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Elements: Wheel by 6WingDragon Elements: Wheel by 6WingDragon
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The revamped version of the first, this one boast a whomping 13 aspects of how elements are used. 4 base elements (Fire, Air, Water, Earth), the least complex, but the least restricted. 4 child elemtents (Thunder, Ice, Wood, Ore), or "schools", used in learned magic. 4 cosmic elements (Light, Dark, Terra, Stratus), the most powerful, and of the more complex to understand. And finally the stand alone "element" (Void), where time, space, balance, and chaos all coexist to form the surrounding elements. I'm so proud of this. :dance:
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:iconicemountaindragon505:
IceMountainDragon505 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Water and Ice
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:icongearogenix:
Gearogenix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
whatever
i have nothing negative to say about this
you did....ok better than most idiots
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Charmed.
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luizvc Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
see my version and give yur opinion:
water
fire
wind
earth
ice
thunder
space
time
light
darkness
sound
technology
wild (plants,animals,fungi...)
illusion
void
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
You cover a broader range of elements than I do, taking into account more aspects; from the looks of it, you specifically sought out to include everything you could. I have less elements in my wheel because I began with the 4 and only built from them, specifically. It's limiting, I won't deny, fitting the elements into a formula, but it is how I built my wheel. Your designs for the elements are beautiful, as I said. How would you think to arrange them, if you indeed intend to arrange them?
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Hiorou Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
This is cool, I like the element you put her, but I dont undestand some of them... I have something really similar, but got 16 element instead of 13, though in some moment actually got 13.

How you created them? Because I based mine on real form people see the elements like taoism (8) the chinese calendar elements (5) plus common interpretation of the element and their nature/symbols/meaning on cultures.
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Your elements are fascinating, specifically explaining how one would use them in battle and utility. I based mine on what information I could find, the alchemical elements of the base 4, adding in the Eastern 5, and just considering how some would mix together to get certain elements, and expanding on them as I saw fit. I could expand this to 15 by adding steam and dust/sand (for Water/Fire & Air/Earth, respectively), but that would require a 3-dimensional diagram.
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Hiorou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Well, the utility come with the element nature, a light element dont demand much energy but can be erratic.

Well I based mine on many info to, like taoism, chinese elements, alchemi elements too, pokemons/avatar too XD and other mores and mixture, but the mix part was hard :l
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
The crux of my Elements came from something a friend of my sister described, how the elements combined. I got what I could from him and developed them thusly.
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:iconhiorou:
Hiorou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Well, all the elements come from the imagination
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Indeed.
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:iconbrutorum:
Brutorum Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This is awesome! I love it! Nice Work!
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconngjovan:
ngjovan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Can I use this in the second part of my story? (I'm only at the first chapter of the first part.)
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
By all means, please do. I'd like to see the story when finished. :3
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ngjovan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
It's more of a anime-style story... Let's hope I can c=go for drawing classes to turn it into a manga. :)
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Indeed!
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:iconmanah-angel-eyes:
Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a similar elemental wheel :)
Though instead of void I have balance (yin-yang), spirit instead of terra and planet instead of stratus
Spirit and planet symbolise the natural and supernatural, or life and death, many meanings really

Yours looks really stylish <3
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Aye, the "Void" element has the same properties of Yin-Yang (notice the shape). Why do you choose Spirit for Terra and Planet for Stratus? Perhaps Spirit could be Stratus and Planet could be Terra?

Thanks! :D
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Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I thought of a mechanic for spirit and planet, I provided it in this little "sketch" here: [link]
I implemented Stratus and Terra in a different way :)
They're dynamic and the static right? Instead I made planet and spirit into major transporters of energy, while the 4 basic elements transport smaller bits of energy, but majorly transport other basic elements (wind systems, floods, sedimentation, condensation, erosion, ocean conveyor belt, heat absorbed by earth and/or reflected etc.)
Dynamic here is the flow and connection of energy and transport of elements, static is when the flow stops or starts to take a different turn
The flow of energy is low to none at metal/ore and ice, therefore they are static elements... while nature and lightning are brimming with energy, being very dynamic :3

