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A Gift of Moonlight by zilla774 A Gift of Moonlight by zilla774
Lets ignore the fact that this is pin...pi.... not-quite-purple and move straight onto more interesting stuff....

More experimenting with the Intuos on this image. I've kinda got the hang of clouds now, so wanted to try something else I've never been able to do - trees. The contrast of this image hides a multiitude of sins with my abilities, but over all I'm quite pleased that I've managed to make them look at least half way towards being trees even if they are a little impressionistic.

Again with this I used techniques I would have employed had it been oil painting, but the great thing about the PC is the ctrl-Z button ;)

Overall, once I had a couple of goes to get the trees right I just let the picture grow itself. Like previous submissions I was going for more of a vibe and a mood than any particular focus. Set this as ur desktop and let it just pull you in, thats the sort of feel I was going for.

Original image is 2400x1600 so theres a hefty bit of cropping and resizing for this submission. Which is annoying cos there are so many little textures and details that get cut when its resized :( gonna have to by the print version if u want the full experience ;)
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flashgawdon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
This image has been haunting my mind since I first came across it 5-6 years ago now on a YouTube video .  Did  you create this then?  Magnificent, serene and tranquil.  I am so in love with this image.  Thank you for creating this and capturing my heart.
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
So beautiful!
grego1169 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Could I use this as a background for a poster? Just a zoom in on the moons for a small venue music expo. Great image, just wanted to check with you before using. You will be cited as a source in all use
TrueLeviathan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
It's cute that you charge 35.00 for a full resolution image with an obnoxious signature :)
thiv3000 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I first saw this piece years ago when I considered to use it as inspiration for art coursework. Now, after stumbling across it in a youtube video, I had to find out where the original came from and let you know how amazing I think this is. The not-quite-purple colour is so unusual and memorable and the feel of having two moons is amazing! I know I'm congratulating you more than a decade after you created this and about half a decade since I first saw this but I really wanted to let you know what a great piece of art it is! Thank you for creating it!
zilla774 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :)
JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has Been Featured :) : [link]
Paradise001 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this picture. Is completely perfect, you know, i dreamt with this one the other day. I cant believe im seeing it in real life. its incredible.
za4em9 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And even after several years this is still one of my favorites on dA... Perfect.
MelGama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
hahahahahahhahah this is pink! :giggle:
kingmicky101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this picture is so beautiful i saw it on youtube along with a song and thought i have to find it its really beautiful great work :D
TheVenomStudio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Amazing, is all I can say.
KariAsunada Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, I set it as my desktop!! :heart: I love this pic!! Don't mind me, but.....

when I look at this, I want to go to a place like this, where adventure takes place, where nothing is like today's world or our past, I want to go to a place just like those books and games I've played, where everything is laid-back and simple. I want to go to a place like this where when I look at the sky every night, I don't get bored, I get awestruck by the awesomeness that is out there. I want to live the fantasy adventure that I've been waiting to have. When I look at this pic, I don't see just a painting, I see a place that exists in everyone's souls. :heart:
NEOghost Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
So pretty!
BurnMyDread Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful!
froskenher Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
it is just perfect
Becky7119 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
on Godz graet purple earth
LittleRainBlob Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Fav :) :love: colors
Ravnwyng Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ooOOoo pretty
amandart1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is soooo beautiful
ShezKhaos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
It's so Cute *-*
eiarain Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
i saw this divine picture on youtube, used in a very beautiful song and decided I haaaaave to find it. and here I am, watching the perfection
kingmicky101 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha was it tsunaida te ni kiss wo if so yer the song is beautiful and goes so well with this beautiful pic :)
Ivymorgan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
A-MAZ-ING, so beautiful....
astroasis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I realize this is a very old deviation, but I just wanted to express how much I like it :) I use this as the wallpaper on my PMP more often than anything else.
NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ROFL!! You mean "pink?" Because yeah, its hard to say... :XD:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
miichi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I love this! It's very beautiful, the purple adds a sense of fantasy to it
Eisoptrophobic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice.
oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
adelyky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
i don't remember where i saw this picture..a long time ago..but i wa fascinated..i don't know why..i just adore it :)
MScat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love the color. Very Beautiful ;-)
mertol Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
look what i found on bulgarian bookstore, didnt know if it is abuse, so u better check it for yourself
zilla774 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
excellent, thanks for the link :) yes, that is unauthorised. Although not being able to read any of the language is not making it easy to do anything about it :(
KariAsunada Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The Moon is a Harsh Mentor. Bulgarian book by some Robert guy. Just to help :D
mertol Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
man dont let them go unpunished, god knows how many other pictures they stolen, i will help you with what i can
mertol Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
this is the site of the publisher
they have English version
Moon-Lilly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh , I've been using this as a background on my myspace page for a few years , I never realised it belonged to someone on DA. It's absoloutely beautiful , but If you want me to remove it , please let me know!!!
Pinutte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
beautiful! :)
Caamis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Holy crap thats awesome
SC2009 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved this! Just so lovely! :)
PonyFierce Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Amazing work :+fav:
everypathtonowhere Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008   Photographer
CorkieMonster Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
is it just me? cuz i thought it was purple
which is good! =D
cuz i hate pink..
wailing Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
this is beautiful!!!:)
Earlymorningdarkness Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning and it's my favorite color!
NoNick01 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
mysteria-dl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
I have featured this here: [link] :-)
sweet-charades Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student Writer
This is my wallpaper!! I love it so much!! Good job!!! :heart:
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