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Sapphire waves by tadp0l3 Sapphire waves by tadp0l3
Been too long since I submitted a decently worked through piece. But here it is! A lot of time was put into this, and it underwent a lot of transitions over the course of creation. Thanks a lot to ~Baro for invaluable tips and critique.

Original size: 3000x4300 (so there's room for wallpapers, would anyone want that).

This is the second piece of my nebulae centred gem series, the first being "Shores of Gold" (yes, the planet has been reused for that purpose):

All of the pieces of the series:

Shores of gold
Sapphire waves
Birth of a ruby
Calcentine Abyss

We'll see what kind of gemstone (not that gold is actually a gem, but ah well) I'll present next. Emeralds? Amethysts? Rubies? A lot of nice colours and themes too choose from.

Critique and comments are always welcome.
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Given 2011-12-15
Sapphire waves by ~tadp0l3 I really like the details and shapes of the nebulae, and the overall depth of this piece is breath-taking. Excellent work! ( Suggested by Sniper115A3 and Featured by Casperium )
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello, I would like to feature your beautiful image on my blog on Amazing Stories! I will credit you, and link back to this image here on DA.
The blog is scheduled for Wednesday 3 April, you will be able to find it by following this link: [link]
Apologies for the short notice , and please let me know if this is *not* ok with you!
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draenei-friend Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Coolcatz545 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is so stunning. I love the colours you used and all the details with the clouds and the moon. Amazing job.
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sogfrog13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice Mood!!!!
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AabedK2F Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
simply WOW
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V1lian Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Space is just eerily beautiful.
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violetstory Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh I love this :D :huggle:
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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cmvnb Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Wow you call this "decently worked" THEN WHAT IS OVER DECENTLY WORKED THIS IS UTTERLY AMAZING
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kinmik Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
this is completely breathtaking. if i hadn't known you had painted it, and knew a little less about astronomy, i would have thought you had commissioned hubble yourself! may i request the wallpaper size?

subscribed, by the way. =D
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
A lovely piece. Beautiful!
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Tephnos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
I normally have a thing for very well done space art. This is spectacular, good job. Can't wait for the rest of the series.
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wangqr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
stunningly beautiful!
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zeroconvoy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice
kind of reminds me of nightmare before christmas
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Love it
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Rouan26 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Beautiful colours and the cadence of the waves is gorgeous. Really tranquil too.
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aquamarinetiger98 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!!!!
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kanna37 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Writer
For some reason, this picture reminds me of dark matter - beautifully done, anyway.

Amber
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Miynxe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
moonstones :3
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librian637 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amaaaaaazing!
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ClearFog Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! and cool logo xD
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faster-by-choice Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
This is why I adore space art. So beautiful and breathtaking, it makes you wonder if things this gorgeous really exist out there in the universe!
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DoReMiMagical114 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
did u paint this? its so real!
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Jakit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
lovely!! :love:
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FireRed1924 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very pretty, the look and the feel of it is amazing!
Very worth the Daily Deviation it's gotten <3
I really love the coloring, and how magical you made it look. The colors of Blue, Black and White just go so well together here! I love the smokey look of it, and the shiny stars floating around.
Beautiful work on this, I love it a lot! You have some serious skills ^^
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Lacryel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
'twas the nightmare before Christmas. . .
( no i jest I love this ) but it still reminds me of it a little. xD
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GoWeegie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Looks scary. I had a nighmare about this place once. See, I was floating in my hallway, and I was transportted from my hallway, to here. Then, I heard whispering. I couldn't tell what they were saying but it was scary. It was quiet but loud at the same time. Then, if you see that weird spirally thingy down there, it came to form a face. The face screamed right in front of me, then I screamed. I woke up in my bed, covered in sweat whispering, "Why?" to myself over and over again. It was a horrible night.
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BetweenTheTeardrops Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
very mysterious

Falling From The Light
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Gerard46304 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Photographer
Pure Awesomeness!!!
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iSnowFairy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW that is beautiful!!!!
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What A SKEPTICAL SIGHT!!! :iconitsamazingplz:
Also that certain wave next to the moon reminds me of A Night Before Christmas.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're the third mentioning Tim Burton and that movie - I definitely have to re-watch it it seems! :)
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it is coming on Disney XD and Disney Channel, because it is almost Christmas.
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Us3My3rdArm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Wow amazing!! You should release the HQ version so I can wallpaper it up!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

And there seems to be a popular demand for a wallpaper version, I'll see what I can do! :)
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SnowyDaySkies Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Really spectacular image. This looks amazing with full-view and without. The DD was very well deserved; congratulations! I'll be eagerly awaiting the rest of this series, if you still wish to continue it.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And comments such as yourself, and this DD feature all speaks in favour of a continuing future for the gem series :)

Thanks for commenting! :)
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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Ravers-Disease Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   General Artist
You should do the alexandrite gem, it's purple and green with a mix of the iridescent rainbow. Its my favorite gem, used to have a ring but the stone fell out sadly.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a challenge, I'll definitely put it on my list! There's so many beautiful gems, almost too many!!

Thanks for the comment, much appreciated :)
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Ravers-Disease Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   General Artist
Cool, I think you should seriously consider the alexandrite ;) look up some pics if it it's gorgeous. I added you to my watch so if you do it I can see ^__^ also because I love space art and am an astronomy nerd. I have some surreal space art myself but not nearly as good as the professional space artists like you
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shaebh Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I always love the simple color palette pieces that are this beautiful. :) Very excellent work.
I always love space compositions, as the light source is never defined, nor does it need to be... So cool. :)
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, monotone colours can work to your advantage at times. I'm glad you like is! :)
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GottaLoveMushrooms Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
It reminds me of that little thing that Jack Skellington walks on in A Nightmare Before Chirstmas... Except this one's sparkly :lol: Even better.
Really cool, this is amazing! You deserve your DD :D
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're the second to mention Tim Burton - I need to re-watch nightmare before Christmas, that's for sure! :)

Thanks a lot for commenting, is what's keep me going :)
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GottaLoveMushrooms Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Yes, I thought someone must have...

You're very welcome! Do keep going! :D
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Caldlow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
That's gotta be one HUGE planet! 0.o
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or the nebula is far far away ;)
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Caldlow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
haha nice point! :la:
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Designer-Jessica Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love It !
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