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Mysterious Galactic Legends" by Michael C. Turner
© 2008/2009 ~ Galactic Visions Space Art
Acrylic on stretched canvas using traditional bristle brush techniques ~ 30"X 40"

A neophyte galaxy, viewed nearly edge-on, from the misty mouth of a lunar cavern creates (with a bit of imagination) an illusion of fire jetting from the open mouth of a dragon. Cave formations, silhouetted against the illuminated cavern opening and the galactic background seem like cloaked figures paying homage to a galactic oracle as another satellite moon transits the plane of the galaxy just above and to the left of an Earth like-planet. This scene depicts one of myriad mysterious galactic vistas which might possibly stimulate legends of galactic proportions for sentient beings witnessing such galactic phenomena across the universe.

(Please see the companion piece [link] "Neophytes Of The Galactic Oracle." The views are light years apart however; you shall notice that the dragon's fiery breath, the galaxy seen here, is the same one as in "Neophytes of the Galactic Oracle. I have moved the view many light years closer in space to the galaxy.)

("Mysterious Galactic Legends" is #4 in my Christmas in the Stars limited edition card series. [link] Each year I select one of my paintings to use on the cover of my "Christmas in the Stars" Christmas Card series which I began in 1991. I realize that everyone may not appreciate space art in this context however, I trust you shall still enjoy the paintings for what they depict scientifically if not spiritually . . . )

May All Your Visions Be Galactic Visions ~ Michael C. Turner

* * * Daily Deviation Update ~ May 3, 2011 * * * I wish to thank everyone who has visited my Galactic Visions Space Art Gallery, commented and/or favored "Mysterious Galactic Legends." I am in the process of responding although, with over 13,000 visitiors in one day, it is unlikley I shall be able to respond to everyone so please accept this a gesture of my sincere gratitude to each of you.

*Please veiw my second Daily Deviation "entitled "Galactic Pathways." [link]

My best,
Michael C. Turner
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Given 2011-05-02
MYSTERIOUS GALACTIC LEGENDS by *AstroBoy1 Suggester says: "This image gives me the feel of looking at one of the great space-art-classics. A truly remarkable painting!" ( Suggested by BLPH and Featured by MacRebisz )
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Defiant2Death Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you teach or have you ever done online classes?
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Greetings,

I have taught however, not on line.

Regards,

Michael C. Turner
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Camkoudo27 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
One great paiting after the other, but this tops EVERYTHING!!! Great work!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Greetings,

Your kind comments are most welcome. I appreciate you taking the time to view my space art. "Mysterious Galactic Legends" is my personal favourite among my paintings.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly for your comments and for including "Mysterious Galactic Legends" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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Soulmates713 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent! Very beautiful!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly for your comment and for including "Mysterious Galactic Legends" in your favourites.

My best,

Michael C. Turner
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DrVulture Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
amazing
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Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This would have to be one of favs of yours. The colours the mist the light is amazing.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly. I apreciate your interest.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconmothergoose19:
Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
My pleasure Micheal Love your work.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
WOW! How do you make theses? There eye catching!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you. This is one of my traditional acrylic paintings on canvas using bristle brushes. Each elment you see is carefully hand painted on canvas with bristle brushes. It takes copious hours to complete.

Regards,
Michael C. Turner
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Very nice
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thank you most kindly.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Your welcome
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:iconmothergoose19:
Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Fantastic colours . Amazing concept.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Greeting,

I appreciate your comments.

Regards,
Michael C. Turner
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Bernhoft Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
This one touched me on so many different levels...
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly for sharing this with me.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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elwera Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey,
I really love this picture. Can You please tell me what kind of medium did you use, or is it Photoshop?
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment. This is one of my tradtional paintings in acrylic on stretchecd canvas using bristle bruhshes.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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elwera Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your favs and I really love your space art. I'm into space myself and now i feel inspired!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Greetings,

You are most welcome. I am pleased my art inspired you for that is my primary purpose in creating it. I have just added a new painting you might enjoy entitled "Space Classic."

[link]
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing! :D
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you f or your kind comment and for including "Mysterious Galactic Legends" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Lucyjain Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Stunning!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you for the compliment and for including "Mysterious Galactic Legends" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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TK769 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magical, completely magical. To look upon this piece makes me feel euphoric. There is such a sence of errieness and nostalgia you have such a talent of capturing. I mesmorized friend!

M
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Greetings,

You are indeed exceptionally kind to say so.

My best to you,
Michael C. Turner
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PhotoshopJedi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
nice, I am recruiting for a new compilation book of fantasy sci fi art. I am looking for a few hundred pieces all together. If you are interested let me know www.machinesandmagic.com

craig musselman
machinesandmagic@gmail.com

(ps. if I don't get back to you in 48 hours try again)
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Greetings,

I appreciate your invitation to include my art in your tentative book. I am willing to send you one or more images if you so wish. The image you commented on, "Mysterious Galactic Legends" would be an excellent addition in my opinion. I included a link in my e-mail to you for my space art gallery on the International Space Art Network
Some of the images there are not in my Deviant Art gallery. If you see any images you wish me to submit in higher resolution, I shall gladly do so. I wish great success . . .

Best regards,

Michael C. Turner
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mindbender Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Wow this looks like it should be on the cover of a classic scifi book.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Greetings,

I appreciate your thoughtful comment on "Mysterious Galactic Legends." I do intentionally create a "vintage atmosphere" in much of my space art.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I wish to thank everyone who has visited my Galactic Visions Space Art Gallery, commented and/or favored "Mysterious Galactic Legends." I am in the process of responding although, with over 13,000 visitiors in one day, it is unlikley I shall be able to respond to everyone so please accept this a gesture of my sincere gratitude to each of you.

My best,
Michael C. Turner
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carpish Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haven't seen much like this on Deviant Art, it's really great. Your description also adds so much to this piece, I like it when the artist takes time to write about what they've done.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Greetings,

I appreciate your kind comment and thank you for including "Mysterious Galactid Legends" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Greetings,

I appreciate your kind comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
No problem. You´re always very welcome! :aww:
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iluvecookies Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! It´s amazing, it´s like, I could look at it forever! And the colours are in such a harmony :)
Good work :D
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Greetings,

I appreciate your thoughtful comment and thank you for including "Mysterious Galactic Legends" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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RedRoseSpiral Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I love all the little details you put in especially the planet that looks like it's being hit by something (comet?).
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Greetings,

I appreciate your kind comment and thank you for including "Mysterious Galactic Legends" in your favourites. Actually, it isn't a comet, it is an optical effect from a bright star that is partially eclipsed by the planet . . . this detail is much easier to see in a higher resoultion than presented here.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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TheLittleRedHeart Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student General Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW......(deep breath)....... TTTTHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS IIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWEEEESSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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TheLittleRedHeart Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :D
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Dragon-Warrioress Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing.The whole image just makes you want to stop and look at it.I bet most people love to sit down in that cave and just watch the universe and the stars.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Greetings,

I appreciate your kind comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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