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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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Guardwill Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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vagepaul Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
butifull
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TheeDee2015 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant
Hi!
Is there any way I can get your contact information or email address? I found your beautiful artwork while actually looking for a Pandora-inspired background for my aquarium. I would love to purchase a copy so I can laminate the picture myself and use it across my tank. I am so excited and think it will work perfectly with the wonderland-pandora theme. 

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd have to e-mail me I guess. My e-mail address can be seen on my profile :)
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Laedyblu Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  New Deviant
wow it is amazing
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epicvictory2025 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  New Deviant
Can't wait for the sequels.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me neither :eager:
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josie900 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really pretty. I love the colors and the details of it all. ^^
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sith-kitten Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Looks straight out of the movie forest. :D Great work!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so :handshake:
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zuzizmi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Artist
you are great art worker but as well a stiller 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you've ever heard of fan-art before (which is about 50% of everything uploaded to this site ever) you would know that people draw other people's ideas all the time. Characters, scenes, stories - it's not stilling if you draw it yourself and not use any pre-existing imagery made by someone else, as well as clearly credit the source of inspiration. I obeyed all the rules here, I did nothing wrong :aww:
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zuzizmi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Artist
well first of all i am loser in this case so i don't know anything but i can see the things witch are used already somewhere. that means you stole someones idea isn't that true? and you sale it on price as well you get profit by it, isn't it ? i am living in country where you can steal everything is that movie or game. but as a meaning i mean it is stilling. but i want to say that you are good art worker. 
i was searching a background for avatar. we have animation costumes and i wanted to make poster of it. i liked your background but i had to use another one. i liked even how it was blocked :D later i can show how it looks like.
i'm not good at it but i am sure i'l be.
and i think when you can create something, it's best way to do it and not to use more other things 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well no, it's stealing ideas if you draw something and claim you came up with it yourself. I made it pretty obvious here that everything in the scene was inspired by Avatar, in the same way people draw anime characters and say they are from anime, or games, or movies, etc. Some of these people even sell their fan-art at conventions. I don't even do that. Most companies aren't bothered by other people drawing stuff they created since it promotes their product to a wider audience.
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zuzizmi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Artist
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it is an avatar theme not your own 
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JadeCurrier Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Photographer
Beautiful
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terrijax Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
That is dead-on Avatar!  Magical!
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shep4life Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!
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FredricLind Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How could this one have evaded my watch? I have no idea but I would really like this one in our Avatar group, if that's okay. :) Its so lovely. 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure. Glad you liked it :)
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Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Gorgeous!   Cameron should add you to his concept art staff!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be an awesome job :omg:
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artworks are fantastic, this one in particular called my attention. Awesome! :love: 3D art can really be considered SERIOUS after watching what you created. Sadly here on DA 3D art doesnt still have the place it deserves. I'm telling you as a varied artist who also make 3D and love it.  And your gardener should congrat you!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked my work. Sadly 3D isn't really a big deal here. It's probably because most people don't understand it and assume it requires no real work. Plus I think a lot of the users of it don't really have the proper training to utilize it properly either since it's much harder to learn than digital painting, so a lot of the 3D galleries do look kinda "unfinished" so to speak. Though it does mean less competition in the 3D category, which is fine for those who can do something with it =p
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU ARE TOTALLY RIGHT! What an accurate answer you gave me, I'm surprised but it's the truth! I for example, make my own 3D characters, I dont download them and push the Render Button. u.u I make even the textures but my artworks are not so viewed as the digital paintings, even though they take really a good deal of effort.
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Going into my Sacred Art collection!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked my work :bow:
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the best pic of Pandora's flora I have ever seen..
Really, I'm just speechless...
:salute: :faint:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a pleasure, really :glomp: :)
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999-8-666 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   Photographer
nice!
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TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I hate Avatar, but you did a really nice job with this. :thumbsup:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 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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driftas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
jaw drop when i first seen this
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :bow:
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Tabe-chan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING! *o*
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mechanicalvalkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
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 Featured By Owner 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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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
: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 Featured By Owner 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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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014

Such a bummer! But yeah, it's still an amazing piece on-screen so you should still be really proud of this one. Is this the first time you tried to get it printed for something like that?

 

I need to watch that movie again! It would be cool to see all the details on my dad's tv when I visit him next. =P

 

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, first time - but the guys at the printing place didn't really do a great job, it did come out way too dark and over-saturated :p

Lucky a second one I did with a more typical underwater theme I took to somewhere else for printing came out much better :)
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014

Hmm, tough to have to found out like this! Glad that other place worked out though. =D Are you using if for your own tank?

 

Love that quote in your sig btw!

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using a differnet picture I did for my own tank now. But I'm growing bored of it already. Might have to consider a literal change of scenery :plotting:
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Don't forget to share if you decide to make something new and fantastic again! :lol:
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Hour27 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Avatar had such paradisaical earth porn. :la:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't call it that :stare: But yeah, it's like nature got amped up a lot. Kinda made Earth seem less brilliant by comparison, but lets not forget it was the inspiration for it :D
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Hour27 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a trope from tvtropes.org. That's why I said it. But I see what you mean. Nice deviation. I love it.
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calleena Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is the only part of that movie that I liked, great piece
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