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Earth Stars by waltzinghippie Earth Stars by waltzinghippie
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Earth Starsby waltzinghippie

Traditional Art / Typography / Other©2013-2015 waltzinghippie
Edit: HOLY COW, a DD!! I am so very flattered and humbled, thank you so so much! And thank you ^pica-ae for featuring me, I am beyond stunned!! You are all wonderful! :heart:

Hiya! So, back in college I was a Graphic Design major, and I had to take a few typography classes. My typography teacher hated me. I don't know why, but she was just a really mean person and liked to yell at us a lot. She made me cry on my birthday!

Anyway, she really turned me off to typography and I never really bothered with it despite being interested in it. Recently I discovered seanwes.com and I absolutely fell in LOVE with his work. I got so inspired I decided to make one of my all-time favorite sayings into an art piece!! And MAN, typography is HARD. I'm not one to use a ruler if I don't have to, so my lines aren't all very straight. Plus, I used this thick watercolor board which is really textured (duh), but I'm really pleased with how it came out! I have all sorts of other ideas I want to try out now - so glad I finally got over my intimidation of it!!

Lots of references used here, as usual! ;)
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Earth Stars by ~waltzinghippie is a wonderfully drawn traditional piece of typographic lettering. The letters and words have a great flow and the illustrative parts are detailed and full of character. ( Featured by pica-ae )
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ForestTraveler Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the image you used for the center and the quote is nice too.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
This reminds me of Lawrence Krauss' quote about how we are all literally made of stardust, which shows us how poetic science and reality can be. I love the design you made in the middle, how the sun and the moon complete a circle together as they kiss, nestled in the soft clouds.
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I totally agree! I love this saying because it's true and it's poetic, just like you said - it just all comes together! Thank you, hun :heart:
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   General Artist
No problem! :iconnod-plz:
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Suomenlinna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Beautiful and inspiring!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Illzie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is so wonderful. If you made this a print I would buy it in a heartbeat. o 0 o
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will be sure to get it scanned again at a higher dpi so I can do that :) Thank you!
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Illzie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome and yay~
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oshaii Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I really want a print of this, it's fantastic D:
I'd love to get a tattoo with that quote, actually, awrh so good!
I love your linework and the balance of the whole piece<3
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much! :hug:
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aupre Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
we have'nt been on earth for over 6 years
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, shit.
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steph9668 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
This is excellent! I love everything about it. Nice work!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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JeanBakula Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I am an Astrologer, and just love both this quote, and what you have done with it!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that's amazing! And thank you so much! :D
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alyss1989 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
As i remember from my college , there's always some prof-jerks unfortunately, but your work is just lovely :) i'm a very enthusiast of this type of art! Today, in the world of PS or CorelDraw it isn't really popular - what a mischef!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stupid elitist professors! But thank you so much! Hehe
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BloodhoundYellow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I.. must have this on a shirt. OAO
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that'd be neat!
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BloodhoundYellow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Indeed. It would look lovely! C:
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SylvieQueenOfCrepes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful, I love it so much!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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sethrielle Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW I'm really glad you got inspired and gave it a scond chance because this - is - BEAUTIFUL. <3

I want a t-shirt or a bag with that print, I want it on the walls in my house x'D.
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aww, you are so sweet! I'll work on getting print options up soon! :heart:
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous bit of typography! :love: It would also look amazing in color, I'm sure! :) Great job, and congrats on the DD, you deserve it! :clap:
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had considered painting it, but hadn't decided yet - thank you so so much! :hug:
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IdiotsIncorperated Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what's typography? Isn't that the study of plateaus and mountains and stuff?
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
That is Topography :)
Typography is the art of setting and aranging type (letters and words).
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IdiotsIncorperated Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh. Thankyou!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
no problem :hug:
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Moriarghty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
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bohobella Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
When you started to say "take typography classes" I was shocked, because yeah, my typography teachers would hate you for this and you'd probably fail. BUT THAT IS NOT MY POINT! Because I love it. I know exactly what you're describing, that experience with typography. Actually, my entire design degree turned me off of design and now I'm going back into fine arts for my next degree because I realized that's my home.

So. Very nice! And don't worry about typography elitists.
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, you are so right, my teacher would have hated it too! And even mentioning Papyrus sent her into a lather! ;) But thank you so so much, and good luck going back to school!!
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Bluepheonyx96 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful quote, and what a wonderful way to represent it! Love it!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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artcrazynat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very sweet :-)
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done - congrats on the DD
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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acg3fly Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
this is very cute
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks!
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acg3fly Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
No problem :)
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random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. ^^

Really says a lot. :)
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!

Sorry for the late reply and all though. ><
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HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :)
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