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Another Day In Paradise by priteeboy Another Day In Paradise by priteeboy
Nothing like a good o'l tropical + space combo which for me is one of the few things I can work on without getting annoyed by it :D An appeal in both always has me coming back and they're often some of my favourites to make :)

And this one is being the sixth in row is a testament to that I think, time came around again for another one of my yearly birthday submissions, where I create a place for myself just for the hell of it, back to a daytime theme again since the last four years ago :faint: The scenery has improved though, and hopefully I will age as gracefully for a while longer with it =p

I actually did seek some degree of real experience as inspiration for this, not that I've ever been anywhere just like it but close enough. A clear day isn't the most dramatic situation but I love how it shows everything in good detail, really allowing me to show off the colours of the scenery, the day ones usually are more about the scene than the space, but the sky sure felt empty before creating some nearby worlds for it 8-)

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:iconhyenax:
Hyenax Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I seriously want to go there...
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Very cool  :)
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Colonial-Marine Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Karnage1997 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New member Student Artist
I didn't even mean to come across this image but DAYUUUUUM!

very nice piece of artwork mate. 
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked this accidental find then :D
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:iconkarnage1997:
Karnage1997 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New member Student Artist
Yeah me too.
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Marek987987 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Love it !!
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:iconfireymoonlight:
Fireymoonlight Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
This is amazing! 
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:iconcaldorosa:
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
excellent
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
good job!
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:iconjoemjackson:
joemjackson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Great sky. Would love to see it for real.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here :omg:
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Looks very pretty! ;-)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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timbuggie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, I'd like to buy a high resolution digital copy of this image..I love it sooo much and would like to apply it some of my designs...How may I do this?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, well it's hard to say - It really depends on what kind of project it will be used it, whether it's for-profit or mass-produced etc. This image is already being used as a novel cover that someone else paid me for though, so if you need it for something like that it may be off-limits.
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timbuggie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I am developing a layout to promote a new product here in Lagos, scheduled to run through the first quarter of 2015 so I believe there wouldn't be a conflict . Actually I don't intend using it-that's the picture as a whole, just some of the featured elements: the plants and some portion of the water ( I'd be happy to share a picture of the layout with you). Please tell me we are good...
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, if that's the case, an easier option (which would only cost as much as using this image anyway) would be for me to create some new plants like these ones here, on separate, transparent layers (along with a water area) and you can just use those. Since they won't have to be "cut" out of the background, it could save you a lot of time on the editing end.
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timbuggie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
well, that may also work. could you let me have your email address so I can share a jpeg of my layout. I believe this will show you exactly what I need.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My e-mail is: matthew.attard1988@gmail.com

We can continue talking there :nod:
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timbuggie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Please send me a message on timbuggie@yahoo.com
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Somewhere in the galaxy there probably is a view like this one!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully. We almost got close to it on Earth after all =p
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WildBerry83 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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This is so beautiful~! *o* AWESOME!!! <33333333333333333 :love:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for commenting and faving :D
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WildBerry83 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You' re welcome~ <3
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Summer Fun!
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AexlPls Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this piece. What I like most is the idea of a living and ringed Earth-like planet. It's not that improbable.
Recently a ringed asteroid has been discovered, so why not a much more massive celestial body, like a rocky planet, would have a ring?
Or maybe it was added artificially as some kind of turistic atraction? Because sure it looks extremely beautiful at night seen from the surface or from any of the moons.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard about that asteroid. I also saw it as proof that rocky planets can have rings around them. Ever since the days of classical airbrushed sci-fi art I've seen rocky planets illustrated with rings just as often as those that were noticeably gas giants, as a kid it irked me since going by our Solar System I believed only gas giants could have rings. But as I got older I too started illustrating rocky planets with rings simply because it looks cool 8-) Now thanks to that asteroid they can actually be considered plausible :lol:

