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I created this one after receiving an email from a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. The email and my response can be read here. This is an update to an Oasis image I created in 1999.

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Sure looks like a desert scene. Those desert dunes look to swallow up this oasis.

Sat September 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm

"Thanks !"
Thank you ! :)

Tue July 19, 2011 at 7:31 am

Ask and ye shall receive (1024 x 1024. Not sure why it was missing to begin with!

Mon July 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

"iPad Version ?"
Hi Ryan,

would you please do a 1024x1024 version of this ? One that exactly fits Moonlight Oasis ? Oasis and Moonlight Oasis are perfect for the iPad : I and anyone else could use the night version for the password screen and the day version for the unlocked iPad ... ;)



Mon July 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Why is there no 1280x800 resolution type of this wallpaper? Was it an oversight?

Wed April 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

Wow! O_O This one's beautiful! :)

Thu October 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

"Thank you"
Right before my deployment to iraq, my wife and i bought a lifetime subscription to your website. I downloaded just about every single one of your backgrounds onto my laptop so that i would be able to have them over there.

On another note, i love your re renderings of older works of art. Our technology has advanced 10 fold since you first started and i think that doing a rehash of some of the favorites from early years would be pretty cool. like what you have done here with oasis, at its time it was amazing and beautiful. Now with its makeover ten years later it turns from a cool barren desert with a nearly lifeless oasis, into a lush green oasis, obviously teeming with life surrounded by a sweltering hot desert.

I realize i have wandered a bit. Just wanted you to know i appreciate your work :D

Thu October 8, 2009 at 9:25 am

"Oasis + Temple of the Leaf"
Would be very cool to see a future render with elements of both of these. I really enjoy the dunes in Oasis, and I think a Desert Temple version of Leaf would be sweet. Keep up the amazing work. Thanks!

Mon October 5, 2009 at 10:34 am

"A place to dream"

This is absolutely breathtaking!! This heartfelt dedication was such a surprise that it has me at at a loss for words and a need for several tissues to catch the tears …

It is very difficult to explain to people back home that have never been here, that in order to survive this awful place mentally, you have to learn to just take it one-day-at-a-time. And the longer you are here, the more distant the world you once knew becomes. The fading reality of the world back home inevitably gives rise to the most painful sadness I have ever felt. It’s not the kind of sadness one would associate with depression, this sadness is better described as a profound numbness. The numbness sets-in as you emotionally progress through the unavoidable thought-provoking realization that eventually materializes into a deeper appreciation of the world you left behind. When the emotional journey finally ends and you have mastered the ability to live one day at a time, all you are left with is hope and a promise to yourself to live in the moment a little more often when you finally do make it back home. The connection to home is almost non-existent after a couple of months when the once steady flow of letters and care packages begins to fade.

My letters and care packages came to an end within two months of my arrival here and I officially reached what we call the “forgotten” phase several months ago. Needless to say, I’ve been longing for any reminder of home for quite some time now and for the last month or so, have thoroughly enjoyed this little portal in which my mind is able to escape from this sandy hell, complements of your remarkable imagination.

It is truly an honor to have inspired you to create such a beautiful work of art. Thank you for creating my little “Oasis”; a place that will always remind me that I am not among the forgotten in the middle of this sandy hell.

Fri October 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

"I didnt know!"
Firstly please excuse my ignorance...

I've been quite happy in collecting my 1920 x 1200 widescreen wallpapers and looking forward to the next not really giving any thought to the difference that there might be in the larger sizes! Today I went and had a look at the 7680 x 1600 triple screen widescreen. WOW.

You've always impressed me with your work but words cant describe how much this has blown me away. No wonder members ask for the triple widescreen versions. This really is the BIG picture. I cant afford two more monitors, how can I enjoy these without having to reduce them to a mere 3 inch strip across my monitor???????

Ryan you really are the best

Thu October 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Jason B
I have been loving your recent works, you just keep getting better and better. Are we gonna get a Halloween image this year? I always look forward to your holiday images, they always put a new spin on some old icons.

Thu October 1, 2009 at 8:49 am

This is one of your best dual screens!

