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Elements of The World by priteeboy Elements of The World by priteeboy
My only submission to The Luminarium's exhibit themed "Elements" which speaks for itself. Though I had an idea like it for quite some time already, I was mentally storing it for a time where I could make really good use of the clever concept and the timing seemed about right :idea:

Seven continents representing seven natural elements, each one chosen based off either the natural characteristics or history affiliated with each one, with the added bonus of having seven special features embedded on each one:

:bulletorange: Africa - Earth - Seven Precious Stones: Africa is probably the continent that represents Earth throughout the ages the most, almost as if it is the origin point of life, or just humanity, the place where we rose from the Earth itself, and yes - a constant source of some amazing and valuable rocks.
:bulletpurple: Europe - Metal - Seven Bright Sparks: If Africa is where humanity was born, then Europe could be considered where it grew up, the birthplace of the industrial revolution that paved the way to the metallic world we comfortably live in today. The discovery and use of metal in general can be considered one of mankind's greatest achievements.
:bulletblue: Asia - Water - Seven Koi Fish: The largest continent is chosen to represent the largest elemental coverage seen on Earth from space, water. While water has always been highly valued and deep-rooted into the life of every civilization that has existed, it's safe to say it carries an especially important role in Eastern cultures.
:bulletblack: North America - Air - Seven Lightning Bolts: America is more than just the self-proclaimed home of the brave, it also houses some of the worlds most powerful storms on a regular basis. The right blend of landscape features and location on the global sphere makes many areas of this continent a breeding ground for frequent record-breaking winds.
:bulletgreen: South America - Wood - Seven Forest Plants: A natural-colour look at any map of the world has South America show up as the greenest landmass of them all. Blessed with dense and seemingly endless rainforests, it has become a buzzing biological mass of thousands of exotic species and a hot topic when it comes to environmental preservation efforts.
:bulletred: Australia/Oceania - Fire - Seven Blue Flames: The harsh climate dominating much of smallest continent has such a reputation of burning things up that fire and drought has even become a part of the life and reproduction cycle of certain local plants and animals who had evolved to take advantage of an otherwise lethal situation, while surrounding islands in the pacific are frequently born in fire via undersea volcanoes.
:bulletwhite: Antarctica - Ice - Seven Ice Crystals: The forgotten continent, frozen in time at the bottom of the world, its ever-freezing climate is the only thing stopping humans from making a permanent settlement there, making it arguably the purest place on Earth. While not as famous as the North Pole, it's important to remember that Antarctica holds significantly more long-term ice and is on average - the coldest place on Earth.

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theMirage-Prismatic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this on a quiz (www.captainquizz.com/quizz/wha…) and so went looking for it and I was delighted to find it on dA! I appreciate your explanation b/c I was wondering what Europe was suppose to be (cyber?) I just really love the art work here, beautiful :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I did that quiz...It said I'm God :lol:

Europe here is metal 8-)
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you're certainly right about North America being windy
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John-Zmith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Certainly interesting
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I'm not sure about Asia and Australia. I cant think what else they would be though. great picture
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose they'll just have to do since I couldn't think of anything better for them either ;)
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LiamBarnwell Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice
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kingsofleon2112 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Now this, this is amazing. I love it.
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SardoniCat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Impressive, and beautiful.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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4eres2wenty9ineNine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
this is effing amazing
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Ashukk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Fantastic!
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Valion4 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
So powerfull !!! 
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing! Absolutely amazing, fellow deviant! :D (Big Grin) 
You really have given some serious thought for this deviation. :) (Smile) 
Expertly done! Clap 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you likes it! :handshake:
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TrueCanad1an Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
epic
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mutantninja0 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing how you went through so much research to create this mind-numbing piece. On a side note: I always thought Australia was the poison continent because of the wildlife.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, we do have some killer critters here. But the old saying they're more scared of us than we are of them still holds mostly true. Poison isn't as interesting as fire though :flame:
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ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant explanations for each element/ continent combination. 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so :bow:
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TheGamerGuy1997 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That pic reminds me to draw RPG Characters O3O
very good image:3
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds interesting :D
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fearstreeter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Australia, the place where life is on hardcore mode, even the kangaroo's want to kill us.
But in all seriousness, this is some bloody good artwork, makes me proud that you went to the trouble of researching the plant/animal life overcoming fire thing.
And in risk of sounding cliched, Good On Ya Mate!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even so - I think people in other countries think it's a lot worse here than it really is. I haven't been bitten by anything yet :D Glad you liked this :)
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DerrickGordon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
OMG, i really love this
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jemgirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very well thought out and executed. :) 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :handshake:
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jemgirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sure thing. :) 
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MangaMolly1991 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Fantastic
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toonham Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn. None of the continents got 'Heart'. =P
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose South America comes close. I consider "heart" to be just a variation of "life" if Captain Planet is anything to go by, and the dude with that power was from South America too I believe. Coincidence? :paranoid:
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Psyfrost Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Even if all of North America, including United States, are of Air ->tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…<- and Lightning ->tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…<-, I go for all Ice ->tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…<- powers and abilities still. :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, once someone gets me into TV tropes, I never get out again :crazy:
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Psyfrost Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Really awesome site huh? :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I just spent an hour on there before finally responding to your comment :lol:
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Psyfrost Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Hello? :?
Matthew? :?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I eventually succumbed to the pointless desire to sleep, thus breaking TV Trope's spell :la:
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lyrill Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LMFAO. 
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Psyfrost Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Heh, you're one funny person Pritee Boy. :)
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Psyfrost Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Oh yes, we all know that in some unknown dimension, North America is a continent of Air and Lightning judging by some storm I'm looking at here. :)
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thebalancer20 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
pretty cool!
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memethedreamer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I'm working on a novel for NaNoWriMo and I do believe this is the world where my beings live! Wonderful source of inspiration, indeed!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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werecass Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome.
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Soarm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!! :happybounce: America is Air and lightning!! Haha La la la la 

But in all seriousness I really love this picture and me and my friends use it as a reference sheet for roleplaying xD!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems quite a few people roleplay with this :shifty:

Glad you liked it :)
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danyboz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

In this picture, you brought together history, science, geography and poetry with an undeniable artistic sensibility.

Congrats… For me it really deserves a DD ! ;)

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never thought of it like that. Glad you saw that much in it :thanks:
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purlo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Even if you say Europe is metal, some parts definitely look like Tetris ( that's what I thought it really was before reading your description :D  ) Great piece ! 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Squares, squares everywhere :la:
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