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Great A'tuin by Schiraki Great A'tuin by Schiraki
I love Terry Pratchetts Discworld. I am a great fan of the books since I have read "Mort" a few years ago.
So here is my tribute to a genius.

The beautiful background is freestuff from: [link]
Thank you so much for it, it was exactly what I needed.
Turtle and elephants from DAZ.

EDIT: By the way, this is the first render I postworked completly with GIMP. Maybe we will be friends after all.
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TheIronGronckle Featured By Owner May 9, 2017   General Artist
I always see these kind of things and think how dumb the idea is. But like... What if?
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Schiraki Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Îts a fanart to Terry Pratchetts "Disc Worls".
So its no question I realy ever asked myself and I am very into science. ;)
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Baba64 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Tolle Umsetzung von der "Scheibenwelt"
Sehr schöne Montage/Composition
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dankesehr.
Ich habe 3D Programme verwendet, daher keine Montage, eher Composition. :)
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Beautiful work!
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JeharraVixen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely fantastic! Now I'm off to reread the Discworld novels I have here.
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is beautiful. A faithful graphic view of the inmost Hindu belief. Very well done.
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hindu belief?
I dont know something about this... ^^"
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
The Vedec, the ancient writings of India, speaks of a turtle carrying four elephants who carry the disc of the world on their backs as the turtle carries them through the universe on an endless journey toward paradise. It is a beautiful legend over 100 centuries old.
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My books and internet only describe the turtle with the world on her back...no word about elephants. ^^"
But however, this picture is fanart for Terry Pratchets "Discworld" Novels and has nothing to do with religion in any way. ;)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I find it rather neat the Terry Pratchett would use the Vedec metaphor for his story. And your depiction of it is flawless.
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ;)
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
You are most welcome.
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VespaChis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
great work!!
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkendall95:
kendall95 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU are a genius!!!
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, but I guess not ^^"
But its nice to hear. ;)
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:iconkendall95:
kendall95 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could do half as well...
What of TP's have you read?
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nearly all that are translated into german. I have to read about 5 or six more to have all. ^^
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kendall95 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome! I have only read 5 books so far...
Which would you say is your favorite?
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
"Guards Guards" and the following novels about the guards are my favorites...but I love the witches novels too...its difficult to say. I havent read a book that I didnt like.
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kendall95 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too =D I love anything with the Watch!
My faves will always be ones where Death is prominent though.
I luf him <#
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akabeko Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, das sieht wirklich, wirklich klasse aus! Geniale Fotomontage, und besonders die Sonne bzw. der Lichteffekt sind klasse :love:

Dass Great A'Tuin von rechts unten auch beleuchtet ist find ich etwas unlogisch, aber andererseits, wer weiß ob sich da außerhalb des Bildrands nicht noch eine Lichtquelle befindet *g*

Wird jedenfalls gleich mal in die Favos gepackt~
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dankeschön ^^
Ist aber keine Fotomontage, sondern ein 3D-Render. ;)
Hab also die Elefanten und die Schildkröte selbst in Pose gesetzt und die Belichtung gemacht, bevor ich in Gimp nochmal alles überholt habe.

Mit der Belichtung hast du natürlich recht und ursprünglich war auch die Sonne als einzige Lichtquelle geplant. Leider wurde es dann so dunkel, dass man die Schildkröte kaum gesehen hat...da hab ich halt ein paar zusätzliche Sonnen mit rein gepackt.
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NeilV Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great image
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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TimeTravelerWannabe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Fantastic !
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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WalkerofShadows Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done! Am a big fan of discworld myself :)
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, its great ^^
Thank you very much.
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OakEgg Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: That surely is Disc-world. :clap:
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
*bow* ^^
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OakEgg Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. It's just how I imagined the Disc-world :#1:
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IanTP Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome , u captured the scene really well :) I'm waitin on GIMP 2.8! :D
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The will be a new version? I would be interested. ^ ^
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:iconiantp:
IanTP Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yh, its looking good [link] shouldn't be long either *fingers crossed*
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks good! Thank you for the link. :)
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IanTP Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime hon :)

PS: Discworld freak here also!!
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:iconvaryara:
Varyara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Schi, du bist eine kleine Göttin ;D
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ich wünschte das wär ich...könnte ich grad echt brauchen.
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:iconvaryara:
Varyara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
also ich bestaune alle deine Bilder ^_^
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F1nland Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
:O Great work!
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:iconschiraki:
Schiraki Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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:iconf1nland:
F1nland Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
You're welcome :)
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xDunkelseelex Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sehr surreal.:)
Und klasse umgesetzt.^^
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dankesehr. :)
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Shandria Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Mann, ich liebe die Scheibenwelt... =) Du hast sie klasse umgesetzt!
Ich habe bisher nur Gevatter Tod gelesen (das ist eh Mort, oder...?), und ich hab schon lange nicht mehr so gelacht. Das Buch ist schlichtweg genial! :D
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Schiraki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Jup, das ist "Mort" und es war auch mein Erstes. Es ist genial, aber ich finde die Scheibenweltromane werden besonders cool wenn man sich in der Materie schon gut auskennt. Viele Witze gehen sonst total an einem vorbei.
Ich kann dir "Wachen Wachen" und die Folgeromane der Reihe nur wärmstens ans Herz legen, ich hab mich teilweise weggeschmissen.
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