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The Island with a Thousand Rivers by ArthurBlue The Island with a Thousand Rivers by ArthurBlue
An old idea but only now I was able to execute it the way I wanted. Hope you like it.

Can you see the gulls? Can you see the ship? :)

Rendered in Vue.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The ship is above the last "a" in your signature.
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Flooding must be a bitch. 
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steven61388 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
hydroelectric power heaven!
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Bearmonify Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Hey, there was this one thing I saw on a show...a race of aliens built a structure around their sun to absorb light from all sides. I think you should draw something like that, it seems that something like that would suit your style. The way it was in that show, they had connected large metal supports to several planets and made a web-like metal frame around a star over a very large distance.

Also, your style is very breath taking, you have a gift~
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you! That's a sweet idea, I may do something similar someday. :)
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Very nice indeed. Picture presumeably taken during the 5 minutes of the year when it _isn't_ raining... :)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
haha! :)
Thanks!
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:iconwierdrocks:
Wierdrocks Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I love the shadows on the left side.
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:iconsteroids98:
Steroids98 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! I was about to ask you if this a real place!!!! So authentic looking! Id so visit this in any fantasy world
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Antimutt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
People are struggling to picture all that water being deposited. From a physical point of view it would work as a polar ice-scape, with every crack and rill widely filled with snow and ice.
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Now that's an unique perspective. The detail is great even at that height vantage point. Great work using Vue.
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portlandianmetro Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
where does the water come from? really cool concept
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:iconcolecanth:
Colecanth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I love this concept!
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amasing, what else to say but paradise, pure clean water for free. How big is the island in km2 or sqr miles?
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks!
Aproximately 4Km in diameter.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Knew it was kinda small
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:iconrestwolke:
restwolke Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg its amazing..
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JuanLucha Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Great!
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:iconladyelisera:
LadyElisera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Very creative! It looks so real! :wow:
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arualcat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
:iconwowplz: awesome view!!!
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relic1317 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Absolutely fantastic :) Only one thing I am not getting (probably painfully obvious) but what is the ring going around the island? A transport system perhaps? Just wondering, still amazing though
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:iconpolyrender:
Polyrender Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!!
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:iconschnette:
Schnette Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
A great one!
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:iconkobaltkween:
kobaltkween Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting geography. It actually reminds me of photos of volcanoes, with water instead of lava. I really like the ocean and the clouds.
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
:iconloveredplz: Featured [link] :iconkivawildrose:
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
lovely!
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Aroarathebloody Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
nice job dude and yep i see em
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duskay Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Epic work :)
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hq-Or1on Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Superb
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work. Well done. :)
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
A beautiful movie like image, terrific quality work.
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alexandergras Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This is beautiful, but there sure must be a lot of rain on that island :-)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks!
Yes, lots of clouds around. :)
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
damn, if only we hadn't lost the instruction mannual for our mount everest based water replicator. now the whole world flooded.

Great work!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks! Yes, you're right. :)
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BrendaMaryan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you!
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing work :wow:

And yes I can see the seagulls and the ship ;)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Alien-Piglet Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvelous! The gulls are easier to spot, but if you had not said about the ship, I wouldn't have guessed at all :giggle: But the idea of such an island is awesome :D
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you! :) Yes, the ship is not easy to see. It's easier to see its shadow.
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SnowLeopard217 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student
cool, where does the flow of water come from? I assumed it would be pumped from the sea, but that would kill all of the trees :/
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks.
It's not pumped from the sea, it's just normal rivers. If you saw only one river here you wouldn't find strange, would you? After all, islands do have rivers, it's a normal thing. So, why not a lot more than one? :)
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SnowLeopard217 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student
because it would all drain away in minutes, there has to be a source of water that can sustain 1000+? rivers :)
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Does the Nile drain away in minutes? It's there for thousands of years and it hasn't drained yet. :) Its flow is a gigantic 8 billion liters per year (if you're american, that's more than 2 billion gallons; that's around 3800 gallons every minute!). It's not the amount of rivers that's relevant, it's the volume of water. It doesn't matter if this volume is spread in 1000 rivers or concentrated in only one, that's just a matter of geography (flat land, mountain land, etc). So, if the Nile can exist, so can my little island. :)
But anyway, I don't really care if it's physically possible or not, to be honest. :)
Do you care if fairies exist? Or superheroes? Or gobblins? So, just condescend a bit here and let me imagine my 1000 rivers. :)
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SnowLeopard217 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student
I'm not trying to argue with you, I just meant that it would be more realistic with a source water supply for the rivers to stem from, like a lake.
Anyway, it looks nice :meow:

P.S. :shakefish: I am not american
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
A lake at the top of the mountain would be an excellent idea indeed! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks, I might still work on it for a 2nd version! :)

P.S. I checked now, you're canadian. :) Your country changed to the metric system around 40 years ago or so. Just out of curiosity: does anyone, like old folks, still use miles and gallons and stuff like this, or did everyone already truly adopt it?
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SnowLeopard217 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student
As far as I know, the metric system is used by "almost" everyone, inches are still common for building supplies and wooden planks though.

I'm glad that most 3D software defaults to metric :deviation:
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SivylLunarSystems Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Yeah Very Nice Indeed
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