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By amazing luck, just before submitting this I realised that there was another Exotika competition and there had to be an Ice-theme this time. I was about to submit it as an ordinary landscape but thought it would be fun to enter anyway.

Either way I was going to mention that This can be seen in a variety of ways, It could be fantasy, It could be science fiction-maybe a freak climate change is involved. It may be considered surreal, almost dreamlike-You wouldn't see snow covered coconut trees in real life. It could also have an element of humour, like something You would see on an article about global climate change. And just to add more confusion, some might see tropical plants growing on a frozen ice cap and others may see the tropics of the equator being dumped under snow.
I also wanted to do something different by making a cold world but using warm colours, rather than the traditional blues and whites.
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My second entry into the Exotika contest, like I mentioned in My first entry, there is bound to be artworks more realistic than this but I hope all viewers will be won over by the creativity.

I am surprised I didn't do anything like this a long time ago because I really love bonsai trees and the trees here are stunted and growing on nothing more than solid rock. It was trees like this that inspired the very first bonsai trees in China ( not Japan, it was introduced to Japan later where it came even more popular ). The trees here are all based on real trees which are all of Asian origin ( to fit the theme ) and are some of the most classic and common types of bonsai grown today. The top tree is a Japanese black pine, The red tree is a Japanese maple, The middle tree is a Trident maple, the bottom-left tree is a Chinese juniper and the flowering tree is an Azalea.

Well, it was a long comment but thanks for taking the time to read. Hope You like it.
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One of two I just finished carving for this year.
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With the contest extended, I thought I'd try and make another environment for *wewy's contest. This time, less realistic and more fantasy-like ( phew, just made it in too )....

Glitter Grotto is a medium sized city which was originally a mining town, but evolved into a tourist attraction. Built around the biggest crystal inside what is actually a colossal geode rather than a true cave, this city is nested where it can be well-lit from the light coming from the crystal, as well as feeding most of its power-needs from the energy it radiates. Its light gives off a beautiful sight as it refracts through the glassy bodies of millions of other huge gems scattered all over the rock walls, each appearing as a faint purple flash from such a distance.

And as you can imagine, if this were a stage in a game, you would be sure to run into some very interesting characters ( and enemies ) in this dark, mysterious world :evileyes:

Image copyrighted. Not to be used or displayed anywhere else without given permission
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My second entry to the Ultimate Fandom Contest 3 for Videogames, the necessary details are as follows:

-Ultimate fandom contest 3: video games (link already provided)
-Gaming franchise: the F-Zero series (moreso the N64 version)
-Character or Environment: Environment
-My description: read below...

I wanted at least one of my entries that I'll make for this to not be either Sonic, Mario or Final Fantasy-related lol, so I thought about other games I enjoyed playing, perferrably ones that are around a decade old by today, which to me, may have had primitive graphics, but sure had some of the best gameplay value :XD: I don't know what possessed me to play F-Zero-X back then, since it was pretty far from the "usual" stuff I like (same thing with Lylat Wars, which I grew to enjoy, maybe I was more open-minded then lol) And since I would probably have a hard time drawing their detailed characters (which aren't much to look at) I figured creating a realistic remake of one of the most known stage environments in the game would be a cool thing to do (plus I'm a sucker for purple too :giggle:)

Now for the technical details for all those curious little minds out there:
Firstly, I'm very surprised that my last entry was finished only a week ago, since this honestly felt like it took two, maybe because I spent more hours per-day working on it (I even took my file to class last week lol) I made plenty of futuristic building-models from scratch in Cinema 4D, which was a pretty boring and repetitive task, and about 80% of the time I spent on this was on that bit alone. I could have used free plugins like "citygen" to make building creation faster, or even used the "dystopia" buildings that come with Vue to save time...But no, I wanted everything to be fully my creation, the good o'l way, no stocks or corner-cutting here.
Once the buildings were made, I then imported them to Vue 6 where they were re-textured and re-named (naming and texturing hundreds of little peices again was a royal bore, luckily I saved the buildings as objects to save time on my next sci-fi scene) But finally, with that done, I could do the fun stuff...playing with the lighting and atmosphere, then taking a day off while it rendered, then postworking extra details in Photoshop :dance:

Copyrighted artwork, "Mute City" concept belongs to Nintendo. Artwork made by me. please do not rip
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I've never entered one of these contests before so thought I'd give it a try.

Originally I was going to add something more to this but because I'm at the end of my semester I haven't got the time. Might be better this way because my original idea might not have been qualified as a portrait. It still bugs me that he didn't look enough like Johnny Depp, more like a cartoon of him. Meh, I hate that. Since the story takes place in the 70's I wanted to lighten up this vampire's surroundings a bit but not using intense colors because they just wouldn't work. The lava lamp attracts enough attention as it is.

:iconphotoshopplz: CS5/ Wacom Tablet/ many hours
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My entry for the devianht art contest:
One panda, one light, one pie
-plans gone wrong

I must admit this was a tough task to somehow fuse these elements into one picture, make it look good and somehow hit the "plans gone wrong" theme.
Only thing I knew from the beginning was that I wont go with the idea of a panda digging a tunnel and beeing caught stealing cake, beacause it's just too overused already.
Instead I decided for a panda on a diet, whose ambicious plans get crossed by his loving family sending cake.
Poor panda...You can do it !

I dont think I need to link the stock photos used for this one, since it's quite obvious.

The body on the wallpaper gave me a hard time.
I had preferred just buying one picture from fotolia,but since their credit system doesnt allow me to buy just one credit, I had to get me references and stuff to draw it myself. -.-
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This is for the contest of Draw This Again Challenge =D

The old work can be seen here: fav.me/d1xlq5y

And the new version is here: fav.me/d5ett41

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Digital painting for the Stylenoir Monarchy contest.

I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, let me know what you think!
I tried not to use any references, the only one used was while sketching out the skull teeth :)


Name derived from a novel I just love, Daughter of Smoke and bone. I was stuck for a name, and it kind of just fits well:) Also, the blue hair :D


Goes without saying, but this one done digitally, hence it is entering the digital portion of the contest :)
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this is the one I really want to put into the contest. there is a back story of Yoami (not sure if I'm spelling it right) takes on a new from after it's defeet by Ammy. I'll add more on the backstory later. 100% my design
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