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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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:iconwildphoenix22:
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning piece! I love the contrast between the complex details in the galaxy to the simplicity of the composition! Truly beautiful work!
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm very glad you like it!
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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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:iconeuamodeus:
euamodeus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Much welcome! ;)
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:iconb-r-benton:
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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:icondreeeee:
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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:iconriemea:
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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:iconpraementi:
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  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconmorrison3000:
Morrison3000 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional 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  Professional Traditional Artist
Very welcome :D
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:iconrainylake:
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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Charlene-Art 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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:icondtkinetic:
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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:iconasseveraveta:
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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:iconriemea:
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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:iconshayan-nayash:
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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