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2004 by silvestris 2004 by silvestris
This picture has several meanings to me. As those of you who have seen my New Year's greeting for 2002 ([link]) may have noticed, the picture for 2004 is inspired by the first image's atmosphere and colors. I wanted this to be ethereal, spiritual and inspiring.

The orcas are there for a special reason; one of the things I'm most happy and proud of for 2003. Though I am a poor little starving artist, at the beginning of last year I decided I could still spare a handful of money every month, and so I decided to support the World Wildlife Fund, WWF ([link]) and their Orca Project.

The research being done in this project is partly to better understand and preserve these amazing animals, but also to study them as the predators on top of the food chain, getting important information about the state of the world's oceans - solid, scientific information enough to actually bring about changes.

I know my little contribution may not in itself make a great difference, but at least when I grieve the state of the earth today, it makes me feel so much better knowing that I'm doing something, doing my little part to change it.
If more people did, things might soon look very different on this little blue planet we all call home. Better, for one thing.

Inspired yet?

Image silvestris (me). May not be used in any way without my permission!
Media used: Corel Photopaint 9, Wacom tablet.
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Given 2004-01-09
2004 by ~silvestris is a tribute to the World Wildlife Fund, WWF and their Orca Project. Where fantasy, spiritual signature, which are similar to Christian Lassen works: bringing life and universal beauty into one in extracting inspiration. ( Featured by ZirTuan )
TheFalconPunchGamer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amazing. 
silvestris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
I'm glad you like it. :)
MoonlightSenshi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This picture is great! I must thank you because you are one of the first artists I discovered many years ago. That helped me to become an artist too. I mostly draw Sailor Moon art.
grandmoonma Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*speechless in awe*
silvestris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Glad you like it! :D
Angel0507 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Love the orcas in space. Awesome pic.
silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you. :)
AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing artwork ;)
like baloon orcas.
silvestris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Glad you like it. :)
Uyr-Uka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
It IS ethereal, spiritual, and inspiring. I was giddy and playing, looking through art. It gave me a moment of quiet and rare peace. <3 Thank you. It's beautiful.
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