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Edit 11-9-2012:

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This is based on the 1997 movie "Contact", the scene where Ellie meets makes contact with the alien in a surreal environment, fabricated from her mindódaytime on land, nighttime in the sky.


Been wanting to do this since summer... finally got around to it. This is my first work I've done using my recently purchased Wacom Intuos 4, and also my first attempt at creating a galaxy.

I will be releasing a wallpaper pack for this soon, and will accommodate resolutions up to 2560x1600.


I've also put together a sort of "work process" to show how this was created. It can be seen here: [link]

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Photoshop CS4 - ~70hrs

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:iconsparklet-rayne:
Sparklet-Rayne Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's eyepopping.
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saganav Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2015
I saw your picture long ago, I do not even remember what site it was. And now I created an account on dA and uploaded something similar (though not of such quality :-))

Sorry to use your idea  Pray 
(Translated with Google)

PS: Your drawing is really spectacular, hopefully one day I can use digital programs as well
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Callyzah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I loooooooooooooooooove that movie!!!!!!!! :meow: :heart:
Perfect!!! :noes3d: Noes 3D 50x50 derp 
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:iconkim-il-songun:
Kim-Il-Songun Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconangelfreak67:
Angelfreak67 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Theres a gif here that fits my thoughts perfectly.
media.giphy.com/media/1x3tGWeG…
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:iconrseer:
RSeer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Pretty awesome for your 1st galaxy! An alternate title could be "Andromeda Beach". Although your link to the movie is great. :-)
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:iconarasuum:
Arasuum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
True Paradise
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:iconjuan1965:
juan1965 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Magical! Love that scene!
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:icontarhun:
TARHUN Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice. As in the movie "Contact"
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:iconm-a-r-c-e-l-o:
M-a-R-c-E-l-O Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Awesome representation of one of my favorite movies. +fav 
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:iconyurippi-nakamura:
Yurippi-Nakamura Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg so beautiful!jawdrop revamp 
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:iconorionsagan:
OrionSagan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This is my favorite part of Contact.
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:iconarchaeum:
archaeum Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you I love you I love you I love you!!!! :heart:
omg, thank you soooo much for creating this with such loving detail. words could never explain... it wouldn't have mattered, even if they HAD sent a poet. I can even hear that beautiful ambient sound behind the waves when I stare at this...

fantastic work
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:iconstardustmemory:
StardustMemory Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Like the galaxy. Nice job!
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:icondeminor:
DeMinor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Outfuckingstanding work! Love the movie and your art, man!
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:iconfleu87:
fleu87 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
wow, I instantly remembered the movie without reading your description :D
very well done!
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icu8124me Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Perfect! "Contact" waz the 1st thought 2 mind B4 reading ur description! That's how Beautiful it is!
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:iconvporter:
vporter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconvueiy-visarelli:
Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, man, that's awesome. I thought it looked like that scene from "Contact" (before I read your comments), only I think yours is more stunning.
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ifreex Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love!
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
:) +
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:iconajb-2k3:
ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Oh wow, I didn't remember who Elle was but as soon as I looked at the images I knew it was based on the film!
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DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow... thats lovely! Very nice job! <3!!!
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:iconthelight777:
THELIGHT777 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
HAHHAHAA !!!

Knew it right off the bat because of the beach.

The movie was great and it had a meaning to it.

Did you get it?
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:iconxelfrepuslax:
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
That is beautiful :)
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:iconluigilo:
Luigilo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Fantastic
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:iconloonyfred:
LoonyFred Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
it's very recognizable! my first thought was of that movie.
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:icontheloneducky:
TheLoneDucky Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   General Artist
So beautiful!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Excellent scene, I'm surprised I'm only seeing it now :slow: It definitely is true to that scene in the movie, which is the highlight of it for me :D They did a pretty good job for a 90's film and I recognized that was what this was based off right away (you even included the reflections of the lowest stars on the water which was something I noticed in the film too!)

The galaxy is very well done, and I like the purple colour of the sky half too. It's rare to see purple handled so well in space scenery :clap:
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G00dieGumdrops Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Ive always wanted to do a scene like this cause ive remembered this scene but not the movie for 12-13 years since i saw it, thanks for reminding me and this is incredible by the way :D
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meganann23 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
It's so beautiful.
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The-Silver-Crescent Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Pensacola...
This is just great, thank you so much !
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PastelTrailerPark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
absolutely beautiful
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:iconhikarudog:
HikaruDog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
"Some kind of celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea."
- Dr. Ellie Arroway, Contact
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Alien-Symbol Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
OMG I REMEMBER THAT FILM CALLED "CONTACT" !!! :O I ALMOST DREAMED THAT, I LOVE IT
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:iconwinters-kiss:
winters-kiss Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic pic
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Artist
Amazing! My most favourite scene of my most favourite movie = instant fav :-)
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:icontactimus:
tactimus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well done mate
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:iconstevenforeman:
StevenForeman Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful artwork, and a great scene. Fantastic work!


:worship:
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:iconsaphiremist:
Saphiremist Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Uh-oh, amazing. .__. *changes the wallpaper*
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:iconbinarystarvv93:
BinaryStarVV93 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
really beautiful. Kinda reminds me of mario galaxy.
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TimeandAbsolution Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god. I've just found my wallpaper for a long while.
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:iconsiberiumabyss:
SiberiumAbyss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-My jaw suddenly drops from its hinges from the phenomenal standards of the artwork before I can utter a word-
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:iconnebulously:
Nebulously Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fucking FANTASTIC.
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:iconstolen-silver:
Stolen-Silver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
You are breathtakingly amazing! I love all of your work but this one is by far my favorite!
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:iconphilter137:
Philter137 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE. IT.
When I saw the thumbnail I instantly recognized it from the movie. well done.
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:iconifreex:
ifreex Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh i love this movie!
Work is beautiful!
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:iconplayer-designer:
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice.
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mikejon45 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
fabulous creation and love the movie...
look forward to wallpaper release...:)
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