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Earth Genasi Wallpaper by mindflenzing Earth Genasi Wallpaper by mindflenzing
*Note: Genasi are a race in Dungeons and Dragons.*

Here after long last is one of the hardest designs I've ever done. I borrowed elements of Greek, Aztec, and Hawaiian (the face of the helmet) to make this design. The stupid thing was that while I was planning on borrowing these it did not occur to me till I started that none of these cultures wear much in the way of clothing and armor. I decided that since the earth elemental icon was entirely angular that his armor should have lots of hard angles also. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, now I just need a better design for the Fire Elemental and I'll have the complete set.

Also see the rest of the series:
Air: [link]
Water: [link]
Fire: [link]
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krrobar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
Green and gold go really good together here. And that helmet design is cool. Is it just borrowed from haiwaiian influences or has it got a mix of aztec in there too?
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hole for the eyes and face as well as the teeth are modified from the gourd helmets the Hawaiian warriors used to wear, and the crest is borrowed from the Aztec headdresses (or more accurately the stone representations of them since feathers would not fit the character). A lot of things were changed and made angular to give him a unified visual theme but bits and pieces were adapted from a lot of places to give a lost civilization sort of feel to his design.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work man, you did a good job combining elements from disparate cultures. A great scheme all in all and it fits together well.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. It was a real challenge but pulling it off has been very rewarding for me. I hope I do as well with the last one.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's tight.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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RobinsArtist Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
I like it--a nice contrast to the water girl.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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ajaxx1184 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Solid. I like the square theme.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I think it gives him a strong geometric feel while being reminiscent of Aztec stonework.
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