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The horn boat by flotosor The horn boat by flotosor
Hey folks ! Here's the Horn Boat. Some call it the abundance boat.
The recipe need :
 - Wood planks. Seriously, a shit ton of wood plank.
 - A heart of abundance (also named Hydra heart, because... Well it's an hydra heart). These heart pump blood without ever emptying.

Build the horn, and then make the heart pump into it, and it will go forward thanks to the blood pushing outside the horn !

thanks to DreamKatchers, zahlenfreak  and Anomenon :
- If you want to make the ennemy move from lake or river, fill their water with rotting blood
- You will often have a trail of sharks following you. Usefull or dangerous, but don't swim nearby !
- Nuisible-proof : The smell of blood will make every creature (well, NOT sharks) flee. Oh, and be prepared for mosquitos.

Step by step tutorial : flotosor.deviantart.com/art/De…

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:iconkunyka:
Pretty interesting idea you brought here! Broken horn is one thing, but the heart in the edge... Odd but interesting idea, especially according to what you wrote in description.
The background is really astonishing! Shadow of the cliff on the left side is being portrayed well, while the blood flowing from the hole in broken horn doesn't ruin it at all. As well, as mountains which are being visible from far away. Sky is also looking good.
And if to mention small details such as people and ropes from the horn's cut and cliff - you did a good job with it, without any disproportion and lack of sight!
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Absbor Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! :o
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:iconvolinfer:
Volinfer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty strange yet nicely done and original, nice artwork!
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EyeballEarth Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has something Salvador Dali-esque to it.
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MarjoleinCaljouw Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Waaah the mushroom on top!Woohooooo!  it's a mushroom right?
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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yup ! with a knife and a fork :D
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Zazoreal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Just when you think you have seen everything xD
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Happyjoy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I get a very Dali-esque vibe from this, good job.
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RavenCorona Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Interesting and very beautiful piece.
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitely a one-of-a-kind painting :nod: I just like the odd and grotesque levels of spontaneity seen here, seems like a nice twist on the circulatory system. The reds balance out the blue atmosphere pretty nicely, and I like the action going on with the miniature characters arrayed around the piece :thumbsup:
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Whaat? =D I mean, this is awesome!

The concept is weird and cool, a bit like a parody on the cornucopia (judging from the description you did have that in mind). Heh. Cor-nucopia. (Cor is latin for heart.) However, I'll give the concept a 4.5/5 because there's no way a heart this big wouldn't break the fragilely fixed box underneath.

Anyway, this image would beat competition rather easily with the colours and the colour distribution alone. Kudos. It's so luscious. And while your shading works rather nicely, the way you play with light is even better. The best part, of course, is the water. I have no idea how you caught the transparency properties of large-bodied water so well, but that's the favourite part for me.

Edit: Almost forgot: You also did very well on the composition of the image. It's quite dynamic, with a bow shape going from the rocks, through the water and ending with the horn. It makes it very dynamic, gives everything a sense of direction and shifts the viewer's attention from one part of the image to the other.

When you're this good, it's no wonder that the image looks great. The only thing that could bother people is a lack of continuity. Which is the case here, at least a little bit. The shading is great and the colours are rendered very nicely, but the rightmost part of the horn is poor in detail - even though it's shaded heavily, the sudden drop of lines looks like a big unsharp blotch. This is worsened by the fact that the horn is the main focus of the image. It might work if this kind of thing would be consistent with the rest of the image, which plays with the depth of the image and redirects the aundience's focus, but I don't get that impression.
I can see a minor, but similar blotch on the rightmost rock.

Everything else is fantastic. It's clearly showing your skill. There is the question of the purpose of the artwork; if it's something you did more for yourself than for a commission, this is more than fine, otherwise the only limiting factor I can see here is time, to render out everything evenly or continuously.

