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Pandora Flora by priteeboy Pandora Flora by priteeboy
During this long drought of me not being able to produce any new art I was saved when I realized that I made this last year and never uploaded it. It's not in my nature to just forget to upload something I spent a couple of weeks working on, and that wasn't the case here either. This was actually designed to be printed out large and laminated as an aquarium background which was going to be given an Avatar at night theme. Unfortunately the real life setup didn't look as good as Imagined it and so was aborted (ugh, couple-hundred dollars well spent :doh:) And I guess that disappointment put me in a sour mood about it for a while.
But Now I'm over it I can re-appreciate this again as another artwork which can finally be put into my gallery. The composition was set up for that initial purpose though and so may not entirely be what I would have gone with if it was going to just be another art-piece from the beginning and nothing more. But with no layered file anymore, Myself and the viewers are stuck with it as-is ;)

Anyway, it's safe to say that everytime a big movie, game, book, whatever comes out, all fan-art generated from it is about the characters. Avatar seems to have inspired the highest ratio of landscape-focused tributes and I guess this is another contributor to that (plus if I tried to draw a Na'Vi I'm sure it would have come out laughably fake compared to the scenery). I even paid careful attention to some good references I found of the fictional plants that made the most significant impact in the night-time scenes. My inner gardener was very critical about achieving botanical accuracy to plants that aren't even real :lmao:
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999-8-666 5 days ago   Photographer
nice!
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:iconturkevulture:
I hate Avatar, but you did a really nice job with this. :thumbsup:
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priteeboy Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of people seemed to hate it :XD: I agree it wasn't the pinnacle of originality, but the landscapes in it keep me watching again and again :)
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:icondriftas:
jaw drop when i first seen this
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priteeboy Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :bow:
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Tabe-chan Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING! *o*
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:iconmechanicalvalkyrie:
This looks absolutely amazing. I love all the details you used here and the glowing effects. I really liked the landscapes on Pandora and you captured them pretty well :)
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priteeboy Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! It's quite hard to really capture the bizarre yet realistic look of the landscapes in the film. Even mine I think looks more fantasy-like than the actual movie scenes =p
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:iconladywinter:
:faint: I am so glad you realized you forgot about this!! I adore it - absolutely GORGEOUS! That's unfortunate it didn't come out well for the aquarium because it seems like it would be an amazing bg for it!! The purple glow looks so beautiful and I am in love with that stunning plant on the left with the red stems and blue leaves. :love: Another brilliant piece with fantastic attention to the detail of all the vegetation!!
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priteeboy Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah some things are better left on-screen. The printout was way too dark and saturated (ugh, that was a waste of my money :doh:) But I shouldn't let that sour my opinions on all the work I put in it.

A lot of the plants, including that one are based right out of those I saw in the movie :nod:
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