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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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Meanstreak85 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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