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:
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:
[ 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?) --> i.imgur.com/VDdSecJ.png
@ What are Society6's base prices for prints? What are my Society6 royalty rates (what I earn?) --> i.imgur.com/zElorVy.jpg
(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... 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?
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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.
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!
Tools - Wacom Intuos 3; Photoshop CS5.
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
Let me know,it's a beautiful artwork!
Makes you feel like you're there.
Thank you and massive props for this picture! ;3
or I can call you at your convenience.
I love this piece so much I wish I had money to put it in every room in my house. It inspired me to start digital art which led to my passion in life. It is more beautiful than you can imagine to me. One day when I get the money I'm ordering a giant print of it and keeping it forever<3
I have Favourited your deviation because I sincerely think it is worthy of such a title. If you are wondering why this message is so formal-sounding and impersonal in nature, it's because as a past non-DA user, I have been keeping all my favourite Deviations bookmarked in my browser for a couple of years, and I am finally uploading all those deviations unto my current DA profile! So while it is impractical for me to lay down a thoughtful comment for all these collected Deviations at this time, I want you to know that when I first came across your piece, it did (and still does) deserve a note of appreciation. I apologize for not being able to share individual comments at this time: your Deviation deserves it in my opinion!
Thanks for reading,
I adore the coloring and concept