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Environments for a 3D worlds class inspired by Mauri.

The Mongru

The civilization of the Mongru people is a community was built on an ancient civilization that went extinct long ago. Explorers from the main land in the early part of the 12th century discovered this small group of islands. On the island they discovered strange totem type structures, which they left alone thinking it was bad luck to interfere with another religious system. In the middle of the island was to be the source of their island’s wealth, the volcano. They harvest the heat to warm their water and homes and also to melt sand from the large beaches in order to export large amounts of glass for building to the main land. The volcano, later discovered, is actually the guardian of the island. It has the power to raise the dead and attack the island itself, if disturbed. The new inhabitants of the island are sure the fish is responsible for the other civilization’s destruction. They make monthly human sacrifices by putting one of the islands prisoners into the lava pit, which is actually the fish’s stomach.
For the average individual life mostly revolves around the production of glass from the volcano, or fishing for the village markets. In order to keep the community functioning an island meeting is held on the main island once every two months. It’s held as a public forum between the Elders and the people of the islands in one of the overlooking the rest of the land. Markets are also held during this time of the year for people to trade their goods and buy what they need for the following months. Transportation between the islands can either be done by the large bridges between the islands, by the Orbagros (giant floating fish), or by taking boats. The Orbagros are a unique feature to the island. They are friendly sea creatures that are tamed and raised by the islanders in order to help haul the glass on the barges around. They are also used in Orbagros Races, which are held once every year to see who races the fastest Orbagro. The wild Orbagros travel in large herds in the ocean, and graze on sea kelp.
In the present time the island isn’t as prospering as it once was. The governing system of the elders is beginning to crumble since they can’t find the right individuals to replace the elders that have resigned from their posts or passed on. The monthly sacrifices have mot been occurring and island’s systems are out of balance. The guardian of the sea sends the ghosts of the ancient civilization as a reminder to the people of what will happen if their own civilization continues to crumble.
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
sigh i wanna double watch you !
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invalidgriffin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the detail you've put into making this world come alive. The color choices give each scene a unique feel.
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toniinfante Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
waow! gorgeous environments.. so great work dude.. 3.3
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jooya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student
i especially love the second and last one , awesome colors
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cyancoholic Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
wuah :heart: this! ^
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mysteriousartist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
this is great! are you a concept designer? either way, you should be.
did you have any particular training or did you just learn on your own?
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Scummy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I went to the Alberta College of Art and Design for four years and got my bachelor of design. Concept design is something I'm defiantly interested doing but I still have to find my way into the field.
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mysteriousartist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Right on! Design sounds like something really cool to study.
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honeydont Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
this is so so soooo cool


I love the fish, and floaty glowy figures
I'm amazed at the detail both in the pictures and in the story behind them

wow.
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mrsorrentino Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
I'm so curious about your process! I love how much drawing seems important in your work, even if it's digital. these are great.
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Scummy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of the original pencil drawings are incorporated in some way. In the environments I do large pencil drawings then do the coloring underneith... the from there I start laying new line and color layers over top to fix up m line and give it depth.
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mrsorrentino Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
it work really well! lovin' it
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Grimma Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
*adds another 'wow' to the pile*
i love all the details ~ it's so alive, and the style/texture/colour scheme create such an atmosphere 8D
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JohnTrevorWalters Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Lovely style you have, reminds me of Gendy Tartakovsky, however you've managed to keep it yours. I really like work that looks to have been drawn quickly with a certain character, it gives a good atmosphere, really good work.
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Scummy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Polarkeet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This is stunning.. the first image is like, the stuff of my dreams. Wow. Really beautiful work :)
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thomasj7676 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
I was sucked in by the bit about the glass. I'm old enough to be an elder, aren't I? I'm ready to move there.
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cinnel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I really love these. They're so atmospheric and detailed. I really enjoyed the explanation about the civilization, it makes everything even more realistic (which is ironic because it's so obviously fantastical). The final drawing with the ghosts is my favorite, I love the way you draped the head scarf on the ghost for some reason.
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markanthonycruz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is amazing! Def. haven't been floored by much in a long time...and this one hit me hard! Great job, mate!
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Scummy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Heheh!
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Prang Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
AAaaarrrarrrrgh, these are SO COOL. O: The colours and the detailing are awesome, and the story behind it all, it just astounding - I especially love the second one.
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Biffno Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your FACE is Mongaru!
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What can I say? Stellar job!
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Scummy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think so! Your's IS!
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sahandsl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
love the colors!!!
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
In the first one the foreground is competing with the background, but otherwise pretty good miss!
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Scummy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that one was trouble for the start and I never fully resolved it! Oh well. Thanks for the feedback!
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries!
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bodang Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Oh my! This is astonishing!!! :wow::+favlove:
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Pikoo39 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Student
The art and island background are amazing! Everything's so textured and pretty.
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DailyChecks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Those are sexy. Nice work. I'd like to see them bigger and detailed? =D
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Scummy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe once I get them up on my website they will be bigger? Heh.
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DailyChecks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
hope so. =D
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I can't formulate a more coherent response than "wow, just wow" at this point. (I blame that on being at work).
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Scummy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Work can mush your mind I think. Wow's are fun though! ;)
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