Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Life Lab by Chromattix Life Lab by Chromattix
The classic apple tree, an iconic symbol of fertility, prosperity and in some cases - even the earliest days of man. Here in a controlled keepsafe to give it optimum conditions. But one has to wonder, is this the first tree that ever existed, synthesized by another species? Or is it humanity desperately trying to save one of the last?

This is my first of three submissions to the latest exhibit for the Luminarium's latest Gaia theme. Which I also proudly made it as the featured artist for the exhibit too and got interviewed, which can be seen here [link] :bow:

Created using Cinema 4D, Vue and Photoshop. I ran into a lot of issues with this one, being my last "complex" scene done entirely on my old computer. I owe a thanks to ~Kaioshen who rendered the Vue file for me since I would have been waiting days if I left it to my old system.

Other artworks will be uploaded in the coming days. I just don't believe in dumping a bunch of work at one. Let people digest one apple before feeding them the next ;)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkimikikiki:
kimikikiki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Hey your art really really high quality! nice image. 
Good job.
Reply
:iconaussieartist64:
AussieArtist64 Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOw- Super impressive work
Reply
:iconfrillynikki:
frillynikki Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How wonderful!
Reply
:iconvictorlincolnpine:
VictorLincolnPine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
My god, it`s Creation in a bottle... ...wow...
Reply
:icongcortes:
GCortes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice juxtaposition of Nature and Mechanical!Thumbs up okay 
Reply
:iconsama-lass:
Sama-Lass Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
Reminds me of one of those weird and freaky world record books i would look at when i was younger and yet had some freaky futuristic imagery.
Reply
:iconnunkinz1000:
Nunkinz1000 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same, I remember reading a lot of those books back in Grade 4.
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember getting the Guinness World Record books for a few years in the early 2000's :D
Reply
:iconpie75:
pie75 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
There's something about the lighting in this scene that makes it look and feel more fantastical than realistic, and it adds to the sci-fi feel, too.
How much of this was procedural? I can't imagine someone modelling this entire thing from the ground up.. although I wouldn't put it past someone who can make something this amazing.
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of it was modelled from scratch. Took a really long time. The tree wasn't though, it was created in Vue's plant editor (sorta like a procedural way of creating trees)
Reply
:icon12cart:
12CArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Is BRILLIANT ! ! !

Applaud fella (Reactions) 
FANtastic ! ! !
Reply
:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
good‹‹\(´ω` )/››job
Reply
:icondaynar:
daynar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Very nice work.
Reply
:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Professional
sweet job 
Reply
:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your work is featured in my blog here
photoshopinspire.com/25-best-3…
:)
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some of those are movie tier! Thanks for featuring mine :)
Reply
:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! 
Reply
:iconlemurcatta08:
lemurcatta08 Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
Reply
:iconsohighlydubious:
sohighlydubious Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, very well done.
Reply
:iconpnn32:
pnn32 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me the beautiful tree, planted in spaceship in the Passengers (2016) movie :D
Captain (after sudden awakening from hibernation): Who dared to plant that tree?! :wow: :shakefist:
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, never heard of that :O
Reply
:iconvolnium:
Volnium Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Spaz attack spaz kermit Love Love Love
Reply
:iconjoepingleton:
JoePingleton Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016   Filmographer
epic cool
Reply
:iconlunabandid:
Lunabandid Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just when you realize this is 3D.... my respects dude... your work is simply amazing but you inspire me to keep practice in cinema 4D :3
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cinema 4D doesn't seem to be as popular as other 3D apps these days, but it can still be used to create some decent stuff (I just use it because it's all I know how to use in terms of 3D modelling software :shh:)
Reply
Flagged as Spam
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :handshake:
Reply
:iconchrisklm:
ChrisKlm Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very inventive and well done. :)
This reminds me of an old cartoon featuring the last living tree in a museum.
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember seeing a commercial somewhat like that too actually, or maybe just a short comic strip that was portraying an environmental message :plotting:
Reply
:icondawn-giant-dragon:
dawn-giant-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015   General Artist
now thats cool :D
Reply
:iconrandompanda3600:
randompanda3600 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
that looks epic!!!!  is  it a real thing?!! coz it sereouly looks real
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! But it ain't real. Just very careful 3D work here =p
Reply
:iconrandompanda3600:
randompanda3600 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
wow dude  epic 
Reply
:iconstephja:
Stephja Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You and your Art are amazing!
Reply
:iconramageart:
RamageArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
I loved your piece, Life Lab, very creative.  Had to check out the rest of your gallery, equally impressive.  Love your colors.
Reply
:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
I like the lab background in this piece.  I always like that kind of lighting and setting.  And the tree in the middle really helps to offset that.
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The background took about as much time as everything else. :faint: Glad to see it's appreciated :D
Reply
:iconblue-jedi:
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Yeah, I really like it when artists in any medium master that kind of inviting yet foreboding yet comforting dichotomy of a lab or interior space of a building that's lit with fluorescent lights, or something similar.    I just find that kind of thing exceptionally appealing for some reason.  There's that "this isn't nature gut it's just as good in a different way" kind of feel.

Michael Whelan, a sci-fi artists, also does some of what I described and what you mastered here.

Great stuff usually takes time.  Thanks for the reply on this  :)
Reply
:iconcaldorosa:
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
Reply
:iconlewcg:
LewCG Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015
Hi there, 

Firstly, awesome work! I have a question regarding it if that's cool? I'm currently involved in a group project at University and we're assigned to make a fully interactive game level inside Unreal Engine 4 that is made from container crates. My groups idea is to have some sort of mine shaft underground with a post apocalyptic feel that descends further underground and eventually the player discovers a futuristic plant lab.

