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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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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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vixenw 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 Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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City looks awesome. I love the sun alot. Well done!
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DarinK Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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WendyKimberley Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :)

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DarinK Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyourmom10:
And humanity spread across the stars.
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DarinK Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconyourmom10:
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 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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