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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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Zea-Feoral Featured By Owner 11 minutes ago  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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WhiteLedy Featured By Owner 26 minutes ago
soooooooo niiiiiiiiiiiiice!Emoticon: Holy Miku Miku Hatsune LA 
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Degrantethe105th Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  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 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow this is amazing!!!
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thebridge17 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Nice art and explanation ! Well done 
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a great idea Clap  It looks awesome!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it! Thanks for the comments and faves :)
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ahmadhania Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Thanks for letting me know :)
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MyFantasyZone Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, just amazing
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ExionianArtist Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
DAYYYYUMN BRO!!! this is creative, neat and awesommly accurate!!!! and mmost of all very B (Alphabets) O Alphabets (Words) O Alphabets (Words) T (Alphabets) I (Alphabets) F (Alphabets) U (Alphabets) L Alphabets (Words) 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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ExionianArtist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Np
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Spikeprime Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
"...But then, everything changed when the aussies attacked!"

Heh, sorry that's just what immediately sprang to mind =p
This looks fantastic, really love the varying depictions of landscape, colour and atmosphere.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, watch out for us Aussies - we got deadly-spider cannons with a lot of...fire power :evillaugh:
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Callsign-Shutter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
jellyfishes man, don't forget the jellyfishes!
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ExionianArtist Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
well we Europeans have got...uhh...waht do we have? BEars with heavy artillary????
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  New Deviant
Seven is a lucky number you know. 
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amadis33 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Soy de la nacion del Aire
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tranlover Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
3/4 earth 1/4 Air
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14Leviathan Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  New Deviant
Reminds me of avatar. It would be great though of that were true-I always wanted water bending abilities.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always imagined myself as an air-bender myself (I never really watched the show but I've heard a lot about it) since I've always had a fondness for weather and atmospheric events. But I took a fun online test asking which bender are you...twice, and I got a fire bender both times. Guess I remain true to my location here on the map after all :XD:
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JunoStevens Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wooow! So fascinating :D
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  New Deviant
So amazing.
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Lazuria Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! Also, nice description!
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MKAnisko Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
such a great design
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Clap 
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Killerkralle Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
i see that you really thought about your choice, makes sense and couldnt order it better.
Ofcourse well done with design, looks like it exists in three dimensions ;)
thumb up!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so :thanks:
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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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