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Reverie by genocide-54 Reverie by genocide-54
A blustered man stands planted and looks to the sky. Behind the glowing moon his mind pours fourth visions of radiating clouds, swirling with colour and promising new life to the stars growing within that will soon twinkle and illuminate their surroundings. Thick belts of asteroids and galaxies churn their way through the depths of space surrounded by magestic planets grasping onto their children while they hover suspended by forces unimaginable. Through all these fantasies the man is reminded of his own insignificance and wonders if ever he will escape the bonds holding him in his place.

Ive poured 2 weeks into this piece and its really nice to see it completed. It started with and idea that I threw into concept stages and carried right through to this finished product that I am really happy with. Working alot with my colour schematic, lighting and overall communicational theories and practices. No resources used...yes I did make the house -.- Used a huge amount of different programs and techniques...from photo maniping myself in to the piece to digitally painting the nebula to modelling the house...not much else to say but except I really hope you pick up the feel and enjoy as much as I do.

// Details

Photoshop 7.0
3D Studio Max 4.0
Vue D'esprit 4 Pro
PhotoImpact 8
(My digital Cam..Oympus c-60)

Time Estimation:
30 hours

**edit** It seemed almost everyone took note of the compositional barriers produced by the 50% sized version I threw up...this is a vast project with many elements and at that size the composition appeared to "cluttered". Therefore this is a ~2/3s size and is quite a bit bigger. I think now the different elements can truly be appreciated (with alot of scrolling -.-) ..Id love to hear your feedback now!

**UPDATE** Prints now are now up on DA, as you can see I got myself a prints account finally, if any of you are interested and have any issues with prices feel more than welcome to mention them to me. Also thank you all for the heaps of comments you've left for me, all I can say is Im glad that you all enjoyed it so much, in the future feel free however to leave any critiques at all that you have, all it does is help me see what needs improving. Keep at it all and get all the expression and enjoyment out of art that it has to offer :p

-- Brennan Massicotte --
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Given 2004-10-15
The heavens and earth meet. Reverie by ~genocide-54 combines a vast array of technique. If you like a sci-fi or rendered scene the combination of both as seen here will turn your head. ( Featured by voodoo-prophet )
Sijelh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fascinating thing :) Great work, love the colours and the whole project.
Mahigan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Absolutely one The Best work i've seen on DeviantArt truly a masterpiece.. so detailed, so mesmeric, so Powerful.. Astonishingly Beautiful.. Love, Love, Love it. Bravo.. particularly the setting captivated me :)
Xyromaniac Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Jesus! This is really amazing. Please go on with your work!
PH4N745Y Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
god, can u say "masterpiece"
tkim2008 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's freakin amazing.
mastercyrix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
damn dude you have some amazing art really keep them comming
luchtain Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Colakongen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
Uniquris Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005   Interface Designer
maiziedog Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful job!!! Just simply amazing!
smartalecks Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
OMG O_O. Very nice. I love the asteroids that are seldom used in space art. +FAV +WATCH
entuit Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
cboyzart Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
omg ... how u blend all those stuff together ... this is wonderful piece :+fav:
JohN-4D Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
beautiful. i hope i can do space scenes as good as this some day.

i love it.
Chook626 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005
wow. that's really beautiful. is as if you can just split the picture across the middle horizontally...then it's too different pictures! the colours are amazing and work really well against the black the background. it's got to be a fave! :clap: xxx
Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jesus this is brilliant dude!! love the detail u putted in this!! it looks truly stunning!! also congrat on the DD!!

alexsmith Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
Hello Exntrik... I mean, genocide-54. Gorgeous piece. Perhaps making the moon scene sharper would finalise this piece, but it's still a fav for me. :)
SilkAssassin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2005

I LOVE that texture on your large planet.. did you make it?

nice image too :)
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2005
Thanks man, no I didnt make the texture- I just went cheap and worked with a NASA aerial photo of...Iraq or something ^^
SilkAssassin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2005
0o, good idea..

i can bever really find ANY good textures out there..

they should make a textures section at [link] ;)
Tieke Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
This is amazing, why didn't I see it before? :o

edit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This ... is ... totally ... G R E A T !! :eye_:eye:
Hope i'll have this talent to in ... 10 Years !?

