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World of Titans by alexiuss World of Titans by alexiuss
Unlocked by global warming from the grip of the melting glaciers of Antarctica, the titan awakens...

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Creation time: one week
Software: Photoshop CS 4
Hardware:Wacom Intuos 6x8 tablet, Canon 5d Mark II
Real size: 29x50 inches or 15'000 x 8'800 pixels
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Critique by Suvarius Jul 1, 2009, 3:03:51 AM
Being such a large piece, gathered from the artist's comments, there are so many small details that take more than one viewing to find - such as the tiny birds flying off both the Titan and the boat, as well as the Vitaly's signature and website cunningly disguised on the boat. This is a nice feature in many of Vitaly's artwork, as instead of the 'signature' standing out awkwardly from the piece, thus obscuring it and ruining some of the effect, it is somehow worked into the picture itself, which makes it both fun to find and a blessing for copywrite purposes!

Aside from the detail in this picture, we are presented with an awesome sense of scale, even though a relatively simple perspective is used - the extension of the piece to include not only the entire mountain but the clouds and even sky above that really hits it home just how massive the Titan is, which made it far more striking for me than if it had been cut any shorter. However, the clouds do appear slightly linear, all being much the same height, which could have been a result of trying to get them to fit in the piece - but that would be my only quarrel with them, as they are otherwise amazingly rendered.

The only other thing that struck me as a little off was the snow in front of the mountain/glacier - whereas to the right it appears to drift up to the cliff-face, in front it seems a bit set aside and distant from the rocks. Although this is probably because it is a 'dune' of snow or other such formation that falls in front of the mountain as opposed to up against it, it still looked a little strange to me. Otherwise, it is again excellently executed.

When I first viewed this piece, this struck me as being very original, while not necessarily for the fantasy genre, but for Vitaly's work - it seems as though he is stretching and pushing himself to do something different, and for a week's work on something new and exciting, this piece really shines. I am not sure whether a particular theme or message is being put across here - aside from the obvious possibility of climate change - but the mood and sense of tension and expectation is palpable, the Titan's single 'eye' appearing to stare beyond the painting and into us.

As a final note, and something that I only spotted while writing this critique - I suddenly noticed a large, strange shadow inside the glacial mountain behind the Titan that got me excited, as it seems that our new colossal friend could not be alone for much longer! So the wonderful plot and story of this astounding artwork deepens.
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World of Titans By Alexiuss is an amazing piece of art wich set's a dark and misterious mood with a verry original concept. Just watching the comparison between the monster and the little ship makes you wonder if they survived on their way home.
The tecnique is flawless, the hole body of the monster fits with the terror it should give, and the landscape, as well as the little ship shows an incredible work with detail.

The place reminds me of the first people who went to the south pole back in 1800 and 1900

Trully an amazing piece of artwork with a lot of suspense
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CKnightsofni Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like Mother Brain.
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:iconfenrek:
Fenrek Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Epic!
Love the sombre tone/atmosphere here and the boat for scale.
There's another one right behind then D:
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:iconthecrazyleviathan:
TheCrazyLeviathan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
IT'S THE CYCLOPES! 
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:iconkelcobi:
Kelcobi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconsubwolfsphere:
SubWolfSphere Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is spectacular! 
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:iconkaliew:
KalieW Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.. :heart:
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:iconamora117:
Amora117 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Artist
Attack on Titans anyone?
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:iconheylookitsvante:
heylookitsvante Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sweet, holy crap.
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:iconanomnomnomymus:
Anomnomnomymus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Anyone else spot another titan in the ice?
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:iconcourts-in-session:
Courts-in-Session Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I saw this image in a picture set on Tumblr a long time ago. Through some judicious Googling, I found the picture set again, and further searching led me to your dA page. This is such an astounding piece -- you should be incredibly proud.
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seraphinwings Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I had this on full view and here is the progression of my reaction:

Oh, pretty mountains! SO much detail, is this a picture?? :iconiloveitplz: (scroll)

holy crap, a cyclops ice troll!!! :iconimshockedplz: (scroll)

HOLY PERSPECTIVE, BATMAN. That ice troll is a freaking GIANT compared to that boat!!! :iconcannotevenplz:
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:iconbehindspace99:
behindspace99 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just made a mess of my pants... this is amazing!!!
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:iconmemoirs000:
memoirs000 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Artist
wow how long did it take you to do this every thing is so detail
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:iconpinkrabbitdrawings:
pinkrabbitdrawings Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
damn i love this one
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:icongoe5:
goe5 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Writer
THIS IS MAGNIFICENT!!!! :la: :la: :la:
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:iconthesilhouetteman:
TheSilhouetteman Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
One of the best things I have ever seen, bro.
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:icondirehit:
direhit Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Relax they said.

