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Magma mountain by priteeboy Magma mountain by priteeboy
Having a long-term interest in volcanoes, it was only a matter of time before one showed up in My gallery. Although some volcanoes have their inactive presence hidden among rainforests in some of My previous works, This is the first in My gallery where the erupting volcano itself is the main subject. The lava would be the first thing people notice but most time was spent on surrounding rocks and mountains. I was trying a new way of doing them which took more time but made them more realistic than any of My previous pictures involving rocky mountains.
I'd say it took about 16 hours in total. Made using photoshop CS2. Enjoy !
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SoMuchHeart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. Never thought I'd hear that about an erupting volcano :XD:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just read about a planet that orbits its sun in 8.5 hours. A Vesuvian hell if there was ever one. Now I know what it could look like.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recently read about a Gas giant that's closer to its sun than Mercury is to ours, and apparently the combination of intense heat and silica particles in its dense, sapphire blue atmosphere means that it rains molten glass on it :wtf:

It's crazy to think that a planet in another solar system can be so unlike any of the ones in our own. A hotter-than-hell world with no ground, an azure blue sky baking under a sun close enough to fill up half of it at any given time, where it rains red hot drops of glass :wtf:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really have to wonder with these places, what is their purpose and are they capable of supporting a radically different form of life and just what is "Life" now? Have we narrowed too much? Look at the diversity on our own planet, who are we to say what the parameters of life are, we only know what is here and what we see up close. It is kind of selfish that the Universe has to be in our terms.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually they use the terms "life as we know it" to cover themselves for that very question - there could be organisms out there who have evolved to tolerate radically different conditions to what we have on Earth. By their standards Earth's air is probably toxic, our water is lethal, our temperature is too cold or too hot, or there's not enough of what we consider to be a waste gas or even a gas used for burning or fuel that kills us but is essential to them. Life "as we know it" generally has to fit the most critical Earth parameters, we expect it to need water, oxygen and temperatures somewhere between the freezing point and boiling point of water (which is a very narrow range of temperatures when you think about it, in Celsius that's only a gap between 1 to 100 degrees) But life as we don't know it - could be anything :paranoid: Still, to get started in the first place it doesn't need some sort of "cradle" where there are no radical changes to the environment in too short a time until the life in it starts evolving enough to adapt to it. Once a planet finally gets a lot of life on it (like Earth) it suddenly becomes much more harder to get rid of. Even if we burned down every tree and killed every animal large enough to even see - there would still be a lot of bacteria around which will just evolve into something else faster than it did the first time around :nod:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And the Ocean harbors yet its own life forms. Yeah, we are just one out of shall I say billions of different forms it can and probably does take. We are not that all knowing even though we think we are. The creatures and plants that live by the undersea volcanic vents surely don't depend on what we need and yet we share the same planet.
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Mystick10 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I wish I registered in 2006 =( Impressive =D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a good time to be a deviant...there was still a lot of drama and crap going on, but not to the extent it is today ;p
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
May I use this for my site?
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T-Creature Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is my desktop for my computer!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it so much 8-)
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Fengsune Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I'm wondering what you'd come up with if someone told you about pyrocumulonimbus clouds.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that when lightning is caused by ash-clouds? I remember back when that wasn't really heard of much, but in recent years the volcanoes have seem to be doing lots of it with awesome pictures :omg:
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Fengsune Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Think more like Soudom & Gamora... Rain of fire.
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SWmaster Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is great!
I like the light and the atmosphere in this picture :D
And the landscape reminds me of the planet Mustafar from Star Wars :love:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I remember that planet. I'm not normally a Star Wars fan but the parts I've seen have really awesome alien worlds. Though you'd think a world like this would be too hot and deadly to live on lol :onfire:
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Bryseyas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
thiz awesome

congrats
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Nintendo-Nut1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Niiiiiiice. Love the composition.
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Baitti Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hey dude, Would it be ok if I'd use this drawing as "background-base" to one pic that I'm trying to draw?
and of course I'll give credits to you :D

