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~ ancestral temples ~ by ChristianGerth ~ ancestral temples ~ by ChristianGerth
Obviously, inspired by Avatar. Altough, I've never seen the whole movie :-)
Painting and composing were made in PS CS5

Making of... : [link]
All textures are from my stock and [link]
Overview : [link]
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I have seen avatar and first let me say what i think of the film. Its plot is not that great and the reason i watched it was to see how the art style was. Honestly I was like why post this? All I see is just a photo from the film. Its nice to see something so beautiful and ascetically pleasing. I love the use of textures that give a warm feeling of peace. A simple concept yet complex in design. I give it 5/5 for technique.

The floating islands make the art so nice. There a simple concept yet complex at the same time. It has a Nice flow to it and is full of movement. You want to look at everything. The only problem is listed below. For that I give it a 4.5/5 for Vision.

The one thing that bothers me is that it looks like its out of the film. I know that its a good thing for a artiest to do but it takes out on originality. For the same reason it didn't leave a huge impact on me. I know I've seen something like this in the film. For the reason it's not a full copy give it 3.5/5 In originality. I give it 3/5 stars in impact for the fact someone painted this.

All in all i like this piece. It nice and something I would hang on my wall. Grouping the stars together I will say I give this piece 16/20.
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MercuryPaint Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Airbending Nomads lived in these, I bet
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pranile Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
great artwork !
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Kardnival Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all your work, especially this piece. A lot of your work is reminiscent of Roger Dean, and that is maybe why i like it so much! 
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MojoLiazon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice work, though floating mountains are quite an old concept, Avatar has no monopoly on that idea.
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bnolin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
My gnome hat is off to you, sir. Fabulous work! And thanks for sharing the overview link. 
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:iconrejvaik:
Rejvaik Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Avatar's floating mountains were inspired from the novel Dragon Wing, Written by Margaert Weis and Tracy Hickman. Still this is great piece, good job
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:iconmojoliazon:
MojoLiazon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Floating mountains are an older concept than Margaert Wies' books, though. ;)
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PennyKatirgis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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marimbagirl1993 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
This reminds me of Laputa Castle in the Sky! Gorgeous :)
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Heres-Martyn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Can I just , like, throw all my money at you? Incredible...
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thelastofthemall Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
It looks great. Which avatar movie, the air bender or the one with aliens?
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Landmind Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013

At first glance I thought it was from Avatar, but a closer look revealed the buildings in the hills.

 

That changed everything.

 

Very good job.

 

Reminds me of a some unusual D&D, Far East, Lost World, Adventure place.

 

Unless you can fly, getting to that place is going to be a definite challenge.

 

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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   General Artist
Excellent :clap:
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Nekoshok Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy sh*t i thougt it was real xD
awesome ._.)/)
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eternalart012 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing i am loving your gallery! :heart:
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gut Arbeit! :D
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
The best of April in landscapes category in :iconparadiseofartists:. You're featured in our blog:[link] and in our gallery: [link]

CONGRATULATIONS! :icongrin--plz:
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moslem-d Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME !
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blackstar707 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :) !
Little feature here !!
:hug:
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
your work is so refreshing to look at!!
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:iconleoshades:
leoshades Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
This looks great, particularly the building carved into the floating islands.
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:iconstebev:
stebev Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Stunning work, very nicely done
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uterueger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   General Artist
Großartig!
You did a great work!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi.

You've been featured in my latest journal here.
I hope you appreciate it!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
WOW!!! :heart:
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ancoben Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Such imagination
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isisdesignstudio Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fairly nice work:)
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! :wave:
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Thank you and keep up the good work!
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a great piece of art. I thought it was a painting, but you did a amazing job with your photomanipulation! That is just breathtaking! :love:
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Something-design Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!
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Nordfern Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Hy christian, Deine Paintings sind nicht von schlechten Eltern aber Deine Bildbearbeitung wie hier sind um Längen besser und begeistern mich. Wünsch mir mehr aus diesem Bereich :)
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beachelf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
:iconamazedcatplz: Awesome!
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:iconeldarune:
eldarune Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Just amazing don't compare your work with avatar this thing has much more than that... You are a great landscape artist.
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bravo, excellent artwork
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Batronyx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought Vue so I could do this. I haven't yet. This is freaking awesome in execution! I also like the way the you've embedded more traditional architecture into the side of the floating mountains. Really excellent piece.
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avihai-orel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW, love it!
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TonyDemot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Really good work, the amount of detail in the image is immense.
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MusicloversFM Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Nice digital work :)
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
very nice !
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WALLGOTH Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
. SUPERBE . . .:wave:
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Zuboff Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Das hast Du sehr schön gemacht! gefällt mir sehr!
lg Oxana
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mea00 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :)
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brutalikyd Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. :+fav:
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alligreen19 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astonishing.
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Sakura060277 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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HONAW Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really neat
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Silme037 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I love all of your landscapes, your attention to detail is astounding and this is absolutely beautiful.
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!!
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work, and a great tutorial video. :clap:
Very well done! :D
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