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Island Relativity

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By Rahll   |   
© 2009 - 2020 Rahll
Just a matte painting that I worked on between projects. Probably about 5 or 6 hours, did a lot of experimenting to get things to look the way I wanted. Not perfect, but it was relaxing and fun.

Inspired by both Avatar and `adonihs's own independent sci-fi project, as well as the beautiful photograph that was used as a base.

The plate was from Flickr, under creative commons. You can see the original image here.

Thanks for viewing guys!
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koen-jansenProfessional Digital Artist
inspiring! :) 
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Floating islands are incredibly well for landscapes. ^^
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My god your artwork is amazing! This is beautiful!
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darknessembodiedHobbyist Traditional Artist
I always love the concept of floating stone or pieces of earth... creating islands in mid-air... and you depicted in a most successful manner... I LOVE it!!
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:O_o: . . . . . speachless. words cannot describe this painting!!!!!
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HitoHikamiHobbyist Digital Artist
Something about floating islands always gets me. Great piece, bro.
violetdragon626's avatar
Same thing whith me and I don't know why. I just love it!
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StefanbeekhuijzenStudent Digital Artist
One word: perfect!
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WOAH! So beautiful!
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MqvzaAndGxHobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Dragonvale (:
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Fantastic! :clap:
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Demented-Chicken-GuyHobbyist General Artist
not perfect?
this is as close to perfect as anyone can get dood
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AnnePeckHobbyist General Artist
Pu this as my wallpaper and I am very selective. So peaceful and beautiful, truly amazing. :D
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brenthollowell Digital Artist
super cool , man
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Rainbowhawk1993Hobbyist Writer
Awesome work. Why isn't this in any of the avatar groups? It should be.
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this reminds me of the world from the cartoon series "The Dragon Hunters" - I know it's kinda more something for kids, but I always get dreamy when I see those floating isles - I believe you managed to "capture" in this pic what it might have been like a few thousand years before that :)
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Do a google image search for Crater Lake Oregon. Looks like a fantasy version of it =]
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*sits on a floating island and daydreams while watching the sunset* can i.. can i rent a place here!?!?!
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Oh! Captivating!
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One of the best floating island scenes I've seen! What software did you use to create the islands? I use Vue to make mine but I don't quite get the shape that I like - yours seem to be quite nicely formed.
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RahllProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! I only used Photoshop for the painting. The islands are matte painted, so I figured out the shapes I wanted, and pieced them together with careful painting and photographic elements.
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