This awesome Work goes to my :+fav: and i must add you to my :+devwatch: to see what's up next!


knOwme Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
... niCe n lOvely ... lOoks gOod tO me ... sO it gOes to my :+fav: liSt ... :) ...
wertret Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
This is simply a masterpiece :worship: you have an insane talent and you know how to use it, great work :)
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
Thank you my good man :D
Novacron Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really spectacular. I can't help but to give you a fav for it. Blows my mind. Great work.
qbfx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
I like the detailed render, the brushing works, the colors and the composition :clap:
Spitzer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
Oh my god, wow... I think this is the Deviation that's going to make me start to buy prints. This is absolutely stunning.
The detail is so wonderful and crisp.
abe123 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
waaaa ! this is awesome! :worship: just luv the lighting and the mood it sets. very solid piece d00d. and the combination of the programs used are just enough to win any praise!
uhre Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2004   Photographer
the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time! :+fav: !
mr-falkor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2004
this is reminds me of a dream I had :`( ...damn ,the picture got feeling !
DacaMaca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004
:eyepopping::jawdrop: Oh my... that... is bloody amazing! Great work :|:clap:
memod Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Professional
wow, this piece is really amazing, not only the many techniques and programs you used here, but the amount of detail...I like especially the space art part, your planets are extremely well textured and detailed, yet soft...the starfield is dense, yet depthful and the nebulas work fine too.
the house and the man looking upwards are a nice and unusual touch too....but: my biggest critique is that the image is just too overloaded with if you wanted to throw every possible thing into one image...I think it would have been better without the mountains and the would give more space to the eyes.
well, a few other small critiques: first, I think the mountains lack a bit of contrast, they look rather dull, and the mountains, the man and the render look a little smudged in...a thing I'd usually try to avoid in such cases, hard edges look more realistic =)
ah, and yeah, the clouds... hm, I think they shouldn't not be blended in this way, despite the fact that they are actually just frozen water, clouds aren't really see-through, but totally opaque... thus modes like soft light usually don't work too good. I personally like to blend in my colours by setting them to multiply and masking out what I don't need.
the house is nicely done, and with a good bump, and I like the ice on the windows... it might be a little sharper, but it's ok.
well, I hope you don't mind my critiques, it remains a great piece of art :nod:
dan *waves*
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
Yea these are some really great pointers, thnx alot for your time and I appreciate the gesture :) Rock on man!
memod Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004  Professional
no problem =) *waves*
forchizzle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Buddahsack Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
wow thats nice :thumbsup:
affekted Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
damn that's beautiful.
should make a wallpaper version =P :D
incredible job on everything.. the detail is magnificent.
:thumbsup: top job :D

par-me Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
OH MY GOD...THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING PIECE I'VE EVER SEEN!! :jawdrop: no words come to mind just :worship: oh and :+fav:
khoa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
oh my, i haven't seen an art piece that has kept me speechless and literally mouth wide open in a while. attention to detail doesn't even begin to describe it
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
Thnx mate:) Glad to hear it.
crazylynx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
I can't really see anything in this that I don't like or don't think works. it's all incredibly detailed and very enjoyable to look at. amazing and very impressive work on this. my favourite part is the bottom half, below the planets, it just has such a real feeling to it, that silver moonlight lighting up the snowy world. I love that, it's my favourite thing about winter, looking out my bedroom window on a full moon night with no clouds. this captures that feeling beautifully, the wondering and imagining. great job!
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
Yea that snowy, silent feeling was exactly what I was going for, thnx man.
Phoenixmage Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
solidauth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
that's awesome i am shocked , now that's something that deserves to be faved :)
webdaemon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
Unbe-friggin-leivable! This work is amazing. I realize that adjective has been used a lot already, (or maybe it was just in my head as I looked at it), but it truely is.
IconicImagery Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004  Professional Writer
This is just so heart-breakingly amazing. It captured my attention the moment I saw it. The overall execution of your concept is just excellent. Great Composition and I love the use of colour here and how you have done the nebula and worked with textures. Youve done well to make use of a variety of tools.

Overall the thing I love most is its 3D, how youve added a human element and the way you have worked with light (Painting with Light is something I am very much interested in). What does bring it to life is having that figure there enveloped by Mother Earth and contemplating Father Sky (hey Im Native American -- thats how I see things *grins*) and all that lies beyond...In this moment he knows there is more that is even greater than himself...

Well done and a serious fav


acidround Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, cool. I saw this one on artuproar. I didn't know it got DD here. Very well, deserved. Congrats.
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
heh, thnx man!
zevz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Is it even possible to make such amazing art? I mean yeah i'm new here but this is f****** unbelievable!
Great job dude!
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