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"Archive (Minor)"

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Years ago I saw a photo of an Indonesian volcano that quickly become jammed in my memory banks. Sort of like an earworm but for the mind's eye. I've been wanting to try to bring it to life for a while but I knew it would be a pretty complex undertaking. Indeed this scene took quite a bit longer than usual to get right. I decided it would be more interesting if I based my scene on my memory of the photo rather than looking up the actual place. Maybe you will still recognize it...

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D. C. Sessions
"Thanks, Ryan"
Sorry to nag about the dual screens.

Wed June 17, 2020 at 6:09 am

D. C. Sessions
"Patience, Eyal"
Ryan is going back and updating earlier classics, so in a few years (maybe ten) he'll get around to this one too.

Sun May 24, 2020 at 5:20 am

"Fire "
Really like this render, thanks a lot. A night version would be lovely :))

Fri May 15, 2020 at 10:23 am

"multi screen versions"
... that widescreen is not going to happen.


Sun May 10, 2020 at 1:03 am

After i i had not more login for long time i am not dead. Please to reactivate my account-

Mon May 4, 2020 at 5:34 am

I have it halfway finished but I had to put it aside when inspiration struck. I will get back to it soon!!

Tue April 7, 2020 at 8:15 am

D. C. Sessions
"I'm going to take a wild guess"
... that widescreen is not going to happen.


Tue April 7, 2020 at 8:14 am

This is Awesome, very Beautiful, Great render

Wed March 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

This is Awesome, very Beautiful, Great render

Wed March 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Cannot hardly WAIT until the multi-screen comes out!! <3

Thu February 27, 2020 at 9:15 am

Great render Ryan!

I like the flora. Maybe some fauna fleeing to safety? Will there multi screen versions coming soon?

Sun February 23, 2020 at 5:40 pm

Brandi U.
"That's perfect"
This is as perfect as can be. Beautiful.

Sat February 22, 2020 at 2:09 pm

"NIght time render inspiration"

Ryan, here's a little inspiration for a night render - with some lovely nighttime pyroclastics.

Fri February 21, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Love it! I second the idea of a night version.

Fri February 21, 2020 at 9:36 am

"Love it..."
Further to my comment below, if we do get a fire and brimstone version it probably ought to be a night scene

Fri February 21, 2020 at 6:25 am

"I can feel it"
Great work, Ryan! The lighting angle and interplay of the shadows makes it feel very realistic.

Thu February 20, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Shao Lang
Absolutely stunning! Very picturesque as far as scenes go. Like other comments have stated, a depiction, maybe in a pickle jar form, with fiery boulders and lava flowing would be awesome too.

Thu February 20, 2020 at 4:06 pm

"Love it..."
...but I agree we could use a version with more fire & brimstone

Thu February 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm

When I opened the email for this artwork my initail reaction was ***king Hell. What a stunning piece.

Thu February 20, 2020 at 1:40 pm

"Love It!"
I love art depicting the violent wrath of Mother Nature, or just her bad moods at times. Hopefully this volcano is just letting off some steam. :) Keep them coming!

Thu February 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm

"Needs more lava"
I like it. Great detail and colors. This is my personal opinion, but I'd love a version with a lot more "fire and brimestone" raining from the sky.

Thu February 20, 2020 at 12:54 pm

"Yes, please."
This. Mmm-hmm. Thank you for this!

Thu February 20, 2020 at 12:12 pm

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