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Danger in Paradise by DerMonkey Danger in Paradise by DerMonkey
fullview or die!!!

ok this is it. i could work on this forever, but i have to move out this weekend, so i have no more time. and this is probably the last post from my old home. i don't know when we will have inet again, but i guess i'll be off for a few weeks -.-

my enry for the monthly challenge on cgpad.org; theme was 'danger in paradise'. everyone who submits a finished piece will recieve a 2d-artist magazine issue; the winner will get a 6months subscription of 2d-artist.


"on his second journey 1493, kolumbus returned with 17 ships and crew of 1500 men to 'the new world'. with the construction of the first camp on the 'hispaniola island', todays haiti and and dominican republic, the genocide on the indian people began."

(german wikipedia: [link] )

all painted in ps, no photos or tracing.
i used a few referenced though:
[link] mainly for the rigging on the ship
and some of agnidevi's stuff for the waves :iconagnidevi:

i know it's very kitschy, but there's much picture language in it, to provide a certain mood without showing a real threat.
the sun is going down, just like their civilisation, the rain approaching with the ships, like the end of the(ir) world; however the guy is standing and facing the destiny without fear. such kind of things.

felt good doing this, because i pretty much knew from the beginning where i was heading and how the final image would look like.
that's it folks, hope you enjoy it as much i did painting it.
also a little late celebration piece of 10k pvs :nana:


// Featured in IFX issue 42
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Danger in Paradise by *DerMonkey is unique and finely painted. Wonderful scene which such hidden details! ( Suggested by mazka and Featured by cosmosue )
:iconclaytonecarpe:
ClaytoneCarpe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional Writer
Très réussi ! ^^
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:iconprojectwarsword:
ProjectWarSword Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel sorry for the natives. Damn that Columbus, why do we have a holiday of him again?
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:icondudesky619:
Dudesky619 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconsimple-squamous:
simple-squamous Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
how were they to know that the white brothers had lost their way?.. when they had the cross prominently displayed on their ships and necks.. they should have came in peace and initiated the final counsel before the end of the age.. they had forgotten their tablet and the sacred history..
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:iconkeyboardteddyfan:
keyboardteddyfan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Cool!
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:iconsosweetgirl:
sosweetgirl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the last scene of "Apocalypto" by Mel Gibson. Just saying.
This is amazing though. Gotta love the colors and shadows.
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:iconceleste-cloude4evr:
Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :iconiwantitplz: *dies from the immaturity*
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:iconmainewicked:
MaineWicked Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
that is unbelievable
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:iconkarabrainface:
karabrainface Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
insane!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
::D
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:iconxmasqueradecircusx:
xmasqueradeCircusx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
awesomeness. reminds me o peter pan
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:iconpokemonmaster00:
Pokemonmaster00 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful!!!! I love the colors and just the whole concept! Two thumbs up!
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:iconnot-afraid:
Not-Afraid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
This is amazing! The colours are so beautiful and yet foreboding... Good work!
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:iconliberum69:
Liberum69 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
The place was hardly paradise, but I get it.
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:iconallmir:
allmir Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
great!!!
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:iconjademtsama:
jademtsama Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Interface Designer
brazil *O*
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:iconghostofart:
Ghostofart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
sehr schönes Bild, da muss ich gleich an Vangelis mit seiner CD Conquest of Paradise denken (gleich mal in den Player werf ;) )
Die Wellen und das Gras mit den ganzen Reflektionen.... echt der Hammer
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cheers! :)
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:iconartcrusade:
ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so detailed! Fantastic work!
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:iconcantfightaeclipse14:
CantFightAEclipse14 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
that looks so exciting! awesome job!
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:iconthegriffin88:
thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I've always said that if I could go back in time, this moment is when I would go. The moment the Aztecs first lay eyes on Cortez's ships coming to land. What a sight that must have been!
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:iconkendall95:
kendall95 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it's amazing!
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:iconbiniaimelle:
biniaimelle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
great
10
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:iconardoreamore:
ardoreamore Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
colors are great.
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:iconandyfloss2000:
andyfloss2000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
....wow...is all I can say,absolutely beautiful, you are a very talented painter,well done sir. the colours, tone, perspective and imagination involved make this a fine piece to be proud of :)
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cheeers! :>
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:iconandyfloss2000:
andyfloss2000 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
very welcome good sir :D
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:iconhydrorg:
Hydrorg Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woow, awesome scene =D
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:icontalfox:
Talfox Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Are you A GOD???
I think I nearly slipped into a coma when i saw this!
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks! :D
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:iconragnorex-ferithrer:
Ragnorex-Ferithrer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student General Artist
that's such a relaxing scene to view at during a summer vacation :D
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:iconchiitan:
chiitan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
T-this.. THIS LOOKS AMAZING!
I practically gasped when I saw this picture!
Must have taken sir Anselm quite a long time (^0^)
Wonderful picture~ <33
:rose:
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:iconnaklar:
Naklar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
wahnsinn! deine bilder bringen mich immer wieder zum staunen. :)
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
na das is aber schon ein bischen älter^^
trotzdem danke :D
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:iconnaklar:
Naklar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
hoppla. da hab ich gar net drauf geachtet =P
aber ich kannte es noch nicht.
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:iconfrklein:
FRKlein Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
You have an interesting painting style combining rough and very fine strcutres as well als contrasts between bright colors and black, sharp shapes. The most interesting effect are these dots tingling into djungle plants.

I must admit, it took some time for the details of dangerous ships in between fog and cloads. There are just too many things are worthy looking for. :D
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:iconkazze4u:
kazze4u Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woaaah , perfect caption .
Luv it !
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:iconmareeo:
MaReeo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
great work mate!
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:iconsaralovesmichael:
SaralovesMichael Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow! It's really wonderful
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:iconsmoky00:
smoky00 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Nice one.
great shot
:peace:
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:iconsilvercherry:
silvercherry Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
argh... ich mag es, wie du mit den brushes umgehst ö_ö
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
danke! :)
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:iconcreativemuzzlespigot:
creativemuzzlespigot Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
wow! it looks really great ♥_♥
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:iconhugogracaphotography:
hugogracaphotography Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wooowwwwwww :O Amazing!!! i'm realy amazed.. this paint is realy good... the colors are simply gorgeous!!! It makes me remember the paints from my History Lessons... realy good my friend!!!
:+fav:
Cheers From Portugal :ahoy:
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hea, sorry for the late reply; but thaaanks :D
:ahoy:
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:iconhooksilversparrow:
HookSilverSparrow Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Absolutely beautiful– this has been my desktop background for quite a while, and I figured I should inform you. Sorry for not doing it earlier.
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cheers! :)
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:iconanderskake:
Anderskake Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
oh WOW!
The feeling i get from looking at this pic is just...
I dunno myself.
:+favlove:
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:icondermonkey:
DerMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:bow:
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Spamkiller Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm featuring this beautiful piece in my Mind-blowing Feature: [link] .
If you don't want to be featured, please note me and I'll remove it.
:+fav:

Kisses&Hugs
Katia
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