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A World Beneath the Earth by priteeboy A World Beneath the Earth by priteeboy
A subterranean environment complete with its own ecosystem which has evolved in isolation for millions of years. Luminous mineral water heated by geothermal energy has provided the right environment for life to survive deep underground. Plants and fungi alike rely on a luminous glow to remain seen by potential pollinators or perhaps some other use. A would-be black cavern is now lit up with an eerie light from some very unexpected sources.

This is my third and final artwork made for the Luminarium's Gaia exhibit. An inspirational collection of various artist's works centered around one of my favourite themes.
I also was chosen this time around as the featured artist too! :la: The interview page is here [link]

In that I talk about the process of making this in detail, so there's no real urgency to put that here. This was made using my most common choice in workflow though. Sampling a bit of my fave programs, each proving ways to get the best results for certain features. I put this one in the Mixed Media category since it used an almost equal amount of 3D work and Photoshop compositioning as I couldn't get the scene I desired all at once in the same 3D file.

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ChrisKlm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very beautiful and eery, and so many details... And again you also cared about a realistic and naturalistic scientific background. I like this very much.

A very nice scene. :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! Yes I like the fine balance between beautiful and eerie :D
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Irondoors Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
This is amazing stuff, I love the concept of subterranean worlds in general, but in 90% of the cases they're depicted as grim and sinister places. This, on the other hand, looks very inviting.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose in reality they would be dim and sinister. But I did want to imagine something more far fetched and lively :nod:
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bernardojr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
great work, love the colors and details in fantasy land!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! :)
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish there was something like this is Skyrim! 
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Spectre-I Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Well then you haven't been to Tel Mythren or Blackreach in Skyrim
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I have not! I just looked up pictures of Blackreach. Beautiful. They look like jellyfish! 
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Spectre-I Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Yeh,it was probably the most fascinating part of the game for me,there's alot of Lore behind it aswell,how the dwemer built around it and never touched the mushrooms. A truly magical place
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Balmung6 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Are the pillars on the left crystals?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep :nod:
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8legs Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As usual. very nice and of course very interesting. Been sick so I haven't really been attending my galleries. It has gotten colder here but the leaves are still in the trees, I guess I will be raking in the snow soon. I still have desires to escape into the worlds you create, there is a certain calming feeling for me and a peaceful one as well. Of course it would be nice to have a fellow traveler but still it has been a pretty much single journey for me in life anyway and after a while you just accept it. Keep creating, your talent knows no limits. Thank you for sharing with us and me in particular, I always look forward to your works.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You haven't miss much. Not from me anyway, I haven't been posting much because I've been spending all that time on my calendar that I'll upload later this month :eager:

I think peaceful environments are better. Living in a world with too much chaos as it is, who needs more of it :crazy:
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PieGirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
All I can say is, wow. 0.0
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boxeggsfish Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but so coleman it green?   :o (Eek)
 

good to job amazing!  182 : Dance Together Emoticon 
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kaisaru Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are those mushrooms eatable? They look really poisonous :XD:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They will kill you and leave a very bright corpse :dummy:
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kaisaru Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How sweet :iconreactionplz:
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silver3260 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
very nice
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silver3260 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
oh holy ^&^% i just now understood how big those things are, seen the guys standing there wow shrums for life
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My spouce just said; "Now those are magic motha'fuck'n mushrooms!"
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And plenty enough for everyone ;)
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ReimStein Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Artist
There's just too much I like here, I'll just go make myself one of your watchers.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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OniVrask Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The mushrooms like the ones found in caves in Fallout 3 and New Vegas, looks cool.
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
The glowing mushrooms look wonderful! Cool work. =D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they were definitely the highlight of the landscape :D
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Sniper115A3 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Ahhhhh, those glowing mushrooms :icondatass: Its like there's a whole city underground. This scene reminds me of Blackreach of Skyrim :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must be the only person left on Earth who hasn't played Skyrim :slow: But obviously it's popular for a reason =p
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danielhosu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Neon mushrooms always look so tasty. Except for the ones in fallout 3 of course.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't played Fallout ^^; I wouldn't trust eating anything that glows though :paranoid:
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DRACOICE Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This just gave me an inspirational idea for the story I'm working on!! *If I ever get back to working on it...*
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck if you do. I have had some projects discarded for life myself. Happens to everyone ^^;

Thanks for the comments and favourites :)
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DRACOICE Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...it sucks. DX

No problem! Your artwork is freakin' amazing. :iconlawooplz:
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RylakTyrnda Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm thinking Journey To The Center Of The Earth here. This is awesome.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was some inspiration from that I must admit ;)
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RylakTyrnda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Those are some darn big glow-in-the-dark mushrooms though.
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ParadiseGardevoir Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Another amazing artwork! Keep it up! Also, this piece reminds me of the Tallon Overworld from Metroid Prime.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow: I gotta admit the only worlds I know about from Metroid are the ones featured as levels in Smash Bros games :giggle:
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1you just keep powering away mate, terrific effort. gorgeous detailing
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Journey to the Center of the Earth! Just saw the original a couple times last week when it was on Ovation. Jules would be ecstatic! :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! I've never seen the original. But I have seen the version that was made 10 or something years ago (because that spoiled me with modern effects, I'm not sure how well I could adapt to the old version :giggle:) But some older movies have surprisingly good effects (but the low budget ones are laughable at best :laughing:)
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, of course it's 1950's SFX so don't expect to be dazzled too much. lol And there's not a whole lot of them, but it sticks fairly close to the book and it's alot of fun.
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TheLittleCuteArtist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning as usual! :D
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Sabaku-no-bara Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so beautiful! Your art is so unique and I love it! :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :handshake:
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Sabaku-no-bara Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :)
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AlucardTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
This reminds me of that one movie Journey to the Center of the Earth. And a great movie that was!
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