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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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:iconterrijax:
terrijax Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  New member
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 General 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
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
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
wow, this is the only part of that movie that I liked, great piece
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It had its moments. It seemed that only during that one scene the forest was really lit up to its fullest potential. Some of it was seen in later scenes but not quite to the same degree (unfortunately :shakefist:)
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calleena Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
the plot was too pocahontas and predictable, but it was an eye-candy
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Dark-Coco Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Your art is really beautiful, the colours are just gorgeous! :aww: Beautiful work.
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PieGirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
This is my favorite of the ones I've seen.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :D
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PieGirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
You're welcome.
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VaniellaSky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dude you could have worked on the movie itself, this artwork is that amazing o.
but you know what, i just noticed it now that you said it, most fanart for movies & etc, Is mostly the characters themselves..i guess alot of movies really dont have strong background art or settings.. i just love how avatar wasnt like that cuz i was in that theater looking up at the screen like *_*
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would have been a great movie for someone like me to work on. Very nature-oriented which is rare for movies in its genre. I'm eagerly looking forward to the second one (so I've heard about anyway) I bet they'll get even more creative with the scenery :D

I suppose it makes sense that most fan-art is about characters, but I love seeing interesting fictional worlds represented just as much :)
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a-roseintherain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ohhh.. i love your job as usual... these colors capture me!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Purple and blue sure are a mystical combination :nod:
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a-roseintherain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yessss, I totally agree with you! I often use it in my works..
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saphira98 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
very great
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Judilee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Talk to the AVATAR people...Your vision here is extraordinary.

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They have probably seen every bit of Avatar-inspired art out there by now I think :XD: I often wonder if movie directors or even just the artists who work on them ever search for fan-art of their films :XD:
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NightScrawling Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
It's beautiful and amazing.
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yagtaluda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunningly gorgeous.
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