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Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You by muddymelly Ocean, Stars, Sky, and You by muddymelly
[ EDIT ] - Mar. 12th, 2013

I've opened up a shop on Society6 to fund causes and projects backed by my little startup, Heart Level Up Studios ! I'd be honored if you'd like to take a look. More artworks will be added to Society6 soon!

[ 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 (5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G)

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" iPhone and iPod cases

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" iPad (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation) and laptop skins

^ Also available:
+++ iPad 1st Gen
+++ iPad mini
+++ 13" Macbook / Pro / Air
+++ 15" Macbook Pro
+++ 17" Macbook Pro
+++ 13" PC Laptop (12.4"x8.5")
+++ 15" PC Laptop (13.4"x9.2")
+++ 17" PC Laptop (15"x9.8")

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" stationery cards (5"x7" - available in packs of 3, 5, and 10 cards)

+ "Ocean, Stars, Sky and You" throw pillow / pillow cover (16"x16", 18"x18", 20"x20")

[ 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.

[ Caption Contest? ] - Proposed on Oct. 3, 2011

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:

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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 )
mks5958 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Absolutely love this! Beautifully done!
WoodsPadMusic Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
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  New member
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  New member
Is this available for purchase? I absolutely LOVE it!!
CaptainMockingjay42 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student 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 Traditional 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.
doolhoofd Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Reminds me of

Path To The Horizon by tincek-marincek
MsUSA Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to request this for the ipod touch 5g.

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
DaniBeez Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Dear Deviant,


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,


alinsa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Really AMAZING!!! :heart: :aww:
dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SamanthaLynn22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Beautiful! :D
justcallmeque Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Back ground used in blog, and linked in the description at top fayes-fantastic-fashions.blogs…
KiwiCocktail Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just lovely :heart:
I adore the coloring and concept :)
Fazaza1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
love it so much
Echoes-of-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
If I could see this scene in real life, my entire life would be complete...
ColubrineDeuce Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is great!
Ana-Luna Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! It's amazing and I was wondering if I could have your permission to use your art as my tumblr background? 
WesleyAddison Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Artist
May i use this to for one of my new tracks?
angelthefurbat1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
10valkyrie Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2014
hello i love your picture and i am wondering if i can use it for my story on wattpad its title is a void in time and space im gonna edit the picture but ill include you in the credits
sarahpageplant1997 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Sweet baby JESUS this is so amazing I'm in tears PUKE 
M-the-Halfling Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! I'm obsessed with all things maritime and celestial.
PinkFloyd9105 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so epic!!!:la: choir 
Pouline2000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
this is so beautiful i love it :O
DecemberSapphire9 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Writer
This is beautiful! 
FanFFX-2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Wouldn't you mind if I used it as a background image for my Tumblr account? And yes, I'll mention the source of the image. ;)
jrdl30 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome in great sky night! ;)
sae-midori Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh, wow! This is extraordinarily beautiful! I feel like I'm being pulled into it by the pure magnificence of this image. The expansive skyline and starry reflection are enchantingly gorgeous. I love the little detail of the wind flying through the couple's hair, almost as if they're flying through time and space together. You definitely captured the feeling of how special life can really be in our immense and beautiful universe. Absolutely brilliant and truly inspiring!

moonflower~pink heart bullet 
Marceline666Abadeer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Gorgeous, visual orgasm. 
ISS51 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular super nova!
lovestarscream Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
love it
Gamma-san Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014

Indescribable beauty ;)

TheAwesomeDassh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
beautiful beautifulll <3333333
TurquoiseWind Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
wow beautiful and breathtaking! i am using this as my desktop background
9xXStargazerXx3 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
one of the best pictures ever..
PearyStudio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, beautiful, and perfect!!!!!
Shalnieila Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Hello, I wanted to ask if I could use this as a cover for my original story?
It's posted in textnovel, under the name "Counting Stars" by "Ergelina".

Of course, I'll give credits and edit by putting the story's name on it.

I just thought of asking before using it out of respect.
BlackSmile0013 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
oo jesus ! thats fuckin beautifull ;}
CelestialPanda14 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
This is so beautiful, I love this <3
MissScarletteArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Devine <3
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Wow, amazing and stunning! A truly remarkable masterpiece! :iconiloveyouplz: 
PHOENIXireStar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Last-of-the-thought Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this possible to put on your web-cam?
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