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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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fearstreeter Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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 1 day ago  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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:iconpriteeboy:
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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:iconpsyfrost:
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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purlo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol exactly 
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RoseAnge Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Remarkable work.
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Kim-Il-Songun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Very interesting
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artboy-2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Talk about unique... Wow
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Demon57 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Matthew you're very ingenious and remarkable but most of all is your creative freedom. :heart:

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment :bow:
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Demon57 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's good to know you're appreciated :hug: :heart:
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stephbadbadger Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
wow! this is amazing!!!! La la la la 
i love it!! :D (Big Grin)  totally gonna add this to my favorites Heart +fav 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :D
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PukingrainbowsArts Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply excellent! Superb concept and description to follow it up! Clap 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Lord-of-Potatoes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this, it's a good concept well executed.
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DecemberSapphire9 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Writer
Still probably my favourite piece here on DA. Each continent with it's own characteristic. Although I've never seen a tornado here in British Columbia, I can agree that North America is a magnet for all types of storms. You've blown away a geographer (lol). Good Job. :happybounce: 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, some places got stuck with elements they shouldn't really have, but I just had to group them with whatever the majority of that continent was (in the same sense New Zealand has virtually no issue with fires and heat, but it got paired up with Australia and ended up with that anyway :XD:)
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LBAMagic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. excellent work. Clap i have been working on a map of mythology.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Hope yours turns out well. Maps can be very fun to create :nod:
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BaresarkArfwisg Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
MindShake Her justRandom Kitty cat danceexploded Icon ElrubiusOMG 2  south america rocked or i mean wooded :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Give it enough time and it might rock...as petrified wood :la:
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BaresarkArfwisg Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome O_O :boogie:APH England: /shot  we all got to praise the intelligence of the final fantasy heroes Kitty Glasses ( this is cat sith intelligent white version :)) how much time you take on this entire painting? 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one was probably between 5 to 10 hours I think. Surprisingly shorter than my other stuff most of the time :)
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BaresarkArfwisg Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
WoW, this could mean the elements were blessing you ;)
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