Basically I want to make some sort of glass centrepiece that has foliage (but not trees) contained within it, and was wondering if I could have your permission to use this piece as reference because it's brilliant! No commercial uses can or will be made from this project, it's purely a university thing and I'll pass credit on to where I referenced any designs from. Thanks in advance :D 
Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I suppose that sounds OK. Only for reference tough - the image can't be used as part of the actual project ;)

It might also be worth doing an image search for terrariums too if you want more realistic references :idea:
Reply
:iconwilliam-black:
William-Black Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Is Type1arts guilty of copyright infringement? Yes.

 

The following information is found at about.deviantart.com/policy/co… under the heading:

 

“What is Copyright Infringement?”

 

To simplify this question, copyright infringement occurs when you do certain things with a creative work which someone else produced without first getting the proper permission.

 

Some examples of copyright infringement (this is only a partial listing) can include:

 

1. Placing someone else's photograph or creative work online without proper permission.

 

2. Using a creative work commercially without permission.

 

3. Adapting someone else's creative work found in one medium to another medium, such as making a book into a movie or a photograph into a painting.

 

4. Modifying or editing a creative work without proper permission.

 

 – from Copyright Policy about.deviantart.com/policy/co…

 

Here are the facts: On March 18, 2014, Type1arts placed a comment on one of my images stating his intent to post it to his tumbler account. I responded within 17 minutes of his comment ordering him to cease and desist, and informing him of my right to refuse him permission to re-post my artwork.

 

Despite my notice Type1arts has posted my artwork without authorization on his tumbler account. As of this date further actions are underway.

 

I recognize that it is up to you as the artist to decide if you want to permit Type1arts to re-post your artwork, but consider the following: if this user has no respect for your right to control the placement of your work, what other violations of your rights might this user commit?

 

Consider and act as your judgment dictates.  

Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I looked at his dA gallery a while ago and didn't see anything there. I don't know what his Tumblr page is though.

As much as it annoys me when people most my art on Tumblr, it sadly seems unavoidable. As long as no-one is taking credit for it or using it to promote their own material (or selling it) then I guess there's no real danger present. Though it would be nice if they at least credited me and linked back to my dA gallery.
Reply
:iconwilliam-black:
William-Black Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Type1arts posted the link to his site in his comment to you on this page: type1arts.tumblr.com/

Illegal re-posting of your art is not unavoidable. If you are annoyed when people re-post your art without permission then you should consult about.deviantart.com/policy/co… gain a more complete understanding of your rights under copyright law.

Professional artists control their work - the time and place of its display as well as the context of that display. I understand that your choices may differ - however, do not assume that there is no real danger, type1arts is a known and confirmed art thief. If type1arts is willing to steal your work, he is likely willing to sell your work without your knowledge.


Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, unfortunately there's little I can do that would make any significant difference unless we find proof of him using my work improperly or worse - selling it. If you find out he's selling it especially then indeed let me know :nod:
Reply
:iconwilliam-black:
William-Black Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

As an addendum to my reply below – type1arts does alter the artist’s by-line when he re posts it. Your work on his site appears as “Tree of Life” by “priteeboy-type1arts,” which goes to his intent. He is operating under the assumption that by changing the by-line and re-publishing the work one creates a new legal entity which now owns the work – one which you, the owner/creator of the work, are not aware of. His presumption is that so long as this is not challenged he can do what he will with the work. His assumption is legally unsound, of course.

 

Type1art’s website is designed to make it difficult for an artist to locate their own work, there is no index, only one long continuous page which you must scroll-through to find your work – this, of course, is intentional. Once you find your work you can click on it which gives you a specific page-url where the work resides – which you need in order to take action.

Reply
:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that sounds rather irritating. If you are the one whose going to contact him about it (maybe after getting approval from all the other artists you've talked to) then be my guest, at least make him give the art piece the proper title (renaming the title does sound a little offensive, do they think they're better ta naming a piece than the person who created it? :disbelief:). Though if you want me to do it then I'm going to need some contact information if you have any :)
Reply
:iconwilliam-black:
William-Black Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

You appear to misunderstand my purpose. I am only doing what I can to inform the other artists whose art may be at risk. I am in the process of taking action – but only in regard to my own art. I’ve provided information so that others can act on their own.  

Reply
:iconwilliam-black:
William-Black Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Over the past 24 hours, or so, I have engaged in an interesting series of discussions with other artists – some of whom immediately grasp that fact of what I have to say, and others who do not – all of which highlights what are, I suppose, philosophical differences.

 

I am not a relativist – I am an Objectivist, so I do not possess the … passivity … I have observed in some.  

 

My only purpose is to inform, so others are aware. I am not here to persuade you to act in any way other than your judgment dictates.

 

Copyright law defines re-posting of your work without permission as copyright infringement. Deviant Art has an excellent policy page which outlines copyright law, available here: about.deviantart.com/policy/co…

 

If you do not want your copyright infringed you have the option of sending a DMCA Take Down Notice.

 

Gene Quinn, patent attorney, has an excellent page which explains the DMCA Take Down Notice, and provides a sample letter free for use, available here: www.ipwatchdog.com/2009/07/06/…

 

Reply
:iconwoisvogi:
woisvogi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
good work
fine art
i like it
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo




Details

Submitted on
June 17, 2012
Image Size
771 KB
Resolution
891×1200
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
42,715 (10 today)
Favourites
3,082 (who?)
Comments
349
×