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The Universe is a Jellyfish - new version by Riemea The Universe is a Jellyfish - new version by Riemea
Edit [2/13/2013]: Revising this yet again because like with the older version I can't look at the mistakes anymore, so expect an overworked version sometime this year (:


So, I finally got to redo my 1-year-old "The Universe is a Jellyfish" painting. I had it finished for some time, but I wasn't satisfied enough to post it here. Then the draw-this-again-contest motivated me to redo it again. I worked 10 hours straight, thought I finished it, went to sleep, looked at it again and saw that it really wasn't finished and worked some more on it. I guess it took me 12 hours in total. I'm not entirely satisfied, but this new version is waaay better than the other new version. I still like the old version though :) By the way, I dabbled a little bit in fractal art for this^^
Anyway, I hope you like it!

Still the most important question: What if the universe was a jellyfish? :lol:

I didn't use any stock pictures/brushes/etc. I made the star brushes, the fractals for the galaxy-thing and everything else myself.

Last but not least: That's my artwork. If I catch you stealing it I'll get very, very angry.


Old version:

Poem inspired by this painting: JellyverseThe universe is
a vast and infinite space,
they say,
full of stars
and mysteries.
It could be a disk,
as the earth once was,
for all we know.
Or
a jellyfish.
Floating in the sea
of space and time.
We would be thoughts
thought light-years ago,
forgotten again in seconds,
or billions of years.
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:iconmylafox:
MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really gorgeous work! I love the concept and your execution here. Definite improvement over the old version. Great job!
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconeuamodeus:
euamodeus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. That looks really very impressive.
The colors gives a great sensation and the details of a good atwork continue in the mid. Really wonderful.
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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euamodeus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Much welcome! ;)
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B-R-Benton Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Beautiful beautiful colors!!  Love it!
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconerkrieal:
Erkrieal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice bioluminescence. Great idea :).
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconerkrieal:
Erkrieal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) :) ;)
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dreeeee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i like the idea and the application of this
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcolor-gal:
Color-Gal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 Wow, just wow. The coloring in the jellyfish reminds me outer space. Very pretty, I love the color you used inside the jellyfish. Awesome job.
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconpanosboutas:
PanosBoutas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :clap:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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PooFoxPyrocraptor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you make that space dust from scratch? finding it hard to believe. in any case it's a cool idea. one thing i would recommend trying filling in the blue areas a bit with some of that type of space texture. the high detail at the top makes the rest look a bit unfinished.
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Riemea Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean all those tiny stars? I made some star brushes (I used this tutorial: [link]) and used them at very small sizes to get the tiny dots, and larger sizes to make the bigger stars. I also played around with the noise filter. That combined with the fractals I made using Apophysis 7x is what makes up the 'universe' inside the jellyfish.
Thank you!
Yeah, you're right, the rest looks a bit unrefined. I'm planning on redoing this artwork yet again this year, so I'll work on that then. :)
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Praementi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this looks very nice!
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconhavocgirl:
HavocGirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
<3
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:iconmorrison3000:
Morrison3000 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this one is awesome. This makes a jellyfish look awesome instead of 'eww' :D
Also love the idea behind it.
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconmorrison3000:
Morrison3000 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome :D
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rainylake Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colors on this. Very neat! I just get lost in the swirls of the jellyfish, it reminds me of a galaxy. Nice work.
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconozanoth:
Ozanoth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
owww beuatiful!! ....looks like a METROID larva....
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Haha, so many people have said that already^^
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Very cool concept and image! :iconjellyfishplz:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I really like the concept! Well done!
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always been kind of intrigued by jellyfish when I saw them at the aquarium, and this concept is quite magical and goes along well. The glow is smooth, and I like how some of the tentacles resemble a chain of cells :XD:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome :nod:
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow this is so cool, the colours really draw you in......... love it
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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AsseveraVeta Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!i was absolutely sure you used some brush or whatever..is it very hard to make those eh..cloudlike thingies?.-.
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Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, all hand-made so to speak^^ They're called "fractals" :) It wasn't that hard, it was pretty fun actually; I got myself an fractal programm and experimented a bit. The hard part was fitting the fractals together :)
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Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi your work has been featured here [link]
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very, very much! :hug:
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Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)
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Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing!
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, also for the fave! (:
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Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np :)
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PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
HotDiggedyD*mn That's lovely.
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:omg: THis is soooo amazing! What a beautiful work.
:heart:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it :huggle:
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thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely adore the concept here! The original painting was nice, but you have much improved upon it with this one. The brilliant colors almost make it seem glow in the dark, and it certainly has that fluid feeling of floating through the water. You also did a wonderful job with the fractal work, it fits right in perfectly. I'd love to see a larger scene based on this... maybe a whole collection of jellies floating in a larger sea of the "cosmos." Great work! :+favlove:
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