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The Phoenix Rises

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By DesertFire86   |   
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Ok this is a Phoenix and a Water Horse, a bit like the story of the sun and the moon they love each other very much but can never be together

Entry for Breathless DK Contest, replacing an earlier piece. [link]

Stock:
Horse 1: [link]
Horse 2: [link]
Water Horse: [link]
Wings: [link]
Background: All my own pics ^_^

Time: 8 hours Plus
Layer: WAAAY over 60 O.o

I quite like the wings, i should i re-did them like 5 times and have jumped back and forth so much on this pic xD

As always comments and constructive critiques welcome

Please Please Full view it is much nicer bigger

Ok so i changed this. Alot xD.

I fiddle with the phoenix and added a water horses which im quite proud of and i think the Phoenix horse fits better not, let me know ^_^
Image size
2032x1524px 1.84 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK CX7330 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/23 second
Aperture
F/3.0
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 12, 2006, 2:56:29 PM
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bunny212Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dessy, you have inspired me to create a waterhorse myself. I will be finding you tomorrow xD
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay i cant wait to see the finished version ^_^
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Very awesome DF this is Droppy
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks hun ^_^
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Absolutely beautiful. Probably my favourite piece to date! :squee:
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks sweetheart :glomp:
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Printed-ShadowsHobbyist Digital Artist
the water effect is really cool
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^_^, the water horse never existed in the first version but i felt the space was too empty xD

The original picture was taken by me in Mauritius and i gave it the sunset look ^_^
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Printed-ShadowsHobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow, I tried to picture it without the water horse, and I agree it looked to empty. But I meant how you made the horse look like water
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
I essentially layered water splashes over the original horse and duplicated it so many its not believeable, duplicated the horse a few times, fiddled with layer settings xD the horse was about 40 layers all by its lonesome xD
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Printed-ShadowsHobbyist Digital Artist
Gawd thats a ton of layers but its amazing
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, that means so much ^_^
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thanks :hug:
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great work!
Thank you so much for entering my contest :rose:
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks so much :glomp:
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OiseauDeParadisHobbyist General Artist
Amazing! The only thing I would suggest is making the the reflections a little less sharp. You can do that by going to Filter>Distort>Ocean Ripple and then you can set it to your own preferences. Happy manipulating!
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^, will definitely keep that in mind for future manips, i worry if i go back to this one i'll kill it i've spent that much time on it xD
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bunny212Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just...incredible. I still cannot get over it. I love it!
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DesertFire86Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomps: thank you, thank you thankyou!
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