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Frozen Feathers by ChaosFissure Frozen Feathers by ChaosFissure
It was cold outside, enough to feel refreshing, but not overwhelmingly so.  The sense of serenity and tranquility provided by this atmosphere is too easy to forget, and wanting to enjoy it longer, I kept walking until reaching a clearing in the distance.  I stopped and looked down upon the towns and fields that dotted the world below me, their dull glow illuminating darkness like fireflies.  As I turned to head back to my home, a ghostly blue glow on the corners of my eyes caught my attention.  What I saw is something I'll never forget...even if nobody else believes it.


It's kinda strange, Articuno is the only legendary bird of ice or snow that really seems to stand out.  It's kinda weird how the Phoenix is so prevalent in many mythological stories, but there's not any type of frozen or water counterpart to it that I've been able to easily find.  There probably are some that exist somewhere, but they're entirely beyond my scope of knowledge at the moment.

I did want to do something ice-related.  And with as wonderful as the temperature has been in the mornings these days (it's so enjoyable and relaxing just to walk!), I've been strangely motivated to make something about that.  Anyway, I hope you all enjoy it :D </text wall>

Updated 11 October 2015:  Things are sharper, and there's more magical dotted things everywhere.  The dots were in the previews but somehow wanted to hide in the final render.


Apo + Chaotica + Chaotica 2

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:iconperzarus:
perzarus Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Student General Artist
:wow:
So beautiful!
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Rose-Chaan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Wow! This is amazing! :D
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :D  I really enjoy how this turned out!
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:iconrose-chaan:
Rose-Chaan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
Your art are really amazing! :D I love it! Hinata-smile 
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Topaz-Highway-888 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely perfect much !!!
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I don't think it's perfect, but I'm sure as heck proud of it :D
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Daveyburr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Damn this is so sick!
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amit2k8animator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student
love your work Sir . can i know what program you use Sir it will really helpful 
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:iconmistral168:
mistral168 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
very nice!
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it!
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:iconmistral168:
mistral168 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
:) (Smile) 
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LadviTheLad Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
I don't know what I'm looking at, but I'm definitely loving it. :D
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
amazing!
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:iconchristopher-sheppard:
Christopher-Sheppard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
love love love this feeling!
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D  What type of feeling do you have, if I my ask? 
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Christopher-Sheppard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
freedom in ice and cold bliss...kinda like the peppermint York patty commercials
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, the type of chill in the fall that makes you feel alive and refreshed?  That feeling was actually what I strongly relied on when making this :o
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Christopher-Sheppard Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow!, well you totally succeeded then! :)  for me, its the peaceful sense of silent alone-ness surrounded by snow.  I love how you were able to convey that feeling so clearly!
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xaphanbeneelim Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so gorgeous... it really is ! Tshe colors, the shape, what i feel looking at it !
Great job !
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D  I really love the colors and feeling as well, though it's probably because my mind was very strongly attached to the creation of this!  Out of curiosity, what do you feel when looking at it, if I may ask?
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Hashik0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
cool
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:iconpettes:
pettes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Ive been looking at this for like, 10 minutes, and I can't still tear my eyes away
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D  I'm glad that you enjoy it!  For the most part my art always wins any staring contests I have with it :lmao:
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kales71 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
simply  amazing work :D
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theladyanonymous Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very organic and lovely.
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dream-cup Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So visceral and ethereal at the same time. I particularly like the magical dots.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was what I was hoping to accomplish :) I make these things because they're the closest way I can represent my own dreams -- so while they end up as ethereal concepts, I want to have them feel as real as possible.
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silverwing47 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This somehow frozen beauty reminds me a dream when i was little
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D I don't really know that much about your dream, but I think a dream that contained anything like this would be pretty awesome!
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silverwing47 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
😁
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Teeglor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these colours so much. 
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D I'm trying to spice up the colors I use in my own artwork, and love blue -- I figured this would be a good way to start :D
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an interesting point about Articuno.
I love this picture, lot's of movement, almost violent but peaceful at the same time.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It wasn't something I realized until trying to figure out if there were any other birds of ice.  As is the nature of fire, ice, or any type of energy, it can destroy, and it also can create.  This balance of harmony and destruction, yin and yang --- or to me, chaos and order --- is something that is integral to what I create.  Something that can be majestic and magical, even mythic, would probably be terrifying and awe-inspiring at the same time.
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
cool.. and partly it looks like brush strokes
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gyappumusoka Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly beautiful!
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XxShardedDragonxX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see the updated version ! Good job !
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D  It took me twice as long to get it updated because I accidentally closed the render before I saved it the first time :dummy:
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TifaxxLockhart Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing :heart:
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ThoughtWeaver Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The updated version was what I was hoping for. Marvelous work! :D
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D  I'm glad that you like it more!  If only I had my desktop with me on Friday, I would have changed it then :|
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MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!! I freakin' love this soooo much!! Awesome job! :) :)
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
awesome
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catacomb-death Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
this is beutifull. 
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XxShardedDragonxX Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is ice haha i thought it was blue fire for a moment . 'o^o

Nice fractal tough ! Although i do think ice would look a bit more solid/dense XD
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this was inspired by Articuno, so this is my attempt to capture its "essence" from a story my mind created -- the feelings, magic, motion, and energy.   The creature itself might have an affinity to ice -- but that doesn't mean it can be helpful and warm-hearted as well.  The texture on the "feathers" is a bit fiery, I'll give you that -- I'm really good at fire (or so I like to believe...), and the strength of the glow does contribute to this.  Maybe this frozen fire gives freezerburn a new meaning.

I do intend to re-render it so that it's sharper -- this thing is waaaay too blurry and I didn't notice this until I had gone out of town...so tomorrow I'll do that and perhaps some crisper edges might help make it seem more icy. 
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XxShardedDragonxX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha it's still a nice piece though :D

Lol I loved Articuno it was one of my favourite legendary birds .
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dauriru Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your artwork, you blend traditional and digital style so good, I can hardly tell this isn't oleum paint
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