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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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:icongemmithings:
GemmiThings Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant
very goodClap Clap Clap 
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:iconemeruga:
emeruga Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
fav element for my country

: D
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:iconsymonch:
Symonch Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Cooooooool man!
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Onerom4728 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
This looks like a badass RPG
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:iconlionhybrid:
LionHybrid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I like how you used the constant number of 7 in all 7 continents xP nice!
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dragoscool7 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just... Awesome!
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:iconcaptain-paulo:
Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:icongraublau:
graublau Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
This is ... stunning, wow :)
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thabetx12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  New Deviant
Its hot in the philippines lol
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:iconultimate-jasper:
Ultimate-Jasper Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gives me an Avatar vibe.
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:iconlore-of-seth:
Lore-of-Seth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
why the number seven?
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seven continents ;)
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:iconlore-of-seth:
Lore-of-Seth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student General Artist
makes sense...i just wasn't sure if it had a biblical meaning to it.
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:iconzufeng:
Zufeng Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Asia is accurate,because in indonesia,if the rain is too damn long,flood will arrive at no time
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I've heard :ohnoes: But the result is what looks like a nice green natural landscape there. Sometimes not enough rain can cause problems in itself too (as many of us here in Australia know too well ;p)
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Zufeng Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well,indonesia used to have many trees but its shrinking at times pass
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FotusKnight Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah) I'm in water) Actually we have diamonds here. A lot) Still, great work) And there should be ice too)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Diamonds would be cool, but probably would fall under the umbrella of "earth" element here ;) Water is a more valuable resource anyway. Ironic that it's so much cheaper =p
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FotusKnight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually. yeah. I forgot already, we have some good water sources here) Still, great work!
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Priceless.
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S1L3N7CZ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  New Deviant
Really cool! :)
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:iconextalker:
Extalker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Turkey earth metal water wood :D
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An ultimate combo :strong:
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NANO86152 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Kool lol
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NAUTHIX27 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But everything changed when the fire nation attacked
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:icondragongirlwithwings:
Dragongirlwithwings Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
I like your sense of humour XD
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Element2601 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student General Artist
XD
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Hassan30 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Man, I love it!!!
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LeaWolf789 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Australia/Oceania is VERY accurate. 
NZ is the worst place to be if it's really sunny..You can get sunburnt easily! I know because I live in it :P
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here. We can thank a depleted ozone layer for that :nod:
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DubleTruble96 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"But everything changed when the Australians attacked..."
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tracycat8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Lol
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watch out for us Aussies...mate! :evileye:
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Faithboy102 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so cool
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Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
So, Australia is basically Hell (or the Underworld)!?!? Nah, I'm kidding. :D
 
North America is in the home of Zeus. That's freaking awesome! :D

Antarctica is self explanatory, of course. lol

The others are really accurate.

All in all, this is an amazing and beautiful picture!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, well Australia can be hell in some ways... We pay a lot more for everything (only New Zealand has it worse than us in that respect :omg:)
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rivest123 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That looks pretty cool! But I must disagree with the representation of one continent : North America.

Why do you ask? Simply because huge storm only happens in south east of the United State (and the few country made of island below)
And if you meant Tornado with this air represntation, basically it's only in USA (most of it).

My question is : how does Air reprensent Canada?
The biggest country of North America doesn't have huge storms, and the tornados are only in a few specific part of Canada (the south middle of the country where the land is plan)
All the surrounding province (BC, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, etc...) doesn't have that kind of things.

IDK what you are thinking about it, but it's just my opinion. The other continent have elements that fits them!
Good job! ^^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True that Canada doesn't get much in the form of tornadoes. I could have made it an Ice element one, but Antarctica was still more fitting for that role than North America was. Those blizzards that happen in Canada though are fuelled by strong gusts of polar wind though ;)

The element for each continent was decided according to the most significant feature regarding it or its population. In the same sense that the Middle East is anything but wet, and the New Zealand is anything but hot and dry - but they ended up stuck with these elements anyway due to affiliation with the greater portion of that area nearby that did fit it better ;)
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Persian7 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible !
Very good idea and poetic description, i wish i could fav' it a hundred times =)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! :bow:
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maarcopngs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THIS IS EPIC
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Zea-Feoral Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest I never saw AUS as fire (being Australian) the things I hear about most are the floods. hardly ever the fires. But this is still an awesome picture and deserves a fav ^w^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Australia does flood a lot, but often restricted to relatively small areas at a time. Over the full scale of the continent - the climate tends to not be very generous with the rain, not enough to turn all that brown into green anyway ;)
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Zea-Feoral Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*sees all the green here* We do actually do have a lot of greenery. but then again I'm not on the mainland so I'm just saying from a tasmanian POV. and yeah there are parts that dont get much rain and stay basically dead but theres more greenery than sand and brown.
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WhiteLedy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
soooooooo niiiiiiiiiiiiice!Emoticon: Holy Miku Miku Hatsune LA 
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Degrantethe105th Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student General Artist
So Australia is the fire element eh? Now who didn't see that one?

Nice work tho
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Glitterwater Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow this is amazing!!!
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thebridge17 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice art and explanation ! Well done 
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