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August 26, 2012
Extinct by =ErikShoemaker, also suggested by =AFineWar
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Extinct

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This is also my entry to ^kuschelirmel's Creature Feature Contest: [link]

Stock images:
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Funfact: This is not my first attempt at mixing a deer with a peacock. Check this (crappy) manipulation from 2007 :D





Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

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Disclaimer: take nothing I said above seriously, that was just me fucking with you.
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Your welcome. :3
TheLegendofLuigi's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

What I see in this picture is immediatly highlighted by the animal's crown. The lighting on this is stunning, the illuminating backgrownd and the forest feature is anything but drab. The forestry texture and fairies floating in the air gives the artwork more atmosphere, and the creativity is something that will not be ignored.

The symbolic meaning could've been etched out a teensy bit more, but don't let that turn you away from the fact that the artwork is absolubtly stunning in every shape, fashion and form. The meaning behind this picture would have to be of the nature of beauty, as it is shown greatly by this creature's longing for a free will, gone from the hasty eyes of the inturder, and the bullet of the hunter.

To conclude, I would have to say that this is a beautiful capture of what our nature has to offer, that we shouldn't be ignorant to our outside world but we are because we're all caught up in the big 'rush' that pulls us away.



Score:
99/100
ErikShoemaker's avatar
:aww: thanks so much for the nice critique, I mean wow! 99/100 :D. Glad you like this image!
Imaginative, surreal, and tender.  Love it!
ErikShoemaker's avatar
thank you! Glad you like the creature! :D
lucyjaneart's avatar
beautiful art 
JeanNetti's avatar
Wow how beautiful! I don't know exactly why but it reminds me of the forest god from Hayao Miasaki's "Princess Mononoke" (awesom movie!!).
I guess it's because of the excellent and fascinating lighting and the large amount of adorable details like these ladybugs and flowers on the antlers. This, along with the deer's thoughtful gaze, creates a wonderful fantastic and mysterious atmosphere which makes everything feel like it belongs to a fairytale, just like the feeling I get watching the already mentioned movie. ;D

However, I wonder why you chose this title in particular. Is it because so peaceful scenes and untouched places like this one aren't seen very often nowadays?
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Yes, people have mentioned that before. I've never watched Princess Mononoke actually :blush: I should really do that I guess, it seems to be amazing. :D
My idea for the title was that the creature is itself is extinct.. because like you say it feels like taken from a fairytale.  Thanks so much for the nice comment, I appreciate it! :)
JeanNetti's avatar
You're very welcome!
Ah so this is it. Nod 
Liecrow's avatar
Gorgeous work
EmchenArt's avatar
Amazing! Truly inspirational! Do you have any tips for making such good lightning? :D
ErikShoemaker's avatar
one trick I can tell you is to fill a layer with deep black, switch its mode to linear or color dodge and then paint with a color you like on it. The black around it will make the light glow nicely. ;)
EmchenArt's avatar
Will try that for sure! Thank you so much for the tip! :D
this is beautiful breathtaking
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Angel EmoticonWooooaw It's really marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Angel Emoticon
feanen-lazuli's avatar
it's my pleasure :flove: by stuck-in-suburbia
fabilua's avatar
Hi! I featured your art in my jornal!
ErikShoemaker's avatar
thank you once again, I really appreciate it!
nybigblue44's avatar
OMGGGG AMAZINGGG!!!
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