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floating cities by drachenmagier floating cities by drachenmagier

We never learned to travel faster than light. But it didn’t matter: We became symbiotic with the universe and dove into event horizons.

A4, trad. media. And a bit of an experimental thing.

I was mostly listening to Mega Drive - Seas of Infinity and the OST of Hellblade while drawing on that one. :D

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:iconbladeninja76:
My immediate reaction was being overwhelmed; from the blends of blue and purple to the lines curving toward the light, this really pulls me in. It actually took a while to realize that those curved lines at the bottom were from the jellyfish since they matched the curved spaceships so well. The "whale-bird-ships have a nice design, and nice to see your jellyfish again used to show a city moving across space. Even the space looks nice and bright with sparkling stars and a hopeful light that they're heading toward. Overall it seems like another world with the freedom of this movement as they swim or soar through space. While the ridges on that jellyfish on the left look nice, the black ovals over the buildings seem out of place as if from a sketch (although looking at the bottom of the city shows a cleaner and more obvious brick pattern).
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:iconwinddancer-lor:
Winddancer-Lor Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Geniale Idee und tolle Umsetzung! Muss man auch erst einmal drauf kommen...
Die Dynamik und die ganze Stimmung gefallen mir sehr. Durch das Licht in der Ferne und ihre Bewegung dorthin, die so ruhig und gelassen wirkt, hat man das Gefühl von Ewigkeit. Das ist zumindest, woran ich denke, wenn ich es betrachte. Stille, Ruhe, die malerischen Gesänge der Wale und diese lautlose Reise nach irgendwo hin.
Absolut gelungen :)
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:iconra2a:
Ra2a Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really pretty!! =O
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Simply beautiful :D
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:iconsisisusurro:
Sisisusurro Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017
Nice
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:iconnerub09:
Nerub09 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
so beautiful I almost cry Clap 
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
D'aw. qwq Thank you!
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:iconlovexsummerxcat:
LovexSummerxCat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Ah nice it's some marine- wait a second"
I love this idea so much.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. X3
That's the reaction I like the most, I think: The one that makes the observer stop and come back to check. :D
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:iconzombiechylde:
ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich bin in das Bild verliebt. Was für eine schöne Idee. :heart:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, danke! X3
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:iconamadoodles:
Amadoodles Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Wow, I can't even. The concept, composition, colours, everything looks so great. 
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
wow it is really briliant idea. This picture is amaznig too, all those jellfish and whales look so real. I'm even able to belive that somewhere there in the space someone trawel in cities like that :) amanzing work :clap:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
I would love to see such things. Though there are a few deep sea creatures and swarms, that work in a similar way. ^^ So, while I might never see such space travel, I can observe ocean wildlife. ^^
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:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Yes, I agree with you :D
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:iconsprenklephotography:
SprenklePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017   Photographer
Talk about using composition the right way :D  

Clever design.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you~! :D
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:iconankelwar:
Ankelwar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Awesome! It's so beautiful! :love:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconlightinlyn:
LightinLyn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I see we are going to get along nicely
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you~! :D
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:iconlorenzolivrieri:
LorenzoLivrieri Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thisis absolutely majestic! A wonderful piece really, I'm really amazed by it. ;) :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconaeghiss:
Aeghiss Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
C'est... Woaw. Je ne sais pas quoi dire. *.*
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that is quite a compliment. ;)

So, thank you for being speechless~! :bow:
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:iconbramborion:
Bramborion Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Do you sell prints at all? This is truly stunning, stunning work!! <3
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Jup, right here. :)
If you're looking for any drawing that is not on that page, simply drop me a note, I will add it with the next update. ^^

And thank you! :heart:
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:iconbramborion:
Bramborion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'll definitely be waiting for this beauty to be on there :) <3
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SterlingRaven Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen lots of drawings depicting whales and jellyfish in space....but this one takes the cake ovo
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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:iconbakaneko930:
bakaneko930 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
so fucking beautiful ! *^*
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy .... moly .... frikandoly ....

This is just .... it's one of the best art pieces I've seen from you 0_o
It is just perfect, the composition, the wonderful colors and the textures, all fits so together, being overwhelmed by a wave of intergalactic symbiotic technology! The stars, the symbols on the background and the translucendness of the jellies, perfect and wonderful, I really love it :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much~! :bow:
Happy to hear you like my version of space travel THAT much! :heart:
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:iconhananas59:
hananas59 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I really, really, really love it :3 *sparkly eyes*
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:iconratatoskas:
RatatoskAS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful work! The colours and the godrays are so nice and the concept is great. :) Did you use watercolours to make this?
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I used watercolours for the base colouring, so I would get a watercolour texture. :) Most of the rest was markers after that.
And thank you! :D
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Pyreite Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful. Gosh I think you've come up with everything creative and then you push the boundaries of creativity again.  Amazing work.  I especially love the idea of cities being inside the jellies and the space-whales.  It brings a whole new concept to space exploration and makes it seem like the cities are protected by a living biological biosphere that moves on it's own.  Like a symbiotic relationship.  Wow.

XD.

Great work.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
D'aw, thank you very much. QwQ
Well, we wouldn't be fast, but we would not be bound by anything, right? I love that idea. And it's possible to create small eco systems in a closed room or even a bottle. :D So, why not inside of an artificially created space jellyfish~?
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
Fantastic work :la:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheMasterofSuicide Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Student General Artist
^^ quite a serene and otherworldly scenery. Love it :D

Ohh and I do have to congratulate you on your good choice of music^^
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
I stumbled over both tracks by accident and then couldn't stop listening. :D
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
beautiful
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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SubConsciousInkStorm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
>:0

More jellies...

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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
:3
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:iconsix-rabbits:
six-rabbits Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My heart... I am just in awe of this. The colors really lend to it a sense of the fantastical.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. X3
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully amazing~!
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