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Pandoran Forest by Chromattix Pandoran Forest by Chromattix
A combination of a warm, humid climate, a dense atmosphere, yet lower gravity than that on Earth means the plant life of Pandora are free to grow without nearly as much of the physical limitations that cap their growth size and speed as much as what happens to the plants on earth, growing under relatively harsher conditions and higher gravity by comparison. The result are phenomenal sized trees growing in seemingly endless forests and regular forest floor plants still taller than the average human. While most foliage is the tried and true green like it is here at home, some of the more unusual plant strains take on a blueish colour - which is rarely encountered on any vegetation on Earth, these are also the ones most likely to bioluminesce (glow) through semi-transparent leaves and stems at night time, possibly to attract pollinators during the frequent bouts of darkness that occur on Pandora, rendering traditional flowers not quite the useful bug-magnets they have proven themselves to be on the relatively brighter earth where their colours are more easily appreciated. Of course, this glow could just as likeley to be a way to ward off hungry herbivores from eating them. Large trees and plants lack this ability and tend to take on more earth-like colours and forms.

This was actually, originally created quite a few years ago, shortly after my other work of the same theme (only with more focus on the plant varieties as they appear at night). But while sorting through some files on a slow day I thought I'd go ahead and upload this one too, while not as "fantastical" as the night version, I think it does have a better sense of realism and depth to it than the other one did :) It was made using Vue and Photoshop. Some stock photo's were used for some plants, along with some of my own. The giant tree roots were created using custom Vue vegetation of which I simply just turned upside down in the scene file to the branches became the roots :idea:

Artwork made any copyrighted by me. Please do not use, modify or sell my work without my permission Pandora landscape concepts originally inspired by Avatar. Some plant formations resemble those seen in the film but were not taken directly from it.
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! 
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bungala-wombat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
A wonderful image.  It is just so beautiful.  Thank you.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :handshake:
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:iconbazyle:
bazyle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Are you available for hire? Need some custom environments for a project.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Possibly. Depends on how time consuming the projects are going to be and what it promises to pay. I only get a few hours a week I can dedicate to artmaking.
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bazyle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Understand, we are in the initial stages of creating the presentation for a huge musical VAR project to get the funding. If you could give us permission to use some of your current pieces on our website that is being created, and for promotional purposes, this could give us more time for you to create the original environmental pieces we will later need for the actual live show we are working on that you will be paid accordingly. Are you familiar with digital mapping, and can your art pieces be used for this type of projections? What is the best number and time to call you to discuss in detail?
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, well I don't allow usage of my work for free. I'm not familiar with digital mapping either :hmm:
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bazyle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
What do you charge for usage of your artwork? We are looking for someone to create the environments for a scifi story. We are gathering an international team and would love to have you be a part, as we love your style of artwork. Please let us know if you would be interested, and if so the best way to contact you to discuss in detail. 
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Toshlyra-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
cool , could be a forest card in magic the gathering =)
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magic The Gathering has bought a few of my artworks before actually :D
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Toshlyra-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WOw , thats nice.
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portisHeart Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beauuu-tiful! :love: - how did i miss this one? i'm watching.. :?
the mix of 3D & 2D work is excellent! this little jewel is perfect, the lighting, every single leaf is just a dream :). i :heart: the realism of the whole flora, with the added alien species which fit flawlessly with the rest. kudos!
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Chromattix Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It might have come before you started watching ;) Glad you appreciate it. Discovering an already existing piece can be just as good as seeing a new one :nod:
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MohsinBadshah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
wao...What a texturing..Amazing
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DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've done such a fantastic job combining Vue (and its tricks!) with stock... I can't even tell. It's amazing!! :love:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stocks were used on some of the foreground plants, some of which I just took myself one day. Vue can do plants well but not so well that I can't still pick them out from real ones in other people's work ;p
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3DLandscapeArtist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! Big like!
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ReaverPan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
beutiful ^^
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rmpro7788 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
HEY  FRIEND  WHAT PROGRAMS ARE  YOU  USING
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vue, Cinema 4D and Photoshop for most of my landscape works :)
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MBO13thXundergroundX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing picture, very well done...;) (Wink) 
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :bow:
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MBO13thXundergroundX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure...Clap 
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
very cool, through in my opinion i would have preferred a ecosystem of blue forests and very few green plants so it wouldn't look too familiar to earth forests, and while i know the forests glow bluish at night, in my opinion the forests should have been blue at day as well.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here. Blue is such a rare and unusual colour for earth vegetation (you can find plants of various kinds that can appear in all colours, but something truly "blue" is pretty much non-existent) so a blue forest by daytime too would have looked more alien, but it was considered bu rejected as the director of the film thought green vegetation would be more appealing to the common viewer (but perhaps less exciting :p)
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penwiper Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb. I love the idea of flipping the veg upside down! Got to try that.
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Iphuu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i was wondering if i could use this as a room on a chatsite called wolfhome? I would give credit and it would just work so perfectly! c: love this type of theme <3
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, is it going to be a permanent/ongoing thing? Since I usually don't do that. But if it's for a temporary use (like for a one-time chat event) then I guess it's OK. But I don't allow free permanent or long-term use of my works ;)
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Iphuu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
okie, thank you ^-^
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TheSangson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Man, usually I'm so not into anything involving 3D and recognizeable photo textures, let alone stock photos. I preferred the older stuff I remembered you from..but this one really has something.
 
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been using 3D for years now, but it's still somewhat rare for me to use stock photo's, as I generally prefer to make my work entirely my own. But here, getting a realistic result was more important :)
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saphira98 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
great
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UniverseDreams Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love the perception of depth in this one! It's so mesmerizing and I love all the different greens. @_@ I could so get lost in this forest...but then you'd never see me again. :lol:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the depth was the real winner in this one too. I was happy how it turned out :)
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lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Your wonderful piece has been featured here. :heart:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :la:
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lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
:dummy: 
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Otori-Gin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ĵejeje Cool 
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015   Digital Artist
That is a really cool idea with the upside-down trees! Also, they look so realistic compared to the last time I tinkered with Vue-trees :o
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well some postwork in Photoshop sure helped too ;) But yes, it's really the only way to get decent root formations in Vue (though lately some of the more modern Vue plants seem to look better, I bought Vue's side-program Plant Factory a while ago but haven't had any time to experiment with it yet. It sure does better trees/plants than Vue though whilst still being able to export them into it =p)
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015   Digital Artist
This sounds great! Makes me want to get back into this whole Vue-business if it wasn't so ridiculously wallet-shredding :x
Hoping to see tons of plant-images from you now :D
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful image :) good composition too. I've allways loved trees like that, huge roots towering out of the ground all weaving in and out like snakes. would be an amazing world to explore.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We have some trees around here that do that with their roots (various species of ficus or "fig" trees shoot out aerial roots from their trunk and branches, which then head towards the ground, thicken out and form dramatic root formations as the tree ages) There was one my best friend and I used to hang out in as kids. Granted it wasn't THIS big :faint:
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, I pretty much spent a major ammount of time climbing trees as a kid.
I seem to have aquired a fear of heights now though, never used to get vertigo
when I was a kid but now that I'm a cautious adult my head spins when Im at high altitude Boing! Boing! 
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AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Beautiful!
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blue-biscuit Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing atmosphere! Makes me want to be there Love 
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Vladinakova Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. I also see you have improved on the textures of plants, look much more realistic.

Great scene =D
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, though this one technically is a couple of years old already. Some of the plants were based from real ones though ;)
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pulbern Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The highlights and lighting in this are to die for! :faint: :wow:
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :)
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