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Island Relativity by Rahll Island Relativity by 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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:iconkoen-jansen:
koen-jansen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
inspiring! :) 
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:iconlaaloue:
Laaloue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Amazing!!!
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:iconshendew:
shendew Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Impressive!
Floating islands are incredibly well for landscapes. ^^
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:iconiamtazzo:
iamtazzo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
My god your artwork is amazing! This is beautiful!
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:iconeexplorer:
eexplorer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
beautiful!
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:icondarknessembodied:
darknessembodied Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist 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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:iconvioletdragon626:
violetdragon626 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
:O_o: . . . . . speachless. words cannot describe this painting!!!!!
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:iconhitohikami:
HitoHikami Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something about floating islands always gets me. Great piece, bro.
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:iconvioletdragon626:
violetdragon626 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Same thing whith me and I don't know why. I just love it!
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:iconstefanbeekhuijzen:
Stefanbeekhuijzen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
One word: perfect!
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:iconneswolf20:
NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
WOAH! So beautiful!
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:iconmqvzaandgx:
MqvzaAndGx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Dragonvale (:
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:iconschtrudelz:
schtrudelz Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Good!!!
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Fantastic! :clap:
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:icondemented-chicken-guy:
Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not perfect?
this is as close to perfect as anyone can get dood
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:iconannepeck:
AnnePeck Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pu this as my wallpaper and I am very selective. So peaceful and beautiful, truly amazing. :D
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:iconbrenthollowell:
brenthollowell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Digital Artist
super cool , man
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:iconrainbowhawk1993:
Rainbowhawk1993 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. Why isn't this in any of the avatar groups? It should be.
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SethNiDilaw Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
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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:iconautumnsdelay:
Autumnsdelay Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Do a google image search for Crater Lake Oregon. Looks like a fantasy version of it =]
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:iconlunaticpandaaura:
LunaticPandaAura Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
*sits on a floating island and daydreams while watching the sunset* can i.. can i rent a place here!?!?!
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:iconchrista-kinde:
Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Writer
Oh! Captivating!
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:iconinventionary:
inventionary Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
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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Rahll Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional 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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:icon2368:
2368 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Good job! There is just something really cool about floating islands! Adding to my favorites!
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:iconbelisario96:
Belisario96 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
ˇˇˇwaka,waka!!!
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:iconcarvergurl:
CarverGurl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Looks like a Pacific Northwest version of Pandora from Avatar!

It's pics like these that show that the human imagination has no limits. ;)
Very wonderful work indeed!
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:icontempakua:
Tempakua Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Stunning!
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:iconkatrinaclose:
Katrinaclose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
wow
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:iconionosphere-negate:
Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
hmm, Tyrian...
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:iconelemento11:
Elemento11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Well done/////
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:iconjamseye:
JAMsEye Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! First off I love how you enhanced the original picture: contrasts, warm colours, fog, halo... And the final result is absolutely fabulous! It's definitely a warm place to be.
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:iconshue13:
Shue13 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great Matte, beautiful!
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:iconjohhy55:
Johhy55 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
cool picture!
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:iconnatehd:
NateHD Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Just.... amazing....
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsjemenka:
Sjemenka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
beautifully put together. :D
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconsjemenka:
Sjemenka Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
pleasure to do so.
Keep up the good work.
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:icondemon-absol:
demon-absol Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Writer
nice photo O.o
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:iconti-7-4raven:
Ti-7-4Raven Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Very well done :)
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:iconcocismaha:
cocismaha Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
omg...this is so realistic, love your works...very nice indeed!
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:iconjcbbuller87:
jcbbuller87 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
6 hours?! this would take me months! awesome work
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BeautifulLoneliness Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: my fav 4m ur collection
:huggle: . . .alot of efort gone into thiS . .bt u enjoyd it. . . great work. . . .x x
:woohoo:
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:iconsleeplessdreamless:
SleeplessDreamless Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010   Photographer
Amazing! :clap:
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:icontravis-anderson:
Travis-Anderson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Looks like Avatar....=P
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:iconz-n-r:
Z-n-R Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
:la::+fav::la:
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:iconscortis:
Scortis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Avatar stole your idea :D. Nice work anyway
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Hey,
this guy apparently stole it from you :P [link]
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks. Someone noted me yesterday about it, I've already reported it :)
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