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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 )
AzureParagon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed thanks to the title and nicely-rendered artwork for its time, this does bring back dreamy (and literally so!) memories! <3 It pertains a nostalgic value, both semantically and artistically visual. Glad to see it's still here as long as its lasted. :)
silvestris Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Thank you. :)
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. :)
MoonlightUi 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.
silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thank you for your kind words. :)
Arichy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :la:
silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thank you. :heart:
PammieC Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I--LiveWire--I Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Beautiful. >.<
animallover1990 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this reminds me of walt disneys fantasia
Oracle88 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful picture :love:
starconthuner Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Simply amazing... as always.
AprilSilverWolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is very beautiful. And magical.
luna37 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
definitely inspired =)
Cycasin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
one word; WOW!^^
PandaYaoiLover04 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Starlet13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
:wow: cooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!
Redkora Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
I love visionary art! Awesome!
orionthedragon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! (is speechless)
Sileaux Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
*sigh* I would pay anything to be as good at digital imaging as you...
bryxta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008   Writer
Very nice colors. <3
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow so pretty!! fav'd
bloodyangel361 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
The colors are brilliant! <3
Koanifox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
This is absolutely beautiful. I am STUNNED. I really enjoy the use of colors used and the way they peacefully swim across the stars! Also the shine off they're forms!Spectacular! I Really enjoy it! :heart:
Faerie-StarV Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008   General Artist
This picture is so beautiful! I love the background, it's amazing! And the whales too! Reminds me of Sea World at night. ^-^
alikatt91 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Simply beautiful. :aww:
Cyrviana Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
I love Orca whales, but you forgot to color in the saddle. And they seem a bit sharper than they should be. You have to remember that they're not bottle nose dolphins. The nose is supposed to be more rounded.
fantasywinds Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
It's absolutely beautiful. :wow: I love the colours, the mood, and the meaning behind it. Thank you for brightening my day. :)
silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Thank you. ^_^
Phoneix-girl223 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
It's a very beautiful picture. Very nice detail.

It really is a very nice picture.
silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Thank you. :)
Phoneix-girl223 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Of course. Your hard work should not go unoticed.
Shiraae Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Student Filmographer
I'm veeery inspired!! x'D
silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Thank you. :)
DanielSands Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
I had such experiences in 2004 : D
such as in feb if I remember correctly
ooo Submitted: Jan 8, 2004
while watching The Lion King, starting with 'the circle of life' sung by Disney channels 'circle of stars'
then there was an ad for Brother Bear
'the world is full of magic' it begins

'I tried so hard and got so far'
'it doesn't how hard you try'?
anyhow, that's just what was chosen in windows media player on shuffle

anyway, november 2003, I saw tlotr-thereturn of the king for the first time,
in the futurist theatre on the seafront, with 3 friends, Adam Nellis, Matthew Wilson and Simon Johnson

:+fav: :D
DenaJarawr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
If. I. Could. Buy. This.
I. Most. Definatly. Would.
This is just....awe-inspiring. With the glows and luminescant colors...MAN! I'm just speechless. XD
Wonderful job. An instant fave. ^^
silvestris Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. ^_^
tehuti Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing colors! :wow:
silvestris Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
Thank you. :)
Anchomega Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
It's amazing and wonderful. Beautiful, and I love orcas. ...ever since the movie Save Willy or Rescue Willy... don't know the name in english^^; Whales (though they are closer to dolphins) are amazing, big (!) and cute, as a contradiction. And this pic is magical.
What you do is nice^^
Couldn't you do some kind of art exhibition or something to support animals? Who knows, you might get some money too...^^ No, that was way out of it. Sorry. Didn't mean it in any rude way, but you never know how the reader might take it.

It's amazing. !
silvestris Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
I think it's called 'Free Willy' in English, although I'm not sure.
Glad you like the picture. ^_^
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