Wed September 30, 2009 at 6:38 pm

"2X Split Zip"
There was an error in the dual-screen split file so I have uploaded a new zip. Sorry for the hassle!

Wed September 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Are you skipping multi screens of prismatic pool?

Color me disappointed if you do =)

Wed September 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Ryan, lovely work. I am so glad to have a lifetime subscription. I use the pics at work and home and people always comment on what lovely wallpaper I have on my computer. THANKS!

Tue September 29, 2009 at 5:15 pm

"Your remote FTP question on FB"
Both remote FTP servers need to support that, and the odds of this happening are not good since it poses security issues. How do I know? I posed this very question 4-5 years ago.

Tue September 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I am rendering the multiscreen right now. I hope to have it up either tonight or tomorrow. Then I will do Prismatic Pool (render it on my other box) and move on to something new.

Tue September 29, 2009 at 11:05 am

""Dual Screen Renderings""
"Dual Screen Renderings"

Is there any chance that this beautiful 'db' picture is gonna be 'released' in a multi-screen format, any time soon?

Tue September 29, 2009 at 3:26 am

"Love it"
It's a wonderful addition to the DB collection. I love the contrast of the sand and the cool water along with the lilies. So pretty!

Mon September 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm

"Oasis (2009)"
Wonderful. Alecia should be proud

Mon September 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm

"Absolutely stunning"
I've been a fan of your work for years now even when I was still in school. I still wonder why it has taken me so long to sign up for membership but seeing artwork of this quality makes realize what a fool I had been all this time. Keep up the fantastic work Ryan.

Mon September 28, 2009 at 6:58 am

Joe Kynion
Another spectacular rendering from the master. The color and contrast between the oasis and the desert are wonderful! Can't wait until the dual widescreens come out.

Sun September 27, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Nate F
"good timing"
i dont know about where everyone else lives; but up in the great white north its starting to get cold; so i think this is a very nicely timed image

the picture itself is very good, the reflections in the water are just stunning, its always nice to see your work improving as soon as the technology to do so arrives

Sun September 27, 2009 at 11:40 am

"Mind reading?"
Ryan, I'm thinking now that you have read my mind. I found your old oasis recently and was astonished at the quality you were able to create already in 99! And exactly now you're reworking this image, so do you have some telepathic abilities? :-)

Although the former work was great, this rework outclasses it! I especially love the sky. (Skies are becoming your speciality, I think?^^)

Sun September 27, 2009 at 10:03 am

"o hawt"
o hawt

Sun September 27, 2009 at 0:34 am

Doug M

All of your images are great works of art, but every now and then one comes along that makes my jaw drop...this is one of them, well done.

Sat September 26, 2009 at 11:02 pm

"Not to get off-topic, but..."
...where are the multi-screen versions of Prismatic Pool? I was holding out for them, but now you've released a new background when the previous one hasn't graced my monitor yet. :'(

Sat September 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm

My Man! As always, one can expect you to come up with an image that is relaxing to look at and easy on the eyes as a desktop theme image. Beautiful work! And my friends wonder why I have a lifetime membership with your site.

Sat September 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm

"10 / 10"
Subject says it all. I've renewed for another year just because of this, and I didn't even realize renewals were discounted!

Sat September 26, 2009 at 9:25 pm

"Holy Jamalama"
This wallpaper is a panacea.

Sat September 26, 2009 at 3:38 pm

"Oasis 2k9"
uau! AWESoME!

very tropical looking! amazing Sky and the Desert is very good as well!

Another success for DB!

Awesome Work Ryan!


Sat September 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Something about this image made my mouth drop open when I saw the little e-mail image, and the full size made it stay that way. It's beautiful!

Sat September 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Absolutely love this one! Well there is little artwork from you that doesn't warrant our affection. In any case, how could you not find this incredible? Thanks again Ryan, you are an outstanding gentlemen my friend!

Sat September 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

"Oasis 2009"
I was glad to see another render made, I've been missing the artwork you've come up with. This wallpaper is pretty, but just didn't give me the "WOW" factor that I've had with a lot of the ones you do. I'm not an artist so I don't know what exactly is missing but to me something is missing. Anyways the picture is still pretty and will be added to my collection.