I just suck at drawing volcanoes and backgrounds and this would be just perfect :love:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry but I don't allow people to use them, even with credit...Besides, your drawings aren't bad at all, though everyone has certain things they are "better" at than others, it's a matter of observation really, a volcano is more than a "giant anthill" so to speak, it's made up of various smaller rocks, ridges etc and sometimes the hole at the top isn't dead-center anyway, guess you could always look at photo's :nod:
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Baitti Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, it's ok :)
I'll just have to try to work it out :D
Thank you :)

I'm so jealous to people who can draw backgrounds and everything :D
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serenefur Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Good job! It looks really cool.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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serenefur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
no problemo
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Redkora Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Cool!
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Blaguar3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
OMGISHHHH!!!! NICE!! i really LOVE Tornadoes&Volcanoes!!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same, though there are many different types of natural disaster, I have always found tornadoes and volcanoes the most interesting 8-) I've got a few of each already :D
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Blaguar3 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Lol, i sooo love tornadoes... i know too much about them =P

i made a video of Tornadoes... and a video of volcanoes on youtube o.o
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Kykel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
That is sick!
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mateuseven Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Awesome work O.o
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ErilisVampyre Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Very good detail on everything. *grin* I can even feel the entense heat.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks !
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KittyFelone Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Did I not comment on this thing? Apparently not--but I did favor it. :D Splendid work, I must say. Splendid and... jaw dropping.

Did you sketch it out first or entirely create it in CS2??? Honestly, if I had half your talent I'd be doing something with it!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, thanks for the nice comment. Many would say the "pro" way is to sketch it out first, then colour in in Photoshop with one of those tablet things...Me, I just started it straight on CS2, using the good o'l mouse.
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KittyFelone Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
And for that, I applaud you. No one is that crazy (though the smartest and most productive people recorded were crazy... so never mind! :))
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JWiesner Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
WOW, these colors are amazing! :o
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Chihiproth Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
that is awesome.

and i think i'm burnin' out the of the word "awesome" :XD:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, well, if thats what comes to mind, then thats OK.

Burning out the word? that's gotta be a pun for this pic lol :eyes:
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Chihiproth Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
i didn't even notice that until now! :laughing:
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mrbrightside1978 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008   Photographer
The colors are amazing! This piece is very impressive...I can almost feel the heat of this volcano and the magma as it roles off...wicked bro!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man, I could really use some of that heat right now ( Winter's coming on me :snowflake: )
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mrbrightside1978 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   Photographer
jajajaja I actually have to say that i miss winter. Even though I live hear in Puerto Rico, I miss being in the cold sometimes. Although i believe that times are changing and the winter isn't the same as it used to be. Its actually frightening sometimes to think that as the years go by our climate is getting worse. And we,not all but most of us are the cause. If we only took the time to sit down and look at how beautiful this world really is and what wonders remain to be found, maybe we would think twice and take a little more care of it.
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lassenissen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I really like your rocks in this one, especially around the lava river. It really looks like they have undergone constant melting and corroding by the lava.

Awesomely epic piece. :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you see that, I partly got the idea from "The Chronicles of Riddick" where a planet's surface constantly melted in daytime heat, but froze again at night, resulting in some awesome rock formations...The scenery in this spot would look very different by the end of the day.
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grygon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. O.O The detail and depth are nearly heartbreaking.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
great concept, colours and composition but i think the textures let it down in some places. still great though :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ThankYou, although no textures were used here. Just mainly special brushes which gave a rough appearence. Plus at this time I was trying out a new way of doing rocks.
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N7Elite Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
HOLY HELL!!! That is probally what hell looks like. But with lots of demons flying thru the air. But. . . . I don't see how any living thing could survive in that enviorment. Still, nice job! 10 out of 10!!
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