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The Fire Lord by arrsistable The Fire Lord by arrsistable
Hah! Such a great title, right? :lol:

Ok, gosh. This was a commission done for Maeris, who, might I say, was absolutely superb with all her patience. Kudos to you, darling. :smooch:

She wanted a horse, canter pirouette in a puddle of gasoline and ringed by fire, as if the horse started it. But, then she gave me artistic freedom and this is what happened. :evillaugh:

This was my very first time ever working with fire. Holy cow! I used gobs and gobs of layers of it and eventually it began to click into place. I tried a regular mane, and nah, scrapped it. Did a fire tail, and nah, scrapped it, but that one was Joshs call. I drove that man nuts asking him to come look at it and tell me what he thought, what looked wrong, etc. By the end of tonight he'd sit on the couch and stare at me without moving. LOL.

Sorry Josh.

Aaah, lets see. Obviously, the mane and tail were replaced. I lifted and curved the neck and brought the head in. Replaced the ears, opened the jaw and painted in some teeth, painted over the eye. I tilted the horse back, too, and altered/drew up/in the forelegs as well to add some dramatics, and give an overall pissed feeling, since that's what Maeris wanted.

And lots of other stuff, but I'll let you guys look if you want and try to figure it out. =P

Special thanks to devils-horizon and Sylvanestra, because I annoyed the crap out of them too with demands for opinions and critiques along the way. Thank you too, to devils-horizon for the playlist that got me through this picture! :smooch:

Time: 40+hours
Tools: Wacom Intuos3 + Adobe CS2
Active Layers: 71 - 40 alone make up the fire.


Elemental Horse series:
Water: Elemental: Water…
Earth: The Earth Goddess…

RikkDarkMoon -…………
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Mithgariel-stock -…
jozut -………
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jack-the-pumkin-king - jack-the-pumkin-king.deviantar…
Stickfishies-Stock - stickfishies-stock.deviantart.…
AthenaStock -…
night-fate-stock -…
Roslend -… NOT STOCK, used with full permission. Thanks hun!
absurdus -…
little-stock -…
SXC, C/O Costi:…
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Given 2008-04-26
Fire is always risky business in manipulations, but when I see the light of the fire reflecting on the flanks of the horse, that just brings me sweet tears of joy. The Fire Lord by =arrsistable ( Suggested by Shadehkins and Featured by IreneLangholm )
silkrapture Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Student Artist
I have always LOVED this manipulation. And I'm so happy I found you again! This has inspired me but I've never been able to master fire. Thank you for your beautiful art, ALWAYS!
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
They're adorable.
Nordanvinden Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Holy shit, I have no words, okay, so that's a lie... This is beyond breathtaking, love it so much! It's gorgeous!
graciebarraumea Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Such a great artwork.This is very interesting..
darknessthehedgehog3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
a wild :iconrapidashplz: appears
arrsistable Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
I never knew that was a thing until after I made this picture. ;) I remember someone mentioning it in a comment, which was pretty interesting.
magglbenn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Hey there, did you know that a writer named S. A. Swaffington has used this image as the cover to one of his books and the avatar on his Twitter account?…
arrsistable Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015

Just.. Wow. 

Thank you so much for telling me - I'll be taking care of this guy. 

You're a sweetheart! 
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
I am speechless with the excellent artwork made.   It shows precision.  All elements enhance the mood of the scene.   Hats off dear friend.  This adorable piece of art has been featured here:…
pardos66 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
FlickaMustang Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um this work is being used by another deviant 
just want to let you know claiming they take requests and such you did not receive credit for the original work
arrsistable Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Thank you so much for letting me know!! People are so ridiculous. :hug: 
FlickaMustang Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO much effort goes into inverting colors
RoseBlanche Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
The flame in the motion is just breath taking.
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
Lihass Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maricales Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This was used on a website as free wallpaper: [link]
FlickaMustang Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also stolen here
plz report it…
Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not sure if this person has your permission, but they are posting this work as theirs on their FB page: [link]

Your signature is removed: :-(
FlickaMustang Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stolen here too plz report the thief…
Weirdestkid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Hells steed
Kullis Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Fantastic work!
raize Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
oooooh! What a hotty!
dyatori Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this on a free wallpaper website, a site called FlashScreen: [link]
FlickaMustang Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stolen here too plz report…
arrsistable Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Have you ever just wished the person responsible was in front of you? Just so you can give them your best angry face and shake a fist at them?

Grr. :shakefish:
ChristopherDavies Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would FUS RO DAH them.
dyatori Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, but I would do so much more than just glare and shake my fist :giggle:
alekhamen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Lunarlueur Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

^^Just thought I'd let you know that your work is there. :S
ChristopherDavies Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I basedFina the Immortalof Fire in my Literature off of yourimage.
ExquisiteEquine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Arrsistable I would like to let you know that this piece of art is posted on a cell phone application for free walpapers... :/ I just saw it.... im not sure if you are aware of this or not... but just thought id let you know...
luciddreams Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Outstanding work

When u have a second, please come see { decimation With No Remorse }

catoclove Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(excuse my shockedness):jawdrop: :shocked: :jawdrop: :shocked:
FeyDog Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice pic, enjoy your style.
WoodlandVikingWorks Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist do such awesome work!!! How do you learn to do it. I really love it!!!
Anghellic9 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I just purchased this as a birthday gift for a great friend..I think he will love this as I do!! Amazing work!!
arrsistable Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Aww well aren't you the sweetest thing! Thank you so much for letting me know - I hope he loves it as you do! :heart:
punkeevee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i so want this picture now XD
KornyKiwi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know this piece has been used on a website displaying photoshop examples?

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