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Yearning the Seeds of a New Dimension by *theSong
also suggested by ~TelariMoira ( Suggested by DublinRabbitGirl and Featured by kuschelirmel )
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The amount of thought put into this manipulation is astounding. Initially I thought it was a Renaissance style painting, simply for the seamless merging of these images.

Each part is lit from the same angle, and the edge masking of each element is done precisely. I also love the tiny tears on the "matte". It seems to imply this was a photo behind a frame, and that there is more to this very real world portrayed.

The colors are simply amazing, giving both the feeling of a sun bleached photo from the 70's as well as that Renaissance aesthetic I mentioned before.

The circular format is an interesting and daring choice. I normally enjoy superwide formats, but you've seemed to capture all the things necessary to this image and balanced them well regardless. There is an intense sense of depth from the trees in the distance to the lilly pads up close, a huge amount of space is created, drawing me in to explore.

The content is definitely thought out, I really enjoy the references to Dali's famous elephants (are the swans perhaps a reference to Dali's "Swans Reflecting Elephants"?) and the monolith from "2001: a Space Odyssey".

I haven't the foggiest how this connects to the linked song. Is this an album cover? Whatever the content is intended to imply, I certainly got a story in my head from it, and the image is so well rendered that nothing distracts from the story it tells.

Excellent all around! I feel like it's a cop out to give 5 stars all around, so I knocked off half a star from originality just because you reference the aforementioned works. ;)
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Tanatos83 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
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0verSoul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Monolith!
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Where?
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:icon0versoul:
0verSoul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
lol the big black object in the sky.
have you ever watched 2001: a space odyssey
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Digital Artist
A Space Oddyssey? ummm... is that a videogame?
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0verSoul Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A movie, youtu.be/ML1OZCHixR0

By a director named Stanley Kubrick.
He also did Full metal jacket, the shining, a clockwork orange, and many others.  
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theSong Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Ok, I'll stop trolling just because I love you!

Go to the video you linked and stop it at 6m19s. And then, take a look to my avatar here on dA. :D
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0verSoul Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
haha that's awesome! I love it lol
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ShortCircuit123 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
This looks awesome!:D Just wondering, how did you make those legs?:O
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Those "spider-legs" were painted ;)
Thanks for comment! :)
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ShortCircuit123 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
You're welcome! I'm asking cause I'm working on a piece inspired by Salvador Dali, but I can't get those legs right, tried it with sticks as stock and some texture and colour on it, but that won't do it. Any tips on painting them?;p
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Infindibulator Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Was it inspired by "In the Woods..." band? No wonder it's amazing!
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Not in a conscious way, but I was listening their albums a lot while I was working on this piece. :)
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
So incridible art you are producing! I think you are the best photomanipulater I have seen so far! Respect!
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm not sure of being that good! but what the hell, million thanks for your support, dear! :) :hug:
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your art is wonderful, really! It is my total pleasure. :aww:
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PabloBarreto Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
is awesome!
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
ˇGracias! :)
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Whiskerwind Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
this is... astounding, i love the Dali-esque deer and the fact that a creature so impractical to nature has been rendered so plausibly and fits the composition so naturally is a testament to not just a good photomanipulator but an inspired artist. Anyone not performing on this level should throw their tablet out of the window in disgust at themselves, and that includes me. Amazing
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Digital Artist
haha Thanks for your very kind words! :hug:
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georgiarosebud Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Photographer
very Salvador Dali. i love it
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Heart
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:iconalabastian:
Alabastian Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is absolutely beautiful. I'm in love with the colour scheme!
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it, mate! :)
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IdealChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Was this made as a vinyl cover?
The colours in this piece of art make it seem like an image from a distant memory although this'd be a memory of a psychedelic trip :P
I'll be waiting for 'Yearning the Sapplings' and eventually 'Trees of a New Dimension' :D
Your other works are also very inspirational, you really got a talent here!
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theSong Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for comment, dude! :) No vinyl cover intended, but some people asked for using it as CD cover.
And now I really need to make some photomanips that fit those titles you said! :D
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Jameshkin123 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what an amazing piece of mindblowing art buddy...
very detailed 

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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you os much, mate! :)
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TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so amazing!
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np! :3 
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deathangelexXx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Photographer
I love the Dali vibe.
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Digital Artist
:)
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really a mind-blowing work!

Featured in my "It's a Surreal World" journal, [link]
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sinapsys1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
It remind me to 2001 the book
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
ˇAhí lo has clavado! :)
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xDistantMemoriesx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As =alexflorez has said, this piece really gives feeling of a sun-bleached 70's photo. The color contrast, is just simply to die for. Honestly, I thought this was a photograph, or a painting, acrylics. The amount of time it must of taken is breathtaking. You must have a lot of patience.
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theSong Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words :hug:
And yeah, I have spent a huge amount of time for create this image. I can't remember now how many hours exactly, but were more than 70 hours for sure.
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xDistantMemoriesx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Woah, I probably wouldn't of even been able to cope for an hour. xD Did you have any problems through the work of the piece? :o be expecting a feature! :giggle:
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theSong Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Digital Artist
No problems, but I barely use sketches while I'm working, so the image is always changing regarding the original idea and, sometimes, I ended working on two or three different versions of the same idea. Moreover, to match the lighting of all stock images involved always takes some time if you want a realistic feel. :)
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JollenelovesPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't get over how perfect this is! It's everything I've been looking for in art! :)) this is amazing.
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Such an interesting image
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Like an Americana-styled Dali painting, really striking! Technically, I admire how you worked the reflections of the deer, monolith and birds into the lake.
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:iconthesong:
theSong Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank a lot, dude! :)
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ailanor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. It's so peaceful and vintage, the colors and art flawless, but it's creepy. The block of wood (I assume it to be?) is disturbing. Such abstract art <3 good job!
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theSong Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind of words! :hug:
To be honest, I never thought about what type of material is the monolith made... "undefined raw material", maybe this will make it even more disturbing. :P
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ailanor Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem <3
Indeed, that does! Reminds me of a Doctor Who episode, where the Doctor's mortal enemies arrive in a great sphere of...imperceptible substance. They can't detect it or describe it using any tests they have; but they can see it, and feel it, and the ominous aura it gives off. That's what I think this is like. Love it!!
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theSong Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Cool! That's in the modern Doctor Who TV serie? I was thinking about to watch these new episodes, but I do not usually have enough time.

I remember the old Doctor Who show [link] , which was broadcast when I was a kid (but the serie started when my parents were children too). 26 seasons of really crazy show! :D
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