Maybe it didn't happen in our system because the rocky planets are too close to the sun. I heard that being too close to the sun disrupts moon and ring formation. We are lucky we even got our moon :diny:
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kimoyuki Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Writer
LOve it! I love this so much!
and i love your icon picture :) awesome! well done job!
:D Hit it right on the spot! :D master piece!
5stars:star::star::star::star::star:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it (and my avatar :highfive:)
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:iconkimoyuki:
kimoyuki Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Writer
blush  any time
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claworbu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
amazing!!Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You definitely know how to draw water; the bottom right of the drawing looks just like a photo.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Reminds me of Rich Mullin's song "You & Me in Paradise!"
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want go there so bad!!!! Will you take me? I could see this as a Wall Mural. I could see me living there, you would be there, creating yet more for my soul to take in. Absolutely Beautiful! Spring and Summer are my favorite times. I hate Autumn and Despise Winter. Autumn to me is like a decline in ones body and soul, the end is coming but yet each one strives to make it one more day. Winter to me is death--I have lost many loved ones during that time as well--it is cold and unforgiving. Spring is rebirth and birth and a feeling that goodness will be coming to the body and Soul and replenishing all that Winter had stolen. Summer is to rejoice and live. You really touch my heart with this, you have interpreted my dreams.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to have a wall mural on my bedroom wall which I painted back in early 2006...but a few years later I had to move. I often wonder what the new house owners did with it, they had kids I remember, so maybe they made my old room the kids bedroom or play room and left the wall there :XD: Though they are probably early teens by now, and if they don't think it's "cool" anymore it probably got painted over. It was similar to the "Planetary Paradise" piece you commented on yesterday, only without the planets and a slightly different colour scheme. I never did another one after moving since the work (and money) that went into the first put me off from ever doing another one :no:

As a gardener as well as an artist, I live for the Spring and Summer too. More happens in a month of these seasons than in all of Autumn and Winter combined. It doesn't snow where I live, and only sometimes reaches freezing point (where dew on grass and windows turns into a thin layer of sparkling ice overnight that thaws soon after sunrise) And with most trees here being evergreen, Winter doesn't look that dead, but still not as colourful and alive as Spring/Summer do. A good quote I read said "Autumn is like a second Spring, where every leaf is like a flower" - this is true if you have a lot of maple trees in your area though, but in mine the colour-changing tree types are only occasional standouts in Autumn, usually seen in parks and gardens, never occuring naturally in the wild here :no: Winter gives me an opportunity to wear my beloved jeans and jackets though, so there's some good side to that too :XD:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We get Snow where I am and it can start as early as October and last until May--pretty depressing. It gets cold here, sometimes way down the scale and things break then because of the cold. It stays overcast most of the time. I live inland from Lake Michigan-One of the Five Great Lakes-so we get what is called Lake Effect weather. Localized Blizzards and a lot of snow. We also have Tornado Season here in Spring and because our climate has changed we are now getting them in the Autumn as well. I don't garden here because the season is short. We have about 30 trees here, a couple are Maple, some are Oak and several Spruce trees. The Oak and Maple drop their leaves and I am out raking them from Mid-October until the first week of December. It is no fun when it is cold and sleet is falling and the wind is blowing in your face. I want a warm place!!! As far as clothes goes, it is heavyweight unattractive long coats to keep warm in. I love my Jeans tight but if they get wet you really feel it. I have had Leather pants (tight as well) but I was always afraid of ruining them in the dampness. Summer are sometimes really Hot and very Humid or are somewhat cool. Because this area is what I call "Socially Backwards", I don't go out in just a Speedo, instead just plain old pants and a shirt. People here have a thing against Slender guys and ones that wear very little on Summer days. (Their loss as far as I'm concerned) Its not a great place to live in, but because of family issues, I am needed here so I do what can and try to keep myself in shape.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose an area needs to have a lot of non-climate-related appeal for people to want to move there. I know plenty of people who want to move to areas way colder than where I am. I'm like "why? why would you want to freeze your ass off for half the year after being born and raised in an area that doesn't even snow?" :wtf: But they aren't as concerned about the weather as I am. They want to go to different places for different reasons :shrug:

I have leather pants, but I've been too afraid to wear them out because of the same socially backwards area issue. I could go to the city where things are more diverse. But I've never really liked city environments. So grey, old and depressing to me. Besides, I don't need a whole community of people to accept how I want to dress, just one special person who won't be embarrassed to be seen with me in it :D
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't be embarrassed at all. If there was just a way you could post a picture you did, we could jump through our respective computer screens and wind up there together along with our creature comforts. Sounds nice to me. Wear what you want as well! Things, dreams are made of....so sweet!
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astromermaid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I love this - is it okay to use it on my blog? Here's a link. If not I'll take it down immediately. Cheers :-)

salonducybermuse.wordpress.com...
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I suppose blogs aren't really any harm, as long as no money or promotion is being gained out of it, since others have had to pay me for that privilege. Though some mention of my name and e-mail/dA gallery would be appreciated.
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
This is awesome, just like all the rest of your art (:
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silver3260 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
so good i want to jump right in a swim there
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm the creator and I still think that =p
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PeacockDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes absolutely stunning
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Panda-kiddie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulously amazing! You are great to make this pic in suvh an awesome way! <3
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment :bow:
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