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June 15 dream was surreal by Swaroop June 15 dream was surreal by Swaroop
this art is for depicting a semi-lucid dream I had on June 15 night.

I tried rendering it with terragen. But,terragen use would make it look realistic
So, I had to use photoshop7 (after doing initial work in watercolor) to maintain the unreality of the dreamscape

In the dream, before me was an unrealistic landscape/etherscape. There was a kind of 'flow' and waves were seen, but it was clearly not water.

Then, at a distance a lonely hill was there and as I fixed my gaze on to that, I heard a voice which said, I had to make it to that hill. . . I noticed few widely separated floating ovoid discs on the surface of the fluid. . . I had to jump across them if I had to make it to that hill .. .as I stood watching, the voice said that it is very possible for me to reach there. . .. but I was confused, . . .so much turbulence in the fluid. . .how could I do it?
Please full view, or u cant see the waves :)
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MalDudemaker Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous image, colours, and that distant hill. Love this.
echomaxwell Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
i want to make a scene out of this do i have your permission?

cus this is what i saw the other night..
Swaroop Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
yes do!
Hrxlnc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Student
i;ve fallen in love with this. not just the art, but the concept in it. absolutely amazing
Joseph1394543 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
I was there too. I know I been there . Love the art work it is so real gerat art work
ArtFreaksDesign Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Nice, I like the colors :)
zlrstavis Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
I had a somewhat similar lucid dream. For me, the ocean and the beach at twilight (no sun or moon?) represented my own personal view of being, my own abyss (although hardly blackened and blasted like typical depictions of this metaphysical phenomenon). I then ascended the side of the stone, or summit, the peak of which began to spin around, projecting possibilities around the rim of the sky while it wheeled and turned to night (a metaphysical depiction of the void, and the realms of chaos, where the constructs of order are leveled and possibilities once again abound.) I have heard this place depicted as the "heart-mind" by someone referring to a similar one in The Fountain, and in terms of viscereality, that would be a sound physical representation of these metaphysical images. It is a personal place, and one cannot expect everyone to understand. For me, the sand on my own shore was utterly white, reflecting the pink of the sky but on closer examination on other occasions showed it actually shone with every color of the rainbow. The stars, likewise on closer inspection, writhed, and one realized they were constellations of other beings. This vision is very interesting because metaphysically it encompasses the summit, the earth and the ocean, and therefore is a complete reality (lol, ah metaphysics). Although, say, Dante chose to depict this image differently (as heaven, purgatory and hell, this one is just as valid). If you had never heard of Egypt, this image would probably make a lot more sense to you.
AllyBlackRose Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
the parallel world...the surreal realm...
Talec Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, that's really neat. :O
TWWSTFF Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
waooo! really cool! beautiful colors! :)
Miss-Skarlette-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a freaky dream, lol. Love the water color, the waves are brilliant. I can't believe you were actually able to capture your dream like this. That is a true talent that I would give anything to have. Of course my dreams always have humans in them, and I can't paint them worth anything. I love this picture, and you pegged it right. Surreal!
AthearDarastrix Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
That's awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wonderous Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005   Photographer
The colors are blowingme awaaaaaaaay... such an intensity to it.. this is a watercolor painting?? Beautiful....:o
CelticBeauty Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2005
Wow! I love the colors and the painting look this has
orange-f- Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005   Photographer
Geez.. that is amazing. Nice dreaming. ;)
jessichu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
this is amazing.
willyb246 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
I think I had this dream, also! Cool, nice piece,
crimson-curtain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005   Writer
it's very captivating. must of been some dream.
cross-rocker Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005   Interface Designer
very awsome colors,
LynxOverworld Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
as usually.. your poeces is always so.. beautifull ^^ This is very.. deramlike ^^ It reminds me of a dream I hade some few years ago..
mUsIc-AdDiCt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
OMG! you've beautiful dreams! :clap:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
yay for watercolors.
angiechow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005   Digital Artist
So beautiful, I love the colors, amazing work :3
Miwako-hime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005   Photographer
finalbreath Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
spectacular! the colors are great. :thumbsup:
SpinalFluid Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
Absolutely breathtaking...the colors are vivid and have a sweet, dreamy yet dreary contrast....I love this!
untitledforlife Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
its wonderous i love it :!: :deviation:
GodineviL Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005  Hobbyist
That's really great. :)
Undivided-attention Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
It's really good. I've always wanted to be able to draw/paint things I see in my dreams but they never come out how I imagined them. There's always something missing.
RaggedyAnarchist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
that's so cool. the stepping stones look like big hovering Smarties! i don't mean that in a bad way... just as a casual observation. :D

your picture is excellent, Swar! :clap:
ClaireM Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
aaww June 15th was my birthday :love: and i must say this is beautiful :heart:
PSPMistress Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
Hey! :hug:

This is beautiful!!

The colours so strong yet misted!

The stepping stones being lapped at, waiting for you to step forward!

The mountain, though dark, isn't formidable...and welcomes, beckons!

:clap: :hug:
yulii Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005
those are beautiful colorss y a used..the image is soo mystical lookin yesss........a fantastic fantasy land!!!
Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005   Photographer
Intersting consept you got here.. you sure captured alot of mystical feelings... good job and keep it up! :)
Kalessin1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
Wow! i love it! The colour is sooo goood! Its great the clouds looks so awesome! :D
Renafuse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
wow that musta been a really weird dream but i like how you brought it to life nice work
windridge-rose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
My dreams are never this colorful. Awesome use of color. Kind of angry looking but beautiful.

UtharWynn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
just put on desktop... :clap:
UtharWynn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
oh wow... +fav

this is awesome - the sky, the "waves", the mountain and discs... Fantastic in every sense of the word.
yeauxArdent Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
beautiful colors and textures in such a surreal drawing.
azzumail Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Very actractive :clap:
SweetMadison Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your dreams turn out like this? Wish I could even REMEMBER mine ^^;
aquaraven Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
My favorite piece of yours yet - absolutely awesome!!!!!

Really detailed and I love the sky:)
Khebnami Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
vivid and hallucinatory at the same time. lovely piece. so... dreamy:)
wire-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
I wish I had such vivid dreams as you! I have trouble imagining scenery for alternate worlds, yet alone drawing it. T^T
Uber-nicely cone as usual, Swa-kun! :hug:
CzeroX Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
lovely colours.
tibro Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005   Digital Artist
nice brushwork.. i love the colours
KeremGo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great ! I love the colors and traditional painting feel ! :thumbsup:
tormented-dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
absolutely the detail... :D
luv andrea xxx
FlammableAqua Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
I wonder what your nightmares are like.:XD: The intensity of the clouds is breathtaking!
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