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The Book of the World Builder by ArthurBlue The Book of the World Builder by ArthurBlue
Another image in my series "The Books". Below you can find links to previous images in this series.


When you see a movie, the images are presented to you. You see the director's interpretation of whatever book the movie was based on.

When you read a book, you create your own images. You have a direction defined by the writer but other than that, you imagine what the actors look like, you imagine what they are seeing, the world they're in, ...

It's your vision that comes to life.


The ideas of the writer painted with the colors of your imagination.


The younger you are, the less constrained you are by the "formatting" the real world imposes upon you as you grow up. As a child, there are no names for the colors of your imagination. You can travel to wherever you want, however you want.

You can imagine that you can create your own tiny worlds, up in the clouds. These tiny worlds have their own gravity and you can walk all over them. You have fish and birds for companions. You can jump from world to world over small water orbs - or you just swim through them and fall to the next one as each one pulls you with their gravity.

You can create a small prairie where it's simultaneously Autumn and Spring and purple birds play the Ring Game. You can create a tree that shelters you. You can create a maze desert and even get lost in its jungle playing hide and seek with your playful dog (can you see it in the image? :-)). You can create a water world and swim with the fish there, using its rock core as a base to thrust you to the next world. You can summon clouds to play and dance around you...

When you are tired, you just close the book... and start a new one.

As always, this was rendered in Vue.

The Book of Midnight by ArthurBlue The Book of Bridges to Self by ArthurBlue The Book of the Nebulae Collector by ArthurBlue The Book of Loneliness by ArthurBlue
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LightasticDaniel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Student Artist
nice
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Hansmar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work. I once made a render with a number of planets, also with some plants on them, and stairs in between. This one made me think of it (though it is very different). Mine is here: www.renderosity.com/mod/galler…
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Thank you.
Your image is interesting, thanks for sharing. It reminds me of an image I made in 2011: arthurblue.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconhansmar:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
Really like you're old image!
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Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, if you don't have the will or focus to follow through with your imagination, you end up with half-formed worlds, misshapen, incomplete characters and broken fragments of a story.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Thank you for your comment. Now, that is a perspective that hadn't occurred to me. Really interesting.
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Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I speak from experience.
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Emilyahedrick Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is just awesome :D 
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karuuhnia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say, your art is really great and really interesting! I love the colours, the effects and the overall composition! Keep it up, mate! :love:
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Thank you! :-)
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girwak Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me on the "Little Prince" story ♥ Just great picture ~
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks. Yes, while I was making it I thought that someone could bring that up. I guess all images that we produce are the sum of all our influences through our lifes, some we recognize, others we don't.
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girwak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Totally agree. :heart:
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Ben-Delamore Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Beautiful piece, and I love your little description on books and imagination. I love imagination and have often thought about just this sort of thing myself. Your imagination can let you escape anywhere.
Keep up the great work! :) (Smile) 
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks. :-)
I think it was Einstein who said imagination is more important than intelligence. :-)
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funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks.
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
so the kid is creating the world around him?
awesome!
great picture!!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks. :-) Yes, he did.
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
welcome!
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Lobstro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoyed looking at your interpretation of the idea of being able to break free of other people's interpretations.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks. Yes, to be able to create your own. :-)
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AydanADub1863 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
I know I'm not the first to say this, but this totally reminds me of Super Mario Galaxy! :D
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks. Yes, you're not the first one. :-) I had never heard about that game before (I guess I'm not part of their demographics :-)) but I googled it and saw what people mean by it. They're right, it does remind of it.
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Raphael7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Luvin' this, staring at this gives me a calm, creative feeling
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thanks! That's excellent, that's a big part of what I was trying to convey.
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Raphael7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
keep it up man, I really like these kinds of artworks
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
beautiful
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thank you.
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laundre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
So cool!
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thanks!
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colt7747 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
reminds me of mario galaxy or sonic lost world.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thanks!
Never played those games, maybe I should take a look. :-)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember wanting to do a scene like this ages ago (like many Vue artists I had already experimented with mini-planets before) but I wanted to make a whole bunch of them in the one scene but couldn't due to hardware limitations (and lack of time) The one in the middle reminds me of the entry point to a level in Super Mario Galaxy 2 called Starshine Beach where you enter the stage and land on a mini-planet that's just a sphere of water with a coral-encrusted "core" floating in the middle of it. This is like a HD version of that. I can just imagine swimming between the floating peices, hoping your jumps from one to another have enough force in them so you don't fall out, clearly the fish have made it :D
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thanks!
It's funny that you should mention "a whole bunch of them" because that was my original vision as well. I had ideas for at least 6 (well, 6.5 actually :-) - the last one would be one in half stage of construction). But after putting the 4th in the scene, it seemed too crowded, not the feeling I was after, which was above all calm. Having too many somehow made it more stressful than calm, I can't explain it, but it just wasn't what I was after.
Anyway, I had already experimented with this same boy with a scene with many mini-planets, years ago, and I didn't want to make it too similar this time.
Seven Dreams by ArthurBlue
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My idea was that I wanted to do one of my Vue-it interactive scenes that way viewers could look all around an observe all the mini-planets floating in an endless sky whilst never being able to see all of them at once. But those things are always a strain on my resources and determined or not there was just no way I had the right stuff to pull off a scene that would have probably ended up with billions of polygons, hundreds of different materials as well as heavy use of spectral clouds :no: I just got a newer, better PC though so it might work... but now I don't have the time :crying: But it would have been set up sorta like that earlier work of yours there, though each planet was going to be different and there would have been much less ladders (I imagined teleporters between them :plotting:)

I've noticed more people making Super Mario Galaxy references :XD: To clear up what that's all about - it was a Wii game from back in 2008-ish which later got a sequel a few years afterwards. It was an award-winning Mario game of which most of the levels were in the form of mini-planets (and various other objects in between). Often you had to be launched from one to the other to get around while exploring and defeating enemies on said tiny worlds which all had their own gravity. This game obviously didn't come up with the idea of small-worlds, but it did popularize them, much like how Halo didn't invent the concept of a ring-shaped space colony but people still call those Halo-rings now anyway =p
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
I see what you mean with those interactive scenes. Yes, this would have been great and yes, you do have some great ones in your gallery. I can't imagine the amount of work that must be, to create a fully immersive set in Vue, that can be seen from all perspectives and zoom levels. It must be daunting. :-)

After these references to Super Mario Galaxy I googled it and understood the reference. I had never heard about the game until now. To be honest, I never played any Mario or Sonic game at all, even the primitive ones. Those games never really interested me. I played Tomb Raider, SimCity and more recently Cities Skylines. Many years ago I also played Crash Bandicoot and Abe's Odyssey. I played several other small games for a small while but I get bored easily by those. These ones I mentioned are the ones that never bored me. :-) I see my son playing GTA, The Last of Us, Skyrim, etc, but never played it either.
I frequently see on YouTube cinematics of Witcher 3, Halo and others and I'm fascinated by the real-time 3D engines these games have, like Unity, CryTek, and so on. If Vue had such an option it would be great... :-)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember before I got Vue back when Vue 6 was the current one I somehow thought everything would be rendered in real time and that I would be working on the scene file as it looks while rendered, just like in a game. I was kinda disappointed to find out that wasn't the case ^^; we might have to wait a decade or two before we can be working on Vue scenes and having them look like the final render while we're still building it :XD:
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hairyskeleton Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Walt Disney would have approved.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thanks, that's a great compliment. :-)
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