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We Are Made of Stars by robrey
We Are Made of Stars

Oil, 24 x 30 inches

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

This quote from Carl Sagan represents one of the most poetic truths of our scientific reality. That heavy elements weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of earlier generations of stars that have since exploded and spread their material across the universe. We are literally made of stardust. This allows us a new and profound feeling of connection to the stars we see in the sky, to the universe, and to everyone in it. I created this new painting to remind us of this, a fact which Neil deGrasse Tyson calls the most astounding fact in the video below. I highly recommend watching it and others such as the Sagan Series.

Most Astounding Fact video: youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU
Sagan Series: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY59wZ…
Blog Post: robreyart.blogspot.com/2014/09…

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Sacred Flame Spell by robrey
Sacred Flame Spell
Oil, 12 x 16 inches
5th Ed. D&D Player's Handbook

A dwarf coming to the aid of an injured comrade, casting a "Sacred Flame" spell on reptilian monster as the sun sets through the trees, signaling that darkness will soon fall upon the swamp.
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Tavern Bard by robrey
Tavern Bard
Oil, 12 x16 inches

Now that the new edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released I can begin to show the illustrations that I created for it. This tavern scene features a halfling bard (or for those who aren't familiar with the game, a hobbit-like minstrel) dancing and playing lute for a host of other mythical peoples. It was great fun to paint and I'm honored to be included in such an iconic publication that I hope will bring enchantment and wonder to many people, young and not so young.

If you happen to follow my work, you may remember my announcement back in March of this year that I was lucky enough to have four paintings included in Spectrum 21: The Annual Best of Fantastic Art. At the time I was unable to display one of those four images because it was under a non-disclosure agreement until it was published. Well, I'm happy to say this is the fourth image that will be appearing in this year's edition of Spectrum
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Last month I was very excited to announce that this painting has received the Best of Show award in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society annual "Best of America" exhibition. Well, the December issue of the Artist's Magazine has been released and I can now tell you that the same painting has received an Honorable Mention in the Magazine's 30th Annual Art Competition in the figure and portrait category! I'm honored once again to be in the company of so many great artists. Go check out all the other great art in this issue on the news stands. You can see an excerpt of the magazine on my blog: robreyart.blogspot.com/#sthash…

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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you are a true magician <3
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LJEKC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014

Welcome to Fantasy-NPC :) (Smile)

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Booksaremyfriends Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Your work is incredible! :)
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edsfox Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work bro!! :D
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Bottled-Thoughts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   General Artist
Your work is amazing!
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badassnewton Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Nice gallery you've got there :)
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sumigirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Artist
I've been viewing your work for a while now and I think it's wonderful. I know you exhibit your work but have you considered entering the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery? Here is the link for the details:

www.portraitcompetition.si.edu…

You work is better than some I've seen exhibited in the competition in years past. Just a thought.
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Glorielfwings Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so vibrant!! Thank you so much for sharing its beauty with the community!! :)
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BambooDo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very beautiful painting ! very good job !!!
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robrey Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!
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