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The Floor is Lava by DerekHunter The Floor is Lava by DerekHunter
The last month has been comprised of doing art that challenges me, and kids playing on an ocean of lava is just one more example of that.

I always used to love pretending that the floor was lava, and find ways to get from the couch to the ottoman to the kitchen floor without burning myself and this captures that game quite nicely I think. Hope you enjoy!
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Given 2012-12-18
The Floor is Lava by ~dhstyle is definitely reliving our special, adventurous and very imaginative childhood memories. ( Featured by jcroxas )
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Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Everybody love playing saying the floor was made of lava
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:iconadrianlimani:
adrianlimani Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Photographer
what kind of app you use to make those things like this one?
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:iconderekhunter:
DerekHunter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional
Pencil drawing colored in Photoshop.
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:icondeloverly:
DeLoverly Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved doing this when I was little, it was very fun! I think it portrays the activity very well, and the lighting is amazing!
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:icondia2525:
Dia2525 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
reminds me of that adventure time episode.
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:iconderekhunter:
DerekHunter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional
Maybe this drawing helped me get my job on the show? Maybe...
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:icondia2525:
Dia2525 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
wait wait wait..

<mind blown=""></mind>
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:iconderekhunter:
DerekHunter Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional
I know! The show isn't made by alien robots or anything!
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:icondia2525:
Dia2525 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
well of course!!
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:icondragoness17:
Dragoness17 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to do this when I was younger xD Memories...if only I could continue to do this...
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:iconbatgirl45:
batgirl45 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
i did this when i was little so much fun
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:iconfoxbitten:
foxbitten Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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Crono90001 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Soo much nostalgia, i remember doing this with my friend! And i still do, haha. Fav'd
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kokorotoyume Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, metal sharks XD. We never had metal sharks, but we did have lava monsters. If one of us fell in, we became a lava monster and tried to drag the other survivors down. It was amazing.

This brings back so many memories, it's a perfect depiction of childhood imagination.
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:iconderekhunter:
DerekHunter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional
Your screen name and avatar remind me of my mission.
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:iconkokorotoyume:
kokorotoyume Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh really? Where did you go?
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:iconderekhunter:
DerekHunter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional
Sendai Japan. 1999-2001
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:iconkokorotoyume:
kokorotoyume Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome.

Also took a look at your profile and saw you are part of the industry. That's awesome. Where'd you go for your degree?
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:iconderekhunter:
DerekHunter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional
I didn't get a degree. I drew a lot of comics though... Lots of comic people work at Catoon Network.
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:iconmrdecember93:
MrDecember93 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HaHa wonderful!
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:iconharleklown:
HarleKlown Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, used to do this outside on our playset. :XD:
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DrCaptPepperGirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Filmographer
Ah, I remember playing the "pretend-that-the-floor-is-lava" game with my older sister and cousins. :D
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
this is quite fun! hehe...
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:iconstorymaker91:
StoryMaker91 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
I used to love that game!
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:icondelightfullyfreaky:
DelightfullyFreaky Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Who didn't play this game when they were a kid?
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:iconnozomi-sama:
nozomi-sama Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those damn metal sharks always got me =n=
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Shadow-of-Iron Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
one of my favorite games as a kid.
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RenKairui85 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Awesome job. You truly capture the essence of that childhood game. I love what you did with the lava. Keep up the great work. :meow:
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:iconmikeyfan93:
Mikeyfan93 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Writer
greetings from facebook
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EvilMariobot Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Robot sharks, nice touch.
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spark-art-4ever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i really hope this game doesnt die out for the next generation. It'd give me some faith in humanity to see this endless rainbow of awesome in my children. (then instead of scolding them, i'd join in and be the mother that sacrifices herself for the sake of her children. TO THE SAFETY COUCH MY BABIES.)
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CosmicWaltz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a sec...

I never thought about it before, but how did every child on Earth come up with the same game independently? O.o Dude, that's some serious hive-minding, there!

It's like the "blowing in the NES" cartridge thing all over again... Whoa...
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Emilee-Mae Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh man, hot lava. Best memories ever of playing that game. :)
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:iconimwritten:
Imwritten Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Wow you really let your imagination go wild on this. ;)

Seriously though, I really love what you have done here. It's shows how a child would see this game and of course I think all of us have played this game at some point in our lives, so have imagined something like this at least once in our lives. ;)

So yeah, amazing job on the picture, and clearly a well deserved DD, in my opinion. :)
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DomNX Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You didn't have a childhood if you didn't play this in one form or another! Great job!
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myoo89 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh man this brings back memories, i still play it now with my kid bro even though im too old to play the game...

but your never too old to play the game.
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Spynmaster Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
It's pre-parkour! Fun times!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
LAVA.... OMGOSH.... THIS IS THE BEST CHILDHOOD GAME EVER. :D:D:D

I love this so much. Oh gads, the nostalgia is bleeding out of my monitor. :love:

Thank you for posting this. :clap:
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reedjones Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
My cousins and I played this for hours. Although, my g-ma didn't think it was funny when we would jump on her couch to the lazyboy chairs. And I quote, "Why are the pillows and couch cushions on the floor?" The vaccum cleaner was the lava shark. XD Wonderfully done, and thank you for bringing a moment of our childhood back.
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BrYttBRatt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Ahh my childhood! This is spot on! Except we would also have pillows to throw on the floor and use as stepping stones.
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TheRollingWrath888 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Genius!
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:iconthe-pacific-panther:
The-Pacific-Panther Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Ahhhh it reminds me of a childhood that I still want to retain :)
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TheLordOfDoomyDoom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really, who hasn't done this? It's the funnest thing ever! XD
This picture is absolutely amazing.
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Katashi-Okenuth Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
who hasnt been there?! haha i love it!!!
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ebonypen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I worked at like the office at an elementary school, I think I would commission you to make a playground version of this and put a print of it right above my desk.
It would just explain everything. Pure genius! :eager:

How is it that everyone has played this game? for all I know, it's like a human survival instinct that comes natural with us because in an older world there were fierce, dangerous lakes of lava covering most of the earth that we had to cross to get food on a regular basis :P
with sharks that can swim in them, of course.
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Takama Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artist
CUTE
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DashMcCool Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Lava snakes! I never thought of that! Genius.
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chibeteadrinker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For me and my siblings, it was always the Apocalypse, and the entire world was flooding, and we had to get to safety before the monsters in the water ate us. Even though whenever we played that game, we almost always broke or hurt something, it was good times...:D
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Narunar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man the floor is lava game with sharks i loved doing the game with sharks for a harder game <3
i sometimes also did the floor is a never ending canyon (dark brown wooden floors) it was great
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sikozu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We played this game a lot as kids too, good times!
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