A collaboration with the almighty porn master =ChrisCold for the newest exhibit from The Luminarium. He did an awesome job with the image I sent him so go and check his work too xD You can find it here: [link]
Diamonds, aquamarines, rubies, emeralds etc. All precious stones and metals that are constantly sought after by humanity. Searching from the very edges of the earth to even the depths of the planet's crust, we would do everything in our power to obtain these glimmering fragments of rocks. With the fruits of labors and searches, we have been able to create some of the most articulate and intricate pieces of jewelery and various forms of clothing that man has ever laid eyes upon in this world. True many toils and hardships came from having to risk it all each and every time someone was unfortunate enough in life to try and risk everything just to get at those shiny rocks, but just for a short moment, it all becomes worth the toil right? Emerald Valley created by luminarium members =aRchAnge3lZz and *ChrisCold, gives us a view on the fantasized visions one would have when they lift their first shovelful of dirt and prepares for their dreams to come true before them.
The cavern really does look like as well as give off the feeling a dark, dank cavern that has not yet been touched by the light of the surface in many a millennium. The green luminescence of the emeralds, which to my recollection do not glow, but still give off a dimming and atmospheric light source for the rest of the landscape. Each and every single glowing spire of emerald sparkles quietly in the silence of the valley while scattered excavators gaze in shock and awe in the magnificence of the outstanding scene that lay before them. Potentially the most spectacular feature of the cavern, aside from the glowing stones, is the rocky archway leading into the valley of emeralds, almost as if this was once a place that was visited by others at a time that has long since past over us. Or this could have been the earth's on way of letting us know that this is one of its most precious natural beauties and by stepping through the archway is your silent promise that no harm shall come to this sacred place.
Despite my evident praise,there are still a few minor gripes that I have with this image. Some of the upper areas of the cavern appear a bit too fuzzy to differentiate from the rest of the cave ceiling. Adding a bit more distinguishing details onto the ceiling would really help it out.
Other than that one minor gripe, I have to say that both of these artist have managed to capture the feeling and atmosphere of a cavernous setting. You can almost imagine water dripping from stalactites and the ambient winds from the opening whistling through the cave. Good work, both of you.