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The Hanging Pools by ArthurBlue The Hanging Pools by ArthurBlue
A bit eccentric, perhaps. :)

I wanted a similar style to this other one I made a few weeks ago, like if it was another place in the same world and time:


Well, in fact, I used this same color scheme in several images in the last few months... Here are some examples:


I built the structure in SketchUp, rendered it in Vue. My biggest problem here was deciding when to stop building it because I just wanted to go on and on and on... :)

EDIT:
Several people commented on how dangerous this can be. Well, fear not because those orange stripes are in fact a force-field generator, automatically activated when someone, equipped with a "Kinetic Bracelet", enters their area of influence. The force field will automatic cancel the kinetic and potential energies of your moving body if, for example, you happen to slip and fall. Therefore, you will effectively stop your fall and start floating above the stripe. The "Kinetic Bracelet" will then call your "Hover Vehicle" to the proximity and you will be able to jump on board and select your next destination.

The "Kinetic Bracelet" has an "adventure" mode which you can activate and will cancel the effect of the orange stripes. This way you can dive between levels at will. Do it at your own risk. The insurance will not cover accidents if this mode is activated.

The "Kinetic Bracelet" has an "extreme" mode which will randomly change the effect of the force field. For example, it can increase your kinetic energy and decrease your potential energy, thereby allowing to make huge jumps effortlessly. It's also extremely dangerous... and, of course, the insurance will not cover any accident.

Warning: not all areas are equipped with orange stripes. The "Kinetic Bracelet" will not let you move in these areas unless you set it to "adventure" mode.
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Man try doing a couple of laps in that pool!
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pixarviolet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is this real? Looks so fun
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
It's not real... yet. :) Who knows, maybe we will have something like this in the future.
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rstarr14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I imagine this as a billionaire's house in the next world we claim, Elysium style, or just an alien world's standard for luxury pool.  So visually stunning, would be a great screensaver with moving water and sound fx.
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fatenano Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic artwork
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Any chance this is inspired by the hanging gardens? Whenever I think of the gardens I think of something like this, plus a ton a ferns.

Looks awesome tho. Love the realistic aesthetics with the not-so realistic architecture. 
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Yes, it is. :)
I'm glad you mentioned the combination of realism and non-realism because that is what I try many times to find. I like to call that little corner where real, unreal and surreal meet. :)
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PRprince Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
yes the hanging gardens of Babylon are 'well winked' by this piece of art, you are a true artist, and if you aren't doing this professionally you should consider a career in art or architecture or something like that, maybe engineering...

the blurry lines on the edges of the pools lookes less like water/light refelctions and more like mold or something growing on the side of the pools, lol maybe making them more straight :P

I love the transport disk.

all in all outstanding piece of art. 9.5/10 ^_^
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thank you!
I'm flattered by your career suggestion but I'm afraid my moments of inspiration are not frequent or controllable enough to consider a career.
Those "blurry lines" you mention are indeed perfectly straight lines that are carved on the wall and are slightly below the water level. The blur is caused by the slight turbulence on the water surface. :)
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Judging by the rest of your gallery you're pretty good at it. Not too crazy, elegant structures. Not to mention the gorgeous backgrounds and foliage. Spent some time looking at your stuff and had to limit myself to faving one.
Keep up the great work man. :thumbsup:
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