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Origins of Life by priteeboy Origins of Life by priteeboy
The beginning of one may not be too radically different to the beginning of us all. Comets coming into contact with the early Earth are said to have been likely "seeders" of life, bringing water and possibly organic compounds with them, making the Earth fertile. A system that is repeated time and time again on a much smaller scale for the origins of us all :)

This is my second of three submissions to the Luminarium's Gaia exhibit theme. And you won't believe how long I've had this concept in mind for, waiting, in fact - knowing there will be a perfect opportunity to make it :D The concept should plain and simple, making a connection between the conception of a single living being to the popular theory that water and perhaps even "frozen life" cells arrived to the early Earth via comets.

Unlike the previous artwork which was almost all 3D work, this one is all Photoshop work. I thought a more "illustrated" style better suited the theme for this one. Particularly the Earth/Egg which I wanted to look strangely translucent with light passing right through similar to a cell with even a nucleus floating inside (guess that could be like the Earth's core ;p)

I also was chosen and interview as the featured artist for this particular themed exhibit here [link]

All artwork is illustrated by me and remains my copyrighted material. Please do not use, sell or modify my work without my permission
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:iconjustme1926:
Justme1926 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
I like this pic.
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:iconheianmd:
HeianMD Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
brilliant piece of work!
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henrycarreno Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful illustration indeed and nice conceptual idea behind this. Very nice, love the contrast between colors, cools and warms, reds and blues never disappoint. 
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it. Orange and blue are always a winning colour combination :nod:
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AndrostheEnchanter Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
really fuckin cool
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:iconkoogleblitz:
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible. i never thought about it that way.
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:iconbarackobamasaurus:
Barackobamasaurus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Though if it happened, it wasn't looking exactly like this, I don't care, I just love how it connects with  fertilization!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, this representation is highly stylized :XD:
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:iconxelanesque:
xelanesque Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
This is real breathtaking! Simply amazing!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconxelanesque:
xelanesque Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
No prob
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:iconsamhadj:
Samhadj Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
if you look at it the picture looks like a form of reporduction
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the goal ;)
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Samhadj Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
oooooooooooooooooooooh any way i liked your idea of elements of the world say could you make a picture of what would look like to be on the continents i would really like that 
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NyanCat068 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Ебать ахуено *_*
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NaruJunky Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
While at first this looks like the early planet earth the artist clearly wanted to hint something else, even before reading your description I have realized the deep meaning of this painting. I love it! this has become one of my very top favorites of all time!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you got it right away :bow: And favourites of all time? Awesome! :dance:
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TheSPunk3d Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sperm
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:iconvenom2603:
venom2603 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
love the symbolism here.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: Thanks!
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iTzAwesomesauce Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Like how sperm fertilizes an egg, comets fertilize a planet. And they also look kind of similar IRL. Clever :3
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got it :D
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AriannaTheKeybearer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.... I just got the reference, the creation of life itself and planets resembles the creation of mammal babies.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed :iconyesyesyesplz:
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IrishPawPrint Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very smart. :) Well done!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This reference to live and how it is born is amusing in a thoughtful way....it makes me wonder how things went into the creation of the Big Bang that created our universe...
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are heaps of theories I guess. I'm currently buying into the theory that the big bang was the result of a previous universe collapsing in on itself, being recycled in a way and then being forced back out again due to the pressure of a whole universe's worth of matter being compressed into a tiny unit :O
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Fujii-Chama Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
as usual.. 'tis one is wonderfully breathtaking...
I really like the background, I can't explain it, but it feels warm in my heart.
I had this feeling that the orb was spinning. (>.<) hahah..
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours could be responsible for that feeling. I did want it to look warmer and brighter the further back it goes for a sense of optimism :)
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:iconchibimita:
Chibimita Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh. Ohhhh!!!! (double)
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:iconmaxtronaut:
Maxtronaut Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, this is awesome. :)
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RylakTyrnda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
While I personally believe the Earth and all the rest of the universe was created through intelligent design, this picture is just awesome. I like space-scapes.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. It's good to be able to appreciate artwork even with a differing intention anyway :nod:
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:iconrylaktyrnda:
RylakTyrnda Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I try my best to do that whenever possible.
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alina2re Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!......really digging the concept of fertilization here! and the fact that you almost made the dark matter of the cosmos look like endometrium wall! (i can't imagine living in such a place! I'm claustrophobic!..hahaha...lol,can't believe I've been there)
But overall,great work,very creative :)!I wish I can make something like that!
P.S. I totally agree with sagethethird!
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! And yep even the background was supposed to look like both worlds at once too.

It's a good thing we had no consciousness back at that point in time. It sounds quite terrifying :fear: Thanks for the comment and favourites :hug:
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Eliphaleth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Amazing work! May I use it as Facebook cover? Of course I will gladly accredit you as the author, and insert a link to this very page.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :) But Facebook has always struck me as being the cesspool of the internet. So I'd rather you didn't :shrug:
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
again I love the concept.

first time I've ever seen an illustration of the origins of life on earth that wasn't stock imagery on the science channel haha.

faved.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, not enough illustrate that stuff. Indeed much of it is commissioned for documentaries. They don't always have the artistic 'wow factor" though. Probably because they were on a time schedule and a budget :paranoid:
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
yeah, budgets can do that haha.
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PoultryChamp Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and thought-provoking work.
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the subtext. Would be great for a science article on the subject.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine that :D
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should shop it around to some of the stock image sites like Corbis and see if yo can sell it. Worth a shot. :)
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ramzakirk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
wow,es espectacular me encanto
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:iconwh5:
WH5 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
interessante gostei :>
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:iconnisagi:
Nisagi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Great !
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YongL Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
AMAZING CONCEPT
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