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Crypto night by priteeboy Crypto night by priteeboy
This floating fortess of fear is many things - My halloween deviation for this year, submitted exactly one full year after the last, My entry to This contest held by `TerrorCookie and most importantly, the 5th floating island deviation I've added to this slowly growing series. A list of the others can be seen at the bottom.

Is it just me, or have I seen that Tree on the far-right of the island before? :confused: Gee gang, no need to split up this time, I've solved the mystery of where that old tree surrounded by graves was located, and it only took a year lol :zombie:

Seriously, it took a year! - not working time of course (though this did take twice as long as usual, the floating island ones always tend to do so) But I mean the concept, I came up with this image in mind only a month after last year's Halloween submission, I was going to do it anyway, but I decided to put it off for 11 months and save it for now, wow a year sure goes fast!

Done mostly in Photoshop (about 95%) with just a good o'l mouse as usual. Theres a little bit of 3D in there for the island and wacky house which was the raw material I started with and work on and around.

Other floating island deviations in order of age:
1st - the tropical lagoon Hang gardens
2nd - autumn sunrise village High rise
3rd - night time city Night flight
4th - snowy ski resort Ski skies
6th - storm station Thunder factory

EDIT: ~Pr3t3nd3r suggested a little "hang-man" to be included, I thought it was a cool idea, so I did a skeleton hanging from the tree...who know's how long ago he was hung :dead: Included some bats also!

Copyrighted artwork. Not to be used or edited in any way or purpose for any site. Please don't steal my art

In the off-chance you see this in an iPhone app called "Monster Havoc" [link] don't worry, it's not stolen - the creator got my permission to use this :)
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Peekachow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful.
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
The horror theme in this is awesome. The poor hang-man...
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DasSovietCanuck Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Writer
Oh wow, I absolutely love this - floating horror island in the moonlight sky! Awesomeness! I love the distorted dimensions you created here, invoking the horror aspects of something "not quite right" - fabulous =D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A good description indeed. The warped dimensions definitely suits the horror theme so well, I see it done a lot :XD:
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eddieblz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice, and all with using a mouse. I'm an old school artist. Computers were just in someone's imagination when I started out. Just started playing with digital art a week ago. I'm learning it on something call Gimp Photo shop. I saw this piece posted up on the "Why do people blame their mouse/trackpad?". I agree with your comment. Tools don't make the artist, it's the artist that makes the tools.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spent most of my younger years drawing and painting using more traditional tools too (maybe for not as long as you have though ^^;) Since computers and digital programs were around, but not used much during that time. They certainly weren't as cheap and accessible as they are now :lol: But I liked moving to digital though, I feel less restricted. But I don't see why others can't do both if they really wanted to, I did for a number of years :nod:
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Gorgeous!
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BlitzkriegWolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the inspiration from Gorillaz.
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Aeternusomni Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
eerily listful, very nice
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LordCorvell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Wait oh my goodness hah that tree... The one on the right.... Hahah that just made it better xD
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not common for someone to say this is their all-time favourite of mine. But I suppose it's still within my top 25 (which is a lot with almost 200 in total :faint:)

Yes, I sometimes think about including that tree again in another haunted scene someday :plotting:
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LordCorvell Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I think it's just unusual personal taste (Or just less common) that makes this my favorite, rather than the composition itself...? The intense green I normnally wouldn't like but it's not a bad shade and the fact that it's so monochromatic is something I really enjoy. Plus I draw floating islands with things on them all the time... Usually single trees like this one here ;]
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LordCorvell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
OH MY FKNEWF'ING GOODNESS this is so incredible. I love this to death. Wow. Definitely my favorite of all your works (which personally I think says something, you have some incredible pieces).... Just wow.
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
rocks are from?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did everything :bucktooth:
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
NICE
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Jun-Xie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Nice done! It reminds me about all the good time i had as a kid, when i read those Goosebumps books by RT Stein :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never read the GooseBumps books but my brother had practically the whole collection of them :D Ahh, one of the iconic book series of the early 90's I would say :)
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Jun-Xie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I noticed that you also like to make; how to put this, "dramatic" clouds, you know, making them more "being there". Regarding my clouds, the picture was simply too big (lol many times around, i know) for me to give the biggest clouds it's finished touch due to lack of time, and i didn't had the heart to scale the whole picture down, risking leaving out important details :(

Im a beginner doing this kind of art (using colour, normally im a "Black and White" artist), although i had this account for more than three years, mostly inactive until now; so thank you very much for your feedback!