As for the names, I already established "spirit faergons" and needed a good opposite, I considered Terra but it was too close to the basic element earth
Planet is a general term though, cosmos works too
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6WingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
That's fantastic! :D You even have the child elements of the opposing elements, Sand/Dust & Steam! This is outstanding, you've been implementing all the connections and movements I've been pondering, but haven't put down on paper. :3
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Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Steam and mist were easy, but sand and dust were troublesome XD
Personally I had most trouble with finding a good reason why nature was close to ice and metal close to lightning on the wheel, then I came with that theory of energy transportation :nod:
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
It's clever. :D
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TimeLegacy Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Awesomeness. Time is indeed powerful!
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Indeed!
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Wow there are some elements I never even thought of. could Ore also count as Metal?
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Could and does! I was going to put "Metal", originally, but then I remember that crystal also is made from fire and earth, and what do both have in common? They are both Ore.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
That's true!
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DeadSkullFace Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
very wicked awesome!! im trying to make an element whell, but ive got 15, and some of the ones i have dont even sound like elements....like magma, gas, plasma and steel...those dont seem elementish to me i gotta change it up, but this inspired me greatly
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
More power to you, chum! Actually, magma was one of the elements I heard about first that should belong in the wheel, combination of fire and earth, but since steel also fits into such a category, I combined the lot of it into a general fire/earth umbrella element of "ore" (Though I know that magma isn't ore). A lot of my elements aren't literal, and that works for me; for example, the element of "Light" could also include the element of "plasma" as you've mentioned, as plasma is the state of matter in such a high fluctuation of energy, it doesn't hold a single form, and will create light. As for "gas", I'm not sure you mean the gas as in air or gas as in gasoline, in either case, you could include them in the category of Air or Earth/Water.

Glad to have helped. :)
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DeadSkullFace Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
thank you so much
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:iconperinel:
Perinel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, Interesting :) Where did you get info from?
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thanks. :)

I pick up bits of information through life, but a lot actually came form videogames, to be honest. >..>
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:iconperinel:
Perinel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np ^ ^
I see, I kind of could have guessed xd there's no greater source for inspiration than video games.
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
They really can represent the inner creations of another's imagination, can't they?
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:iconperinel:
Perinel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how very poetically phrased. I agree :) The only thing is I get depressed when I finish them.
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I know, right? :(
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duragan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Great work. I'm trying to make an element wheel for my character and this is really inspiring. :)
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thanks. :D That's awesome! Lemme know how it turns out, okay? :3
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa this is really cool:D hey just wandering what is the element stratuss? I've never heard of it before
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Well, thank you. :3

The element of Stratus is supposed to represent the dynamic nature of existence.
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem:) oh I see that's cool:D
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Yeppers. :3
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:iconhyena27:
Hyena27 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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pita-tenten Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you be really cool and tell me what all the elements mean (besides the four basics)? Because I keep looking them up and I can't find anything! :cry:
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Do you have any specific element in mind?

The idea behind the child elements is how the 4 primary elements interact with each other. I'm afraid that this Wheel is incomplete, as I haven't added the 2 elements depicting the interaction between Earth/Air and Fire/Water (While not wholly crucial, still present). Another way to consider the children elements is representing what the 4 primary elements share in common: Fire and Air are both dry (Lightning), Air and Water are both cold (Ice), Water and Earth are both wet (Wood) and Earth and Fire are both hot (Metal); loosely depicted, of course, since air can be wet and earth can be dry, as well as water being hot.

AEther and Terra are were supposed to represent the dynamic and the static (respectively), while Light and Dark are Order and Chaos.

Does that help?
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:iconpita-tenten:
pita-tenten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of. XD I really just need to know because I'm using the elements for a special comic. :)
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Lemme know if there's any specific quandary you have...and lemme know when you publish the comic! :D
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:iconpita-tenten:
pita-tenten Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! XD Tell me how your elements turn out!
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:icon6wingdragon:
6WingDragon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Shall! :D
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