Take a cruise they said.

See the world they said.

It'll be fun they said.

Sigh.
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:iconducky377:
Ducky377 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very cool, like the description 2^-^
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:iconaran9:
aran9 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Artist
oh shiz
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:iconlaurensenju:
LaurenSenju Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This is a gorgeous piece! Really got me thinking...
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:iconparanoicdream:
ParanoicDream Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That piece is amazing. Colors match to each other. I love what it shows :D
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:iconjescallie:
JesCallie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh my god!
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:iconorangerducker:
OrangerDucker Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
This is fantastic! May I feature it in a journal of mine, please?
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:iconstojancem:
StojanceM Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
CAPTAIN THERE'S A....
Steward what did I say about drinking on duty!?
BUT CAPTAIN...
THAT'S IT!!! *throws guy overboard*
DRUNKEN PIECE OF SHI... WHAT THE F@$% IS THAT!!!! :D
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portlandianmetro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
is that the shadow of a second one still in the ice?
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:iconcapw3012:
capw3012 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely stunning
why does the face remind me of the geth from mass effect
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:iconseraphoid:
Seraphoid Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like your use of composite images and your unique style and aproach in terms of brush strokes :) (that goes for all your works)
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:iconooohhshnapps:
oOohhsHnapps Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW this is purely amazing!!! XD
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:iconsendaga:
Sendaga Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i saw that i would jump off the boat and try to ride it lol :D
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:iconsentientandroid:
SentientAndroid Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
AMAZING! It's quite eerie and frightening to me, great work!
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:iconpattingtons:
Pattingtons Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Beautiful beautiful. <3
I adore it.
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:iconundyingworm:
undyingworm Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Writer
So beautiful pictures
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:iconxcjxedge:
xcjxedge Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
so sick!
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:iconasylumassassin:
AsylumAssassin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
cool.
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:iconfreakzter:
Freakzter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the birds coming off of his back was an amazing touch
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:iconhollowneji:
HollowNeji Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I love the story and everything. Makes me wish for it to actualy happen. XD
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:iconjujuface2000:
jujuface2000 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
OMG that is one of the most scariest things I have ever seen in my life! but that is stunning
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sevendeadlysinsrt7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Wow...
The only thing i have to say is you could have smudged the clouds a bit, it looks a little too sharp compared to the rest.
The clouds were from a picture right?
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GeneralSnapjaw Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Sailor : Sir? Permission to man the poop deck?

Captain: Eh? What are you blabbe- *sniffs*...

Sailor: ...

Captain: You shit yourself didn't you?

Sailor: Aye captain...

Captain: Good...I'm not alone on this then.
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:iconcyric23:
Cyric23 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Incredible concept. Amazing level of detail. Like always. Epic.
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:icondaniew:
daniew Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
OMFG !!! this is so awesome ! the detailing is flawless! the whole scenery is amazing !! and boat is really real! the giant omg i fell in love *.* can i pet him? XD
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:iconphage2004:
phage2004 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
This is really excellent work. The stark reality of the iceberg behind it, makes the titan before it that much more interesting.
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:iconphagos:
Phagos Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I like the jux of the sizes.
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
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s3v4ns Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
HOLY MOTHER-FREAKER . . .
That's amazing and it's simply astounding what you do.
It's so beautiful yet it kinda gives me the creeps xD
AMAZING :)
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:iconconnnn:
connnn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
we're gonna need a bigger boat...
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:iconruuuubi:
ruuuubi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
such a great picture. and so scary!
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:iconstalkerspb:
StalkerSpB Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Brilliant!
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:iconelphilou:
elphilou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Fearsome figure, splendid work !
Same goes for the rest of your gallery :)
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