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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?) -->
@ What are Society6's base prices for prints? What are my Society6 royalty rates (what I earn?) -->
(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 )
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  New Deviant
Very beautiful
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.
StealthMsopz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might have to getting me a shirt.
flameingtiger3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
awesome art may i post on my channel thx 
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!

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
HernandezGDI Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey I just use this illustration in a music video I made. Thank you for your art!…
RunicBirdsong Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no words for how beautiful this piece is. It definitely invokes the feeling one gets when they stare at the stars.
relproductions Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Artist
Music for the amazing artwork coming tomorrow. A little collaboration me and muddy put together :)
AuthenticBeauty1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and the vast sky full of stars that you created. I also love the way the reflection in the water makes it look like they are actually in space. So pretty :)
593026530 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
太棒了!这就是我要找的图,绚丽的天空,倒影的海水,还有美丽的光彩!真的太完美了!作者我爱死你了!你知道吗,我找了一晚上+凌晨的图片想当壁纸,但都没有喜欢的,但是我遇到了你。哦,我终于可以睡觉去了!另外我特地注册了一个这个网站的账号来回复你哦~看你的资料显示你好像是华裔?可能你的中文很差,不过我的英文也很差XD。 希望以后也继续绘画!另外希望也把作品发在Pixiv哦,那里一定也会有更多人喜欢你的作品的 !
Mohamedhp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Simply Amazing
Cyph3rZA Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
I love it so much and sent it to a wonderful friend for her to see. Thank You for sharing your gift with us all.

All the best for 2016 
Heios-Hobbit-Gang Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing and beautiful. Can I please use this for my Dragon drawings of course with full credit to you.😃
Jonzaz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Hi! Would it be possible to use this as a background for cover art i'm making for a record label i'm setting up for musicians at my college, just wanna get their names out there since they are talented! I simply love this art and i would give anything to use it. I will obviously credit it if you do allow me to use it! Thanks!
Jonzaz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Or if not Cover art, then just a background for one of the uploads.
Jellyfishlife Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful
EvenDeathLies Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I am in love. :heart: :wow: Thank you for this! :thanks:
xMelodyHeartxRawr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful <3
MusicOfAddiction Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful
GiuseppeTria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
May I use this as a backround for my song on soundcloud? It really fits the song,and obviously I'll give you credits and I'll send you the link of my track,you'll like it :)
Let me know,it's a beautiful artwork! 
muddymelly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
GiuseppeTria - how exciting; sure thing! It'd be a great honor. Thank you so much for the kind compliment...! I'd love to hear your song! :D 
GiuseppeTria Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Here is the link of my song,hope you'll like it:…

I gave you credits in the description!
Thank you.
JRayan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
My favourite image.
MyHamsterLikesCheese Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dixiedukes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Very good
TheAlchemist31011 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning!
Miko2660 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece stopped my desultory browsing and made me smile!  You may say above (if so, pls excuse)--what app/medium do you use?  What time frame would a piece like this entail?  Curiosity only, for now....  :)
LilyBlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This work has been featured here,, for world oceans month.:love:
twogather118 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
super cool
Wesmeadow Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love it! :)
bloodydiva28 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
escape from reality like a dream
Love it Heart 
amazing *-*
Gaylechild Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So vast *o*
Makes you feel like you're there.

QuirkyGirl98 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*.* How do people do this?? Amazing
Choulaphone Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
robynfranks Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
This is amazing. So beautiful.
IceBrier Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful! love this!
mks5958 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Absolutely love this! Beautifully done!
WoodsPadMusic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Sorry, but can I use this amazing picture for the background in my music-video? I wrote a song called "Heaven's Warriors" and I want to upload it on Youtube. But I need a picture and yours is by far the best I will ever find!
Thank you and massive props for this picture! ;3
Neteasegames Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Hi,muddymelly, I have seen your excellent works in your website, Can we have a further communication about job opportunity in China? My skypeID: neteasegames
or I can call you at your convenience.
CrazyBlonde13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Damn. Just....Damn
mamaralove Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Is this available for purchase? I absolutely LOVE it!!
CaptainMockingjay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
AlexanderPaupoff Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
This was featured in ArtistleFeatures Vol. XV at Artistle
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work :tea:
Maria-Korneliou Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Herowebcomics Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
So shiny!
prechoco Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
nancie-x Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is amazing.
Pentaminum Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Artist
Can't close my opened mouth. So beautiful also wonderful.
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