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Pele Awakens by Artnaitve Pele Awakens by Artnaitve
Pele - Goddess of Fire - Described as "She-Who-Shapes-The-Sacred-Land" in ancient Hawaiian chants, the volcano goddess, Pele, was passionate, volatile, and capricious.

I wanted to express a beauty that I find in natures power and blend that with a confidant sensual female character. Because my most dominant heritage is Hawaiian I felt like trying to capture what I saw in my head from the stories I heard of Pele the Hawaiian Fire Goddess. I love to create using extremes. To reflect an intense contrast with colors, emotions and imagery.
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pele11 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Is this image for sale
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HelsinkiAngels Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
This is marvelous; one of the best depictions of Pele I've yet seen, I think. Those colors are incredible!
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Master3Foamy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really admire the level of passion coming from this image of the beautiful Hawaiian goddess.
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to stop and compliment my work. It is appreciated.
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Man, that's awesome!
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to compliment my artwork.
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TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Interesting ! She seems to be emerging from the elements.
Passionate, volatile and capricious - Most of humanity's mythological gods & goddesses are just like their worshippers / devotees, no matter what culture they come from.
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SpellsNSpooks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Beautiful!
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you
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SpellsNSpooks Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
:)
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bastett Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Favorite part of this whole image: the hair. Wow! I love the shadow you have on the misty part of his hair. Just amazing! Having never been to Hawaii I gotta say this make me feel like I've been there. Just... wow!
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind compliment
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ShaymintheRaichu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
This picture is beautiful! Great job!
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to compliment my work.
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ShaymintheRaichu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
No problem. :meow: Anything as good as this deserves a nice compliment. :iconhappymeowplz:
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pagipopo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Uncle, this piece inspires me every time I look at it. I hope you get some time soon to keep doing pieces of Hawaiian gods.
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Crichton for the compliments nephew. I do hope that you are continuing your art. This planet does not have enough creative people creating, way too many people just destroy.
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ConnerKonEl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work! I'm actually writing a story involving Gods and Goddesses, (a minor role ultimately) but one of my characters is a weilder of fire. I thought it might be interesting if I could work Pele into the mix. I've had a hard time deciding how to describe her physical manifestation but you've gave me a few ideas so thank you! And yes, I will do my damndest to stick with the legends surrounding Pele. If you could offer an idea of what you feel Pele's reactions to another weilder of fire would be that would be helpful. I'm stuck between accepting without trouble or abhored that someone else could have powers similar to hers. I don't peg her as jealous from what I've read. So I'm going to go with acceptive or at least acceptive with a little hesitance. Perhaps a test to further develop her skills...(my character, not Pele.)
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to compliment my artwork. Well there is much to the legend of Pele but I decided to ad my own personal interpretation. I did not want to make her angry, I wanted her to be comfortable in her element and to give the impression that she has a responsibility to do like all Goddesses. I feel that her reaction to another fire yielder would be one of mutual respect, but I am sure there would be a factor of ego involved with the position of power. Pele actually had a jealous issue with her sister (the Goddess of Water) who stole or seduced her husband in Hawaiian folklore.
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ConnerKonEl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate the suggestion. I was working with that idea, from what I've been hearing from an aquaintance of mine who lucky for me is native to Hawaii, Pele had a bit of a temper and one website even described her as a goddess of violence in addition to her other duties. My only trouble is figuring how to get my character and Pele to meet. All I can think of is Pele 'summoning' her to the volcano or wherever and challenging her. It sounds like it can work but we'll see when I get to that point.
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kapunua Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
How wonderful. Pele is my favorite. :)
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, yeah Pele is something else.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Writer
Uh-oh. Time to duck for cover! After that, watch the spectacle, of course!
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Writer
You're welcome, of course.
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hawaiianstile Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
i love it. i see every element you describe trying to capture in this piscture.
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to compliment my artwork
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theartyst Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
your splashes of Fire are nothing less than amazing !!!

How do u get that effect (twisting images in Pshop?)
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Victor, I am very pleased how this one turned out. I have been playing with Photoshop since version 1.0. Thanks God that the processing chips can catch up to the drawing now. My first 5 years doing it I had to wait hours for it to render and now it is all instant. Phew.

Nothing is twisted in Photoshop it is all based upon layers I think this illustration had over 100 layers. It is all about layers dude. I was fortunate a Hotel in Maui wants to have this illustration blown up on canvas and hung in their lobby.

Looks like you have to play more with photoshop and I have to play more with oils.
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Your flames are amazing! Stunning piece all around! :wow:
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time compliment my work.
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lighttalons Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
:omg: Stunning! I love the way you did the fire! =D
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Way cool of you to pass that compliment on, thank you.
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eliafreak Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
she's surely a godness!!! she's awesome!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
In Hawaiian mythology I she is a Goddess, the Goddess of Fire. Thank you for taking the time to share a compliment on my work.
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eliafreak Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
my pleasure!!! but it was worth it and thank you 4 the informaion!!!
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Dreamgirlz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Beautiful :painter:
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I looked at your artwork as well. Phenomenal work.
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Dreamgirlz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thanks.
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Gilly71 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing piece of work.
Vibrant colours used perfectly
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Artnaitve Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I have many more I will be posting so keep an eye out.
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Gilly71 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i certainly will :)
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