PS. Ask your bro if you can have some of his books - im very curious how you should illustrate one of the books - as i see your pictures has a sort of "Goosebumps style" - anyway, you keep it up, i'll watch ya :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For these floating island scenes I want to make sure the clouds are interesting too, seeing how they are the only background the scene gets :D

Oh my brother got rid of his Goosebumps books when he hit his teens, or not long after...he's 25 now :lol:
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Hero-of-justice Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantasticly spooky! It inspires me with some locations for my comic.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Glad you found it inspiring :bow:
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a-roseintherain Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS.
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Zymoj Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Would I be able to use your image in a tattoo?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must admit I don't often think about that, you're one of only a few people who have asked.

I must pass though, tattoo's still count as a personal or potentially profitable design use beyond that of simple desktop use or blog features, which so far are the only free usages I allow.
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Tony-ob Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wonder if the clouds in this image done using your cloud's brush technique [link] ?

Also, if its the case, did you make those cloud brushes using vue renders? Would that be a good way to make brushes?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use that technique quite often, even now :nod: But for these floating island ones I want something a little more extravagant and I go for a more conventional method of modifying stock photos and usually painting tons of extra details on them for a more sharp "bubbling" look :dummy: It takes longer but yields more interesting effects. For more normal scenes though I often often for the other method - especially in Vue renders because spectral clouds take so long to render that I'm just better off doing that :lol:

I have considered making brushes out of Vue renders. I did start revamping all my self-made brushes a while ago but I needed a long break from it since it was getting very tedious :crazy:
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Tony-ob Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ok thanks!
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PrincessMagical Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deserves a DD! I can't believe you did all this with a mouse. Wow! :love:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another Daily Deviation would be cool :XD: Glad you liked it :hug:
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HungryChickens Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Digital Artist
must i inquire that you art is AMAZING!!!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: Thankyou!
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n0reason Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :D reminds me of gorillaz's windmill floating island
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's another in this same series that looks a lot more like that :D
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Decuss Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Beautiful, darkly spectacular i love it congratulations on this marvelous work it's amazing and fluid :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting and faving :iconbiggrinplz:
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NightmarezDreamz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
is there any chance of a bigger wallpaper of this for my desktop... cause i just fell in luv ;3
halloween is my fav holiday and this would be so perfect!!!!!! you did a e-mazing job ^^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I've disabled downloads ages ago because too many people were using my wallpapers on their sites, sometimes even earning money off it that should have been mine! :fight:

What's here will have to do :(
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NightmarezDreamz Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
thats a shame, i dont know why people do that D; but ty anyways =]
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Corporal34 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Writer
...wow it's AMAZING and scary !!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, Thanks! :zombie:
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Derek-Kaguya Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
it reminds me of Feel Good Inc.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then what about this one ;)
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Derek-Kaguya Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Tymanther before it dropped onto Unther.
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GreenManImagery Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!
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noirtype Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Wickedly serene
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nihalr Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cannot belive you did this with mouse, man you are now officially my hero :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it was really hard, and the clouds were very tedious by mouse. Thank God these days I have a tablet :XD:
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kudjiboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Absolutely incredible. The amount of effort put into this must have been extreme. I love your use of the tree roots in the grounds below the house, it make it feel as though it has been ripped from the Earth from some kind of force. And the hanged man? A brillant touch to this piece of art. It makes me wonder what the story is for this picture, like, what happened? You've got me thinking deeply about this, nice job! Keep up the amazing work!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! I like it when people start thinking about what is going on, or has already happened in my art like you just did there, as none of that was actually explained myself :D Glad you enjoyed it!
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