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March 14, 2013
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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  New member
Airbending Nomads lived in these, I bet
pranile Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
great artwork !
Kardnival Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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! 
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.
bnolin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
My gnome hat is off to you, sir. Fabulous work! And thanks for sharing the overview link. 
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
MojoLiazon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Floating mountains are an older concept than Margaert Wies' books, though. ;)
PennyKatirgis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
marimbagirl1993 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
This reminds me of Laputa Castle in the Sky! Gorgeous :)
Heres-Martyn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Can I just , like, throw all my money at you? Incredible...
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