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Elements of The World by Chromattix Elements of The World by Chromattix
My only submission to The Luminarium's exhibit themed "Elements" which speaks for itself. Though I had an idea like it for quite some time already, I was mentally storing it for a time where I could make really good use of the clever concept and the timing seemed about right :idea:

Seven continents representing seven natural elements, each one chosen based off either the natural characteristics or history affiliated with each one, with the added bonus of having seven special features embedded on each one:

:bulletorange: Africa - Earth - Seven Precious Stones: Africa is probably the continent that represents Earth throughout the ages the most, almost as if it is the origin point of life, or just humanity, the place where we rose from the Earth itself, and yes - a constant source of some amazing and valuable rocks.
:bulletpurple: Europe - Metal - Seven Bright Sparks: If Africa is where humanity was born, then Europe could be considered where it grew up, the birthplace of the industrial revolution that paved the way to the metallic world we comfortably live in today. The discovery and use of metal in general can be considered one of mankind's greatest achievements.
:bulletblue: Asia - Water - Seven Koi Fish: The largest continent is chosen to represent the largest elemental coverage seen on Earth from space, water. While water has always been highly valued and deep-rooted into the life of every civilization that has existed, it's safe to say it carries an especially important role in Eastern cultures.
:bulletblack: North America - Air - Seven Lightning Bolts: America is more than just the self-proclaimed home of the brave, it also houses some of the worlds most powerful storms on a regular basis. The right blend of landscape features and location on the global sphere makes many areas of this continent a breeding ground for frequent record-breaking winds.
:bulletgreen: South America - Wood - Seven Forest Plants: A natural-colour look at any map of the world has South America show up as the greenest landmass of them all. Blessed with dense and seemingly endless rainforests, it has become a buzzing biological mass of thousands of exotic species and a hot topic when it comes to environmental preservation efforts.
:bulletred: Australia/Oceania - Fire - Seven Blue Flames: The harsh climate dominating much of smallest continent has such a reputation of burning things up that fire and drought has even become a part of the life and reproduction cycle of certain local plants and animals who had evolved to take advantage of an otherwise lethal situation, while surrounding islands in the pacific are frequently born in fire via undersea volcanoes.
:bulletwhite: Antarctica - Ice - Seven Ice Crystals: The forgotten continent, frozen in time at the bottom of the world, its ever-freezing climate is the only thing stopping humans from making a permanent settlement there, making it arguably the purest place on Earth. While not as famous as the North Pole, it's important to remember that Antarctica holds significantly more long-term ice and is on average - the coldest place on Earth.

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:iconmcflurrythecoookie:
McFlurryTheCoookie Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student
T h i s  i s  a  m a s t e r p i e c e !
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so beautiful! 
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:iconlioncat79:
LionCat79 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Can I use it for music cover picture. No worries, I'll credit u in comments section
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it for a video or something :?
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:iconlioncat79:
LionCat79 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
To create a song
There's this app called music maker jam
When you record a song with mixtures of loops from styles
You get to use a picture to attract viewers
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I mean it sounds harmless. But I prefer my work being featured on things more directly relating to my own gallery here.
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:iconlioncat79:
LionCat79 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
Ok
Is this a yes or no?
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry but it's a no. Sometimes I'll lend my work out for video's and such on the conditions they link back to/credit me as the artist. But even then it's gotta be something of a certain level of popularity or significance.
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:iconlioncat79:
LionCat79 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Ok
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:iconlioncat79:
LionCat79 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
This is an awesome abomination
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SarahClark24 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  New Deviant
Nice art
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:iconthe-nethral-king:
The-Nethral-King Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Student Writer
This is truly fascinating. You could possibly write an interesting story surrounding this. Maybe a futuristic thing XD
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Story-writing is not a strong point of mine. i write a lot but I can't form characters ^^;
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FreshStart1619 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Very cool, although personally I think of the seven elements as earth, metal, water, air, wood, fire, and AETHER. Ice can kinda be lumped in with air or water. Since aether is like pure energy and Antarctica is mostly snow, which is water, and can be used as energy it would still fit. Otherwise, it would need to be replaced with air due to all the lightning in North America and Antarctica having cold air.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta admit I always had a hard time accepting ice and water as separate elements but it seemed frequent enough in media for it to be that way.
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FreshStart1619 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
True. Same with metal and earth I suppose since the real main four elements or air, water, earth, and fire. Part of me thinks the media just does it like that to fit a quota for a certain piece of work.
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Friotler7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
 Your description sounds like poetry.
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Wonderful :heart:
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:iconredcomicartist:
RedComicArtist Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just realised that Africa has all the infinity stones.
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm surprised this is the first time I've gotten this comment :XD:
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:iconzeonsniper:
ZeonSniper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
lol i just realised that too
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:iconomegastar17:
OmegaStar17 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Truly, an awesome piece of art you've created! I'm SO faving this!
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ArtificialGreninja Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
My Home Reigon (Europe, UK) Is Metal?

METAL CAP THEME INTENSIFIES
mama Luigi intensifies mama Luigi intensifies mama Luigi intensifies 
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:iconprimrosetc:
primrosetc Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Student General Artist
It's a certian type of metal it's bismuth
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great now that music's gonna be running through my head all afternoon.
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really gorgeous.
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carolinarente Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student General Artist
Yay
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PatrickCarvalho Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
hi I love this Picture.. props to you!!
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themoldysausage Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Water

Earth

Fire

Air

Long ago....
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:iconlolifier7:
lolifier7 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
omg i love it so much
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
As an Australian, I will not dispute the country being on fire most of the time. It's either fire for our main element, or poison since everything can and will kill you.
Regardless, this is absolutely gorgeous, really bright and evocative.
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poison being an element seems to be crossing over into Pokemon territory :shifty: Welp, if they ever make another kangaroo Pokemon it should be a fire / poision type :flame::skull:
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
That's true, I have said in the past an Australian Pokemon region would have no type diversity.
All that aside, I am really impressed with the design choices. I can honestly say, seeing this made my day a bit better. Thank you very much for your hard work and dedication.
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OnHolyServiceBound Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist
There's always gotta be that one non-magical techie race in every fantasy... Europe is Gnomeregan.
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the trademark "boring" race. But assuming magic has limited use within a certain time frame, the technology-oriented race might have an advantage in some ways ;)
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ArtJournal77 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting artwork
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Cool Map although North America should have a mixture of elements since it is considered to be the most meteorological active place in the world with Hurricanes and Thunderstorms in the South East, Tornadoes in the Midwest, Blizzards in the North, Wildfires and Droughts in the West East of the Rockys, Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions and Tsunamis along and in the middle of the Pacific.

But still amazing map.
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xstheme Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Its really beautiful :happybounce: 
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AwkwardDreamer31st Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg it looks so good! tbh I got inspired and had an idea from the picture but I forgot what the idea was ;-;
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oOLunaFoxOo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Poor You, i have that all the time too!
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:iconjjermain3:
JJermain3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Well done!
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MikesScribbles Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done. I like it.
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AlfredThe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Lol, Oceania.
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LunaShadow25 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Jeeze, you have a lot of really good and interesting ideas. It is so beautiful and I love the concept
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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GamesFactory Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Wow! Awesome!
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Nastysnake Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
это очень здорово, брат
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MonsterForcers Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconmidnight-synesthesia:
I've never heard of the exhibit but I think you work is really great... 
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