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Whispers of the Spectrum by DarinK Whispers of the Spectrum by DarinK
Asad stood transfixed looking at the city below. The journey to reach this mining planet took 7 years, nearly all of it in the deep sleep state. It was a hard choice to make the commitment to come here, the company was offering quadruple pay, a lifetime pension, and a decent house for anyone willing to spend 5 years in the deep mines. The only drawback is he would lose 14 years of his life on the round trip journey. What does my future hold? He had sent a message to his family shortly after arrival, telling them that all was well and he looked forward to seeing them upon his return. When they receive the message I will be on my way home.

He stared at the awakening city watching the dawning sun and looking at the mining transport ships, hundreds of them, as they prepared to pick up workers for transport to the mine sites. So many dreams and so many stories, are we real, or is it all a simulation? The sun appeared to convey a message, one of hope…one of destiny. As he watched it rise he thought he heard whispers, the Whispers of the Spectrum.

This is for the Sol contest[link] at :iconinner-space:

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All elements in this artwork are my own design and creation except for the planet/moon textures which are from NASA [link]

Comments appreciated!

Edit 8/23/12: Wow! A Daily Deviation, this is awesome! Thank you Infinite705, and thanks to everyone for all the faves
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Given 2012-08-23
Whispers of the Spectrum by *DarinK is stunning, the amount of work that has gone into this amazes me, well done. ( Featured by Infinite705 )
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elgeddawy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Hi, the picture is really nice.. 
We want to use it as a background image in a website header visual..
Is that possible? 

Thanks, 
Amr 
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Axonteer Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
This picture shows how i feel myself sometimes.

Im just a dude, standing there lonely while, a world lives and goes on around me without even taking notice of me...

Amazing picture !
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fantasy-landscapes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats it cool
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:icondarink:
DarinK Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpuschmann:
puschmann Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Really amazing piece. Light and mood are perfect!
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:icondarink:
DarinK Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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vixenw Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish it would be a planet so near to us, that we could see it like in your amazing pictures! Great work :)
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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SirDoogles Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
City looks awesome. I love the sun alot. Well done!
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:icondarink:
DarinK Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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WendyKimberley Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :)

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DarinK Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
And humanity spread across the stars.
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:icondarink:
DarinK Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Also, I like that his name is Asad. Injected some flavor into it.  Instead of, ya know, something like James or Eric. 
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PsychicRush Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! thats amazing! i wish i could do things like that but i can only draw simple things
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DarinK Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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DateyCopain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Hello this is very very very very beautiful , im french, i hope you can understand me, sorry if my english is wrong.
I want to be an artist like you, but i don't know how to.
Could i contact you? 

Thanks a lot if you send me a reply.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, you can contact me; send me a message.
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Nekron895BG Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This is wonderfull work of art. Awesome :clap:
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DarinK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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TechnoPhilosopher Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Hi I would like to use this on a book cover. Please contact me asap. Love your work! 
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DarinK Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I sent you an email.
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TechnoPhilosopher Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Hi I never received your email. Please send to gray@grayscott.com and contact@seriouswonder.com in case something is wrong with my email. Thanks - Gray
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DarinK Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sent you another email.
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Tahren Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I feel peace at the same time a feel of longing when looking at this art piece. What a beautiful art work!
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DarinK Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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DoctorOsirus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
This... is so beautiful... I love this.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :)
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rewinderz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Great work.  This print is full of wonderful
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DarinK Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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Mars636 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Stunning visualisation. Will check out the rest of your work. (Came from MrSuicideSheep's mix.)
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Vexcel Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I love this!
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:icondarink:
DarinK Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Monoryth Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Amazing!
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DarinK Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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UberOnTheWay Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Featured on MrSuicideSheep's mix : it's perfect !
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DarinK Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I just listened to the mix, it's awesome. :)
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SquishyBlob Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I love the mix of the futuristic city and the desert-like landscape. Good work man!
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DarinK Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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SearchProjects Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome
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DarinK Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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SearchProjects Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I HOPE CRITIQUES MY WORKS
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intrepidvoyager Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Wow. real sense of distance and scale. Cooooooooooool.

Like the story that goes with it as well, gives it some narrative. Nice.
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DarinK Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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TheNighttimeWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
The future of the human race is in this image I think. Nicely done :)
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DarinK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!! :D
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hoesanddisco Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
never seen anything like this. insanely talent right there
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DarinK Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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