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Scorched earth by arcipello Scorched earth by arcipello
Started this as a little sketch last week and managed to find the time to actually bring it to completion... feels good :)

ill be getting a Print version of this image up soon for those who want it.

A desktop veriosn can be found here [link]

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Given 2012-07-20
Scorched earth by `arcipello. Spectacular in every way; an astounding digital painting. ( Featured by alicexz )
WildgoosePhotography Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Photographer
Absolutely fantastic colours! Stunning imagery. 
DreamingSentinel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love this, it's very breathtaking imagery. Bravo!
Tyler392 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Would you be interested in doing some free concept art for a Video game I'm making, If I like it I will have you do the rest of it and I will pay you.
w8mart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
coldlestat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Please tell me these guys licensed the use of your work . I have your work on a canvas print (from da) and my sister recognised it when she saw that link.
Mach60-KAS Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fightstar have used Daniel's artwork extensively in the past - I assume it is fully licensed since they're also using… as one of their T-Shirt designs.
coldlestat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Ah, cool. I do hope that is the case :) 
royal-chipman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
i love this. it's quite gorgeous :D
JSchio Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! 
kyochiin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist
completly stunning
Teo-Hoble Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can we all just agree to name this one "The Most Frequently Stolen Piece on deviantART" now? Because I came here about a year or so ago to tell arcipello that someone was using this image... Then I saw it a bunch more times on the net... And now when I come back here I can't even find my comment amid all of the other "dude, you art was stolen HERE" comments... and a few "dude can I use your art HERE" questions. 
Skyfyr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your Beautiful work of art made such an impression on me that months after viewing it I recognized a tiny duplicate image of your tree for sale on ebay. I'm sorry to let you know this ~ Its such a dirty thing of them to do! Their seller name is historymy (183149). They are selling it in cabochon form under the heading :  10x DIY Photo Wonderland Dome Round Magnifying Glass Cabochons 12mm NEW A12. They are located in China.
Im sending you a mental hug along with this bad news. I feel so terrible for you. I wish to hug away any pain that the news may bring to you. Love be with  you ~ Skyfyr ~
AokishiSeika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nislande Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is extremely powerful, very well thought out idea, I love it!
BlueRosaly Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
amazing :)
fluffylink Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Don't know if you know this but it looks like someone stole your art and it's now being sold as a shirt…
Roiuky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
just adored your color scheme, used it for ref when making this… keep up the amazing work!
FoolishPyro Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Hey!~ I want to use this as a banner for a blog. The only modification that I will maybe do is crop it to fit the size I need. Also, I will credit you and of course it's also non-commercial. 

Is that okay with you?

Also, may I have permission to use other of your works without asking again? Of course, it will be credited to you and for non-commercial purpose.
Nightfall-fox Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student General Artist
this is beautiful!
yukarib Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   General Artist
Wow!  This reminded me the survived Cherry tree blossomed in a rabble 1 month after the Earthquake and Tsunami in the East Japan.
0Elvenpath0 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
wow :D just wow
Firescribe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. That is beautiful.
djimme Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
great art, bravo !
Thesquarewave Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
That cherry blossom is a trooper!
FaintFox7879 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is, just breathe taking and the beauty of it is wow
Roxalew Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student General Artist
AHHH! :love: Photo realistically beautiful <3
MetalAlexthunder Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Salute :D
ZeusThunderer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i'm pretty sure I've seen a flipped version of this image before with the tree on the left.
farparit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Keeani Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
What a stunning artwork! Love it!
IkioiEien Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bravo Heart 
Nolina75 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
excellent, congratulations!

itschica Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
I must say that this is one of my fav pics ever. I use it as my screensaver and am so happy to have found the artists. I definitely will be buying a print of this when I start to decorate my office. 
Ron-0 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Best wallpaper i have ever seen! 
saladom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Nice. Good.
dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!Lovely Shoujo (Pretty Please) [V3] 
captknuckles Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Filmographer
This went straight to my desktop wallpaper, nice job.
throughpassion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
is there a girl involved ??
AppleFern Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
This is beautiful. I'd buy a print if I had the money
Rainboe-Teddi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! I love the contrast between the warm orange and the cold blue/black stone, as well as the contrast between creation and destruction.
MahmoudM-EBRAHIM Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Arcturus-90 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is a very beautiful and dangerous landscape... I'd wish to be in that place (Y)
blingblingqueen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it.
Alex-Pendragon-106 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
May I ask how long it normally takes to produce your artworks? Honestly, they're amazing and I wish I could draw like you do!
JustinSchroeder Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This piece is absolutely stunning!
Chandrakant Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I love the juxtaposition of the flourishing tree with the devouring lava, and yet the lava also has the potential to give life by creating new land.
And the clouds are beautiful.
Human4aDay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Very Nice but you know eventually the tree will burn.
nara-ishiga Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
new wallpaper XD EPIC 
manofallart Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2015
Are you aware that someone appears to have stolen this artwork, and has posted it on 500px, saying that it is his work, and that it's a photo (a great complement to your work is that a lot of people seem to believe latter).
I only just noticed, thanks to a comment on it from someone else pointing out that it was your work, and I thought I ought to pop over here and tell you.
Just follow the link…  to see it.

I hope you manage to sort this out.

PS. I have sent you a note as well, just in case you don't see this.
Marcresus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Great inspiration thank you .
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