Sat September 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

John C.
"Oasis (2009)"
Bewildering. I am awestruck at your abilities. Florescence made me a Fan(on facebook)

This was the piece, that made me a "Year in Year out" Member! You works have made, not only me happy, but my Tri-screen Monitors and everything in between, including my Netbooks. All of which are basking in the Afterglow!


Regards in Awesome Talent, and those who assist,

JC aka Dagra

Fri September 25, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Matt D.
"Heartfelt thanks..."
for this work, Ryan. As a two-time vet of OIF, I understand where Alecia is coming from. Every day is a new challenge to take your mind on some sort of escape/adventure to unwind from the day's (or night's) activity. This picture is a perfect catalyst of that journey. Again, you never cease to amaze, Ryan, and an extra special thanks to all that have and do serve!!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Nice and peaceful!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm

LOVE it!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Ryan, you have done it again! Awesome!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Ryan S.
"Oasis (2009)"
I love this. I personally don't think that your abstracts (such as the recent, fantastic "Prismatic Pool") get enough credit from the members, but that is probably due to the consistent excellence and beauty of your landscapes.

This seems like an update of two 1999 pieces - Oasis (obviously) and Dunes. Dunes is one of my favorites from the old days, smooth, simple and peaceful.


Fri September 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Ryan, this work is amazing. Easy 10. I wouldn't change a thing. Awesome tribute to our heroes, and how they long to escape the sandy hell and find an oasis of their own.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 5:16 pm

"Oasis 09"
What a great picture. This one will have my desktop for a long long time!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm

"Oasis '09"
I love the new updated rendition of Oasis. Your landscape's are what made me love your work. Abstract's aren't my cup of tea.

Sadly, I can't get your PSP link sized image of this Oasis to work. Hopefully it'll get fixed.

I like the sky with the setting sun, clouds look very realistic.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

"Beautiful, but...."
Beautiful picture as allways. I only wonder if you would find waterlillies in a desertsetting? It seems out of place to me.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Excellent, got that classic DB 'mmmmmmmmm....' quality. Abstracts are nice (nod Prismatic Pool) but this is what makes Ryan stand out.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm

scott wray
gave me some cold shivers reading this story & viewing the image! mad props ryan!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

It's amazing. The sun on the desert reminds me of a desert fantasy. Staring at the sand is enough to make me thirsty and looking down I feel relaxed at the Oasis. A lot of emotion in one piece. I love this.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Two terrific pieces of artwork in so few days -- what a treat! I love this update, and it's such a tremendous tribute to our brave women and men serving overseas. Thank you, Ryan!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

"quite lovely"
makes me want to get that Oasis out of the way and stare out into the dunes though. :)

Fri September 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Yup, clouds like that are possible over a desert. Seen em over the desert in Southwest US, and over desert in Afghanistan, too.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 12:32 am

"Oh !"
I remember the 1999 version, I loved it so much. That "update" is more than beautiful.

Are such clouds possible over the desert ?

Fri September 25, 2009 at 12:28 am

bring on the multi-monitor render! can't wait to see it.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 12:08 am

I realy like this its a real nice contrast definetly one to go on my desktop keep up the good work and btw on the new mosaic Ts you have got just wondering if you could make them into a desktop background just an idear?

Fri September 25, 2009 at 11:57 am

Jonathan L
I can't believe this...

I'm spoiled... so spoiled... the frequency of updates, and two backgrounds within days of each other that are absolutely fantastic...

This background is a 10. It's AMAZING!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

Brian B
"Nice update!"
Very nice... I was surprised to see it.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 11:30 am

"Sky and dunes..."
...are AMAZING! Good job -- can't wait to see the dual widescreen version with other oases on the periphery or whatever. ;-)

Fri September 25, 2009 at 11:15 am

I was not expecting a new one so quick... very nice!!!

Fri September 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

Wow amazing! that's all I can say.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 10:35 am

Chris B
Made this one for the soldier overseas stuck in the sandbox. I like it, looks like somewhere Monet would be jealous of going to paint.

Fri September 25, 2009 at 10:30 am

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