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November 1, 2012
Fiery by *gyaban
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Fiery

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All the photos and processing by me.

This one was a lot of work to achieve, and I am quite happy about the result.

First, I had to buy lots of feathers, which I found in a creative decorations store. I bought different sizes and shapes of them, in order to be able to pick the most appropriate ones depending on the wing area. While shooting them was the easy part, arranging them on the screen in order to look like giant wings was intense, and took me quite a few hours before reaching a satisfactory result.

The day after, I made a fire at night, and took several hundreds of shots, in order to have a good amount of differently shaped flames. It was really important to shoot them against a pure black background, in order to ease their insertion in the picture (layers in screen mode make black transparent automatically, handy): the camera was set with that in mind. I also shot some smoke (using a lateral flash) to use as a texture above fire.

The background was simply created using a sky shot, and rocks that were deformed a bit and positioned vertically, to constitute these strange mountain peaks.

Last but not least, posing half naked was also an interesting experience, since it was a bit cold that day ;-)

I hope some will like the result!

Oooh, thank you so much for the DD! It's an incredible honor, I'm very proud :-)
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vectormoon's avatar

There was a one similar to this with the "fire angel" theme with a more front view and a more basic standing pose and lots of hands and a circle.

Famer17Music's avatar
Man this artwork is astounding!!! Featured on my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ffs7w…
BuBuKittie's avatar
I'd love to see a time lapse of your process here. I read the description and it sounds like it would be an interesting watch.
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jameskiddmaryread's avatar
Absolutely fantastic!!!
Ofcia's avatar
Amazing Wow! 
KatitziArt's avatar
Amazing work   Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
duzetdaram's avatar
Stunning work.    Perfection!!!!!  It has been featured here: www.facebook.com/groups/566248…
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gyaban's avatar
Thanks for the feature, much much appreciated! :)
RobbieLyman's avatar
nice bod! great colors. A+++
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tolustar's avatar
this is so awesome =D
clumsydemonwithfire's avatar
Wow, this is absolutely amazing, and the amount of work you put into it definitely paid off! It's a great piece! Congrats on the DD!
VintageShadow's avatar
this is amazing.  It's probably the best angel and fire elemental thing i have seen. i love it! :heart:
FARTYTREEFROG's avatar
MY GOD !--what a job,all done from scratch I think I've fainted. .--brilliant ,this guy is certaily combustin'.Minion-Blah
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