This has been a ProjectComment contribution
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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot for you review ! i never had a feedback that detailled ! 
firstly, thanks for noticing the composition, that made we rework many details from the first time i rendered it. Nice catch also for the play on word, would i have the right to use that later ? ;)
I agree with you about the boat : It may be too dark, and i would have needed to refine it. I had made it like this to contrast with the rocks on the other side, same shape but reflected. I also did not notice that my rock on the left lacked details.
About the puprose, this is a personnal project i am doing, and you mentionned time but it took me 10-12 hours. I still need to improve to take commissions :)

On a side note, how did you find it from ProjectComment ? I submitted my piece a week ago and it is not anymore on the categories.
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, go ahead and use it. Spread the puns!

It's fine as a personal piece! And I'm sure people would be delighted to commission you already. Maybe you have a little way to go if you want to compete with artists on a more industrial level.

That's something I hadn't considered. Balance is kind of important, but in this case a transition from dark to light along with the composition seemed good enough.

I participate in the Weekly Side Project, in which I receive a Note with Deviations needing comments. I don't know how the admins decide on the folders and such (usually it's something like one guaranteed comment), but since I read the Note a few days later, it's possible that something has changed on the meantime.
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WhimsicalWoods Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to start off by saying I love this piece. It is slightly morbid, but portrayed in such a casual way that it makes it interesting. The little mushroom people are adorable, I've never seen anything like them. I like the concept of a heart that works infinitely used in such a creative way. Who knew it could be used to cross the ocean? The people look great, and your shading is on point. I love the little details, like the one mushroom person holding a knife and fork. Its adorable!

The only thing I noticed that seemed a little off was in the forefront, the water surrounding the rock doesn't really match the rest of the ocean. It is a little too sketchy, whereas the rest of the water is bright and semi smooth. It lacks a spray where the wave would be hitting the rock, too. Other than that, I can't really see anything "wrong" with this piece. I really look forward to seeing what else you create!

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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Firstly thanks for your review :)
You are right about the water, this sections feels different. On the other side this was made so we wouldn't focus there, but as Noah Bradley said "People will look where you won't refine".
I'm happy you liked it :D
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Anomenon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, that's creative! and the way you painted the water is simply sublime!
On a less serious note, how do they protect their vessel from hungry seagulls?
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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :) (as said before i'll post a tutorial tomorrow, currently doing it)
The smell of blood is too intense for any living creature to approach - excepted some mushroomen - So it is pretty safe from seagulls and other species.
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Anomenon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, makes a lot of sense actually--the horny lizard deters predators with it's pungent blood.
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Tunahai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
are these mushroom people???? they are awesome!!! :DDDDD (I am very enthusiastic about mushrooms...) they remind me a bit of the game botanicula. It is a very pretty game with crazy landscapes and creatures! look it up ;)
great piece, there is so much action going on and the horn boat is crazy-awesome :D I love the way you draw the water. so good looking!
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flotosor Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The game botanicula seems really great ! i'll give it a play-through soon :)
I am also a lover of mushroom people and civilizations :D I am currently working on a Wiki featuring this world, wich will be up... When it'll be up ^^.
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DreamKatchers Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 and then they were forever followed by sharks.


but in all seriousness this is amazing! 
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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
haha great one ! That might even make it for a next draw "Explorer 101: Surviving on an isolated island"
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DreamKatchers Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:'D 
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Meterious Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Writer
I honestly love how quirky and bonkers this piece of art is. The colours are fun and vivid, the turbulent sea is perfectly captured, and everything is full of life and motion. Well done indeed! Clap 
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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for your insight :)
I will soon publish a tutorial (still deciding between image or video) to explain how i did the water.
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Meterious Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Writer
I shall look out for it, because it was very well done indeed! 
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:iconuranus-seventhsun:
Heh,  like the fork mushroom and other characters scattered about!  A creative, clever piece, and it's not too busy.
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:iconflotosor:
flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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zahlenfreak Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an interesting way of moving around, but be sure to never use it on a lake. Rotting blood smells bad. ;)
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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yup ;) that could be an interesting way to force enemies encampment to move. Fill their main water source with blood.
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ChineseRobortKID Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Love this art work, goin job!
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flotosor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Haha thanks :) Do you feel like building your own blood-fueled boat now ? :p
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