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October 1, 2011
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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 )
prechoco Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Nanciefy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is amazing.
Pentaminum Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  New member 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…
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