuos 4, and also my first attempt at creating a galaxy.

I will be releasing a wallpaper pack for this soon, and will accommodate resolutions up to 2560x1600.

I've also put together a sort of "work process" to show how this was created. It can be seen here: z-design.deviantart.com/art/El…

Photoshop CS4 - ~70hrs

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angela808Hobbyist Artist
I love it
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andromeda in the next billion years
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In October last year, I shared your picture on Facebook. I have just added it in my favorites on this site.

I have written short stories in which Supergirl is one of the characters. If you read them, I hope you will appreciate them. What I know is, I would like to be at Donovan's place.
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one of my allllllll time favorites EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i swear. great job buddy i just love it dearlly and have been for many years on my wallpaper!
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I knew that place before even reading the title. Great job!
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Sparklet-RayneHobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's eyepopping.
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I saw your picture long ago, I do not even remember what site it was. And now I created an account on dA and uploaded something similar (though not of such quality :-))

Sorry to use your idea  Pray 
(Translated with Google)

PS: Your drawing is really spectacular, hopefully one day I can use digital programs as well
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CallyzahProfessional General Artist
I loooooooooooooooooove that movie!!!!!!!! :meow: :heart:
Perfect!!! :noes3d: Noes 3D 50x50 derp 
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Angelfreak67Student Digital Artist
Theres a gif here that fits my thoughts perfectly.
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Pretty awesome for your 1st galaxy! An alternate title could be "Andromeda Beach". Although your link to the movie is great. :-)
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Magical! Love that scene!
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TARHUNStudent Digital Artist
Very nice. As in the movie "Contact"
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Awesome representation of one of my favorite movies. +fav 
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Yurippi-NakamuraHobbyist General Artist
omg so beautiful!jawdrop revamp 
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This is my favorite part of Contact.
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archaeumStudent Digital Artist
I love you I love you I love you I love you!!!! :heart:
omg, thank you soooo much for creating this with such loving detail. words could never explain... it wouldn't have mattered, even if they HAD sent a poet. I can even hear that beautiful ambient sound behind the waves when I stare at this...

fantastic work
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Like the galaxy. Nice job!
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Outfuckingstanding work! Love the movie and your art, man!
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wow, I instantly remembered the movie without reading your description :D
very well done!
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Perfect! "Contact" waz the 1st thought 2 mind B4 reading ur description! That's how Beautiful it is!
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